(19 customer reviews)

Essential Nutrient Botanical Serum

Is your delicate skin in need of a moisturizer that goes above and beyond? Meet Bare, a gentle, yet highly effective moisturizing serum powered by nutrient-rich botanical oils and our proprietary Nordic Antioxidant Complex™. We designed this serum for sensitive skin in need of a gentle moisturizing treatment that deliver results – without fragrance or essential oils. Each drop delivers a potent dose of skin-loving phytonutrients and omega fatty acids, leaving your skin visibly calm, collected and glowing.

Approx. 3 Months Of Moisturizing Goodness


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Sourced From Nature

Natural & Organic

Vegan & Cruelty-Free

Vegan &

Made Fresh in Small Batches

Made Fresh In
Small Batches

Skin First Formulas

Powered By
Science & Nature

No Artificial Fragrance, Color or Fillers

No Artificial Fragrance,
Color Or Fillers

Recyclable Glass Packaging

Recyclable Glass

Sourced From Nature

Natural & Organic

Vegan & Cruelty-Free

Vegan &

Made Fresh in Small Batches

Made Fresh In
Small Batches

Skin First Formulas

Powered By
Science & Nature

No Artificial Fragrance, Color or Fillers

No Artificial Fragrance,
Color Or Fillers

Recyclable Glass Packaging

Recyclable Glass

What Is It

Bare is a facial serum for sensitive skin in need of a moisture treatment that promotes calm, healthy-looking skin. Supercharged with revitalizing nutrients and protective antioxidants, our proprietary formula is brimming with botanical oils and extracts with exceptional benefits to sensitive, blemish-prone and environmentally stressed skin. Omega fatty acids visibly plump and soften as our Nordic Antioxidant Complex™ creates the ideal environment for a calm and happy complexion. Each drop delivers a potent dose of glow-inducing phytonutrients that nourish and rejuvenate while providing all day moisture.

Why It’s Different

A biocompatible formula made with superior quality, organic, cold-pressed botanical oils and CO2 plant extracts. Does not contain essential oils, fragrance, synthetic ingredients or fillers.

Formulated Without

Fragrance, Essential Oils, Silicones, Artificial/Natural Colorants, Fillers, Emulsifiers, Thickeners, Synthetic Preservatives.


1 fl oz / 30 ml / 3 Month Supply (Approx.)


Medium weight. Provides enough moisture to replace the need for additional creams or lotions.

Key Ingredients

Nordic Antioxidant Complex™, Calendula CO2, Black Cumin CO2, Tamanu Oil, Squalane, Vitamin E

Skin Concerns

Sensitivity, Blemishes, Redness, Wrinkles, Pregnancy

Skin Types

Sensitive, Blemish-Prone, Environmentally Damaged

When To Use

Use AM & PM as a daily facial moisturizer.

How It Works

Black Cumin Skin Benefits


One of nature’s most powerful oils – helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes and congestion.

Tamanu Oil Skin Benefits


A potent source of skin-beneficial phytocompounds, rejuvenating fatty-acids and protective antioxidants.

Nordic Antioxidant Complex Skin Benefits


Powered by Arctic Black Currant, Sea Buckthorn, Oat and Icelandic Astaxanthin, our proprietary Nordic Antioxidant Complex™ drapes skin in a potent cocktail of skin transformative antioxidants, nutrients and phytocompounds.

How To Use

Use morning and evening. Apply 1 pump to freshly cleansed skin, after water-based products. Formula fully absorbs after a few minutes, revealing skin that’s silky soft to the touch. Provides all day moisture, eliminating the need for an additional moisturizer.


Apply to damp skin, preferably after our hydrating toner. Use any excess serum on neck and chest.

Calm, Healthy Skin
With Just A Few Drops

Our Nordic Antioxidant Complex™ is a comprehensive antioxidant system that protects, corrects, nourishes and calms skin

Supercritical CO2 extractions of Black Cumin, Raspberry and Calendula work in harmony to visibly clear, calm and revitalize skin

Milk Thistle acts as a powerful antidote for sensitive skin, rich in polyphenols, namely sylamarin, helping to visibly calm redness and promote a healthy looking barrier

Raising The Bar

We believe your skin deserves only the very best, so we ditched the cheap fillers, fragrance, colorants and marketing gimmicks.

Bare Essential Nutrient Serum

Bare Serum For Sensitive Skin Is Raising The Bar

*Bottled in violet glass with pump for maximum protection against light degradation and oxidation.

Traditional Facial Oils

Bare Serum For Sensitive Skin Is Raising The Bar On Our Competitors

*Commonly housed in clear and/or plastic bottles with droppers.

Our Mission:
Your Best Skin

We’re on a mission to care for your skin with the very best from science and nature. This may sound like something you’ve heard before, but in an industry known for empty promises and greenwashing, we’re here to do better.

Iceland Inspired

Inspired by our founder’s birthplace, our proprietary antioxidant complex, featured in Bare, is sourced from the Nordic countries of Iceland and Finland; uniting four of nature’s most potent actives to form a comprehensive antioxidant system that protects, corrects, nourishes and calms your precious skin.

Nordic Antioxidant Complex for skin

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Bare if I have oily skin?

Absolutely! We use a special blend of oils that’s highly beneficial to oily and blemish-prone skin. In fact, Bare can actually help your skin regulate oil production.

Can I use Bare with retinol?

Yes, Bare pairs very well with retinol and can help to minimize retinol caused irritation and flaking.

Does this replace my moisturizer?

Yes, many of our customers find that our moisturizing serums replace the need for a cream or lotion.

Have more questions? Contact us here.

Ingredients + Routine


Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Seed Oil*, Squalane**, Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Seed Oil*, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Oil*, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil*, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil*, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Astaxanthin**, Tocopherol (Vitamin E derived from non-GMO sunflower seeds)**.

**Naturally Derived

How To Use

Use morning and evening. Apply 1 pump to freshly cleansed skin, after water-based products. Formula fully absorbs after a few minutes, revealing skin that’s silky soft to the touch. Provides all day moisture, eliminating the need for an additional moisturizer.


Apply to damp skin, preferably after our hydrating toner. Use any excess serum on neck and chest.


We pride ourselves on sourcing superior quality ingredients. Our fresh, skin-compatible botanical oils provide the purest form of moisture, eliminating the need for synthetic creams and lotions. Our oils are not refined or manipulated to remove scent or color. Instead, we choose to work with botanical oils in their purest form as that yields greater nutrient and antioxidant content — resulting in more benefits for your skin.


Free from added fragrance, perfume and essential oils. Bare has a naturally occurring earthy aroma, thanks to our super fresh unrefined botanical oils and plant extracts.

Optimal Freshness Recommendation

We encourage you to use your product within 6 months of opening for optimal freshness and potency. However, when stored under best conditions (away from light, heat and moisture) our products can be safely used for up to a year after opening.

Product Update Disclaimer

For the most up-to-date product information please refer to our website.

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19 reviews for Bare

  1. potter2shop

    Incredible serum. I’m a 38 y/o male, and this serum makes my skin smooth and moisturized, with limited shine. It really creates a glowing look, but without being too much at all. My skin feels much better on the days I use it. I’ve tried quite a few Root Science products, and they are all great, but the Bare has been my favorite by far. Thank you!

  2. Gwendolyn

    Literally saved my skin!! A friend recommended this product to me when I was searching for something to help calm my skin. I just started using retinol and needed something that would moisturize and soothe my skin as I was having a lot of redness and peeling. I use this in the evening, after my retinol, and it’s made a huge difference in reducing flakiness and redness. It also leaves my skin feeling super soft and soothed. Absolutely love!

  3. Monica Bowman

    Having hyper senstiive skin, allergies, and a sensitive nervous system I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on “natural” “sensitive safe” skincare, and pretty much everything made my severe acne and painful skin irritation/sensitivity WORSE (I have had acne since I was 13 and i am currently 23). I stumbled upon this brand in a google search and landed in their sensitive skin page. I can tell you, I have not looked back since. After about three months of use my skin is almost completely clear, it is not irritated, I wake up with bright, calm, relaxed and moisturized skin, and it absorbs fairly quickly wihout leaving any residue. I will be an ambassador for this brand for the rest of my life! The quality of their products and its packaging, the research that goes into each ingredient, the transparency, and the effectiveness cannot be beat. I never thought I would have clear skin again.
    It is worth every penny for the value and effort that goes into these products.

  4. lupe

    Amazing for acne prone oily combo skin!

  5. Emily H.

    I’m on my 3rd bottle and I can’t say enough good about Bare! It’s my holy grail of facial oils! I’ve searched high and low for many years and tried every product on the market for sensitive skin. Bare is the only product that works and continues to do so! I do have to admit that at first my skin went through an adjustment, nothing too bad but it was enough to make me want to stop. I emailed the team and they reassured me it was normal, so I stuck with it and I’m so glad I did. I seriously have the best skin of my life right now, and to think, I almost gave up. Long story short, Bare is amazing and so is the Root Science team. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  6. hihi.ruby

    Great product ,it’s work for me.
    Thanks Root Science!

  7. Astrid

    I love this product for daytime, as it’s not as rich as Restore, which I use at night. I have combination skin. It’s very simple but does the job of keeping my face soft.

  8. Lindsay R.

    I have been using Root Science for years and my skin has never been better! During my first pregnancy, my skin changed. Bumps, rash, pimples… patchy dryness, it didn’t end! I started using Root Science’s Youth formula and it changed my skin. All my issues cleared up in just under a week and never came back. Now, I’m pregnant with my second and the same terrible skin conditions reared their ugly head. Now I’m using Bare and the pregnancy acne and rosacea is GONE- my skin looks awesome! I highly recommend these formulas for unpredictable hormonal pregnancy skin! There is nothing that compares.

  9. m.canning1994

    I first heard about this from Neiman Marcus. I purchased a bottle and was very pleased with the results. My skin looks better than it has ever looked and I have used so many expensive products including Vintner’s Daughter Facial Serum. This is a better serum and it doesn’t make me break out. I have sensitive combination skin which tend to break out in my chin area. This has completely turn my skin around. I love it. When I found your company online I ordered another bottle of this serum. You won’t be disappointed – its wonderful.

    M.Canning, Thousand Oaks, CA

  10. Amanda

    Before using Root Science products, I’ve never written a review for any product at all, but I would feel remiss if I didn’t let others know how truly effective and wonderful these products are—especially this serum.

    I have an autoimmune condition, which means I never really know what I’m going to get any given week. I’ve always had to have an arsenal of products to treat dryness, sensitivity, acne, large pores, and more—that is, until finding Root Science.

    This serum, in particular, makes my skin feel perfectly calm, soft, clear, and never oily or greasy. My skin looks extremely even and just healthy. I can’t imagine using anything else after this. Oh, and I saw results almost immediately after using for the first time. What more could you ask for?

  11. Emily W.

    Like plant medicine for the face! It’s not highly fragranced like most serums but does have a slight nuttty-scent that quickly disappears. The effect that this serum has on my skin is like no other. My skin is very reactive but Bare keeps my skin calm and balanced throughout the day. I’ve noticed less redness and flaking and my skin no longer feels dry and oily. This is now a staple in my daily routine and cant imagine being without it!

  12. BeeGirl CA

    I read about Root Science in our local Diablo Magazine. After reading the story I immediately bought a bottle of Bare and starting using it day and night. Within a month my skin had a marked improvement. It had a softer texture, the red lessened and some of the spots disappeared. I also love the way it soaks into my skin within a few minutes. I now use Bare and Bright and have recommended it to my friends. LOVE IT!

  13. Amanda

    I have battled oily, acne prone skin my entire life. It took a leap of faith for me to put serum on my skin as I always thought it would cause a breakout. I have been using Bare, in combination with the Cleanse bar, for several years now. My skin is no longer oily, but clear and healthy… it even has a subtle glow to it. I can now go makeup free and feel confident which is a feeling I never thought I would experience. I simply love this product.

  14. Carley

    I have only been using this product for four days but within those four I can already tell an immense difference in my skin. Before, I had been bouncing between face routines, trying to find ‘the one’ that actually made any difference. Most systems that I have tried only seemed to make my skin worse. This is ultimately the product that I had been missing. My skin is loving it. My skin has not felt this soft in years. It’s amazing that even within our days, my skin’s complexion has already immensely improved. I can definitely tell it is on the proper road to recovery. I will definitely recommend this highly.

  15. Myra

    I recently moved to London from Los Angeles and my skin has had a VERY harsh reaction to the change of climate. I broke out in itchy eczema over my entire face, including my neck and ears. My friend who is prone to acne has had success with Root Science and told me to try it. I’m EXTREMELY particular with what I put in and on my body. The ingredients in RS Bare are pure and there are no added chemicals, which in my experience is very rare to find in “green beauty” products. After one week of using the Cleanse bar and Bare oil my inflamed skin has completely calmed down! I’m not exaggerating when I say my skin is hypersensitive to most products and weather. The deep red and dry patches on my face have disappeared and my skin feels moist and balanced again. I highly recommend this product and I’m excited to see the long term effects!

  16. Andrea

    I have extremely sensitive, acne prone and oily skin that somehow still manages to be dry at times. Saw some of the reviews for RS Bare defense and decided I better get the sample to make sure my skin is okay with it. First use my skin drank it up like water, especially being winter and dryer than usual, woke up to a completely moisturized skin. Absolutely no irritation. It seems to soothe out any redness I have from any break outs and haven’t had an new breakouts since. Will be purchasing the full size bottle and cannot wait to see long term results!!

  17. Francis

    A beautiful light weight serum that’s been a saving grace for my environmentally damaged skin. I spend a lot of time outdoors so my skin suffers from sun spots, redness, and dry patches. I’ve been using your products for over 6 months now and can truly say it’s restored my skin back to health!

  18. Carol

    Amazing products! My sensitive skin is responding unbelievably well. No more flaky skin and oily patches! My skin feels balanced and super hydrated. Love that this line is completely organic and vegan!

  19. Sandra

    I have severe skin sensitivity and break out very easily. After a friend recommended I try Bare I decided to do a little bit of research before trying yet another product. The fact that I could pronounce all the ingredients sold me! I’ve had amazing results and my skin is on its way to recovery. It’s been 2 months now and my skin is no longer red, itchy or irritated. My breakouts have subsided and acne scars have started to fade! I can’t wait to see the results after 2 more months! I highly recommend this to people with very sensitive skin.