SENSITIZED “ULTRA SOOTHING RELIEF”
Temporary or Chronic Sensitivity, Burn (Sun, Chemical, Heat, Wind)
Willowherb and Green Tea diminish skin reactions by inhibiting the enzymes that are associated with the inflammation cascade, thus reducing redness, edema, stinging and itching. Renowned wound healers, Panthenol and Aloe Vera, stimulate fibroblast proliferation with rapid healing and counteract inflammation, swelling, edema and redness. Anti-inflammatory actives of Licorice, Chamomile and Yarrow accelerate healing and diminish discomfort of skin allergies, including redness, itching and pain. High performance humectants of Panthenol and Aloe Vera enhance water retention at the epidermal level, hydrate and soothe sensitized skin, which is often caused from dehydration. Green Tea, Licorice and Yarrow are powerful antioxidants that scavenge free radicals, which are always generated with inflammation.
Willowherb Extract, Green Tea Extract, Panthenol, Aloe Vera Gel, Chamomile, Licorice, Yarrow.
COMPROMISED BARRIER INTEGRITY “RAPID TISSUE REPAIR”
Cut, scrape, abrasion, post-laser, post-microdermabrasion, post-peel
Mimosa Tenuflora, Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan and Centella Asiatica stimulate fibroblasts which is key in the wound healing process to repair damaged tissue. All three actives have an extraordinary ability to regenerate new tissue at a rapid rate, as well as increase the skin’s impermeability. Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan has powerful immune-stimulating ability that triggers the skin’s natural defense system against UVA oxidative stress which precipitates photo-allergic reactions. Mimosa Tenuflora activates healthy cellular metabolism by supplying nutrients of Zinc, Iron, Magnesium, Copper and Manganese and by activating cell respiration, up to 54%. Calendula, Arnica, Golden Seal and Allantoin have exceptional healing with anti-inflammatory properties that aid in the healing of damaged skin by stimulating new tissue growth. Stimulates circulation, reduces swelling, pain, bruising and irritation and antibacterial properties.
Mimosa Tenuflora Bark Extract, Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan, Centella Asiatica, Calendula, Golden Seal, Arnica, Allantoin.
DEHYDRATION “INSTANT MOISTURE INFUSION”
Lack of sufficient moisture in the upper epidermal cells
Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium PCA, Chondroitin Sulfate and Elder are powerful humectants that have an exceptional ability to restore and maintain water at the surface of the skin. Increases elasticity and pliability of the skin. Excellent moisturizing properties are attributed to Wheat Amino Acids, Beta Glucan, Hyaluronic Acid, Irish Moss and Kelp that bond with protein and form a protective film on the skin’s surface, significantly reducing moisture loss due to evaporation. This increases the skin’s firmness and causes a smoothing-out action of fine lines. Flavonoids of Elder stimulate micro-circulation while tightening capillaries, thus increasing the supply of moisture in the epidermis and prevent loss of water. Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan activates the skin’s defense mechanism, protects against oxidative stress, stimulates fibroblasts proliferation and generates new tissue. Comfrey, Balm Mint and Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan have remarkable healing and anti-inflammatory ability to counteract irritation that is often found with dehydrated skin.
Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Wheat Amino Acids, Sodium Carboxymethyl beta-Glucan, Chondroitin Sulfate, Comfrey, Balm Mint, Irish Moss, Elder Flower, Kelp.
EXCESSIVE DRYNESS “VITAL LIPID REPAIR”
Lack of sufficient lipids in the stratum corneum
Borage Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Squalane and Hybrid Sunflower Seed Oil contain essential fatty acids that are vital for repairing and maintaining the moisture barrier. These oils have a natural affinity with the skin as they metabolize into the structural lipids and reduce moisture loss. Ensures that the moisture content of the skin remains constant in all weather conditions. The oils soothe and heal the skin. CoEnzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) is an antioxidant that protects the cells membranes. It also protects against collagenase damage, safeguarding the natural firmness of the skin. Oryzanol (Rice Bran Oil) is extracted from the rice germ. Rich in essential fatty acids (linoleic and oleic acid), it nourishes the skin making it soft and supple. With Vitamin E present, it is an antioxidant, protecting lipids from oxidation. A constituent in this oil is gamma-orizanol that acts as a natural sun filter against UV rays. Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate) is considered the most important oil-soluble antioxidant as it protects the cell’s membranes from free radical damage. Improves the skin’s water-binding ability and prevents transepidermal water loss. Tocopherol protects the product from oxidation. Bisabolol is derived from Chamomile and is exceptionally healing and soothing.
Borage Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Hybrid Sunflower Oil, Squalane, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Diisostearyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Tocopherol, Oryzanol, Ubiquinone (CoEnzyme Q10).
ACNE LESIONS “ACNE CLEARING AGENT”
Papules, Pustules, Nodules, Cysts
Tea Tree Oil and Bearberry Leaf are renowned for their strong anti-bacterial, antiseptic properties that quickly reduce inflammation. These actives halt P. Acnes bacteria from proliferation and accelerate healing of acne lesions. Excessive sebum production contributes to the formation of acneic lesions. Zinc Sulfate, Tea Tree Oil, Copper PCA and Cinnamon are sebo-regulating agents that reduce sebum and inhibit the enzyme DHT that is responsible for excess sebum. Willow Bark and Sodium Salicytate contain salicylic acid that dissolves the top layer of corneum cells. Promotes the drainage of pre-existing comedos and prevents the formation of new ones, while enabling oxygen to enter the follicle and limit the P. Acnes bacteria growth. Bearberry, Willow Bark and Sodium Salicylate helps to quickly lighten the pigmentation from acne lesions. Leaves the skin clear and smooth. A Patented Delivery System provides a potent penetration vehicle permitting the actives to pass through the follicles epithelium, thus targeting the action directly inside the follicles.
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf (Bearberry), Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Salicylate, Willow Bark, Copper PCA, Cinnamon Extract.
FOLLICULAR CONGESTION “DEEP PORE PURIFIER”
Open & Closed Comedones, Milia
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Orange Peel, Witch Hazel, Thyme and Tea Tree Oil are sebo-regulating agents that reduce sebum and inhibit the enzyme DHT that is responsible for excess sebum. This prevents the formation of comedos. Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and Sage are circulatory stimulants that increase blood flow resulting in increased levels of nutrients to the cells and aid in the removal of waste with their purging action. Willow Bark contain salicylic acid that dissolves the top layer of corneum cells and promotes the drainage of pre-existing comedos and prevent the formation of new ones. Tea Tree, Willow Bark, Orange Peel and Thyme have antibacterial, antiseptic properties that prevent acne lesions. Witch Hazel has astringent and purifying properties due to tannins. Removes excess oil without drying the skin. The presence of flavonoids stimulate microcirculation and inhibit free radicals.
Pyridoxine HCL (Vitamin B6), Willow Bark, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Orange Peel, Witch Hazel, Sage, Thyme, Melaleuca (Tea Tree).
TISSUE CONGESTION “DECONGESTING TISSUE ACTIVATOR”
Buildup of cellular waste products that are not being efficiently removed by the lymphatic system
Hawaiian Algae contains niacin and Vitamins B1, B2 and B12 that stimulates ATP (cell energy), essential for correct functioning of the cells. It has a vasodilator effect on blood vessels which, in the skin, results in improved oxygenation, nutrition and detoxification of skin cells. Polyglucuronic Acid has the same structure and properties as hyaluronic acid – it is a powerful humectant that holds and attracts water to the skin. Helps prevent dehydration which can contribute to tissue congestion. Nettle, Birch, Burdock and Lemon stimulate the lymph and blood circulation, speeding the removal of cellular wastes and providing essential nutrients to these areas. Saponins in Cornflower, Birch and Nettle have a tonic and decongesting action that helps to speed the removal of cellular wastes.
Algae Extract, Polyglucuronic Acid, Nettle, Birch, Burdock, Cornflower, Lemon.
UNEVEN TEXTURE “SMOOTH SKIN REFINER”
Coarsening of epidermal tissue as cellular proliferation slows down, normal desquamation does not occur
Renewal Complex™ is a proprietary complex from marine sources with a new ‘acid-free’ technology that represents the trend away from traditional AHA systems with this calming, exfoliating complex. Activates both the dermal and epidermal cells, Hyaluronic acid and collagen. Willow Bark contains a very high level of Salicylic acid, a Beta Hydroxy Acid that has excellent keratolytic activity – it helps dissolve the top layer of corneum cells. Smoothes and refines the texture of the skin. Collagen Growth Accelerator™ New “feed-back” peptides produce a very significant increase in the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans (GAGS), the dermal matrix needed to stimulate fibroblasts and keratinocyte proliferation. Increases the thickness and density of the epidermal and dermal compartments and a noticeable improvement of the skin surface – softens lines and gives a radiant clarity to the skin. Algae / Aloe Barbadensis -The synergy of this complex with plant and marine sugars forms a moist hygroscopic barrier, which slows down the loss of water and protects the skin against the harsh effects of the environment. In addition, the nutritive organic and mineral components derived from seaweed and Aloe Vera include calcium, magnesium, zinc and iodine – minerals that are involved in the metabolism of cell growth. Linoleic Acid / Linolenic Acid are part of the essential fatty acids that are needed to maintain the skin’s moisture barrier. A deficiency of linoleic acid in the skin is associated with symptoms similar to those characteristics of eczema, psoriasis, and a generally poor skin condition. Application of these oils quickly reverses this condition. Irish Moss, Slippery Elm, Linden and Marsh Mallow are emollients that alleviate rough, flaky skin and soften the epidermis.
Matrixyl 3000ä (Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3), UGL Complex™ (Glucosamine HCI, Algae Extract, Yeast Extract), Willow Bark Extract, Aloe Barbadensis, Algae Extract, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Linden, Slippery Elm, Irish Moss, Marsh Mallow.
MATURING SKIN “FIRMING ANTIWRINKLE ACTIVE”
Loss of elasticity, fines lines, wrinkling
Collagen Growth Accelerator™ – New “feed-back” peptides produce a very significant increase in the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans (GAGS), the dermal matrix needed to stimulate fibroblasts and keratinocyte proliferation. Centella Asiatica / Echinasea, Renewal Complex™ and Walnut Seed have bio-stimulating properties on keratinocyte proliferation and on fibroblast protein synthesis, stimulating collagen production. Clinical studies demonstrated that prolonged use of these particular ingredients result in increased superficial and integral skin firmness, increased the thickness and density of the epidermal and dermal compartments and a noticeable improvement of the skin surface – softens lines, firms the skin and gives a radiant clarity to the complexion. Renewal Complex™ is the latest generation of exfoliation – resulting in improved cell renewal, smoothing the epidermis and softening fine lines – replacing the irritating effects of Glycolic Acid and Retinoids. Macrocystis Pyrifera and Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein give instant smoothing and lifting effect with moisturizing power, mildness and film-forming properties, enabling the tightening and comforting effects to be combined. Gives vitality and radiance to tired, slackening skin. Plankton and Walnut Seed stimulate cell energy (ATP) and increase cellular respiration thus enhance cellular metabolism and renewed vitality of the skin. They also protect against free radical damage and oxidative stress from external aggressions like ultraviolet radiation, environmental pollutants and heavy metals.
Matrixyl 3000ä (Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3), UGL Complex™ (Glucosamine HCI, Algae Extract, Yeast Extract), Echinacea and Centella Asiatica, Plankton Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Walnut Seed Extract.
IRREGULAR PIGMENTATION “PIGMENT FADING ACTIVATOR”
Excessive pigment in localized areas
Arbutin, Mitracarpus Scaber, Licorice and Citrus Unshiu Peel inhibit melanin production by suppressing tyrosinase, the enzyme that converts tyrosine into melanin in the skin. Clinical studies have confirmed their ability to inhibit melanin synthesis, in vitro and ex vivo. Studies in Japan demonstrate that Licorice is 12 times more potent than Kojic Acid and is not toxic to the cells. Willow Bark contains a very high level of Salicylic acid, a Beta Hydroxy Acid that has excellent keratolytic activity – it helps dissolve the top layer of corneum cells. This exfoliation helps to lighten existing pigmentation. Papaya’s enzymatic action eliminates dead skin cells and impurities that dulls the complexion. Both Lemon and Papaya improves the radiance of the skin. Sorbitol, derived from ripe berries, is a humectant with moisture binding properties. Leaves the skin soft and supple.
Arctostaphyios Uva Ursi Leaf Extract (Arbutin), Mitracarpus Scaber Extract, Licorice Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Willow Bark, Papaya, Lemon, Sorbitol.
CAPILLARY DISTENTION “CRUCIAL CAPILLARY SUPPORT”
An expansion of the capillaries from weakened walls
Hesperidin and Rutin are bioflavonoids known to strengthen capillaries and reduce fragility. They also suppress the pathway that leads to inflammation and allergic reactions. Inhibits hyaluronidase, the enzyme that breaks down Hyaluronic acid. Horse Chestnut contains aescin that minimizes capillaries by reducing tiny openings in capillary walls that leads to increased capillary permeability and edema. It strengthens capillary walls that increase contraction to push the ‘pooling blood’ through the capillary, minimizing them. Horse Chestnut also possess anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to reduce bruising and edema (swelling with fluid) following surgery or injury. Ivy stimulates microcirculation within the skin that irrigates and restores the network of capillaries. Its flavonoid content acts as a vasoconstrictor that reduces capillary wall permeability. Peppermint helps relieve skin irritation and itching. A vaso-constrictor, it reduces redness and minimizes capillaries.
Hesperidin, Rutin, Horse Chestnut, Ivy, Peppermint, Orange Peel.
ASPHYXIATED SKIN “CELLULAR OXYGEN RENEWAL”
A slowing down of cellular metabolism
Plankton is a revitalizing marine extract that is a real potential of energy, life and dynamism for the cutaneous cells in that it stimulates ATP activity (energy) needed for cell respiration. Improves the radiance of the complexion and is a powerful free radical scavenger. Renewal Complex™ is a proprietary complex from marine sources rich in low molecular weight polysaccharides and glycosaminoglycans. This complex activates an increased rate of fibroblasts and keratinocyte cell renewal with increased production of hyaluronic acid and collagen. Firms the skin and softens fine lines. Gives a radiant clarity to the complexion. Tomato Extract has a high content of vitamin C. Studies conducted show that the lycopenes contained in tomatoes are twice as effective as beta-carotene in fighting pollution damage, in particular nitrogen dioxide, one of the principal polluting gases. It is a powerful free radical scavenger against sun and UV exposure with an anti-stress effect on the skin. Ginseng: This root’s active components are called ginsenosides and are responsible for the revitalization and reactivation of epidermal cells by stimulating cell respiration. Horse Chestnut, Rosemary, Licorice and Mulberry, stimulate micro-circulation, strengthen capillaries, and brighten the complexion.
Plankton Extract, UGL Complex™ (Glucosamine HCI, Algae Extract, Yeast Extract), Mulberry, Licorice, Horse Chestnut, Ginseng, Tomato, Rosemary.