|Proven to improve hydration levels by up to 64%**, a course of Skin Moisture Lock™ helps to support skin hydration, smoothness and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.To further support your knowledge on Skin Moisture Lock™, here are three additional facts for our network of skin care professionals to discover more about the science behind Skin Moisture Lock™|
1. What is the connection between water, hyaluronic acid and skin?Water is skin’s best friend. Skin appears more supple, plump and youthful when it has a high water content. There is water inside every skin cell which are all held by fats in the cell membrane. When water isn’t held within skin cells, the skin can become dry and flaky. Also, there is a lot of water in the skin between skin cells and skin structures, particularly in the dermis which is 90% water. This serves to plump up skin, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles – it is the water that is between the skin cells and structures that depends on hyaluronic acid.Hyaluronic acid is a water-loving substance and can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. The body makes it naturally and it is found in most cells in the body with the highest concentration of 50% found in the skin. However, as we age, we make less and less hyaluronic acid and this can result in signs of ageing including lines and wrinkles. So, it comes as no surprise that the cosmetic industry uses hyaluronic acid to make creams, serums, masks, supplements and it’s also used in injections.
2. How is hyaluronic acid digested? How does this vary to collagen? Hyaluronic acid has a simple chemical structure; and independent research shows it is easily absorbed in the digestive tract because it doesn’t need to be broken down. In this way, it’s more like vitamins or minerals which gets absorbed in the body as they are. In contrast, proteins, carbohydrates and fats are more complex substances which need to be broken down into amino acids, simple sugars and fatty acids to be reassembled in the body for various body functions. Collagen, found in protein foods, needs to be broken down even further into amino acids in order for the body to reassemble and use it for bones, tendons and skin.Research shows that once absorbed hyaluronic acid migrates to relevant connective tissues. These include joints, the eyes and, as the skin contains 50% of the body’s hyaluronic acid, the skin.
3. Ingredient spotlight and results: hyaluronic acid and ceramides Although some vegetables will assist the body in making hyaluronic acid, the only actual food source is bone broth. A meticulous review of the latest science and research allowed our experts to develop an exciting intelligent ingredient-led formula, Skin Moisture Lock™ to unlock youthful-looking skin. Hyaluronic acid used in this formula is from a non-animal derived source. Hyaluronic acid is fused with ceramides which are lipids that occur naturally in the uppermost layer of the skin and make up 50% of the stratum corneum. They play an important role in providing a waterproof protective barrier to the skin. The two smart nutrients are housed in a quick dissolving soft gel allowing the contents to be quickly absorbed into the body and travel to the skin.
The iiaa Skin Health Research Centre commissioned a pilot study that showed that individuals experienced a 64% increase in hydration and 28% improvement in wrinkle depth after just 12 weeks taking Skin Moisture Lock™. The result is a more youthful complexion that looks smooth, supple. and supports the skin barrier.^
Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Ultimate is a 28 day supplement pack for skin aging and intensive youthful radiance. ANP Skin Ultimate intelligently synergises together a combination of five specific supplements Skin Antioxidant, Skin Vitamin A, Skin Omegas, Skin Asta Boost and Skin CoQ10 in a capsule supplement pack designed to nourish, hydrate and protect skin, hair and nails. Prestinely packaged in daily convenient, tear-off beauty pods for busy, on-the-go lifestyles.
Did you know the benefits of Skin Ultimate: –
- Smooths appearance of wrinkles
- Maintains appearance of nails
- Supports thick, glossy hair
- Intensive youthful radiance
- Promotes Skin Radiance & hydration
- Evens skin tone and promotes radiance
- Safeguard skin from external stressors
Take the contents of one pop-out pod (5 capsules) daily with a meal or as your health professional advises. For best absorption take with a main meal. Do not exceed the stated recommended daily intake.
*Skin Vit A+* providing vitamin A and vitamin D. These vitamins offer benefits to not only skin health but also the wellbeing of our immune system, muscles, teeth and mucuous membranes.
*Skin Omegas+* which synergises vitamin A, omega 3 fatty acids from sustainably sourced fish oil and omega 6 fatty acids from evening primrose oil.
*Skin Antioxidant* with seven antioxidants including extracts of green tea, grapeseed, turmeric root, bilberry fruit, betacarotene, lutein and lycopene. These phytonutrients are encased in a purple capsule – the colour is naturally derived from purple carrot.
*Skin Asta-Boost* which combines the power of astaxanthin and biotin. There is lots of emerging research on astaxanthin in the nutritional industry.
*Skin Co-Q10+* provides a dose of Coenzyme Q10 and French maritime pine bark extract. This specialist supplement has excellent research conducted by specialist labs on the benefits for skin radiance.<<Purchase your Skin Ultimate today form Beauty Fresh>>
MATIS, the Parisian luxury skincare brand is very excited to launch Hyalushot-Perf, another amazing product in the Corrective line of products.
Reponse Corrective offers the cosmetic alternative to aesthetic medicine. Inspired by cosmetic surgery techniques, it responds to the first ageing signs of men and women from the age of 30 years old to deliver a youth-boosting action and a perfect experience of French-style luxury.
Made from naturally fermented coconut water, the Hyalushot-Perf Biocellulose mask covers the skin with a thin membrane that fits snugly over the face for a “second skin” effect, allowing for optimum penetration of active ingredients.
Its hydrating Hyaluronic Acid-enriched formula coupled with the hydrophilic qualities of brown seaweed acts both at surface level and in depth. Hyaluronic acid is a very important building block of the skin which plays an essential role in the integrity of the skin structure and in the regulation of skin hydration. The brown algae extract (Laminaria Digitata) moisturises, prevents dehydration, and protects the skin from external aggressions providing long lasting hydration. Aloe Vera is also present in the Hyalushot-Perf formula. Composed mainly of water, it provides multiple benefits including hydration and a soothing sensation. It also contains many vitamins, minerals and trace elements which participate in the skin regeneration process
This Biocellulose mask is created with great respect for the environment, it is 100% natural, 100 % biodegradable and 100% compostable and it is also made in France for a low carbon footprint.
Perfect for special events, trips and as part of your weekly skincare routine, this hydrating cocktail will make your skin shine, wrinkles and fine lines will be smoothed and the epidermis will be left plump and deeply hydrated.
RRP: £49.24 for a box of 3 masks. Available now at www.beautyfresh.co.uk
Vitamin A’s vital role in the skin is central to the IIAA skincare philosophy, particularly in Advanced Nutrition Programme products. Recently IIAA have received several questions on exactly how and why vitamin A has such powerful skin benefits. To answer these questions, IIAA asked their experts to explain the science behind the so-called ‘skin vitamin’.
Dr Des Fernandes, founder at IIAA
“Every skin cell naturally contains about 91% retinyl esters (mainly retinyl palmitate (3% retinol and 3% retinal and 3% retinoic acid. The only form that makes any change to skin is retinoic acid that acts on the DNA through various receptors. Every molecule of retinoic acid was in the beginning retinyl palmitate / ester. That is the natural pathway – Retinyl Palmitate to Retinol to Retinal and finally to retinoic Acid.
The body carefully controls the levels of the various steps. If there is too much retinol it is converted into retinyl esters, if there is too much retinal, it is converted to retinol to be converted to retinyl esters. There is no limit to the size of the retinyl ester stores. The higher they are, the less likely it is to develop a skin cancer. You cannot build up your ‘store’ of retinol because it is changed to the ester form to keep the retinol at physiologically safe levels.
Whichever vitamin A you put on the skin gets converted to retinyl esters. Every single molecule of vitamin A can only become a single molecule of retinoic acids and that is what works.
The important message is that no matter what form of vitamin A you use, they all go through the same process and provided that they are not retinoic acid, they will be converted to retinyl esters. The higher the storage state is of Retinyl esters, the more retinoic acid we make eventually.
Vitamin A is a most precious molecule and the body controls it exceptionally carefully. Most skins are damaged by light and lose their storage forms of vitamin A. there is less change to the levels of retinol / retinal, but this all ends up with less activity of retinoic acid. Once the stores are filled, the cell starts to work normally again, cancers become less likely etc. However, depleted skin must be slowly re-introduced to good levels of vitamin A. That’s why Start Low – Go Slow”.
Dr Gaby Prinsloo, Medical Director for IIAA
“Vitamin A regulated DNA activity and metabolic process in numerous cells in the skin, and it is essential for normal cellular function. It also aids in DNA repair.
It regulates many genes controlling the growth and differentiation of keratinocytes. This leads to a thicker epidermis, a compact stratum corneum and a smooth skin surface. It controls melanin production in the melanocytes and ensures an equal distribution of melanin leading to even pigmentation.
Vitamin A also acts on fibroblasts, stimulating collagen producing genes to increase the production of healthy collagen, improving the quality of healthy collagen, improving the quality of elastin produced and increasing the secretion of high quality hyaluronic acid (HLA). This restores dermal papillae, improves skin elasticity, decreases wrinkles and sagging and increases hydration of skin. Vitamin A decreases the degradation of collagen by decreasing the production of, and inhibiting matrix metalloproteinases (enzymes that can break down proteins).
Vitamin A acts on sebaceous glands, normalising oil production. It improves the immune system in the skin as well as the blood supply to the skin. Finally, retinal esters act as chromophores absorbing and providing some protection against UVB rays.
In addition to the benefits in skin, vitamin A is essential for general body health. It regulates gene transcription leading to healthy growth and development of numerous tissues throughout the body. It is essential for the optimal functioning of the immune system and is crucial to the formation of rhodopsin (visual purple) in the retina which is needed to see in low light.
Physiologically, topical vitamin A and oral vitamin A have the same effect on the skin, but reach it in different ways.
It’s always good to use both oral and topical vitamin a to ensure that we are getting maximal availability of vitamin A in the skin. Topical vitamin A fortifies the skin from the outside, while oral vitamin A feeds from the inside, reaching the deepest layers of the skin, all our skin and it feeds the skin 24 hours a day.”
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A Radiant Olfactory Signature
Mon Guerlain Sparkling Bouquet is a radiant fragrance like a beaming smile, in which the essential lavender-vanilla duo is beautifully enhanced by a sparkling pear note and a luminous Sambac jasmine.
A Sparkling Bottle
The “Quadrilobe” bottle has been exclusively reinvented through the inspiring lens of jewellery. Its ring evokes sparkling pavé crystals with a silver shade that reflects light intensely.
Mon Guerlain for each Woman
Inspired by Angelina Jolie, Mon Guerlain is a tribute to today’s femininity. Express yours through the Guerlain Mon Guerlain perfume creations.
QUARTZ POWERBALL MIRACLE EYE SERUM
Do you need a little extra help in the eye department? Are busy schedules, late nights and getting older showing through a little too obviously for your liking?
Beauty Fresh would like to introduce the Crystal Clear Quartz Powerball Miracle Eye Serum, your ultimate glide and go to product for instantly revitalised eyes. Check out the anti-ageing ingredients and how it works below.
ALL ABOUT THE EYES
Deep Hydration, Nourishing & De-Puffing Under Eye Serum
What is the Quartz Powerball Miracle Eye Serum? Reduce the appearance of lines & wrinkles, eye bags, dark circles, and puffiness in one swipe with Quartz Powerball Miracle Eye Serum. A jam packed, luxurious formula of powerful actives including Hyaluronic Acid and natural Quartz, ensure the skin retains water, remains plump and stimulates the skin, strengthening it over continued use. Skincare powerhouse Phycojuvenine, is clinically proven to oxygenate the skin, combating dehydration and helps to reduce puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Why you will love the Powerball Eye Serum: The cooling effect on the skin from the quartz roller ball is like having ice cold skincare from the fridge. The temperature stimulates blood flow to the delicate eye area, combating dark circles, depuffing and softening the first signs of ageing. The serum itself is lightweight and provides an intensely instant hydration hit. You’ll be completely addicted.
- Phycojuvenine® – Advanced Anti-Ageing, Rejuvenation & Skin Health
- Hyaluronic Acid – Deep Hydration, Anti-Ageing
- Clear Quartz– Cooling, Skin Stimulation
In need of a tan but want to avoid looking fake? Follow these fail-safe tips and tricks from Vita Liberata tanning experts to ensure you get a streak-free, natural looking tan, every time.
There’s a reason why self tan is often called a holiday in a bottle. After all, a good self tanner can have the effect of a week spent relaxing in the sun. In just a matter of hours your skin will be bronzed and glowing, leaving you looking instantly healthy and rested. What’s even better, is that by opting for a self tan over baking in the sun you’ll protect your skin from potential sun damage, helping to maintain plumper, more youthful looking skin. Win, win!
Why then do so many of us still worry about looking unnatural, streaky or blotchy when applying self tanner? Thankfully, gone are the days of self tan formulas that turn you orange. Vita Liberata tanning collection has been designed using Advoganic Technology to give you the most natural looking results. The organic formulas come in a variety of formats to make it as easy as possible to apply and to achieve the most flawless tan. There are, however, some steps you can follow to ensure you get the very best results from your tan. Follow these 10 fail safe tanning tips and get ready to glow, naturally!
The no.1 most important step in your tanning routine is preparation. Imagine your skin as an artist’s canvas, it’s important to prepare properly to give the most flawless results. Start by exfoliating your skin with an oil free body scrub, paying particular attention to dry areas such as elbows and knees. Why oil free? Residue from oily products create a barrier on the surface of the skin preventing the most flawless results. Once you’re exfoliated, remove any unwanted hair and keep skin clean and free from any moisturiser, lotion or perfume before you tan.
2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT FORMULA
Vita Liberata designed the collection to include a variety of formulas and shades to help you choose the perfect option for your skin type. If you have drier skin, one of the hydrating tanning lotions will ensure your skin is extra moisturized and help create an even finish. If you’re after a super fast drying tan, you’ll love our range of self tanning mousses that dry in an instant and are super easy to apply. Want to avoid any transfer to clothing? Invisi Foaming Tan Water is a clear, colourless mousse which is perfect for keeping sheets clean. As there’s no guide colour to see where you’re applying we recommended moving on to this once you’ve had some practice applying one of our tinted mousses first.
3. USE THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF PRODUCT
One of the best tanning tips we can give you for achieving a natural looking tan is not to apply too much product. This can make for an uneven application leaving you with an unnatural looking result. A little goes a long way, and remember, if you want to go deeper you can always add more. Aim for 1-2 pumps of mousse for each arm, lower and upper leg, torso and chest.
4. USE A TANNING MITT
If you’ve ever wondered whether the tanning mitt is really necessary, then let us help you – it’s essential! The soft flock surface of the mitt allows you to evenly distribute and blend the self tan onto your skin. It also helps to protect the palms of your hand from the tan, making sure you don’t end up with unnaturally tanned hands.
5. A NATURAL HAND TAN
One of the biggest giveaways of a faux glow is over-tanned hands, wrists and palms. Notice that your skin is naturally lighter towards your wrist, and the palms of our hands don’t tan at all. When you’re tanning the inside of your arm gently blend towards your wrist, making sure not to leave a line at the base of your hand. Once you’ve finished tanning your arms use the product that’s left on the mitt to gently sweep over the top of your hand towards your fingers for a natural coverage. Finally, take a damp cloth or makeup wipe and sweep in between fingers and over the top of knuckles to remove any excess product.
6. NATURAL FEET TAN
After hands, feet are the next biggest giveaway of a sunless tan. Be careful applying too much to ankles and notice where the skin would be naturally tanned. Similar to hands, there’s no need to apply extra product to the mitt when tanning the top of your feet. Simply sweep the mitt gently over the surface and blend for a natural finish. Finally, take your damp cloth or wipe and touch up the sides of the feet and in between toes for a tan that looks like you just stepped off the beach.
7. LET THE TAN DEVELOP
If you’re using one of our lasting tans such as pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse or Lotion, Fabulous Mousse or Lotion then you’ll need to let the tan develop over 4-6 hours to ensure you get the best results. During this time, you should avoid contact with water and make sure you don’t sweat as both of these can affect the development of the tan and leave you with uneven results. Some people choose to apply their tan before bed and rinse off the next morning. Top tip, wear clothing that covers your arms and legs to avoid skin sweating during the night to ensure you wake up with an even tan.
8. DON’T FORGET ABOUT A FACE TAN
For a foolproof faux glow, make sure that you give your complexion a healthy glow too. All of the Vita Liberata tans can be used on the face and body, either on their own or mixed with your moisturiser for a more subtle glow. For a customized face tan, try our Self Tanning Anti Age Serum, simply add a couple of drops to your usual skin care before bed and wake up with a natural face glow. Looking for an instant result? Apply the instant skin perfecting and bronzing Beauty Blur as a primer under makeup, or use on its own for a glowy no-makeup look.
9. FINISHING TOUCHES
Once your tan is applied and developed, there are a few finishing touches you can add to ensure your skin is looking flawless all over. If you have an event or party to go to, our Body Blur HD Skin Finish is the perfect addition to your tan. The instant bronzing lotion will blur imperfections and add a flawless, camera ready glow – it’s like an instagram filter in a bottle!
10. MAINTAINING YOUR TAN
Not all tanning tips are about the application. How you maintain your tan is going to be key to having a glow that lasts and looks good. Thankfully, Vita Liberata products are made with deeply hydrating ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Raspberry and Melon so you can be sure your tan will fade evenly, just like a natural sun tan. To help keep your skin glowing from within remember to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water and eating green leafy vegetables like Kale that are rich in L-Lysine. Want to further extend your tan? Apply our Fabulous Gradual Tan Lotion every day for extra hydration and a boost of self tan.
Now you have the tanning tips to help you create the most natural looking self tan.
A GROUND-BREAKING WONDER PRODUCT
Linda Meredith Amazon is a luxurious skin balm that has been produced to repair natural barriers whilst improving skin softness and smoothness. It features a host of powerful anti-oxidants such as anthocyanin and acai fruit oils. Amazon is also an anti-inflammatory balm thanks to active ingredients like omega 6 & 9 and andiroba seed oil. This skin balm is ideal for soothing dry or irritated skin, offering a natural scent with no fragrance additives.
GLAMOUROUS ON THE OUTSIDE – THE INSIDE IS PURE SCIENCE
How it works – Micro-spheres of Vitamin C penetrate deeply into the skin for a powerful anti-ageing effect. Omega oils revitalise ageing skin by enhancing the production of Collagen and Elastin. Whilst the anti-inflammatories combat a host of skin irritations such as sunburn, eczema, psoriasis or dry skin.
What’s inside – Vitamin C; for effective anti-ageing. Vitamin A; for healthy skin. Anthocyanin’s; a powerful anti-oxidant. Omega 6 & 9; anti-inflammatories which treat skin conditions. Acai Fruit Oils; a fantastic anti-oxidant. And Andiroba Seed Oil for its healing, anti-inflammatory properties.
The perfect matt finish – Amazon leaves no shiny residue, simply a perfect matt finish, making it ideal for both men and women. It also works very well with a few drops of LM Serum.
HOW TO USE AMAZON
This useful guide offers tips on how to get the most out of your product.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
As this product is classed as a balm and not a water based cream, it may require softening between the fingertips before application. Pay particular attention to damaged areas such as fine lines and scar tissue left after breakouts. Amazon is also useful when applied directly after a skin irritation, such as sunburn.
Using an amount equal to a small to medium sized coin, work gently between the fingertips to warm the product to make it more spreadable.
Start the application in the centre of the face, either side of the nose and spread outwards towards the cheeks, then to the centre of the forehead and continue to spread outwards towards the temples.
With a similar amount of product or slightly less depending on preference, repeat the process at the centre of the chin, working up towards the ears and similarly on the upper lip working towards the same area.
From the base of the neck, work upwards towards the jaw line, as the product warms from the heat in the skin, it will become more pliable and work more easily. Now that most of the face and neck is covered with the product it can be massaged easily covering any points missed across the face. A drop or two of Serum, mixed in, will make the product spread more easily.
Hydrating Mist Hydrates & Soothes your skin with essential oils. Phyto 4+ Ideal for firming skin, reducing redness and strengthening capillaries. Serum Repairs your skin with Vitamin enriched essential oils.
Often referred to as “black gold”, Caviar is a skincare super-ingredient with powerful and mineral-replenishing anti-ageing properties. It contains 47 different vitamins and minerals, making it a nourishing treat for the skin.
Sturgeon eggs are packed full of nutritious goodness, with all the ingredients needed to slow down skin ageing. The secret to caviar’s skin-nourishing properties lies in its vitelline, a substance composed of marine phospholipids and phosphoproteins, both of which are essential cell components. It is the perfect blend of minerals (calcium, magnesium, silicon, etc.), amino acids, fatty acids (Omega 3, DHA) needed for skin cell membrane formation, vitamins (A, E, C, D and B complex vitamins essential for cellular metabolism) and trace elements (zinc).
In short, caviar serves up a balanced blend of all the nutritional elements cells need. These nutrients are essential to maintaining the skin’s cellular balance and giving skin cells the ingredients needed to reconstruct membranes. This is how caviar extract nourishes and hydrates the skin deep down, stimulates collagen production and regenerates cellular structures, resulting in firmer, plumper skin.
MATIS takes the greatest of care in selecting the most eco-responsible caviar available. Regulated production methods, stringent specifications and compliance with anti-pollution and animal welfare norms and standards, and the highest of 100% French-sourced caviar prepared entirely by hand in sterile conditions. The caviar used by MATIS is particularly rich in essential nutrients, and especially in plumping and restructuring proteins and amino acids (arginine, histidine, isoleucine, lysine, methionine, etc.), as well as regenerating, antioxidant, collagen synthesis-boosting Vitamin C.
The Matis Caviar skincare routine starts with the use of The Milk, a luxurious make-up remover which cleanses in depth and offers an unparalleled sensory experience. Its formula combines the power of French caviar with Damask rose to recharge skin and help the face to regain a youthful glow. The pre-treatment of the skin continues with the award-winning The Essence, a toner that combines French caviar with marine collagen for a double anti-ageing action.
The Serum, is s a supreme elixir that offers a global anti-ageing solution and an exquisite sensory experience. Its exceptional formula with caviar blended with a potent active ingredient that fights wrinkles, boosts the skin’s firmness and beauty.
In the morning, after the application of The Serum, follows the application of The Cream. The Cream is an anti-ageing moisturiser with caviar and Damask rose which boosts fibroblasts and enhances the skin’s youthfulness. In the evening, The Night replaces The Cream, and combining caviar with marine glycogen, provides the skin with the energy it needs to boost its renewal.
An essential in the daily Matis Caviar routine is The Eyes, an eye cream with a unique black gel texture that revitalises the eye contour due to its formula with French caviar blended with marine collagen and a Matis complex with hydrating and firming properties.
Complete the weekly Matis Caviar routine with the use of The Scrub followed by using The Mask. The Scrub has a unique formula which combines all the power of French caviar with natural volcanic lava powder, coupled with an active enzyme. This exfoliating scrub with an original and luxurious texture stimulates cell renewal and improves the quality of the skin leaving it refined and smoothed, soft, and glowing. The Mask has a distinctive, opaque black texture which will delight the senses. Its formula allows the skin to fully absorb its exceptional active ingredients, leaving it remineralised and glowing.
To try some of the highlights of the Matis Caviar line, we have available the Matis Caviar Trial Set which contains The Cream (20ml), The Night (20ml) and the Mask (20ml) with a free luxurious black pouch with golden details.
Rose & Caramel champions in tanning products that are the world’s first innovations- such as the multi-award winning Purity Self Tan Removing Bubble Bath, Shower Gel, and Prep & Protect.
There are never orange streaks or uneven tone with the Rose & Caramel products because the tanning mousses have different undertones such as green/red and when layered can create the most flawless tans and tones most like given from real sun tanning. Most recently we have just launched another world’s first- the Purity Excel Self Tan Removing Exfoliator.
The ethos of the brand is to put love, thought & logic into each product to achieve the best tan possible while caring for the environment. The products are 100% vegan, paraben free & cruelty-free.
Rose & Caramel are proud to design tans for all skin tones, as we know the best self tans are the ones that look as real!