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Biophile Root Bionic Refining Essence

Refine | Brighten | Revitalize

A radiance-boosting three-in-one treatment for devitalized skin. The perfect prep for the Bio-Shroom Rejuvenating Serum.

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  • Improves texture and tone

  • Hydrates and brightens

  • Reverses photodamage

  • Clinically proven to be non-irritating

  • PETA Cruelty Free Certified

  • Gluten Free

  • Bio Made



This concentrated refining essence instantly smooths, hydrates and tones skin for a fresh, dewy glow. Lactobionic Acid, a unique polyhydroxy acid (PHA) with antioxidant and prebiotic activity, is combined with Willow Bark Extract, Hyaluronic Acid and our nutrient-rich Roots Biotic Broth™ for a next-generation treatment that resurfaces and regenerates skin while supporting overall microbiome health.

Use daily for beautifully radiant skin. A radiance-boosting treatment for devitalized skin. The perfect prep for the Bio-Shroom Rejuvenating Serum.


・improves texture and tone

・hydrates and brightens

・clears pores and prevents blemishes

・reverses photodamage


Directions: On clean skin, apply two to three pumps of essence onto a cotton pad and sweep over face, neck and décolleté. For a more hydrating effect, forgo the cotton and simply pat onto face, neck and décolleté. Use AM and PM. Best as a pre-treatment before the Bio-Shroom Rejuvenating Serum and Bio Barrier Nourishing Oil.

Shelf life before opening: 18 months

Shelf life after opening: 6 months

Ingredients: Bifida/Lactobacillus/Arcticum Lappa (Burdock)/Zingiber Officinalis (Ginger)/ Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract Ferment Lysate Filtrate*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Gluconolactone*, Propanediol*, Lactobionic Acid*, Betaine, Sodium Lactate*, Glycerin, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Inulin, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Sodium Hyaluronate*, Aqua, Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Extract, L-arginine

・pH 3.6 

・*91% bio-made (fermentation-derived)

・Preservative free / self preserving

・60ml/2 fl. oz. 

・Clinically proven to be non-irritating and non-sensitizing to the skin.

Exchanges & Refunds:

Returns - Biophile's policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately, they can’t offer you a refund or exchange. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. To complete your return, they require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Refunds (if applicable) - Once your return is received and inspected, they will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. they will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 30 amount of days.

How did we curate this product?

While there’s no universal standard for sustainable manufacturing, Living Deep is committed to supporting brands, makers and manufacturers that are on a ‘deep green’ path, making progress towards positive environmental and social benefit. As we consider how this product impacts our health and the health of all species, you can learn more about how we evaluate products, or keep reading below for our curation of this specific product...

Where does the product come from?

The biophile™ lab is located near the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY, a waterway so challenged by industrial pollution that it became a superfund site in 2010. To them, it's a daily reminder of the perils that toxic manufacturing have on our ecosystems and a driving force to be part of the sustainable solution.There is a deep need to create in a new, sustainable way. Utilizing the power of microbes and biology, it is their mission to create a new generation of skincare that is symbiotic with our bodies and the environment.

What is it made of?

Biophile's proprietary Biotic Broths™ are powered by probiotic bacteria + botanicals, fungi and superfoods in a unique bio-fermentation process that results in easily absorbed, nutrient-dense broths that support the skin's microbiome. The broths are the water phase of the Essence and the Serum while the Oil has a fermented Green Tea Seed Oil at its core. These are then combined with advanced actives and bio-based ingredients, to create sophisticated, super-charged products that work with the natural biology of your skin. Within days, skin is transformed to look healthier, smoother and more radiant.

Where does it go at the end of its life?

Biophile™ formulas are made using sustainable biotech and fermentation-based processing which conserve valuable natural resources and produce non-polluting by products. They are packaged in lightweight pharmaceutical glass bottles, which preserve product integrity and reduce environmental footprints. The minimalist cartons are made of post-consumer recycled paper with soy-based ink. To recycle the bottles, the pumps need to be removed and discarded (as is the case with almost all pumps due to their internal metal spring system). To remove the pumps, cut into the crimp on two sides with wire snippers, then pull the pump away from the bottle. Per Elizabeth, the head of marketing at the company: "We have a pair of wire snips in our toolkit, but it’s not necessarily something in everyone’s vanity. :)”


biophile™ is born out of a passion to push against convention and with scientific rigor, creativity and imagination, pioneers a new generation of bio-made, microbiome-supporting skincare that is cleaner, more effective and more symbiotic with our bodies and the environment.

Unlike anything on the market, biophile™ merges the power of bio-fermentation and nature to create sustainable, pro-biome skincare that works. 

Their breakthrough formulas are made with the help of microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, algae) that create their nutrient-rich, activated Biotic Broths™ for formulas that are more bio-compatible, potent and sustainable.

Their promise to you is beyond-clean formulas that work with your own biology to reveal your healthiest skin possible. Safe, sustainable and highly effective skincare is at the core of what they do. Their products are cold-processed made in small batches with the highest purity and integrity.

The founders

Standing at the precipice of awe-inspiring progress, the founders of biophile™ bring scientific rigor, creativity and imagination to the beauty industry with their bio-made skincare.

With a shared passion for paradigm-shifting wellness, Alison, a maverick biologist and award-winning beauty veteran, and Grace, a creative business maven, corporate trailblazer and consumer advocate, joined forces to develop biophile™, a new generation of sustainable beauty that reinvents the way skincare is designed by using living systems and biofermentation. 

Following the laws of nature, Alison and Grace’s innate superpowers and diverse cultural backgrounds harmonize to create a potent, symbiotic and highly effective team.  

Launched in November 2019, biophile™ has quickly garnered attention and awards from industry authorities; Indie Beauty named Bio-Shroom Rejuvenating Serum “Best Face Serum” in January 2020 and nominated the brand for Best Sustainable Packaging. Biophile™ received a nomination for a Beauty Independent Beacon Award for best brand launch.