Platinum 24-Hour Firming Creme - 0.17 oz
Firming Neck Cream - 0.5 oz
Platinum 24-Hour Firming Eye Creme - 0.17 oz
Platinum Firming Cleanser - 2 oz
Miracle Concentrate - 0.17 oz
Platinum Smoothing Body Cream - 2 oz
Eye Treatment Roller - 1 oz
Please view the above Ingredients tab for how to use and ingredient information.
Daily Skin Care Regimen
If you have dry skin, you will need moisturizing products that nourish, so you will want to find protective and restorative products. Achieving a moisture balance with the right pH is key.
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 that 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 for dry skin. Begin with a serum to enhance moisture, then apply a day moisturizer. Try to use a day cream with an SPF Your 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 dry and dehydrated skin.
Key Ingredients for Dry Skin:
Hyalauronic Acid, Glycerin, Lanolin, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Oil (Of Jojoba, Olive, Apricot Seed, Avocado, Grapeseed Borage, Almond, Evening Primrose), Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Honey, Shea Butter, Argan, Baobab, Manuka Honey, Green Tea (Camilla Sinsnsis), Ceramide, Glycolic Acid, Hydrolized Wheat Protein, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Cucumber
Everyone can benefit from using a moisturizer after cleansing. The key is finding the appropriate moisturizer based on your skin type. Moisturizers seal moisture into the skin, so the effect is hydrating while also inhibiting evaporation. Many moisturizers contain active ingredients that deliver vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and skin supporting compounds to provide therapeutic benefits that sooth, protect and ultimately help delay the onset of early aging.
Eye creams are optional, but may be desirable for those with dry or aging skin as a welcome addendum to a moisturizer. Some individuals have very delicate eye areas that are more susceptible to wrinkling, dark circles and puffiness. An eye cream can help address these specific concerns with intense moisture and a high concentration of active ingredients.
How to Choose a Moisturizer
The oilier your complexion, the lighter and more liquid your moisturizer should be. Some moisturizers even have oil free ingredients that still serve to moisturize the skin without adding oil. Conversely, dry or aging skin requires a more moisturizing-nourishing preparation. Use a moisturizer labeled with your skin type or specific skin concern. If you live in a particularly harsh climate, consider wearing a more moisturizing face cream during the winter and switch to a lighter formula during warmer months.
Night creams tend to be thicker and more moisturizing than day creams. It is generally recommended to have separate moisturizers simply for the fact that you will want a day cream with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF). This will provide you with added protection from sun damage that can lead to premature aging.
Based on the amount of time you spend outside on any particular day, you might want to wear a moisturizer designed for outdoor use with a significantly higher SPF. You must also factor in how easily your skin burns and take precautions to protect your skin with a sufficient SPF. As a general rule, it is recommended that your day moisturizer should have at least 15-20 SPF, and if you spend more time outdoors, consider a moisturizer with 30+ SPF.
How to Use Moisturizer
After you wash your face and apply toner or a serum (optional), scoop out enough moisturizer to comfortably cover your face and neck area. Using your fingertips, rub it in using upward strokes, making sure to moisturize the neck, décolletage and earlobes. In order to prevent streaks, allow your moisturizer to penetrate before applying foundation.
When you cleanse your face, you can help control the clarity, suppleness and condition of your skin. Cleansing rids your skin of excess facial oil, dust, bacteria, dirt and dead skin cells. This process helps keep the pores unclogged, improves circulation, and prepares your skin for the next step in your cleansing ritual. Quite possibly the most fundamental step in the beauty routine, cleansing is integral to maintaining a balanced complexion.
Cleansing is recommended twice per day for most skin types, once in the morning and once in the evening. Any more than that, the natural oils become stripped, while any less and your skin can become susceptible to congestion and eruptions.
How to Choose a Cleanser
Choose a cleanser that is appropriate for your skin and is specifically formulated for the face. Dry skin types will need to use a creamy based cleanser, while oilier types will need a gel based or foaming type cleanser. Sensitive skin needs a fragrance-free formulation, most likely labeled as gentle and non-irritating.
How to Cleanse
Tie your hair back with a headband or ponytail holder. Make sure to start with clean hands. Splash your face with warm or tepid water to open up your pores. Never use too hot or too cold water. Too hot and your skin can dry out, while water that is too cold will not remove the surface oils sufficiently. You can use a washcloth, sponge, exfoliation puff, facial brush or your fingers for cleansing - It all depends on your preference.
Use approximately a dime to nickel sized amount of cleanser, follow product packaging instructions. You can apply the cleanser with your fingertips or washcloth. Depending on the cleanser type, you might want to work up a lather in your hands first.
Use gentle upward circular strokes moving around the face, paying attention to the crevices of the nose area and hair line while extending down your neck and around the ear area. Take extra care to use a gentle touch around the eyes. Do not over-scrub or scrub too hard, as your facial skin is susceptible to become easily irritated.
Once the cleansing is completed, rinse liberally with tepid water. Make sure all areas are rinsed including the neck, hairline and eye area. Cool water may be used, as it helps to close the pores. Finish by blotting your face gently with a towel using a patting technique.
When skin ages, its collagen and elastin are produced more slowly. This causes gradual changes like hyperpigmentation, discoloration, dryness, sagging, wrinkles, crepe-like folds, loss of muscle tone, textural unevenness and loss of elasticity.
The topical application of key skin firming ingredients works synergistically to protect and strengthen the skin. Skin care products should have a combination of naturally occurring active ingredients. They will contain compounds to protect which will likely be in the form of extracts containing antioxidants. Another set of ingredients will firm the skin by penetrating through its seven layers to support the collagen process at a cellular level.
Skin firming creams are usually formulated as night creams. They tend to be richer, thicker and more emollient and should be able to stay on long enough to absorb for maximum benefits. In general, face creams are designed to minimize lines/wrinkles, improve skin density, firm, plump and decrease puffiness (especially in the eye area).
Many manufacturers describe their product as a "cocktail" of ingredients that work together to decrease the effects of aging. Skin firming and anti-aging ingredients often include antioxidants, minerals, seaweed, herb extracts and different kinds of oils like Vitamins A and E. Other ingredients attributed to having a firming effect on the skin include green tea, aloe vera, beech bud extract, alpha lipoic acids, shea butter, hyaluronic acid and the very exotic sounding emu oil. Some firming and anti-aging products also contain light reflecting pigments, such as mica, to enhance the glow and make the skin look radiant.
You can choose the right skin firming creams according to your skin type (oily, combination or dry) and the anti-aging action associated with them.
HOW TO USE:
Collagen Re-Inforce Platinum 24-Hour Firming Creme:
Gently massage around eye area morning and night.
Collagen Firming Neck Cream:
Massage cream into the neck and décolleté area using the Elizabeth Grant neck massage method.
Collagen Re-Inforce Platinum 24-Hour Firming Eye Creme:
Gently massage around eye area morning and night.
Collagen Re-Inforce Platinum Firming Cleanser:
Using your fingertips lather a small amount of cleanser over the entire face. Rinse off with warm water. Pat dry with a soft towel.
Collagen Re-Inforce Miracle Concentrate:
Apply a small amount to face and neck area before moisturizer.
Collagen Re-Inforce Platinum Smoothing Body Cream:
Gently massage onto dry skin after bath or shower.
Collagen Re-Inforce Eye Treatment Roller:
Gently roll the product around the eye area morning and night.
Collagen Re-Inforce Platinum 24-Hour Firming Creme: Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Allantoin, Camellia Oleifera Extract, Algae Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Collagen, Sodium Polyacrylate, Cucumis Sativus Extract, Salvia Officinalis Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Citric Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone, Sodium Benzoate, Bisabolol, Potassium Sorbate, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q-10), Trifolium Pratense Extract, Triethanolamine, Threonine, Serine, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Lysine, Dioscorea Villosa Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer.
Collagen Re-Inforce Platinum 24-Hour Firming Eye Creme: Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Allantoin, Camellia Oleifera Extract, Algae Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Collagen, Sodium Polyacrylate, Cucumis Sativus Extract, Salvia Officinalis Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Citric Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone, Sodium Benzoate, Bisabolol, Potassium Sorbate, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q-10), Trifolium Pratense Extract, Triethanolamine, Threonine, Serine, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Lysine, Dioscorea Villosa Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer.
Collagen Re-Inforce Platinum Firming Cleanser: Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Allantoin, Algae Extract, Cucumis Sativus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Diazolidinyl Urea, Citric Acid, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, C12-15 Pareth-11, Propylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Sodium Benzoate, Polyquaternium-7, Potassium Sorbate, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, PVP, Colloidal Platinum (Nano), Parfum, CI 16035/ Red 40.
Collagen Re-Inforce Miracle Concentrate: Aqua, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Algae Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Collagen, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Polyacrylate, Polyacrylic Acid, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Citric Acid, Threonine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ceteareth-20, Lysine, Sodium Benzoate, Bisabolol, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q-10), Serine, Potassium Sorbate, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, CI 16035 / Red 40.
Collagen Re-Inforce Platinum Smoothing Body Cream: Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Ceteareth-20, Polysorbate 20, Allantoin, Algae Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Collagen, Sodium Polyacrylate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Sodium Benzoate, PVP, Potassium Sorbate, Colloidal Platinum (Nano), Citric Acid.
Collagen Re-Inforce Eye Treatment Roller: Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Hydrolyzed Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Algae Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Collagen, Sodium Polyacrylate, Cucumis Sativus Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Salvia Officinalis Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Diazolidinyl Urea, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Polyquaternium-39, Potassium Sorbate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Betaine, Allantoin, Camellia Oleifera Extract, Dioscorea Villosa Extract, Trifolium Pratense Extract, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylpar