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Skinsurance Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 - 1.30 oz
Collagenesis 24 Hour Youth Preservation Cream - 2 oz
Four Collagenesis Dual Phase Age-Intercepting Power Ampoules
Skinsurance Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
Collagenesis 24 Hour Youth Preservation Cream
Collagenesis Dual Phase Age-Intercepting Power Ampoules
HOW TO USE:
Skinsurance Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30:
Apply generously prior to sun exposure. Reapply as needed and after swimming, towel drying, heavy perspiration or washing.
Disclaimer: Sun Alert: the sun may cause sunburn, premature aging of the skin and skin cancer. Avoiding the sun, wearing protective clothing and regular use of sunscreens over the years may reduce the chance of these harmful effects. Warning: for external use only. When using this product, keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Consult a physician if a persistent rash or irritation occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.
Collagenesis 24 Hour Youth Preservation Cream:
Apply each morning to clean dry skin. May also be applied over Nutri-Lift Day Serum. Apply each night to clean dry skin. For maximum benefit, apply over Collagenesis Dual Phase Age Intercepting Power Ampoules. May also be applied over Nutri-Lift Night Serum.
Collagenesis Dual Phase Age-Intercepting Power Ampoules:
Remove outer plastic seal from top of bottle. Push down on white plastic top to release powder phase into lotion phase. Shake well until well combined. Allow to rest for an hour, and then shake well for second time. Remove white plastic top and rubber stopper from glass bottle and replace with white dropper tip. Apply several drops directly to clean skin every evening, and then follow with Collagenesis 24 Hour Global Anti-Aging Initiative Youth Preservation Cream.
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Daily Skin Care Regimen
Begin with a very mild soap, possibly cream based. Since your skin is acidic, the alkaline in soap can easily disturb the delicate pH balance. Also, make sure the soap does not contain harsh chemicals which will also remove the acid mantel and cause further dryness. Choose a toner that soothes and nourishes your skin. It should refresh with a hint of moisture - a low or no alcohol formulation is recommended to prevent over drying the skin.
A daily moisturizing routine is essential to aging skin. After washing skin, pat it dry and begin with a serum to enhance moisture, then apply a day moisturizer. Try to use a day cream with an SPF An evening ritual can include a serum application and a heavier moisturizer. Eye creams and serums are recommended for the delicate area around the eyes that are subject to fine lines and wrinkles.
Weekly Skin Care Routine
Use an extremely mild exfoliator in order to expose fresh skin and allow products to penetrate deeper. This will maximize the effectiveness of your skin care products. A moisture-enhancing mask that you put on and wipe off will moisturize and plump skin that may be dry and dehydrated.
Key Ingredients for Aging Skin:
Hyalauronic acid, Manuka Honey, Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, Almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Algae Extract, Caffeine, Green Tea, White Tea, Idebenone, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Grape Seed Extract, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, DMAE, Retinol, Aloe Vera, Borage Seed Oil, Ceramide, Cocoa Butter, Evening Primrose Oil, Glycolic Acid, Jojoba Oil, Lactic Acid, Shea Butter, Pycnogenol Cucumber, Copper Peptide, Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Free Radical Protection
Free radicals are associated with slow cell turnover, which causes the appearance of aging. They are unstable molecules that have an uneven amount of electrons in their outer ring, so they look for an electron elsewhere in order to stabilize. When the electrons pick up atoms indiscriminately, they become secondary free radicals, setting up a chain reaction which causes damage on a cellular level. While it's a normal process in everyone's body, free radicals speed up the appearance of aging.
Environmental pollutants and sun exposure cause additional free radical damage to skin cells. The best line of defense is to eat a healthy diet abundant with fruits and vegetables, limit your exposure to tobacco and sun, and moderate your alcohol intake.
Antioxidants inhibit the activity of free radicals and therefore slow the aging process. Extracted from roots, stems, leaves, fruits and vegetables, antioxidants can be taken internally or applied externally via cosmetic and skin care products. The most common antioxidant compounds are polyphenols, flavonoids, flavonols, pycnogenols and carotenoids.
SPF is an acronym for Sun Protection Factor. The Sun Protection Factor in products can range from 2-60, referring to its level of ability to block the sun's rays. Many variables should be considered when determining the level that is right for you. They include duration of exposure, time of day, season, activities you're doing, geographic location/altitude, prescription drugs that could leave you more susceptible to exposure, and your own skin's predisposition.
Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are both considered to be physical sunscreens or sunblocks, as they protect against both UVA and UVB radiation. UVA and UVB represent different waves on the electromagnetic spectrum of ultraviolet (UV) light. While UVB can cause sunburn and damage to the eyes, UVA can cause long term damage to the skin.
Look for products that offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are especially intense during the summer and UVA rays are present year round. Exposure to UV rays can also increase your risk of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.
There are two basic types of sunscreens/sunblocks. Depending on their ingredients, they work to either reflect or absorb the sun's rays. Inorganic particles like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide create a physical barrier to block out the rays, whereas organic particles absorb UV rays and release the energy as heat.
Both sunblock and sunscreen are similar in use, but are slightly different in their protective abilities. Sunblock is more opaque and therefore protects more from UVA/UVB and radiation. Sunscreen tends to be more transparent and therefore needs to be reapplied more often. For this reason, it is recommended to choose a higher SPF since its ingredients break down more rapidly than sunblock.
It's important to protect your face from the sun's harmful rays on a daily basis. Sun exposure is reflected and intensified by the pavement, snow, water and sand. Higher SPF is recommended for higher elevations and locations closer to the equator. It is also recommended to wear an SPF of 15 or higher regardless of your activity or weather condition.
Increase the SPF when your sun exposure peaks, such as in the summer or during vacations. Apply sunscreen/sunblock according to its directions. Most directions indicate applying approximately one ounce of sunscreen at least 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. Make sure to reapply at least every two hours throughout your exposure, especially after perspiring, toweling or swimming.
Be particularly cautious between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Limit your exposure outside, wear sunscreen, and spend time indoors or in the shade under an umbrella/structure.
Even if you're not spending significant time outside, it's important to wear products with SPF to protect your skin. Choose a day moisturizer with an SPF in order to keep your skin moisturized while providing sun protection. This will help protect you from sun damage that ultimately leads to premature aging. As a general rule, it is recommended that your day moisturizer have at least 15-20 SPF. If you spend more time outdoors, consider a moisturizer with 30+ SPF.
Skinsurance Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30: Active Ingredients: titanium dioxide 6.0%, zinc oxide 3.4%. Inactive Ingredients: aqua (purified, de-ionized), caprylic/capric triglyceride, isohexadecane, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, hexamethyldisiloxane, glycerin, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, cetyl dimethicone, polyacrylate-13, polyisobutene, polysorbate 20, steareth-21, sea whip extract, steareth-2, stearic acid,beta glucan, cetyl alcohol, tocopheryl acetate, cellulose gum, potassium sorbate, lactic acid, phenoxyethanol, butylene glycol, triethylhexanoin, aluminium stearate, polyhydroxystearic acid, triethoxycaprylylsilane, alumina, disodium EDTA, methylisothiazolinone, sodium hydroxide.
Collagenesis 24 Hour Youth Preservation Cream: Vitis vinifera (grape) extract, squalane, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, caprylic/capric triglyceride, behenyl alcohol, polyglyceryl-10 pentastearate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, bambusa vulgaris extract, pisum sativum (pea) extract, glucosamine HCL, myristyl myristate, sodium pca, betaine, sorbitol, glycine, alanine, proline, serine, threonine, arginine, lysine, glutamic acid, phospholipids, caffeine, wine extract, glycerin, aleuritis moluccana (kukui) seed oil, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, tocopherol, argania spinosa oil, phytostearyl isostearate, lecithin, dimethicone, palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, hyaluronic acid, yeast extract, hydrolyzed yeast extract, santalum album (sandalwood) extract, phellodendron amurense bark extract, hordeum distichon (barley) extract, azadirachta indica (neem) seed oil, phenoxylethanol, caprylyl glycol, chlorphenesin, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, ergothioneine, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, perflurodecalin, xanthan gum, beta-carotene.
Collagenesis Dual Phase Age-Intercepting Power Ampoules: Pyrus communis (pear) fruit extract, squalane, caprylic/capric triglyceride, tetrapeptide-12, pichia/resveratrol ferment extract, dioscorea villosa root extract, glycine soja sterols, spilanthes acmella flower extract, glycerin, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, tribehenin, ceramide 2, palmitoyl oligopeptide, polyglyceryl-10 pentastearate, behenyl alcohol, sodium stearoyl lactylate, malus domestica (apple)fruit cell culture, cetearyl alcohol, lecithin, dimethicone, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, myristyl myristate, santalum album (sandalwood) extract, phellodendron amurense bark extract, hordeum distichon (barley) extract, retinyl palmitate, carrot polypeptide, ascorbic acid, orange/citrus limon/citrus aurantifolia polypeptides, PEG-10 rapeseed sterol, tocopherol/wheat polypeptides, aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf juice, phytosteryl isostearate, oleyl alcohol, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, saccharomyces/xylitum, black tea ferment, olea europaea (olive) leaf extract, vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, lycium barbarum (goji) fruit extract, xanthan gum, leontopodium apinum (edelweiss) extract, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, chlorphenesin, ficus carica (fig) extract, euterpe oleracea (acai) pulp oil, acer saccharinum (sugar maple) extract, emblica officinalis (indian gooseberry) fruit extract, azadirachta indica (neem) seed oil.