Deep Beneath the Skin - Facial Serum
Deep Beneath the Skin facial serum gets rid of wrinkles, lightens age spots, firms skin tone, relaxes forehead wrinkles & crow's feet and stimulates six major parts of the skins matrix (dermal and epidermal) forcing skin cell re-growth and fast cell turnover, all while reducing redness and soothing irritated skin.
The active compound is based on a synthetic tripeptide that mimics the effect of Waglerin 1, found in the venom of the Temple Viper. The activity of snake peptide reduces the contraction frequency of muscle cells on the face, thereby decreasing the appearance of expression lines. In-vitro testing showed an impressive reduction of over 50% in wrinkle size after 28 days. That is HUGE!
It has also been found in clinical studies to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines due to reduction of contraction frequency. Best when added to skin serums and creams to target wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead.
These are two peptides that interact with the most relevant protein structures of the dermal-epidermal junction including laminin, integrin and various collagens. They have been shown to improve the structural integrity of the skin while nourishing the skin. Leads to skin compactness, reduces appearance of wrinkles, increases tonicity and firmness. Clinical studies in-vitro have shown significant skin improvement and a tightening effect immediately after application!
Is a powerful peptide that boosts skin-rebuilding essentials. It rebuilds the skin network that keeps the skin smooth. Matrikine-like effect that stimulates the synthesis of 6 major constituents of the skin matrix and dermal-epidermal junction:
1) collagen I
2) collagen II
3) collagen IV
5) hyaluronic acid
(Activity: Derived from the tripeptide KMK naturally found in collagen VI and laminins)
Sea Kelp is perfect for people with oily skin as it moisturizes with supplying extra oil. It's firming, healing, soothing for any skin type. It is also incredibly effective for normal and dry skin, as it is a powerful nutritive moisturizer. Sea kelp, or macrocystis pyrifera, has also been studied in labs for it's possible link to promoting a plump, youthful look by soothing skin and improving cellular circulation. This is a relatively new discovery, but from the effects we have seen so far, the results justify it.
works well with other anti-oxidants and vitamins.
Research has also shown that macrocyctis pyrifera (Sea Kelp) extract can help prevent wrinkles with its rich moisturizing advantages. Another plus to its anti-aging abilities is its silicone content, which is believed to help prevent the skin from sagging. In many spas, kelp is often used as body treatments to temporarily tighten the skin. Sea Kelp can also help prevent the breakdown of elastin and collagen, promoting a youthful appearance and contains over 60 vitamins and minerals.
Furthermore, a compound that it contains can have a dramatic effect on acne breakouts by helping to regulate oil production in your skin, remove bacteria and reduce redness with the help of its anti-inflammatory properties. BONUS! It also works as a natural exfolliator by helping to remove dead skin cells which cause pore blockage and continuing breakouts.
Sea Algae Extract
If you've ever touched seaweed that has washed up on the beach, chances are you noticed its very slippery texture. The gelatinous quality of this sea plant makes it an ideal ingredient for creams as it protects and adds moisture. In creams, algae helps draw out impurities and temporarily tightens the skin, and this effect is also an asset in eye gels or wrinkle creams.
Sea Algae Extract works to help the skin maintain it's youthful appearance is by inhibiting the formation of the enzyme collagenase, which causes the degradation of collagen.
Thus it actually prevents further breakdown of collagens which are essential for the structure and function of cellular matrix in the dermis. Thinner, wrinkled skin, one of the typical signs of aging, is the consequence of reduced collagen along with being more prone to acne breakouts.
It is an essential ingredient needed to add vital oligo-elements and increase surface hydration. It improves skin immune system response, is a free-radical scavenger and provides a a protective film on the skin. It also promotes skin clarity, prevents the appearance of age spots and/or discoloration in acne.
Peptides from Sea Fennel inhibit angio-genisis in vitro (formation of blood vessels) and are ideal for anti-redness or anti-blemish skin care. With the majority of its peptides being very small, Sea Fennel peptides can penetrate into the skin easily and quickly. Rich in minerals and vitamins A, C, and E it has anti-oxidant, antiseptic, toning, skin-conditioning and soothing properties. It has also been postulated to increase local blood circulation and to increase the reproduction of collagen and elastin.
It also has a lightening effect on brown spots. Rich in amino acids and phenolic compounds it reinforces antioxidant protection and it effectively stimulates skin renewal providing excellent anti-aging results.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is one of the most powerful humectants known to man. Providing smoothness & softening to the skin, having excellent anti-wrinkle effects and promoting growth of new skin cells after peelings and soothes irritated skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan (polysaccharides that are an important component of connective tissue). It is distributed widely throughout connective, neural, and epithelial tissue. Being one of the chief components of the extra-cellular matrix (the tissue that provides structural support to cells), it is also a major component of skin - where it is involved in tissue repair. We use SLMW HA (super low-molecular-weight), which is made by enzymatically cleaving high-molecular weight hyaluronic acid into small fragments. Due to the much smaller molecular size of the molecule compared to regular hyaluronic acid, it penetrates easier and faster into the dermis, thus boosting the elasticity and hydration of the skin.
The protective barrier on the skin locks in moisture, which gives the skin a youthful appearance. As we age, skin moisture can drop significantly, which creates aging like effects on skin appearance as it loses its elasticity. Thus hyaluronic acid plays a critical role in skin health with its unique ability to hold in moisture (1000 ml of water per gram of hyaluronic acid).
Hyaluronic acid is also a “smart nutrient” as it can adjust its moisture absorption rate based on the humidity—relative to the season and the climate. Based on our knowledge of the function of hyaluronic acid and mechanisms (and the growing research), it looks like hyaluronic acid will remain one of the most exciting and interesting nutrients for natural skin care for the foreseeable future.
Vitamin A (Retinol)
In skin products, Vitamin A works as an anti-oxidant that protects the skin against photo-aging by fortifying each cell against damage by exposure to free radicals. It also acts as a humectant, drawing water to the surface of the skin. Moreover, Vitamin A (Retinol) is described as improving fine lines and wrinkles associated with aging. Thus, Vitamin A actually treats the signs of aging and photo-aging.
We use an active form of vitamin C stabilized in a blend of emollients & silicones, that contains 10% pure l-ascorbic acid. This form is a potent anti-oxidant shown to be able to protect skin from oxidative damages. It improves the appearance of aged skin along with skin elasticity by enhancing collagen production, and helps fade hyper-pigmentation including age spots. It brightens and protects skin from free-radical damage. It's also a great anti-oxidant. It prevents future damage but also repairs past damage to your skin due to sun and age.