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Michael Marcus Refreshing & Invigorating Oxygen Masque 1 oz

WHO IT IS FOR:
Designed to refresh and invigorate the skin by increasing luminosity and skin radiance. Great for all skin types!

BENEFITS:
  • Helps improve hydration
  • Helps improve the appearance of skin texture
  • Helps improve the appearance of skin tone
  • Leaves skin looking smooth and radiant
  • Helps improve the appearance of aging skin
  • Reduces and refines the appearance of pore size
  • Fruity scent

HOW TO USE:
Use 1 - 3 times a week on clean skin using upward outward smooth strokes. Allow to remain on the skin for 3 - 5 minutes, then massage and rinse thoroughly with tepid water.

Made in USA.

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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.

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

  • About the Collection
    Make your beauty routine simple and fun with Michael Marcus Skin Care & Cosmetics - a collection of multitasking skin and beauty products made with vitamin-rich ingredients. Designed to be multipurpose, each item is formulated to offer benefits beyond great nourishment and color. With botanically-fortified formulations and age-defying ingredients inspired by the most beautiful woman of all, Mother Nature, Michael Marcus saves you time with each straightforward and versatile product.

    Discover for yourself why this exceptional collection has become a favorite of women in search of innovative and colorful ways to enjoy healthy skin and stunning beauty every day.

    Michael MarcusAbout the Guest
    For more than two decades, Michael Marcus has been teaching women how to make themselves more beautiful. Passionate about his life's work, he founded Michael Marcus Skin Care & Cosmetics with the mission of creating multitasking products for women of all ages. As a celebrity makeup artist and skin care expert, Michael has earned features in national print publications and boasts a large celebrity clientele.

    INGREDIENTS:
    Water, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Perfluoroisohexane, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates/Palmeth-25 Acrylate Copolymer, Glycerin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Panthenol, Isononyl Isononanoate Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Pentylene Glycol, Morinda Citrifolia (Hawaiian Noni) Fruit Extract Hypnea Musciformis Extract, Gellidiela Acerosa Extract, Sargassum Filipendula Extract, Sea Salt, Carrageenan , Sodium Cocamidopropyl Pg-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance.