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Sonya Dakar Beauty Bootcamp Retinol Serum & Bonus Size BioStem Concentrate Set

SET INCLUDES:
Retinol Radiance Serum – 1 oz
BioStem Concentrate (Bonus Size) – 1 oz

WHO IT IS FOR:
You wanted the best, you got the best! We bring you the most powerful anti-aging products of the Beauty Bootcamp Collection. When used together, this power product duo helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and gives the appearance of smoother, more radiant and moisturized skin.

BENEFITS:
Retinol Radiance Serum:
  • A multi-tasking retinol serum which helps radically improve the look and texture of your skin without the typical irritation associated with some other retinol-based products
  • The "Liquid Silk" texture helps to instantly blur the appearance of fine lines, discoloration, wrinkles and uneven skin tone
  • Helps improve skin surface scaling and also improves surface roughness and visible reduction of age spots
  • Results in a healthier-looking, refined complexion
  • Contains a super pure form of vitamin A, which helps provide all the benefits associated with traditional retinoid products, without the irritation and flakiness
  • Formulated with BioStem - a proprietary botanical based complex of rare Swiss apple stem cells, which helps provide skin-revitalizing benefits
  • BioStem also contains yeast extract for optimum skin hydration and plumping
  • Super antioxidant passion fruit fights free radicals
  • The BioStem technology helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while leaving skin youthful-looking, smooth and luminous
  • Made with an age-reversal peptide to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles while eliminating dry, dull skin
  • When applied as the base layer, Retinol Radiance helps moisturizers and other treatment products to work better for maximum efficacy
  • Free from parabens, lanolin and artificial dyes
  • Helps return your skin's youthful glow and helps target the appearance of further fine lines and wrinkles
  • Comes in a bottle with pump and cap
  • Fragrance - Hint of lavender and lemongrass

BioStem Concentrate:
  • A luxurious, multi-action anti-aging cream that helps transform the look of your skin to help target visible signs of aging
  • Helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrates, plumps and helps even the look of skin tone
  • Formulated with BioStem - a proprietary botanical based complex of rare Swiss apple stem cells, which helps provide skin-revitalizing benefits
  • BioStem also contains yeast extract for optimum skin hydration and plumping
  • Super antioxidant passion fruit helps fight free radicals
  • The BioStem technology helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while leaving your skin youthful-looking, smooth and luminous
  • Contains Myrtle leaf extract which helps enhance the appearance of skin elasticity and firmness, while addressing the appearance of premature aging
  • Utilizes a pure, stabilized form of vitamin C to help brighten the look of your skin
  • Contains super antioxidant-rich oils of jojoba and avocado to help aid in warding off free radicals
  • Made with a skin nourishing complex from carob seeds, which helps strengthen skin moisture barrier function for a healthy-looking, luminous complexion
  • Ayurvedic Indian tree well extract helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and plumps your skin with hydration from within
  • Features a super age-reverse peptide to help plump and hydrate your skin from within
  • Non-greasy
  • Comes in a bottle with pump and cap
  • Free from parabens, artificial fragrances and dyes
  • Fragrance - Hint of lavender

Made in the USA.

Please see the Usage & Ingredients tab for how to 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 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 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 ultimately leads 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 finger tips, 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.

    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.

    What is a Serum?
    Deciding to use a serum can depend on various factors including skin type, age or degree of damage. They are able to effectively absorb onto the skin, delivering active ingredients for maximum benefit. Depending on ingredients, serums contain anti-aging properties that help to firm, tighten, provide anti-oxidants, re-texturize, or address the signs of aging. If you decide to use a serum with your moisturizer, select one with the ingredients or benefits associated with the concerns you wish to address.

    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

  • HOW TO USE:
    Retinol Radiance Serum:
    Massage a few drops onto cleansed face and neck. Use of sunscreen with this product is highly recommended.

    BioStem Concentrate:
    Apply onto a cleansed face, neck and decollete with light upward strokes.

    INGREDIENTS:
    Retinol Radiance Serum: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Water, Xanthan Gum, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell (Green Apple extract), Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Passiflora Edulis (passionfruit) oil, Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyglucuronic Acid, Lecithin, Fragrance. Average Days of Supply: 45-60.

    BioStem Concentrate: Water, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrolyzed Ceratonia siliqua Seed Extract, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Sodium Oleate, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sucrose palmitate, Caprylic/capric triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Glyceryl linoleate, Commiphora mukul resin extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Hydrolyzed Myrtus communis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, PEG 150 Distearate, Passiflora Edulis (passionfruit) oil, Triethanolamine, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Carbomer, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell (Green Apple extract), Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylexyglycerin, Hexeylene Glycol, Natural Essential Oil Blend, Rh-Polypeptide-7 (HGH from organic botanicals), Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyglucuronic Acid, Lecithin. Average Days of Supply: 90-120.

    About Sonya Dakar
    For more than 30 years, Sonya Dakar has been treating skin with her with her Beauty Bootcamp philosophy. By coaching, educating and training her clients, Sonya has allowed them to feel empowered and confident in their ability to achieve all of their beauty goals. What started out as a Hollywood's secret to glowing skin has flourished into one of the most sought-after, innovative skincare brands in the world. Sonya's award-winning skincare products are regularly featured in top fashion and beauty publications and praised by A-listers alike. Sonya Dakar is now excited to share her newest skincare innovation system, the Beauty Bootcamp collection, the result of years of developing high performance and natural skincare solutions that deliver immediate and ongoing results.