MY PLANT-BASED FAVES
AGAVE: An ancient, botanical used for many skin conditions. In topical skin care it has Anti-aging properties for moisturizing the skin and Anti-inflammatory properties for stimulating and exfoliating the skin.
Rich in vitamins B1, B2, C, D, K, and provitamin A. The skin is better hydrated and so becomes softer and smoother.
ALOE: Yes, this is the darling of skincare right now, but it’s for good reason. Who are we to question the power of something the ancient Egyptians called the “plant of immortality.” When it comes to reducing inflammation and calming down sensitive skin, aloe can’t be beat.
ORGANIC LICORICE ROOT: Not to be outdone in the inflammation department, licorice root is also very effective at calming down sensitive or acne-prone skin. Plus, Licorice root extract is a common ingredient used in many skincare products to lighten the discoloration or pigmentation. Glabridin, an active ingredient in Licorice root, has shown to possesses anti-inflammatory effects and inhibits tyrosinase, a key enzyme that is responsible for making the pigmentation. Also, packed with antioxidants that prevent against free-radicals and pre-mature aging.
ORGANIC REISHI MUSHROOMS: This might just be magical for your skin Suffering from rosacea or eczema. And they are known to fight aging and brighten the skin.
GOJI BERRY: Looking to hydrate, strengthen and protect your skin, especially around the eyes? Goji Berry is an antioxidant-packed superfood that moisturizes, tones and brightens.
CHAMOMILE – Kinder, gentler skincare is definitely having a moment, and one of the biggest stars is chamomile. Known for conditioning and soothing skin, it’s an ideal ingredient in a scrub. This combination will gently nourish the skin while buffing away dead skin cells and promoting cell renewal.
BAMBOO CHARCOAL – This powerhouse ingredient is packed with skin beneficial ingredients that work to regenerate the skin by absorbing dirt and debris from pores like a magnet!
Watch blackheads disappear – I did!
Bamboo actually contained 70% natural silica, an organic compound that is essential for the body and works to keep your skin looking healthy, supple and radiant. Bamboo is rich in amino acids and flavonoids which are packed with antioxidants and protect your skin from oxidative of stress.
CAYENNE – Stimulating. Increases blood flow to your skin bringing with it oxygen and many essential nutrients.
CLOVE – Rich in antioxidants, rejuvenating, stimulating, increases blood flow and a great anti-inflammatory to sooth acneic skin.
COCOA – Rich in Oleic Acid/Omega 9, creates a protective barrier, locking in moisture leaving skin feeling hydrated.
COFFEE – Just like you rely on your morning cup of coffee for a burst of energy on a daily basis, Coffee is not only used in beverages it’s also gaining reputation as an alternative remedy in skin care thanks to the anti oxidants, which include phenols that help fight free radicals that can lead to skin damage. Coffee was found to have the most popular source of antioxidants than any other antioxidant rich beverage such as tea or wine. Coffee can calm the skin it has anti aging benefits that can decrease the appearance of Sun spots, redness and fine lines. It’s loaded with vitamin B3, it reduces inflammation, it’s an Anti-inflammatory that works well on achnaic skin and it also helps combat stubborn dark circles under the eyes.
DANDELION – Rich in antioxidants, dandelions have anti-aging benefits for the skin. The plant contains detoxifying properties that rid the skin of toxins that clog pores and cause acne, as well as vitamin C to speed up the body’s natural healing process and reduce the appearance of scars and skin inflammation.
EYE BRIGHT – is an herbal ingredient and potent botanical that helps brighten the eyes, making them look more awake. Eyebright is effective yet gentle. Eyebright is properly known as Euphrasia officinalis, and this flowering plant is gathered when in bloom to create an extract that typically includes most of the plant from the flowers to the stem. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory that helps calm the thin, delicate skin around the eyes giving a youthful and refreshed feeling, helping with puffiness, redness, and reducing swelling.
Eyebright contains phytonutrients, antioxidants, flavonoids and tannins that have antioxidant benefits and protect skin from premature fine lines and wrinkles. Finally, eyebright’s astringent qualities help tighten skin and minimize the appearance of pores, so it’s great for giving the eye area a fresh, taught appearance and benefits the face in general, too. It has earned it’s place in natural skincare, and used frequently in some of the best treatments.
GINGKO BILOBA – Popular in Chinese medicine Gingko has long been known for its high content in antioxidants and antibacterial properties. It’s know to kill and eradicates bacteria that cause acne and other skin conditions. Ginkgo provides many antioxidant
benefits thanks to its high levels of flavonoids. This antioxidant will fight and neutralize free radicals, as well as help limit the damage from sun rays on the skin.
Ginkgo Biloba is extremely rich in Vitamin E, providing excellent hydration.
Ginkgo aids your skin in balancing its melanin content, improving skin conditions such as hyper pigmentation.
ORGANIC GOTU KOLA – known as the “herb of longevity,” Gotu kola is a staple in traditional Chinese, Indonesian, and Ayurvedic medicine. It helps maintain your youthful glow by stimulating collagen synthesis which is important for restoring skin firmness and elasticity.
ORGANIC GREEN TEA – Green tea is a botanical derived from the leaves and buds of the tea plant Camellia Sinensis. the active components of green tea are polyphenols (also called catechins) that are believed to benefit the skin due to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. As an antioxidant that scavenges free radicals caused by environmental stressors like UV radiation and pollution, it has the ability to fight off DNA damage in skin cells by promoting DNA repair.
It can reduce the signs of sun damage, such as hyperpigmentation, rough texture, and fine lines.
Its ability to reduce sebum coupled with its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties makes the ingredient suitable for people suffering from acne and those with oily complexions.
Green tea helps reduce inflammation in skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis.
JOSHUA TREE – The Joshua tree is actually a species of yucca (Yucca Brevifolia), Joshua trees occur in patches across several Southwest states. Their antifungal and antibacterial properties help restore balance to acneic and inflamed skin.
ORGANIC JUNIPER – Juniper berries contain at least 87 chemical compounds and are extremely high in flavonoid and polyphenols which are antioxidants used extensively for it’s ability to fight skin irritations. Due to its strong antiseptic qualities, juniper essential oil is also used to treat acne.
LEMONGRASS – is antibacterial and anti-fungal. It’s very cleansing, makes a good skin ingredient to clean out pores.
It’s an anti-inflammatory calming redness from breakouts, rashes, dry skin or sun exposure – it contains limonene, which naturally lightens the skin. It also has non-comedogenic properties meaning it won’t clog pores. As a natural detoxifier, it helps to clear bacteria and impurities, lifting dull skin and helping to give the face a bright, clean appearance.
PRICKLY PEAR – [Opuntia] commonly called prickly pear, is an edible plant genus in the cactus family, native to northern America. While prickly to it’s touch, cactus is known for it’s extremely soothing properties dating back to the Aztec era. Hydrating, – it’s excellent in restoring water and retaining moisture, has high doses of Vitamins and electrolytes such as Vitamin A,D,E,K and more emollient then Argan oil there in which blocks toxins from entering the skin. Also contains Vitamin F (Linoleic Acid/Omega 6) an important nutrient for skin regeneration.
ORGANIC TURMERIC – Turmeric powder is made from the root of (Curcuma Zedoaria), a form of ginger native to Southeast Asia. Its active ingredient, curcumin, is what gives it that yellow-orange tinge; it’s also what makes it such a potent anti-inflammatory and can lighten pigmentation. Turmeric has anti-microbial, and antioxidant effects slowing the skin aging process, and is used to diminish wrinkles, keep skin supple, and improve skin’s elasticity.
OREGON GRAPE -Oregon grape is a native plant on the North American west coast from British Columbia to northern California, occurring in the understory of Douglas-fir forests and in brushlands. It is the state flower of Oregon. Oregon Grape helps to cleanse the skin of bacteria. It may also soothe painful, swollen acneic skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory actions.
Oregon Grape root is a soothing option for skin in general. Studies show that the extract inhibits free radical activity in the skin, meaning it may help protect your skin from wrinkles.
When applied to the skin, it can help fight redness, irritation and infection. It can even help prevent psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Oregon grape root is good for treating bacterial infections and can also help to reduce and prevent acne.
SWISS APPLE – (UTTWILER SPÄTLAUBER) A rare apple found in Switzerland with a reputation for staying fresh longer than any other variety. Scientist found that The Secret of the apples resistance to decay and environmental damage was hidden in the cellular makeup of this little known variety. In the skin of the Apple, natural occurring botanical protect the fruit from oxidative stress and inflammation brought on by exposure to UV rays, and also act to reverse the effects of photo aging. Applied to the skin employs the nutrients the stem cell of the Swiss Apple to give you brighter, more youthful looking skin. It also hydrates, nourishes the skin to give a brighter, more youthful appearance.
SAND VERBENA – Found in coastal sand dunes in Western Northern America, this plant is known for its antioxidants that nourish and sooth the skin.
THE BENEFITS OF SUPER FRUITS & VEGGIES
Super fruits and certain vegetables contain “a cocktail of active molecules, vitamins, polyphenols, flavonoids and minerals good for boosting the skin system, fighting oxidative stress to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve skin radiance and promote luminosity.
AVOCADO – The natural oils and fatty-acids in avocados can deeply penetrate the skin to nourish, soften and hydrate – which may reduce fine lines and wrinkles, help keep skin smooth and boost skin’s immunity against stress and other environmental factors. Avocado contains antioxidants such as vitamins E and C helps protect cells from free radical damage and other beneficial nutrients to address a range of concerns. Avocados also contain lutein, a carotenoid that promotes skin elasticity, while oleic acid and chlorophyll help to reduce redness and inflammation. Avocado may help speed skin repair and improve chronic skin conditions like eczema and acne.
CARROT PROTEIN – Carrots have amazing beauty benefits. Carrots play a significant role in keeping your skin nourished with the antioxidant properties that provide anti-aging abilities. Carrots are packed with vitamin A, or Beta-carotene. Beta- carotene provides protection from free radicals, it help balance and hydrate cells to alleviate dry skin. Carrots nutritional value adds to that natural glow that radiates from your skin.
GUAVA – extraordinarily rich in vitamin C, lycopene and antioxidants that are beneficial for skin, which help to eliminate the free radicals that damage your skin and helps protect skin from aging. It also helps to improve skin tone and texture. Guavas have high astringent properties to help tone and tighten facial muscles. It’s also great for hyperpigmentation with its high vitamin C content.
KALE PROTEIN – kale is extraordinary beneficial for your skin. Rich with Vitamins K, A, and C and loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients, kale is good for reducing wrinkles, brightening skin tone, and detoxifying pores. The antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals in kale also work to reduce hyperpigmentation, which balances out your skin tone. Kale’s High content of Vitamin C fibroblasts collagen formation, helping to increasing cell turnover rate.
KIWI – Kiwi fruit extract is used in skin care products because it contains high amounts of vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that can protect the skin from free radicals, stimulate collagen production, and help reduce hyperpigmentation. Kiwi fruit extract also contains a proteolytic enzyme known as actinidin which helps diminish dirt and dead skin cells. Kiwi helps regulate and promote healthy skin pH.
LYCHEE – Supplies an adequate amount of Vitamin A and C which helps to prevent the damage from the oxidative stress caused due to poor diet and environmental factors. It also helps reduce dry skin therefore reducing wrinkles.
MANGOSTEEN – The Queen Of Fruits” by Queen Victoria because of the smell and flavor. It looks like a small apple, and the Mangosteen is covered in a purple, leathery rind that protects the sweet, white fruit inside. Mangosteen is incredible for the skin because of its powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Mangosteens are full of polyphenols (or phytochemicals) known as xanthones, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties great for blemished skin. Mangosteen peel has higher levels of antioxidants than many other fruit peels.
PALMIGRANITE – Touted as a superfood in recent years, pomegranates have increased in popularity as a fruit that can lower inflammation and improve your overall health.
Much of these benefits have to do with polyphenols, the powerful antioxidant-containing nutrients found in other plant-based foods, such as berries and green tea.
Given its nutritional content, it’s possible that pomegranates could improve your health from the inside out. The benefits of using pomegranate in skin care include antioxidants, such as the high content of vitamin C, which may reduce cellular damage and help to decrease the appearance of hyperpigmentation or age spots when applied topically.
The antioxidants in pomegranate are also thought to help provide natural protection against ultraviolet (UV) rays, not to be a replacement for sun screen.
PINEAPPLE – Bromelain enzyme is a substance found in pineapple that contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent acne. Pineapple contains a powerhouse of antioxidants that benefit your skin.
STAR FRUIT – this little five point shaped exotic fruit Carambola or star fruit is one of the most sought after fruits due to its nutrient density and antioxidant levels. It also has exceptional amounts of anti-inflammatory properties that works well on blemishes and promotes healthy glowing skin.
BENIFITS OF OILS
Face oils can work wonders on numbers of skin care woes and transform skin from dull to radiant. They’re tailored to work with your natural oils to keep your skin balanced. Because they’re plant based from parts of flowers, leaves , stems and roots containing potent ingredients, their potential of benefits are endless.
However; you must be aware of Comedogenic Oils in your Skin Care. Comedogenic rating is the ability for the oil to clog your pores. It starts at 0 – Non-comedogenic and goes through 5 – highly comedogenic.
0 – won’t clog pores at all
1 – very low likelihood of clogging pores
2 – moderately low likelihood
3 – moderate likelihood
4 – moderately high likelihood
5 – higher likelihood of clogging pores – works best on extreme dry skin
Non-comedogenic oils (0) moisturize and nourish without clogging pores (the best ones even help unclog them!) and are an essential ingredient in skincare for all skin types.
Oils contain Fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 and are key to healthy skin. This is not only true for foods rich in these fatty acids, but in topical applications of products containing them as well. In fact, symptoms of essential fatty acid deficiency can be reversed using products that are rich in linoleic acid.
Topical application may in fact be better than ingesting fatty acids when it comes to skin health. Many fatty acids that are ingested tend to be oxidized in the liver before ever reaching the skin. That makes topical application a more efficient delivery system for this critical acid.
Regardless of your skin type, essential fatty acids are important for skin health even if you don’t have any type of deficiency. For those with healthy skin, topical application of products with fatty acids helps to provide protection from UV radiation and sunburn – a critical step to prevent premature skin aging and wrinkles.
Premature aging is a result of the destruction of collagen in the skin’s cells, and causes a loss of elasticity, which leads to fine lines and wrinkles. Fatty acids in products that are applied to the skin help protect and even can help reverse that damage.
BEST OILS FOR RADIANT SKIN
Jojoba Oil: The most common oil that I recommend is jojoba oil because it is moisturizing for all skin types. Rose Hip Seed Oil,
Argan Oil, Tamanu Oil, Evening Primerose Oil, Avocado Oil and Olive Oil.
The best oils to fight oily skin and breakouts (yes, really) are Jojoba oil, Aloe vera and Argan oil. With a comedogenic rating of “0”, Argan Oil won’t clog your pores at all. Perfect for sensitive skin to use as a light moisturizer.
Coconut Oil Can Moisturize Dry Skin In addition to its effects on acne and inflammation, applying coconut oil to your skin can also help keep it hydrated. Pomegranate Seed Oil helps soothes irritation and may prevent breakouts with its antimicrobial properties.
Listed below are oils used in Adryan Essentials
* (N-CR ) ( ) Non-comedogenic rating
ARGAN OIL – *(N-CR) (0)
Works best on most skin types. High in Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid
BORAGE OIL – *(N-CR) (2)
World next on sensitive, combination to oily skin. High in Linoleic Acid and gamma linolenic acid.
CAMELLIA OIL –
Works best on most skin types. High in Oleic Acid.
COCONUT OIL –
Works best on very dry and aceneic skin.
High in Lauric Acid
DUNE or EVENING PRIMROSE OIL –
Works best on Oily, Acne-Prone, Combination skin. High in Linoleic Acid, Moderate in gamma linolenic acid.
FLAX SEED OIL –
*(N-CR) (4 )
Works best on very dry skin.
High in Alpha Linolenic Acid.
GRAPESEED OIL –
Works best on most skin types. High in linoleic acid.
JOJOBA OIL – *(N-CR) (2)
Works best on most Skin Types, including Oily/Acne-Prone. High in Eicosenoic Acid
MACADAMIA NUT OIL – *(N-CR) (2-3)
Works best on dry skin. High in Oleic Acid, Moderate in Palmitoleic Acid
PALM OIL – *(N-CR) (4)
Works best on dry/sensitive skin.
High in Lauric Acid
RICE BRAN OIL – *(N-CR) (2 )
Works best on most Skin Types, especially Mature skin.
ROSE HIP OIL – *(N-CR) (1)
Works best on Oily, Acne-Prone skin. High in Linoleic Acid, Moderate in Linolenic Acid
TAMANU OIL – *(N-CR) (2)
Works best on most skin types. High in Oleic and Linoleic Acid
WHEAT GERM OIL – *(N-CR) (5)
Works best on very dry/damaged skin. High in Linolenic Acid
BENIFITS OF ESSENTIAL OILS
Extracted from plants through distillation – steam or cold pressed, using the flower (top note) stem or bark (middle note) and root (bottom note).
Essential oils are used for fragrance and healthy effects with their anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and soothing properties.
FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL – When used in skin care products it treat dry skin and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, include the ability to strengthen skin and improve its tone, elasticity, and defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes. Frankincense is great for oily skin and acne because it’s a natural astringent, it helps regulate sebum.
HELICHRYSUM ESSENTIAL OIL – It reportedly has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties. Treating skin inflammation is a long-standing traditional use of helichrysum oil, therefore, topical usage may help to control acne and promote healthy skin cell regeneration for a glowing, youthful complexion.
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL – has antibacterial properties that helps to kill acne-inducing bacteria and clogged pores. Lavender also has antimicrobial properties, which are suitable for healing skin.
LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL – helps with inflammation and soothe irritated skin. It has antibacterial properties that helps to kill acne-inducing bacteria and clogged pores.
TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL – Tea tree oil is a popular choice for treating acne because of its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It’s thought to calm redness, swelling, and inflammation. It may even help to prevent and reduce acne scars, leaving you with smooth, clear skin.
BENIFITS OF PEPTIDES
Scientists have long recognized them as the building blocks of life. They are made up of a string of amino acids held together by tough bonds of nitrogen and carbon. They look like a necklace and are present in all of our tissues. 1 to 100 amino acids are called peptides, 100 to 200 they are called “polypeptides,” over 200 they are the ever popular, long chains called “proteins.” Long chain proteins cannot penetrate the epidermis because of their molecular size. But peptides can, due to their short chains. Acting as “messengers,” topical peptides can send out signals to tell the receptors on the skin cells how they are to perform. Each peptide has its own role to play; and formulations of serums, lotions, and creams with peptides as ingredients must be carefully formulated to meet their pre-determined goals. The most important peptides for use of topical products are discussed below.
ACETYL HEXIPEPTIDE -1
Is a bit of a special snowflake among peptides as it’s not a wrinkle-smoothing, anti-aging active like most other ones but it can stimulate pigmentation and melanin production (by interacting with a skin cell receptor called MC1R).
As melanin not only gives the skin it’s nice tanned color it also works as a natural protection factor. It not only boosts a natural tan but gives extra protection against IV-induces DNA and free radical damage and protects the skin against UV-caused redness.
MATRIXYL 3000 – is considered a must-use in anti-aging regimen products Because of the proven capabilities in developing the dermis. Studies show over all collagen synthesis to 117% and collagen IV synthesis up to 327%. (Collagen IV strengthens the basal membrane of the epidermis, an important aspect of strengthening the overall skin.) It also increases hyaluronic acid synthesis by up to 267%. Studies show support its use between botox injections as it can stimulate the development of the dermal component of the relaxed wrinkles, lessening their depth overtime.
-1 – stimulates collagen production in the skin. It’s a small three amino acid peptide with the amino sequence of glycine-histidine-lysine, or GHK. GHK is attached to palmitic acid (a fatty acid) to increase oil solubility and skin penetration.
-3 – is a synthetic protein that mimics the skin’s process of producing collagen 1(the most common type of the nineteen forms of collagen) via TGF – tissue growth factor. Clinical studies show products that contain this peptide will enhance wrinkle an fine line reduction, help improve hyperpigmentation and tighten the skin.
-5 – This highly bio-active peptide deeply penetrates the skin through enhanced collagen production.
-7 – This peptide is believed to stimulate the regeneration of collagen in the dermis and improve the epidermal barrier.
BENIFITS OF TOPICAL PROBIOTICS
In short they maintain the “good bugs” of the skin. They reinforce your skin’s natural barrier against bad bacteria, balance pH, help suppress overactive melanin and sooth over inflamed skin tissue.
FERMENT LYSATE – is a fairly new probiotic ingredient that is obtained from the Gram-positive bacteria, Lactococcus lactis. The lysate is a fluid substance that is produced when you break down the cell membrane, which means it contains interesting things including cytoplasm and cell wall fragments, it positively influences both the speed and quality of epidermal growth that results in better barrier function and overall skin quality. Fermented probiotics have also been shown to help reduce the proliferation of harmful microorganisms on skin’s surface, potentially improving common, often uncomfortable skin concerns. Applying 10% bacterial extract to sensitive, reactive skin helped with better barrier function and decreased skin sensitivity.
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT -is a genus bacteria that is heralded for its use as a probiotic, beneficial for human digestion. It is traditionally used as a natural fermenting agent for use in the production of yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir and a variety of other fermented foods. It acts as a natural broad-spectrum antimicrobial in aqueous products and oil-in-water emulsions by acidifying the environment and producing antimicrobial peptides called bacteriocins, lending nutritive skin conditioning benefits. It also helps inhibit tyrosinase and melanogenesis or hyperpigmentation.
BENIFITS OF EXTRACTS
Extracts are either infusions or tinctures steeped in a solution typically (water, oil or alcohol) to extract the desired quality. The main benefits in plant extracts include antioxidants, antimicrobial activities and tyrosinase (response for melanin production) inhibition effect. Extracts influence the biological functions of the skin, providing nutrients for healthy skin. They are a rich source of vitamins, hydrocolloids, proteins, terpenoids and other bioactive compounds.
BAMBOO EXTRACT – Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract
Bamboo is the richest source of natural Silica. Silica is lost in the skin as we age. Silica provides strength and resilience to collagen and elastin. It also contains
Panthenol, also known as Vitamin B5, effective as a skin lubricant, emollient, and moisturizer.
BILBERRY EXTRACT – Nourishing – packed with plenty of antioxidants to help strengthen skin and protect it against free radicals. Bilberry’s main effects comes from anthocyanins,
which are powerful antioxidants from a group of compounds called flavonoids. Bilberry extract skin benefits helps defend against premature aging.
CRANBERRY EXTRACT – Nourishing – cranberries acidic properties help exfoliate skin. They’re loaded with antioxidants A and C which help fibroblast collagen production that helps carry oxygen and nutrients to the skin that makes our skin soft, glowing, firm and radiant.
CUCUMBER EXTRACT – Rejuvenating – Cucumber extract is a super food for the skin.
Consisting of 95% water which helps cool down and hydrate skin reducing inflammation. Antioxidants in cucumber helps prevent environmental damage and signs of aging.
HONEYSUCKLE EXTRACT – Soothing – It’s soothing due to its anti-inflammatory properties helping to calm irritated skin.
Rich in flavonoids and saponins, honeysuckle can protect the skin against free radical damage and signs of aging.
INDIAN JUJUBE EXTRACT – Nourishing – an Asian fruit that helps nourish the skin with Vitamin C and antioxidants which are known for minimizing the effects of ageing and UV damage.
LEMON PEEL EXTRACT – Rebuilding – helps in preventing and fighting skin problems such as wrinkles, acne and hyperpigmentation. Lemon peel contains citric acid and phytic acid which have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties that help clean, brighten, exfoliate dead skin cells and promote epidermal cellular turnover.
MULLEIN EXTRACT – Balancing –
Helps sooth and relieve dryness to soften the skin.
NONI EXTRACT – Rebuilding – Noni is a rich source of nutrients including Vitamin C, A, flavonoids, potassium, linoleic and amino acids, which are known for improving skin tone and elasticity. Noni is also a rich source of phytonutrients known to boost the skin’s natural process of repairing collagen.
ORANGE PEEL EXTRACT – Rebuilding – Oranges have a high content of citric acid which aids in epidermal cellular turnover and helps to dry out acne, improving the overall look of your skin. Orange peel has a higher content of Vitamin C than the orange itself, so the extract will help brighten skin for a healthy looking glow.
PERIWINKLE EXTRACT (Vinca Major) – Balancing – as a brightening and soothing agent. In conjunction with other key ingredients this extract hydrates and enhances firmness and elasticity.
PROPOLIS EXTRACT – Balancing – Propolis will assist in balancing, and soothing problematic skin. It helps decongest pores.
Propolis protects against bacteria and functions as a great anti-inflammatory agent.
SAKE EXTRACT – Rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids, sake extract is used to smooth, soften and protect the skin.
Ethyl alpha-D-glucoside is a compound in sake that may benefit the skin as a protective barrier. With the ability to produce collagen (both types 1 & 3 collagen) that helped with the skin’s elasticity resulting in smooth, and porcelain-looking skin.
SCENEDESMUS RUBENSCENS EXTRACT – Rebuilding – A highly purified extract from the freshwater microalgae Scenedesmus Rubescens – from Switzerland.
An extract of Scenedesmus rubescens consisting of a powerful blend of active substances including amino acids and carbohydrates shows great signs in it’s ability to reduce skin damage such as hyperpigmentation and cellular degeneration after exposure to UV and blue light activity by inhibiting tyrosinase production.
It has potent antioxidants, vitamins (B3), saccharides and minerals for anti-aging and skin-protecting properties. It enhances dermal fibroblast which helps build collagen and outstanding skin-regenerating effects, stimulating collagen III.
Suggestively a great preventive or regenerative maintenance for anti‐ageing. Ultimately, improving overall skin appearance.
WILD INDIGO EXTRACT – Soothing – helps to reduce stress and fatigue in the skin. It’s been known to help reduces dark circles and puffiness caused by inflammation increasing luminosity to the skin.
BENIFITS OF AMINO ACIDS
They are building blocks of both peptides and protein.
Topically they help strengthen the immune system, maintain skin’s hydration, protect skin from free-radical damage and supply nutrients to nourish the skin. They play an important role in working in conjunction with other products to increase water retention for hydration.
ALANIN – is known to balance moisture levels on the skin, thus providing improved hydration.
ARGININE – helps to protect the skin from free radicals, increase skin hydration, and boost collagen production.
ASPARTIC ACID – important building block of collagen and elastin that hydrates the skin.
GLYCINE – used in anti-aging skincare products because of its ability to improve moisture retention, increase collagen production, and promote skin repair and regeneration.
HISTIDINE – has antioxidant ability and can soothe skin.
ISOLEUCINE – it’s a skin-identical ingredient and moisturizer. It also seems to be useful as a barrier repair ingredient.
PHENYLALANINE – like ISOLEUCINE it’s a skin-identical ingredient and moisturizer. It also seems to be useful as a barrier repair ingredient.
PROLINE – used in anti-aging skin care products because of its ability to improve skin elasticity, increase collagen production, and promote skin repair and regeneration.
SERINE – conditions the skin.
VALINE – used in skin care to hydrate the skin.
BENIFITS OF TOPICAL VITAMINS
First of all, “beauty comes from the inside”. The connection between nutrition and skin has been an interest to humans dating beck to ancient times. Science has shown there are two types of aging; intrinsic (inner = nutrition) and extrinsic (outer = external environmental factors). Prevention is the best and most effective way to work against extrinsic skin aging effects. Agents that are capable of promoting skin health are topical vitamins such as (A,B3,B5,C,D and E)
as well as essential omega-3 fatty acids. They fight free radicals and help maintain optimal skin health.
Protein in the skin is collagen – hence adding topical vitamins, probiotics and proteins helps build collagen.
CO Q 10 – Coenzyme Q-10 is a kind of fat-soluble quinone compound. Generally, can keep your cells active and energized, helping your cells rid themselves of toxins. CoQ10 is safe for most everyone to use. However, those with vitiligo should consult their dermatologist before using. CoQ10 is nothing new. In fact, it’s been a hero ingredient in Japanese beauty for years. So what exactly is it? CoQ10’s antioxidant properties are basically shields you can apply to your skin to combat all the things that contribute to aging skin such as UV radiation, Infrared radiation and ozone pollution. Remember that the majority of the aging of our skin is extrinsic damage from environmental sources so if we can block those from occurring, our skin will age less.
VITAMIN A – aka retinol which comes in many forms. Retin-A, Retin-A micro, retinol, retinyl palmitate, retinaldehyde, adapalene, isotretinoin, tretinoin and tazarotene.
Benefits of using retinoids:
Long term retinoid use basically “changes” your skin by affecting gene expression and causing new skin cells to divide and function at their best. When used consistently, retinoids can keep your skin clear, even out skin tone, repair sun damage, and prevent pre-mature aging. This skin-changing factor, along with other exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties, make retinoids the gold standard for acne and anti-aging treatments. However, those with clear, wrinkle-free skin can also use retinoids as a preventative measure to help keep skin young and healthy in the long run.
Scientists think retinoids work by binding to specific retinoic acid receptors (RARs) in your skin and activating them. The activation of these receptors results in collagen production and/or skin desquamation, etc. Different receptors do different things when they are activated. Therefore, retinoids improve the way your skin sheds and renews itself by binding to and activating these RARs. Think of them as cell-communicators that tell your skin cells to behave in the best way possible.
VITAMIN B3 – (NIACINAMIDE)
3 Reasons You Should Definitely Incorporate Niacinamide Into your skin care routine.
It reduces Inflammation plus, promotes even skin tone. Niacinamide actively manages inflammation associated with acne and rosacea by improving the skin barrier. It increases the rate of skin tissue regeneration. It reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation, redness, yellowing and blotchy skin spots for a clearer, more even skin tone.
Niacinamide improves moisture content in the top layer of the skin by increasing the production of keratin, ceramide and fatty acids. It also encourages the production of natural emollients that can help the skin remain hydrated.
Slows the Aging Process Niacinamide decreases free radical damage associated with sun and pollutants. It reduces the rate of decline of enzymes in skin that influence the aging process.
Think of Vitamin B3 as your new best friend as a skincare miracle worker. It increases skin elasticity and smooths fine lines for that youthful look you’ve always dreamed of.
VITAMIN B5 – (Panthenol)
Applying b5 to your skin helps to retain moisture; it works by pulling moisture from the air and not your skin. It also works as a great moisturizer for acneic skin. It helps balance oil production in oily skin.
VITAMIN C – when it comes to topical vitamin C, not all C’s are alike. AE Stabilized buffered Vitamin C – (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate) Brightens, tightens and lifts skin without irritation. AE Stem C – has a very thin viscosity which means it allows it to penetrate into your skin more quickly and effectively, making if more beneficial then products with thickeners added that lay on top of your skin being less effective. Sodium ascorbyl phosphate ultimately converts into ascorbic acid once it’s in the skin making it more mild then l-ascorbic acid which in most cases causes skin irritation due to its potency. Give it a try and in a few weeks you’ll see a difference.
VITAMIN E – well known to soften and smooth skin, Vitamin E is also a free radical fighting antioxidant that skin loves.
MSM – Is necessary to both college and and keratin, where it can help to keep the skin smooth and youthful, and the hair glossy and lustrous. It reduces inflammation and redness in compromised skin. In nutrition circles MSM is well known as a building block for collagen and connective tissues, making it an excellent approach to anti-aging skin care.
BENIFITS Of FACE ACIDS
Facial acids come in many different strengths and different strength do different things to the skin. Alpha hydroxy acids will actually dissolve the skin and Beta hydroxy acids will dissolve oils in the skin as to where Hyaluronic acid will moisturize and plump the skin and ferulic acid actually helps enhance other ingredients to work better within the skin.
GLYCOLIC ACID is derived from sugar cane has the smallest molecular size allowing it to easily penetrate the skin to dissolve the molecular glue that holds dead skin cells together creating a perfect pathway for products to penetrate and perform.
BETA-HYDROXY ACID (WILLOW BARK) – Salicylic acid is a type of beta hydroxy acid (BHA) found in the bark of the willow tree, and is derived from the metabolism of salicin – an anti-inflammatory agent produced from willow bark.
Salicylic acid is used in skin care to soak up and dissolve oils causing acne on the skin. It helps regenerate new skin cells and is soothing for a clear, soft, glowing complexion compromised with acne.
HYALURONIC ACID – it’s a big deal right now and I get a lot of questions from clients about it. What I love about an ingredient this effective is
Simply put, hyaluronic acid pretty much does it all. Hydrates, tightens, protects, smooths, and reduces signs of aging such as fine lines and pigmentation. Oh, and it also stimulates cell growth. It might just be a skincare miracle. Best used applied once or twice a day to the face and neck, followed by a stabilized Vitamin C, and nutrient dense serums and topped off with a specific moisturizer. So how does it work?
Hydrates: Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, primarily in the joints, acting as a lubricant to cushion and protect. As a skincare ingredient, it holds up to 1,000 times its molecular weight in water by attracting and holding on to moisture in the skin cells. Just think of it as a tall drink of water for the skin.
Reduces signs of aging: Sagging skin lacking elasticity is probably one of the biggest skincare concerns I hear from my clients.
As they age, our skin loses collagen in both the face and neck areas. While hyaluronic acid won’t replace collagen, it will add moisture which helps skin look tighter, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. And if hyperpigmentation is an issue, I recommend mixing a serum containing hyaluronic acid with one that has vitamin C to brighten and reduce skin discoloring.
Stimulates Cell Growth: One of the most exciting things about hyaluronic acid is it not only takes care of issues that are already there, but it can help stimulate new cell growth. Because it is proven to help quickly heal wounds, applying externally binds with the skin, keep it hydrated and healthy which then leads to new cell growth.
FURALIC ACID – is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free-radical damage from pollution, ultraviolet light, or infrared radiation, all of which accelerate skin aging. It’s found in the cell wall of plants like oats, brown rice, peanuts, oranges, and apples. Ferulic acid protects the skin from pollution and radiation, which can lead to wrinkles.
When used in conjunction with vitamin C and E it has a boosting effect on the antioxidants allowing them to have the ability to potentiate and make them more stable.
Adryan Essentials botanical based cleansers, essence, serums moisturizers, eye treatments and specialty masques are gentle enough to use daily and play a big part in maintaining “every type” of healthy skin.
Consider them healthy skin – food for your face!
Love your skin!
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