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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 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.
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
About the Collection
The Elizabeth Grant skin care line features an exclusive, nourishing blend called Torricelumn™. Discovered during World War II, the main active component of Torricelumn is a precious ingredient harvested only twice yearly from pods found deep beneath the sea. The collection features a unique blend of Torricelumn and skin care actives, each researched and selected for their particular rejuvenation purposes to create effective, all-in-one products that address a wide range of concerns, while reducing the visual effects of aging.
Founder and makeup artist Elizabeth Grant discovered her exclusive skin care solution when it was being used to treat war wounds in 1948. Troubled by damaged skin, Elizabeth had this substance specially formulated with other ingredients and began applying it herself. Over time, her skin was completely transformed.
About the Guest
Margot Grant Witz is the granddaughter of brand founder Elizabeth Grant. A long-time student of the beauty industry, Margot grew up learning about skin care, style and grace from her grandmother. She attended the Grenoble Ecole De Management in the south of France, and brings her strong business background to Elizabeth Grant.
Margot is now a creative force at the company, heading its public relations and marketing department, and acting as its spokeswoman and on-air presenter. In addition, Margot develops beauty solutions of her own.
HOW TO USE:
24 Hour Firming Cream:
Apply to face area morning and night.
24 Hour Firming Eye Cream:
Gently massage around eye area morning and night.
Apply a small amount to face and neck area before moisturizer.
Apply to face area every night after cleansing.
Supreme Essence of Torricelumn:
Place 1-2 precious drops onto the fingertips and gently massage over the face and neck area morning and night after moisturizer.
24 Hour Firming Cream: Aqua, Glycerin, Cocoglycerides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Polyacrylate, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Esters, Dimethicone, Allantoin, Camellia Oleifera Extract, Algae Extract, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Hyaluronate, Collagen Amino Acids, Collagen, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Citric Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Lactate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Sodium Citrate, Alcohol, Urea, Cyclopentasiloxane, Lactic Acid, Glaucine, Dimethiconol, Sodium PCA, Glyceryl Oleate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q-10), Triethanolamine, Threonine, Sodium Benzoate, Serine, PVP, Potassium Sorbate, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Lysine, Colloidal Platinum (Nano), Biotin.
24 Hour Firming Eye Cream: Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Collagen, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q-10), Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Sodium Hyaluronate, Algae Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract, Dioscorea Villosa Root Extract, Trifolium Pratense Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Serine, Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Polysorbate 20, Threonine EGB050-1.
Miracle Lift: Aqua, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Colloidal Platinum, Collagen, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q-10), Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Algae Extract, Hydrolyzed Sesame Protein PG-Propyl Methylsilanediol, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ethylhexylglycerin, VP/Polycarbamyl PolyGlycol Ester, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyacrylic Acid, Ceteareth-20, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates Copolymer, Panthenol, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Polyacrylate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Citric Acid, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Threonine, Serine, Lysine, CI.
Neck Cream: Aqua, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Collagen, Colloidal Platinum, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q-10), Coenzyme A, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caffeine, Algae Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract, Dioscorea Villosa Root Extract, Trifolium Pratense Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Serine, Lysine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Hexacosyl Dimethicone, Ceteareth-20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethanolamine, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Sodium Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, PEG-8, Cellulose, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Glyoxal, Threonine, CI 42090 / Blue 1 EGB161.
Supreme Essence of Torricelumn: Aqua, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Propylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q-10), Glycine Max Symbiosome Extract, Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Algae Extract, Dioscorea Villosa Root Extract, Trifolium Pratense Leaf Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Pikea Robusta Extract, Collagen, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Cucumis Sativus Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Bisabolol, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Dimethicone, Diazolidinyl Urea, Ceteareth-20, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyacrylic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Potassium Benzoate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Threonine, Serine, Lysine, CI 16035 / Red 40, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 EGB036-1.
Average Days of Supply: 60 (Firming Cream, Firming Eye Cream, Essence of Torricelumn); 120 (Miracle Lift and Neck Cream)