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What is Active Argan Complex?
The worldwide, patent-pending, Activated Argan Complex uses breakthrough technology never seen before in the cosmetic industry. Our laboratories combine Ozone and Medical Grade Oxygen with 100% pure, organic, cold pressed Argan Oil, to exponentially elevate Argan Oil's natural benefits. The combination of ozone and oxygen create a new molecule called an "Ozonide." Ozonides preserve the nurturing properties of the Argan Oil and add new regenerative and anti-aging properties to the formulation. Clinical tests show that the Activated Argan Complex increases skin hydration and improves elasticity. Collagen and Elastin appear optimized - all functions which help fight visible signs of aging and bring back skin's natural, youthful appearance.
Why Active Argan?
Active Argan improves the performance of 100% pure, organic, cold pressed Argan Oil, by preserving its nutrient-rich properties and allowing it to work longer and harder. Our products balance luxury with efficiency - delivering the hardest working Argan product in the industry.
More About Active Argan:
All Active Argan formulas are free of parabens, petroleum/petrolatum, mineral oil, ethanol, phthalates and artificial colors. All formulas are dermatologically tested and are not tested on animals. Now you have a way to take care of your skin guilt-free!
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.
Daily Skin Care Regimen
If you have sensitive skin, you will need products that calm and soothe, as well as restore moisture. You will want to select products that are specifically formulated for sensitive skin and are free of harsh, synthetic and fragranced ingredients.
Begin with an ultra mild cleanser. Cream cleansers work well with sensitive skin. Follow with a toner that is free of alcohol to refresh and balance the pH of your skin. An optional serum and a delicate cream with an SPF will protect your skin during the day. A night cream can be slightly heavier, but should be just as gentle to the skin as the day cream. An eye moisturizer is optional, but recommended for skin that may be showing signs of aging.
Weekly Skin Care Routine
It is optional to use an extremely mild exfoliator in order to expose fresh skin and allow products to penetrate deeper. This can also be beneficial if your sensitive skin is prone to occasional breakouts. Exfoliating maximizes the effectiveness of your skin care products.
A moisture-enhancing mask that you put on and wipe off will moisturize and plump sensitive skin if it becomes dry and dehydrated.
Key Ingredients for Sensitive Skin:
Chamomile, Aloe Vera, Green Tea, Cucumber, Jojoba Oil, Glycerin Colloidal Oatmeal
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.
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.
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
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.
About the Collection
Discover your best, most supple, radiant and youthful-looking self with Active Argan. Developed to unlock argan oil's true potential, Active Argan is a revolutionary, age-defying, head-to-toe beauty collection featuring the world’s first, patent-pending Activated Argan Complex. Made at one of Italy’s most prestigious and innovative cosmetics laboratories, Active Argan is available exclusively at Evine.
Rich in vitamins, anti-oxidants and other anti-aging properties, argan oil has been used for centuries for its naturally nurturing abilities. Combining it with advanced dermatological technology, Active Argan preserves the oil’s properties while allowing it to work harder and longer. The secret is the Activated Argan Complex, a proprietary technology that combines ozone, medical-grade oxygen and 100% pure, organic and cold-pressed argan oil to boost skin hydration and improve elasticity.
Anti-age gracefully with the power of Active Argan.
About the Guest
Mother, author, beauty expert, make-up artist and FORD model Morgen Schick leverages her 30 years in the industry to present beauty products in a way that’s entertaining, educational and inspiring. Morgen has appeared on Entertainment Tonight, The View, Katie Couric, Rachael Ray, The Wendy Williams Show and E! as a makeover expert and believes that “every day you look in the mirror, your image should get better and better.” Morgen was inspired to work with the laboratories behind the newest beauty innovation, Active Argan, because she discovered the secret to great looking skin is the combination of centuries-old rejuvenating argan oil combined with modern, breakthrough technology.
HOW TO USE:
Cleansing Oil Rinse Clean Facial Formula:
Dispense a quarter-size amount of product to the palm of the hand. Apply to dry skin and gently massage across the face and neck with the fingertips until makeup, dirt and debris have been released. Avoid direct contact with the eyes. Rinse thoroughly with clean, warm water. Pat skin dry.
Plasma Pro 50+ Facial Concentrate Anti-Aging Serum:
Apply mornings and evenings to a clean face, neck and décolleté, massaging gently until absorbed.
Average Days of Supply: 60 days each; 120 days total
Cleansing Oil Rinse Clean Facial Formula: Aqua (Water) (*Oxygen-Rich Purified Water), Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Peg-150 Distearate, Coco-Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (*Specially-Ozonized Organic Argan Oil), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Glyceryl Oleate, Ubiquinone, Zea Mays (Corn) Germ Oil, Beta-Carotene, Tocopherol (*Gmo-Free Vegetable Vitamin E), Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Polysorbate 20, Pvp, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium Edta, Parfum (Fragrance).
Plasma Pro 50+ Facial Concentrate Anti-Aging Serum: Aqua (Water) (*Oxygen-Rich Purified Water), Coco-Caprylate, Cocoglycerides, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Beheneth-25, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (*Specially-Ozonized Organic Argan Oil), Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-Ii, Ceramide 1, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Tocopherol (*Gmo-Free Vegetable Vitamin E), Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Tribehenin, Ceramide Ng, Peg-10 Phytosterol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Sodium Polyacrylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Fragrance (*100% Natural Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Dmdm Hydantoin.