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Michael Marcus Seven-Piece Anti-Aging Skincare Regimen
SET INCLUDES:
Exfoliate Jojoba Cleanser - 8 oz
Erase Serum - 1.70 oz
Realeyes Eye Cream - 0.50 oz
Reduce Line Filler - 0.50 oz
Pumpkin and Papaya Masque - 1.70 oz
Vitamin E Lip Balm - 0.17 oz
Restore Moisturizer - 1.70 oz

WHO IT IS FOR:
Treat your skin every day of the week with this luxe, seven-piece skin care set!

BENEFITS:
Exfoliate Jojoba Cleanser:
  • Formulated for all skin types, especially oily skin
  • Incorporates Jojoba, Vitamin C and Alpha/Beta Hydroxy to exfoliate dead skin cells
  • Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic acids loosen the bond of dead skin cells to accelerate the natural skin exfoliation process
  • Jojoba Beads gently exfoliate the skin to help prevent clogged pores

Erase Serum:
  • Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and promotes the look of having enhanced collagen
  • Appropriate for all skin types. -Includes Palmitoyl Oligopeptide - helps moisturize the skin CoQ10 (Ubiquinone).
  • Helps give skin an energized look
  • Japanese Green Tea - an anti-oxidant
  • Vitamin C - an anti-oxidant
  • Squalane - helps moisturize the skin

Realeyes Eye Cream:
  • Formulated for all skin types
  • Helps firm and tighten the look of skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Cream also decreases the look of puffiness
  • Contains Vitamin E for hydration
  • Reduces the appearance of superficial facial lines around the eyes and increases the look of skin firmness

Reduce Line Filler:
  • An anti-aging formula that helps smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Contains Hyaluronic Acid micro-spheres that help trap water to immediately diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps increase long term hydration of the epidermis

Pumpkin and Papaya Masque:
  • A special, active Papaya Enzyme helps sooth the skin
  • Beeswax and Avocado Oil help to moisturize and hydrate dry, parched skin
  • Tapioca Starch and Kaolin Clay tighten the surface of the skin to clarify and condition
  • Extracts of Pumpkin Seed and Comfrey clarify and nourish the skin
  • Japanese Green Tea acts as an anti-oxidant and helps to reduce the appearance of redness and irritation (also known for its anti-oxidant properties to address free radicals)
  • Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil is rich in Vitamins B2, D, A, E and K
  • Light papaya scent with subtle pumpkin undertone

Vitamin E Lip Balm:
  • Moisturizes chapped lips for a silky, smooth pucker
  • Castor Oil provides a protective, shiny film when it dries after application
  • Moisturizing Lipids hydrate
  • Bees Wax moisturizes and allows for ease of application
  • Features Vitamin E, an antioxidant that targets free radicals

Restore Moisturizer:
  • Formulated for normal to dry/sensitive skin
  • Helps increase the look of skin firmness for smoother, younger looking skin
  • Increases the appearance of skin thickness and firmness when used regularly
  • Antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C and E address free radicals
  • Calms and soothes
  • Abnfeltia Concinna (naturally derived from red marine algae) provides moisture and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and redness
  • Vitamin E nourishes skin and addresses the look of premature aging
  • Vitamin A helps promote the look of skin elasticity and normalizes dry skin
  • Vitamin C and the antioxidant Ginko Biloba have purifying properties
  • Horse Chestnut Extract, Rose Hip Extract and Ginseng Extract nourish

Made in the USA.

Please view the above Ingredients tab for use and ingredient information.

Dry skin is identified as skin severely lacking natural oil and moisture. Characteristics include roughness, flakiness, tightness, fine pore redness, pronounced fine lines around the eyes and mouth, and a thin, fragile texture. The skin may also appear flaky, ashy or dull from dead skin build up.

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.

Product Recommendations:

  • Makeup remover
  • Cleanser, mild or cream based
  • Toner (low or no alcohol)
  • Morning moisturizer with SPF
  • Evening moisturizer
  • Eye moisturizer
  • Serum
  • Mild exfoliant
  • Moisture enhancing mask

    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

    Why Moisturize?
    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.

    Why Cleanse?
    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.

    Skin Firming

    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.

    Oily skin is identified as skin with oily areas, pronounced shininess in the T-zone, breakouts, and pores that may be clogged and enlarged. The oiliness can cause makeup to fade prematurely. Finding the right balance is key to this skincare routine.

    Daily Skin Care Regimen
    If you have acne or oily skin, you want to look for products that absorb oil, hydrate without added oil, and moisturize your skin without oil.

    Cleanse skin both day and night with a mild sudsy or gel cleanser. Use a toner to wipe of residual dirt and soap, and finally follow with a light moisturizer with SPF for the day. Use a product that is mild and light; many times the packaging will indicate that it is non-comedegenic. Products formulated specifically for oily skin condition should be suitable for almost any use. You will want to purchase a skincare line that fits the level of your skin's needs.

    Weekly Skin Care Routine
    Exfoliate once or twice per week. This will assist with cell turnover and will expose the healthy skin underneath. Over-exfoliating or exfoliating with harsh ingredients can irritate skin and possibly cause further breakouts, so stick with a product that has micro beads or exfoliating ingredients.

    Use a weekly mask to help cleanse and tighten pores. Masks made with clay effectively absorb excess oil and are highly recommended and essential to controlling an oily complexion. Finally use a spot treatment as needed during the day or night. If skin becomes flaky or irritated, decrease the frequency of use. One final note: Choose your cosmetics and hair care products wisely. Many can be contributors of skin sensitivity or flare-ups.

    Product Recommendations:

  • Makeup remover
  • Sudsy or gel cleanser
  • Toner
  • Morning moisturizer with SPF
  • Evening moisturizer
  • Eye moisturizer (optional)
  • Gentle exfoliator
  • Clay mask
  • Spot treatment or all-over treatment

    Key Ingredients for Acne/Oily Skin:
    Alphahydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydroxyl Acid, Clay, Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus, Aloe Vera, Glycerin, Vitamin A, Retinol (a form of Vitamin A), Vitamin C, Clay

    Aging skin may have any combination of wrinkles, sagging or slack skin around the jowls, chin, cheeks and jawline. It may also have evidence of sun damage (photo damage/hyperpigmentation) in the form of spots or leathery texture. The skin may also feel tight and dry. If you tend to 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.

    Daily Skin Care Regimen
    Begin with a very mild soap, possibly cream based. Since skin can be 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 absorb. 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.

    Product Recommendations:

  • Makeup remover
  • Cleanser, mild or cream based
  • Toner (low or no alcohol)
  • Morning moisturizer with SPF
  • Evening moisturizer
  • Eye moisturizer
  • Serum
  • Mild exfoliant
  • Moisture enhancing mask

    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

    Why Cleanse?
    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.

  • HOW TO USE:
    Exfoliate Jojoba Cleanser:
    Apply to face and neck in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water and follow with appropriate facial moisturizer and eye cream. Gentle enough to use twice daily.

    Erase Serum:
    Use twice daily for extra hydration after thoroughly cleansing the skin to combat fine lines. The light treatment lotion can be used under a daily moisturizer, sunscreen or night cream.

    Realeyes Eye Cream:
    Use daily, concentrating on the delicate eye area (eyelid and under eye). Can be worn under makeup.

    Reduce Line Filler:
    Apply over moisturizer targeting any line or wrinkle. Can be worn under makeup.

    Pumpkin and Papaya Masque:
    Avoiding the eye area, apply a thick layer of Purify all over cleansed and toned face and neck area, and allow it to set for 15 to 20 minutes. To remove, place cotton pads over eyes and sponge off the masque with a warm cloth. Finish by rinsing thoroughly. Use one to two times weekly. The masque can also be used as a hand masque.

    Vitamin E Lip Balm:
    Smooth on dry, chapped lips. Can be worn under lipstick.

    Restore Moisturizer:
    Use twice daily after thoroughly cleansing skin. Can be worn over Erase Serum. Warm up cream between finger-tips before applying. Can be worn as a day or night cream. Soothes irritated and dehydrated skin due to chemical peels and harsh environmental conditions.

    INGREDIENTS:
    Exfoliate Jojoba Cleanser: Agua, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Jojoba Esters, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium PCA, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Glycol Distearate, Steareth-4, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate.

    Erase Serum: Agua, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Butylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Laureth-7, Tridecyl Stearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Sorbitol, Squalane, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Chamomile Extract), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (Green Tea Extract), Biosaccharide Gum-1, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil (Lemongrass), Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.

    Realeyes Eye Cream: Deionized Water, Hydrocotyl (Centella Asiatica) Extract, Coneflower (Echinacea Angustifolia) Extract, Octyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, C 13-14 Isoparafin, Lareth-7, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Panthenol, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Oil).

    Reduce Line Filler: Water, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium, Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Cetyl Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Leaf Extract, Methyl Gluceth-20, Polysorbate 20, Glucosamine, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol,Tetrasodium EDTA

    Pumpkin and Papaya Masque: Aqua, Tapioca Starch, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Kaolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Papain Carbomer Conjugate - 1, Butylene Glycol, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit Extract, Camellia Oleifera Extract (Japanese Green Tea), Comfrey Extract Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey), Beeswax, Non sensitizing Fragrance, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Annatto.

    Vitamin E Lip Balm: Castor Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Candelilla Wax, Beeswax, Isopropyl Lanolate, Lanolin Oil, Ozokerite Wax, Isopropyl Palmitate, Carnauba Wax, Tocopherol Acetate, Cinnamonium Zeylancium/Murraya Koenigii/Alcoho

    Restore Moisturizer: Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sorbitol, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Esters, Methyl Gluceth-20, Hydrogenated Soybean Glyceride, Butylene Glycol, Ahnfelitia Concinna Extract (Red Marine Algae), Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Squalane, Ubiquinone (Co Q 10), Allantoin, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Anthemis Nobilis(Chamomile) Flower Extract, Hamamelis Virginia (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oill, Dimethicone, Polysorbate-20, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Tetrasodium EDTA, Benzyl Alcohol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Phenoxyethanol, PotassiumSorbate,Annato.

    Average Days of Supply: Pumpkin and Papaya Masque is 90 days. All other products are 30 days each.