Day Serum with Vitamin A
Pleasantly scented with oils rich in vitamins.
Formulated for prematurely aged skin, uneven texture, dry patches and sun-damage.
New 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 are beneficial immediately and for a robust, lasting result, formulated to work together synergistically. The immediate benefits are: plumped, smooth and more malleable skin. Significant improvement of UV damage, scaly areas and dry skin takes longer - vitamin A, niacinamide (B3) and peptides stimulants have an accumulative effect, gradually improving skin condition over four to sixteen weeks.
We use different molecule sizes of hyaluronic acid with sodium hyaluronate, to allow optimum hydration throughout the skin. This combination means moisture is not just suspended on the surface, or worse still, pulled from the skin. These are designed to work with the skin's hyaluronic acid receptors(CD44) so it is used it where it is most needed.
Apply after hydrosol cleansing (or after showering), for optimum results, the skin should be slightly damp (but not wet). Put a few drops on fingertips and work into skin, being careful to avoid eyes. Allow skin to absorb the serum for about two minutes, then apply a good moisturiser, which will prevent evaporation so the serum stay 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 all 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. So we add smaller molecule hyaluronic acid and even smaller sodium hyaluronate. These then attach to one another and can be absorbed deeper into the skin and held there. Without the smaller molecules in the formulation, the precious moisture will simply sit on top on the skin and can even draw moisture out of the skin.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Soothes, whilst increasing the ceramides in the skin. 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 dead skin and encourages 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 of vitamins and minerals.
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 for inflammation 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 and 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.