The $18 Dupe for Vintner’s Daughter Serum That You’ll Want to Buy in Bulk



It’s no secret that I’m not a huge fan of Vintner’s Daughter’s much-hyped, $185-per-50-ml Active Botanical Serum. Everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Khloé Kardashian swears by this stuff for brighter, younger-looking, is-that-an-Insta-filter skin — but I personally didn’t notice a huge difference when I used it, I think because I’d already been using natural oils in my routine for a while. I filed this serum under “nice but not necessary” and returned to my regular line up. 

So when Flower and Bone Supply sent me their Miracle Skin Facial Serum, it took me a while to get around to using it. I had a skincare routine I loved and didn’t want to mess with the magic. But, basically, I was an idiot. This is the magic!!!

Miracle Skin Facial Serum is pumped full of organic, natural oils, including jojoba oil, coconut oil, carrot seed oil, and sea buckthorn oil, all of which are infused with an herbal tonic of reships, nettles, comfrey, chamomile, lavender, and calendula, and then blended with healing essential oils of geranium, rosemary, frankincense, sandalwood, and lavender. Um, damn, what a process. It’s no wonder that the product delivers.

I started noticing a difference after the first night of use. It was everything I hoped Vintner’s Daughter would be... but better. I felt ethereally glow-y, like a goddess come to life, and my face felt as smooth as butter (but, ya know, not as oil-y). Over time, I've noticed lighter acne scars, plumper skin, and a perma-hydrated glow.


Here’s my trick: Instead of using this as a serum (after toner and before moisturizer, day and night), I used it as an oil (the final step in my nighttime routine, after cleansing, toning, serum-ing, and moisturizing). To use, put three to six drops on your fingers, rub your fingers to warm it up, then dab all over your face, pressing into the skin for five seconds at a time. Magic.

If you’ve been coveting Vintner’s from afar, do yourself a favor: Grab Flower and Bone Supply’s $18 Miracle Skin Facial Serum instead — it’s easier on your wallet (by about $160) and better for your skin. (Or at least, better for mine.)