Day Serum with Vitamin A
Pleasantly scented with oils rich in vitamins.
Formulated for prematurely aged skin, uneven texture and sun-damage.
Healthy skin cell growth is facilitated by:
Restoring ceramides to strengthen the skin's protective barrier.
Stimulating collagen and elastin production and repair.
Decreasing transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
We combine ingredients that restore dehydrated looking skin from the first application and deliver robust, lasting results. Skin becomes smoother and more malleable, whilst dry, scaly patches diminish.
Any significant improvement of existing UV damage takes longer - vitamin A, niacinamide (B3) and peptides have an accumulative effect, gradually improving skin condition over four to sixteen weeks.
Hyaluronic acid is combined with the smaller molecules in sodium hyaluronate, to allow optimum hydration of not just the top layer of skin. With hyaluronic acid alone, moisture can be suspended on the surface, whereas together they work with the skin's hyaluronic acid receptors(CD44) allowing moisture to be used where it is needed.
Apply after hydrosol cleansing (or after showering). For optimum results, the skin should be slightly damp. Put a few drops on fingertips and work into skin, avoiding eyes. Allow skin to absorb the serum for about two minutes, then apply a good moisturiser, which will prevent evaporation and so keep the serum on the skin for longer.
Vitamin A: A powerful antioxidant used to refine skin texture, encourage new skin cell growth and improve sun damage.
Syn-coll: A tripeptide which mimics the skin’s repair mechanism to restore lost elastin and collagen.
Kojic acid: A naturally derived anti-microbial ingredient which improves dark areas of melasma and other sun damage.
What is in it .....and What do they do?
The Essential Repairers: The core ingredients of the Day Serum.
Hyaluronic acid and Sodium hyaluronate - An excellent humectant, but the large molecules need help to penetrate deep enough to make a real difference. We use small molecule hyaluronic acid and even smaller sodium hyaluronate. These are drawn to one another and can be absorbed deeper into the skin. Without the sodium hyaluronate, the precious moisture will simply sit on top on the skin and can even draw moisture from it.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Soothes, whilst increasing depleted ceramides. This vitamin helps to inhibit melanosome transfer from melanocytes to keratinocytes to help repair UV damage. Large pores can also be reduced..
Urea: Gently softens and exfoliates, encouraging new skin cell turnover. This helps the absorption of vitamin A and hyaluronic acid. It reduces itching from dry skin conditions and has been helpful in wound healing, acne, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
The Botanical Repairers: Botanical extracts that boost the benefits.
Cornflower: High in flavonoids and sesquiterpenes for supple skin, with anti-bacterial properties.
Evening Primrose: One of the best extracts for inflammation and calming redness.
Honeysuckle: An antioxidant 200 times greater than vitamin E (in-vitro studies) provided by the high epilgallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and apigenin content. These also help restore collagen.
St John’s Wort: Xanthones and catechin tannins help reduce UV damage, with anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Rose hydrosol - Hydrates and balances sebum production, whilst fading hyper-pigmentation. Containing a myriad of constituents which helps both acne and dry skin.
Colloidal oats & aloe vera: These are both soothing and calm redness.
Backup Restoration: Oils and resins used for skin conditioning.
Raspberry seed oil: Providing Excellent levels of antioxidants, pro-vitamin A and vitamin E - containing over 50% omega-6.
Rose absolute oil: A beautiful, precious oil which enhances the effect of rose hydrosol.
Frankincense oleoresin: This contains Boswellic acid, used to reduce inflamed skin and photo-damage. It has also demonstrated effectiveness, in double blind trials, in improving lines and elasticity.