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February 2, 2021

Why The Miraculous Orpheus Flower Might Be Skincare’s Fountain Of Youth

Featuring Orpheus Flower Cell Peptide Complex™, otherwise known as the “Resurrection Flower,” Orpheus Skincare is shaking up the anti-aging skincare industry with its breakthrough, collagen-building serum and essence. 


Sara Kyurkchieva, the founder of Orpheus Skincare, suffered with hypersensitive skin for years in Bulgaria and couldn’t find quality products that didn’t agitate her skin (a situation that I am more than familiar with), so she decided to create something herself.


Fortunately, Sara and her family have 20+ years experience in the beauty industry as innovative skincare pioneers, and she was living in one of the most biodiverse countries in Europe, a place also known as “the land of roses.”


I’m a sucker for Greek mythology and even named two of my dogs after gods – Zeus and Hephaestus, so when I heard about Orpheus, Sara’s cutting-edge creation, I was immediately intrigued. Orpheus was the child of Apollo and the muse Calliope, and he was also a gifted musician. It’s said that he could charm the animals and make the trees dance with his lyre. So, what kind of spellbinding magic could a serum based on his legend provide?


Enter the Orpheus Flower



As the story goes, when Orpheus lost his beloved wife Eurydice to the underworld, a purple flower grew where his tears fell and thus, the Haberlea rhodopensis was born. Still thriving today, albeit in limited habitat, and only endemically in small parts of Greece and primarily on volcanic rocks near mineral-rich springs in Bulgaria, the Orpheus Flower can survive complete dehydration for up to 31 months and then spring back to a lush green state with a single drop of water, earning it another name, the Resurrection Flower.


So, how do we get some of this god-like, rejuvenating goodness into our skin?


Through plant stem cell science. And sustainable biotechnology. 


Orpheus Skincare grows plant stem cells in a lab, ensuring consistent high potency in their product. Plants are like animals in that they are able to regenerate their tissues after injury or under stress, and it is the hope that these properties are transferable to human skin. And though the technology is constantly developing, plants have been used as medicine for thousands of years, so this feels like an auspicious connection. 


As it stands, the brand has concentrated its attention on two award-winning hero products: the Resurrection All-in-One Serum and the Resurrection Bio-Luminous Dewy Essence. This purposefully simplified clean, non-toxic regimen was designed to work together and launched in 2019 after three years of research, during which the Orpheus Flower Cell Peptide Complex™ was conceived. 


It’s derived from three bioactives (substances like vitamins that have an effect on living organisms): Resurrection Flower extract (rich in polyphenols), Bengal Flower stem cells (plumping agent), and Nicotiana Flower tri-peptide (repairing and antioxidant properties). It’s efficacy is backed by clinical trials and the formulations are suitable for all skin types, vegan, and free of toxins, mineral oil, petroleum, and artificial fragrances and colors.


“Our Orpheus Flower Cell Peptide Complex™ is a powerful combo of three concentrated bioactives – antioxidant-rich extract from the flower, powerful peptides, and plant stem cells – that work in tandem to replenish, rejuvenate, and protect skin,” says Kyurkchieva. “We take pride in our Resurrection stem cell science that tackles collagen from all angles by boosting natural collagen synthesis, while preventing its degradation and activating stress-induced cellular DNA recovery.”


Resurrection All-In-One Serum



With high-tech sustainability in mind, the products arrive in 100% recycled and recyclable boxes. The serum itself appears like a magical elixir – a luminescent green you can see right through the world’s first patented Italian airless glass bottle, allowing the products to maintain their shelf-life and keeping the formula safe from oxidation and contamination.


The scent is a very mild and natural floral, and once applied, the serum melts into your skin, delivering the above-mentioned peptide complex, along with Hyaluronic Acid, vitamin C, niacinamide, snow (or tremella) mushroom extract, and wild indigo, which is a botanical adaptogen believed to decrease skin distress and reduce redness and inflammation. The serum also incorporates fermented ingredients for easier absorption and increased protection.


Expect a boost to your overall complexion, skin density, and texture. Tired, lackluster skin is instantly revived, smooth, and soft to the touch.


Bio-Luminous Dewy Essence



Like any good potion, shake this multi-correctional concoction before spritzing. Once you do, the milky formula sinks right in and has multiple benefits: infuses skin with a dewy glow, protects from environmental pollutants, hydrates, and refines pores.


In addition to their trademarked peptide complex, the essence delivers a potent vitamin cocktail of vitamins C, E, B3 and B5 to improve tone and texture,  fermented minerals to boost the skin’s protective shield, rose water and Hyaluronic Acid to soothe and moisturize, and a bioluminescent flower extract that claims to protect skin from blue light.


Wondering about serum versus essence? We’ve got you.


The Verdict



Orpheus Skincare continues to rack up the accolades for their multi-correctional treatments including the 2020 winner for “Best Innovative Green Beauty Product” by the Global Green Beauty Awards and “Most Sustainable Skincare Product” by the World’s Premier Independent Beauty and Wellness Awards. 


Orpheus Resurrection also counts revered makeup artists like Mickey Williams, Gregg Brockington and Stephanie Valentine as fans and Forbes Magazine included the product duo in its 2020 Lux Skincare Gift Guide. 


If you’ve been waiting for The Fountain Of Youth, perhaps it’s arrived.

Amanda Fletcher is the PEN America Emerging Voices (EV) Fellowship Manager and an alumna of the program. She hosts the Emerging Voices Podcast, is a prolific travel and features writer, and her work has appeared in Coast Magazine, the Orange County Register, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among many others. Amanda has just completed her first book and you can find her at or on Instagram @theamandafletcher.




Verified Expert

I love name of this multi correctional skin care products from Bulgaria, place of million roses! Very romantic and wise legend name - Orpheus. And I use and love the serum and the essence. Thank you !
I love that this line have deep Sience behind. Congrats to be the Best innovative Green Beauty skin care product in 2020! Congratulations Sarah and the family!
Article is very talented work and informative! Thank you Amanda!


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This is a game-changer in Skincare and I'm so happy I got to try it!!! The serum has made an amazing difference in my skin just the short time I had it. Thank you for writing such an informative article on this brand❤

I'm kind of obsessed with it.

omg SAME!!!!


Verified Expert

This is absolutely amazing! I now understand all the goodness that has gone into these wonderful products. The fact that a solution was directly created to solve a skin problem is so great to me! It has changed the game of skin care for sure, and my skin is eternally grateful!


Verified Expert

Love this product. The story of Orpheus, the research behind the flower and how the product is made is amazing. Not to mention the range of purple hues of the flower are beautiful as well.


Verified Expert

The Orpheus Essence is my Valentine this year and we have started an intense love affair. I seriously already want to buy backups because I love it so much 🖤😍 The mister, the feel, and the European standards of clean beauty are what draws me to its beautiful grip.



Verified Expert

Orpheus! Wow! Sarah and her family and their beauty acumen really outdid themselves with this one! The attention to detail in the formulation, packaging, and green sustainability is bar none. I cannot WAIT to get my hands on these products! Great article, very well written Amanda!

Thank you! It's great stuff. Gifted some to my roommate, who has very different skin than I do and we both love it.


Verified Expert

This review was perfectly written!! I'd love to try this out, why ? first off who doesn't love Greek mythology and wants to their skin to feel rejuvenated goddess like. Also, love how its packed with vitamins C, E, B3 and B5 !!

You will love it! It's now part of my daily arsenal!

This was incredibly well written and full of amazing details. I love everything shared about this brand from story to formulation and I think it's the perfect time really to be talking about all this. I really like their unique, sustainable packaging, their inspiration from ancient Greece, all the way to this beautiful resurrection flower. I can't wait to hear what the community thinks, but I'm sold.

Thanks for reading! So, I used these two with my derma roller and I really see the difference in my skin. I'm less red, more hydrated and definitely plumper!


Verified Expert

The serum sounds amazing. Vitamins C, E, B3 and B5, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, peptides and it's clean?! This sounds like a fountain of youth, indeed. Gorgeous packaging too.

Wait until you try it - dreamy! My skin looks so refined and I'm obsessed with the technology.


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I can't wait! It was so great to hear how they developed the brand in the Masterclass.

flower power!