Hydrating Serum

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Hydrating Serum

Regular price $60.00

DESCRIPTION

Hydrating serum has been specifically designed to nourish your skin leaving it feeling fresh and hydrated. If you're looking for the next level of hydration, this is your serum.

Suitable for all skin types, especially for those that need some added extra hydration under their moisturiser.

CLINICAL INFORMATION

Cucumber Extract

This project was a preliminary step to explore the hidden potential of cucumber for skin rejuvenation in the form of topical cream. From our findings we concluded that a stable topical cream (w/o emulsion) containing cucumber extract can produce a pronounced decrease in melanin content of the skin showing that the formulation has skin whitening effects. The cream produced a pronounced decrease in skin sebum content showing that the formulation has anti-acne effects.

African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 10(7), pp. 1206-1216, 14 February, 2011

Seabuckthorn Extract

Also known as seaberry, this berry is a good source of vitamin C as well as various B vitamins, vitamin E, lycopene, phytosterols, and numerous phenolic compounds that provide antioxidant benefit.

A unique aspect of this fruit extract is its ability to help stabilize elements in skin that would normally break down in the presence of peroxide and other types of free radicals. Like other berries, it also has a pronounced soothing effect on skin.

Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, January 2016, ePublication

Marshmallow Extract

An ointment containing an aqueous marshmallow root extract (20%) reduced irritation induced by UV radiation or tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol in vivo. The anti-inflammatory effect was weaker than that of an ointment containing dexamethasone 0.05% (anti-inflammatory synthetic drug), but an ointment containing both active ingredients has higher anti-inflammatory activity than ointments containing individual active ingredients. Marshmallow root is externally used for furunculosis, eczema and dermatitis.

Postepy Dermatol Alergol. 2013 Jun; 30(3): 170–177.

Coenzyme Q10 Extract

In skin, endogenous Q10 levels decline with increasing age. Additionally, UV‐irradiation, which leads to oxidative damage, significantly reduces skin's Q10 levels

In summary, the data presented here show that topically applied Q10 can penetrate the skin, is metabolically transformed, exerts antioxidant effects, and can support the maintenance of cellular energy levels. These effects are not only beneficial for the aged population suffering from a Q10 deficit but also to replenish the Q10 level in skin which is lost over time. People of all ages can benefit from regular treatment with Q10‐containing formulas to cope more effectively with short‐term insults inflicted by UV irradiation and stress to foster long‐term anti‐aging effects for their skin.

Biofactors. 2015 Nov 12; 41(6): 383–390.

Hyaluronic Acid

Youthful skin retains its turgor, resilience and pliability, among others, due to its high content of water. Daily external injury, in addition to the normal process of aging, causes loss of moisture. The key molecule involved in skin moisture is hyaluronic acid (HA) that has unique capacity in retaining water.

Hyaluronic acid belongs to the extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules. During the past decades the constituents of the skin have been well characterized. In the beginning, most of the studies focused on the cells that comprise the skin layers, such as the epidermis, the dermis and the underlying subcutis. Recently, it is appreciated that ECM molecules that lie between cells, in addition to providing a constructive framework, they exert major effects on cellular function. These ECM molecules, although they appear amorphous by light microscopy, they form a highly organized structure, comprising mainly of glycosaminoglycan, proteoglycans, growth factors and structural proteins such as collagens. Yet, the predominant component of the skin ECM is Hyaluronic acid.

Dermatoendocrinol. 2012 Jul 1; 4(3): 253–258. doi: 10.4161/derm.21923

DIRECTIONS

Apply a small amount of serum to clean, dry skin as often as you require.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua purificata, Cucumber Extract, Seabuckthorn Extract, Coenzyme Q10 Extract, Marshmallow Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Phenoxyethanol