Plant stem cells are such an important and game-changing ingredient for your skin. Reparative, anti-aging essentials, discover everything you need to know about plant stem cells in skincare.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that protects against environmental damage, strengthens, firms, and brightens the skin. Discover our guide to all things vitamin C for skin...
Wondering about aloe vera's benefits for skin? Aloe vera is loved for its nourishing and healing properties, not to mention as an all-out superstar for soothing sunburns. But aloe vera's skincare benefits don’t end there. Discover everything there is to know about this skin superfood.
Have you heard of niacinamide? Loved by derms and beauty editors, the benefits of niacinamide make for an impressive lineup worthy of a place in your skincare ritual.
The more popular something becomes, the more people try to cheapen or 'dupe' it. The same goes for skincare. We’ve seen a rise in both interest and general knowledge of skincare routines, formulas and products, yet we continue to see clients who insist on creating DIY formulas for skin concerns that could easily be remedied with the right over the counter product. You may think that making your own products is the answer, but we’re here to (gently) remind you that it’s not. Though you’ll never catch us recommending lemon, honey and baking soda as a facial cleanser/mask, there is one frequently promoted ingredient that receives love from both professionals and DIYers alike, and that's Witch Hazel.
Mineral makeup is all the rage, and for good reason. Made from minerals like mica, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, mineral foundation is better for your skin than regular makeup. Here are nine things you probably didn’t know about mineral makeup foundation that might make you make the switch.
Nopal Cactus, found in Cyto-luxe Light Moisture, is used to fight inflammation, treat wounds, protect cellular DNA and increase skin’s tolerance. The stem cell from this plant is rich in antioxidants, including Vitamin C, polyphenols and catechins. The free radical scavenging properties have been demonstrated by in vitro tests. Applied topically, it will hydrate, help even tone, smooth wrinkles and soothe the skin.
Papyrus Leaf Stem Cell, found in Cyto-luxe Toning Mist, replenishes critical moisture to help maintain water content within the epidermis, restore skin’s protective barrier and prevent dehydration. It contributes to the creation of lipids within the uppermost layers of the epidermis to keep skin cells together, providing better protection against damage and reducing water loss.
According to the FDA, preservatives are 'substances which may be added to cosmetic products for the primary purpose of inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in such products.' Preservative ingredients are, in most cases, intended to maintain the integrity of the product, be it a face cream or mascara, so it’s safe for use. The inclusion of these ingredients in cosmetics is governed by the FDA under the cosmetic provisions of the law.
Benzoyl Peroxide, a strong, acne-fighting ingredient, has long been the go-to for targeting and treating breakouts. Though powerful, it can actually be so effective at drying and clearing breakouts that it leads to over-drying the skin, causing dehydration and irritation. Knowing when and how often to use Benzoyl Peroxide is key to keeping your skin balanced.
When looking for an anti-aging skincare system you might focus on products that claim to firm sagging skin, regenerate skin cell tissue or soften fine lines and wrinkles. But what if we told you that we found an ingredient that does all three and that it can be found in our all-new Daily Hydration+ and Daily Power C+? It might sound too good to be true but Sweet Iris is special because it acts on both the epidermis and dermis.
When we introduced you to our Phyto-Active Eye Serum we also introduced you to a new age-fighting ingredient: Brestine. Also known as plankton extract, this marine-derived polymer has the ability to fill in the furrows of the skin and smooth small wrinkles within 15 minutes of application!
Simply put, Retinol is the purest form of Vitamin A for your skin— and is relied on in the skin care industry for its powerful anti-aging properties. Vitamin A can be absorbed through foods such as kale, sweet potatoes and carrots, but when applied directly via a serum, it can do wonders for the skin.