A natural and light day cream featuring Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin C, Meadowsweet and Sacha Inchi to provide moisture and environmental damage prevention. Use after cleanser and toner.
- *Vitamin C has been shown to be effective in increasing collagen deposits and also enhancing collagen lattice contractions, implying that exogenous Vitamin C application contributes to strengthening the collagen framework and maintaining a healthy dermis. Topical application of Vitamin C has been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Caused by mechanisms supporting collagen production, this leads to improving the appearance of the skin. It has further been proven to reduce the severity of sunburns and age spots.
- *Meadowsweet Extract encourages the unattractive corny surface layer of the skin to be sloughed off, which in turn allows the upwardly migrating cell layers in the stratum corneum to be exposed. Meadowsweet Extract helps accelerate cell turnover by inducing skin exfoliation and collagen production. Meadowsweet Extract provides consistent levels of natural salicylic acid. Salicylic acid can keep the pores clean and clear. It is also able to loosen the sticky bond between dead cells, preventing them from clumping together beneath the skins’ surface.
- *Coenzyme Q10 is a coenzyme vital to production of energy within cells. It is also a very powerful antioxidant or free radical scavenger. Synthesized by the human body, it starts out at low levels when we are very young, reaches its peak in our young adulthood and shows a gradual decline after the age of 20, even as the body's demand for it grows. Topically applied, CoQ10 can penetrate the cell layers of the skin and may attenuate the depth of wrinkles due to photo aging, as well as epithelial cell turnover. Kerotinocyte cells make up the majority of human skin cells and CoQ10 has been shown to protect these skin cells from oxidative DNA damage induced by ultraviolet light. CoQ10 supports the body's natural defense mechanism against the damaging effects of free radicals, particularly the lipid per oxidation in skin.
- *Plukenetia volubilis, commonly known as sacha inchi, sacha peanut, mountain peanut or Inca-peanut, is a perennial plant native to much of tropical South America and Southeast Asia. It has been cultivated for centuries by ancient civilizations in the Amazon Rainforest region as a food source renowned for total body health and increased endurance. Ancient Incas lived to be an average of 100 years old, without any knowledge of modern medicine and to this day, even their descendants regularly grow to extremely old ages. This is attributed to their diets, where they regularly consume 6 Incan foods that have all been linked to remarkable health and life extending properties, including sacha inchi.
Ingredients: Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract, Hydrolyzed Plukenetia Volubilis (Sacha InchIi) Seed Extract, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Xanthan Gum, Geogard ECT