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Lev

There is something about the lotus that has a spirituality behind it. Even the Buddhists, they believe this plant has longevity of life. That's what led me to really study how it actually benefits your skin. I've been doing it for almost 28 years and we're loving every moment of it.

Laura

we're harvesting lotus we try to arrive very early in the morning. The plant is freshest while it's cool. We've tried all kinds of ways to cut the lotus. But we've found the easiest way is to break it by hand. Every time you touch any part of it, there's a story behind it. The seeds will do this, and the stems do this, and so, people love it. To see it, in this part of the world, I'm so excited, it's so beautiful.

It's really, really amazing. I can't wait to get all of these ponds lushly growing.

Lev

This is exactly what it is. Yeah, it is. I mean, this is incredible.

Laura

This is called High Cotton.

Lev

The smell is incredible. It's actually the most fragrant one I ever smelled. Well, that's good, it's very fresh. You know, Laura is in
a expert in her field and we relied on her for the lotus and to cultivate it. So we have a mobile unit harvesting Super Lotus and making juice extracts. I wanted to re-elevate the existing product we have.

Lotus is just a magical plant. It was recently sequenced. Plants go in through a screw press. And they're finding that it's self healing, on a genetic level. Pumping the juice into the cold room, to start chilling the juice, immediately. And we thought, we could isolate that for skincare, and for humans, you know? So, within a hour of the plants being cut we can have the juice in the buckets. This is about a ton of lotus plants right here. It's all about the freshness. The minute the plants get cut, they start to die. And even though a lot of botanicals are very powerful, they're starting from dead material. We're starting from live material. It's like the blood of the plant.

Laura

This is Lev.

Lev

Nice to meet you guys.

Laura

They'll have these two rows done by lunch, those two rows down by the afternoon. Lotus thrive in very warm areas. And a lot of people can't take the heat. So, this year I hired this high school baseball team. They are great kids and they do a tremendous job. I'm playing their mother and go, Guys in the muddy water, just need to wear shoes.

Lev

It's amazing.

Laura

This lotus is grown organically. We don't use chemicals. We actually take the left over product that's not used and compost it and use it for fertilizer.

Lev

It's probably the only plant in the world that you use everything in it. You use the seeds, you use the flower, you use the stem, you use everything, even make clothes out of it.

Laura

There's our silk goin' in. Yeah, that's how you pull it. It has medicinal properties. It is good food and it's beautiful.

Lev

The reason why I call it Super Lotus, is because we were able to put one ingredient to replace seven others. It makes the formula a little simpler, but even more potent.

Laura

It really does wonders for anti-aging, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory.

Lev

This water is very sweet. It's all in this extraction process. Eternal water of youth

Laura

Yes that would be nice, wouldn't it?

Lev

Laura has dedicated her life to it, and we have this Super Lotus ingredient that never existed before.

Laura

Well let's find 'em. Come here, we have to come meet everybody. This is Abby. This is Ellen.

Lev

Fresh for me is a journey. I interacted with so
many incredible people. I always wanted to
actually go to the source and use it in the freshest possible way. This is truly the first time it's come to life.

There's a lotus named after all of them. Princess Abby is planted right over there. And Ellen, is planted right over he beginning of that house. From the very rhizome that grows under the ground, to the tallest flower, is a miracle. I don't think you could ask more than that of anything.

Fresh & Ten Mile Creek Farm, USA

Our co-founder Lev Glazman has been infatuated with the lotus for years. His obsession led him to a farm in the American South and a new process that captures the power of the living lotus at the source.

Follow along for a behind-the-scenes look at the process of obtaining the potent, multi-action Super Lotus ingredient that powers our Lotus Collection.

Explore the Lotus Collection

"The reason why I call it Super Lotus is because we were able to put one ingredient to replace seven others. It makes the formula a little simpler, but even more potent."


Lev Glazman, fresh co-founder

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Multi-Action Super Lotus

Targets first signs of aging

Boosts radiance

Strengthens the skin's barrier

Protects from free radicals

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Multi-Action Super Lotus

Lotus flower image

Targets first signs of aging

Boosts radiance

Strengthens the skin's barrier

Protects from free radicals

The Harvest

“We've tried all kinds of ways to cut the lotus. But we've found the easiest way is to break it by hand.”


—Laura Bancroft, owner, Ten Mile Creek Farm

Lotus Harvest

Sustainable Process

Our potent, fully traceable Super Lotus ingredient is created from the whole living lotus plant,

preserving and sustaining its active molecules—for radiant, resilient, youthful-looking skin.

Once the lotus is pressed and the juice is extracted on site, any plant by-products are returned to the soil to help maintain ecological balance and promote sustainability.

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The Living Lotus

"It's all about the freshness. The minute the plants get cut, they start to die. We're starting from the live material."


—Paul Recht, chemical engineer

“I always wanted to actually go to the source and use the lotus in the freshest possible way. This is truly the first time it's come to life.” 


—Lev Glazman, fresh co-founder

Lev Glazman and partner Explore the Lotus Collection