- Double Vitamin C Blend (Ascorbic Acid + Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate) is a vitamin your body needs to form blood vessels, cartilage, muscle and collagen. Vitamin C is also vital to your skin and body's healing process. An antioxidant, vitamin C might help protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Because your body doesn't produce vitamin C, you need to get it from other sources. As far as skin is concerned, vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals. Due to its antioxidant properties, vitamin C aids in your skin's natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells.
- Matrixyl 3000
- Palmitoyl Oligopeptide. Synthetic peptide also known as palmitoyl hexapeptide-12, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-1, or pal-GHK that is part of Matrixyl 3000, designed to work as a skin-restoring ingredient with anti-aging benefits. This peptide is composed of three amino acids glycine, histidine and lysine plus fatty acid palmitic acid to enhance stability and penetration into the skin. The attachment of palmitic acid, a fatty acid, to the peptide helps it to penetrate the skin between the epidermis, the outer skin layer, and the dermis or lower skin layer. Peptides have different functions on skin, and this particular peptide, on its own or as part of Matrixyl 3000, helps to replenish and restore skin's surface and fight visible signs of aging. May help facilitate copper uptake of cells and stimulate fibroblast collagen synthesis.
- Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. Synthetic peptide that's part of Matrixyl 3000, and is believed to work as a skin-restoring ingredient with anti-aging benefits. This peptide is composed of four amino acids glycine, glutamine, proline, arginine, plus fatty acid palmitic acid to enhance stability and penetration into the skin. Studies have shown that Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 can reduce the production of interleukins caused by UV radiation damage, inhibit inflammatory responses and glycation damage. Glycation damage affects skin's collagen, elastin and other proteins, and leads to wrinkles, sagging, and uneven skin tone. Matrixyl 3000 peptides help boost the production of collagen in the skin helping the skin to self heal and rejuvenate itself.
- Aloe. Used to hydrate, moisturize and soothe. Can be used for burns, inflammation, and dry skin. Contains 75 potentially active constituents: vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids and amino acids. Vitamins: It contains beta-carotene, C and E, which are antioxidants. It also contains vitamin B12, folic acid, and choline.
- Chamomile (Matricaria Recutita) Extract. Contains active Flavonoid and Essential Oil compounds, which are particularly advantageous in the care of sensitive skin. Often used to help relieve inflammation and for its calming effects. Can be used on sensitive skin to help soothe. Provides antioxidant properties to help moisturize and may fight bacteria growth. Chamomile consists of several ingredients including coumarin, glycoside, herniarin, flavonoids, farnesol, nerolidol and germacranolide. Believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory abilities that help to decongest clogged pores and protect the skin from free radicals.
- Glycerin. Often sourced from soybean or palm, it contains long-chain carboxylic acids. Used in skin care as a powerful moisturizer, it's a simple polyol compound. Due to having antimicrobial and antiviral properties it is widely used in FDA approved wound and burn treatments. Glycerol is used in medical, pharmaceutical and personal care preparations, often as a means of improving smoothness, providing moisture, and as a humectant. Often used in soaps and skin care by people with sensitive, easily irritated skin because it prevents skin dryness with its moisturizing properties. It draws moisture up through skin layers and slows or prevents excessive drying and evaporation.
- Hydrolyzed Silk Protein. Hydrolyzed silk protein does come from silk which is one of the strongest fibers on the planet. Used to help increase the elasticity of skin, speed up skin metabolism, prevent wrinkles, tighten skin, and help in conditioning hair. Hydrolyzed simply means that a chemical compound is divided into smaller components with the addition of water. Products contain hydrolyzed proteins so that they are easier to incorporate into formulas. Hydrolyzed proteins are better able to be dissolved in water. Hydrolyzed silk protein has the ability to replenish the hair with cysteine which is one of the 4 amino acids needed to produce keratin.
- Lactic Acid. An organic alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) . Lactic acid is specifically used to treat hyper-pigmentation, age spots, and other factors that contribute to a dull and uneven complexion. Other benefits of AHAs like lactic acid include improved skin tone and reduced pore appearance.
- Passion Flower (Passiflora Incarnata). Known also as the passion flower or passion vines, it is loaded with nutrients which the skin loves, including essential fatty acids. Many species of Passiflora have been found to contain beta-carboline harmala alkaloids, some of which are MAO inhibitors (antidepressant properties), often used in herbal supplements. The most common of these alkaloids is harman. Other compounds found in passion flowers are coumarins, maltol, phytosterols, and cyanogenic glycosides. Many flavonoids and their glycosides have been found in Passiflora, including apigenin, benzoflavone, homoorientin, 7-isoorientin, isoshaftoside, isovitexin, kaempferol, lucenin, luteolin, n-orientin, passiflorine, quercetin, rutin, saponarin, shaftoside, vicenin and vitexin. It is also rich in organic fatty acids including formic, butyric, linoleic, linolenic, malic, myristic, oleic and palmitic acids as well as phenolic compounds, and the amino acid α-alanine. Used in topical skin care products, it helps keep the skin looking firm and youthful. Its vast array of nutrients help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and keeps the skin smooth and plump. It hydrates and moisturizes the skin without clogging pores, and it's soothing and calming for dry, itchy, and irritated skin.
- Thyme Extract. Thyme is an herb. The flowers, leaves, and oil are often used as medicine. Thyme is sometimes used in combination with other herbs. Thyme contains chemicals that might help bacterial and fungal infections, and minor irritations. It also might relieve smooth muscle spasms and has antioxidant effects. Shown to have promise in fighting the fungus Candida, researchers at the University of Turin, Italy, found that the essential oil of thyme significantly enhanced the destruction of the C. albicans fungus in the human body. Its antibacterial effects have been shown to be stronger than that of the standard concentrations of benzoyl peroxide, the active ingredient in most acne creams and washes. Benzoyl peroxide also causes a burning sensation and irritation on the skin, which means that thyme topicals might be a solution to acne that leads to fewer unwanted effects. Oil of thyme, the essential oil of common thyme (Thymus vulgaris), contains 20–54% thymol. Thyme essential oil also contains a range of additional compounds, such as p-cymene, myrcene, borneol, and linalool. Thymol, often used as an antiseptic, is an active ingredient in various commercially produced mouthwashes such as Listerine, used to kill bacteria. Before the advent of modern antibiotics, oil of thyme was used to medicate bandages and aid in wound healing.
- Vitamin E. A group of eight fat soluble compounds that include four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant protecting cell membranes from oxidation. A nutrient that is used to moisturize and promote healthy skin, it acts as an antioxidant to fight off free radicals & may guard the skin from damage. Helps to strengthen your skin barrier function while being used to fight inflammation and oxidation.
How to Use: Cleanse skin and pat dry. Pump several times until the product dispenses. Apply a few drops to face, neck & décolleté. Allow to absorb before applying moisturizer & sunscreen. For best results, use twice daily. Avoid direct contact with eye area.
Natural active ingredients may discolor over time.
Full Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Dimethyl MEA, Lactic Acid, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 , Aloe Vera Gel, Polysorbate 20, Silk Amino acids, Imidazolidinyl Urea, EDTA, Tocopherol Acetate, Thyme Extract, Citric Acid, Chamomile (Matricaria Recutita) Extract, Passion Flower (Passiflora Incarnata) Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).
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