This gentle exfoliator formulation encourages a faster cell turnover rate, cleans out blocked pores and stimulates blood supply, revealing smoother, brighter, younger looking skin. Other vital nutrients help regulate the skin’s functions and reduce free radical activity.
Pumpkin pulp is rich in natural antioxidants and nutrients. It softens and soothes the skin, maintains moisture levels, and balances the skin’s pH. Pumpkin pulp also contains high concentrations of Zinc, which provides long term anti-aging benefits and promotes skin health.
Glycolic acid exfoliates the top layer of the skin, breaking it down by dissolving sebum and other substances that bind cells together. The old keratinized cells are sloughed off, revealing the smoother skin underneath.
Natural enzymes, Bromelain and Papain, are derived from Pineapple and Papaya. These enzymes create a gentle exfoliating action, clearing cellular build up and encouraging the production of new cells. Papain also reduces inflammation and is a rich source of antioxidants.
In the evening, apply a moderate layer over cleansed face and neck, avoiding the eye area. A brief tingling sensation may be felt upon application and should dissipate quickly. Leave on for at least 10 minutes or until the masque has dried. The addition of water will reactivate the masque. Remove thoroughly by massaging in circular motions with light pressure and damp fingertips, creating a smooth paste. Remove excess with tepid water. Follow with recommended lotion/toner, serum and moisturizer.
Retinol Balancing Masque contains a vital mix of vitamins, peptides and antioxidants to reduce inflammation, promote healing, and protect against environmental damage.
Retinol and Retinyl Palmitate, high-potency forms of Vitamin A, aid in cellular regeneration and cell strengthening, improving fine lines, and giving the skin a youthful appearance.
Ferulic acid offers superior antioxidant properties to protect the skin from damage caused by ultraviolet light, making it highly effective in fighting free radicals, especially when combined with Vitamins C and E.
Resveratrol is a natural antioxidant compound that protects cells against UV damage, offering anti-aging benefits and reducing inflammation. Resveratrol is combined in this formula with Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3, a peptide that provides a powerful protection effect and activates cellular renewal and damage repair, increasing skin elasticity and tone.
A calming blend of Aloe Vera, Green Tea extract, and Rosehip oil soothes the skin and offer anti-inflammatory benefits. Aloe Vera contains mucopolysaccharides that naturally moisturize and hydrate the skin, and is also rich in Vitamin C, E and beta-carotene. Green Tea extract is a potent anti-inflammatory, provides a rich source of cell protecting antioxidants, and contains Methylxanthines, which stimulate microcirculation within the skin. Rosehip oil is also a rich source of antioxidants, and contains essential fatty acids to nourish and heal the skin.
This masque can be used as an overnight treatment 2-3 times per week or as a daily moisturizer for those requiring more lipids on their skin. If used as a masque, apply a thin layer over face and neck after cleansing. Leave on for a minimum of 15 minutes. It may also be left on overnight for a deeper treatment. Rinse off with a recommended cleanser. Remove the excess with tepid water, and follow with recommended lotion/toner, serum and moisturizer.