|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>>
Serums are skin care products that are designed to deliver high concentrations of specific active ingredients to the skin. Most often, serums are clear, gel-based or liquid, and they tend to be less thick than a moisturizer. They’re typically applied before moisturizers to help lock in key ingredients. A serum is able to hydrate more effectively than even the heaviest creams. The molecules are able to truly penetrate the skin and work in the deepest levels
Why do we use them?
There are many benefits that come from using a facial serum: –
- HELP TO REDUCE OXIDATIVE STRESS
- BRIGHTEN THE LOOK OF DULL SKIN
- PLUMP SKIN AND REDUCE WRINKLES
- HELP MANAGE ACNE-PRONE SKIN
- HYDRATE THE SKIN
- MINIMIZE THE APPEARANCE OF DARK SPOTS
Gatineau Collagene Expert Ultimate Smoothing Serum is the perfect product to treat the early signs of ageing. With our youth activating molecule, Mélatogénine, working to smooth lines and wrinkles, this powerful serum helps rewind the effects of time. Powerful collagen extracts plump and firm the skin whilst a nourishing blend of vitamins gives a lasting boost of radiance and luminosity.
MATIS THE SERUM is a supreme elixir with CAVIAR that offers a global anti-aging solution and an exquisite sensory experience.
Its exceptional formula with caviar, known for its rich natural content of omega-3, proteins, minerals and vitamins, dynamize the cellular renewal.
MATIS THE SERUM is also available for the SAME price in our MATIS CAVIAR GIFT SET meaning that you get the MATIS THE CREAM for FREE.
Stressed lives make for stressed skin. For those seeking solutions, thinking small – very, very small – could alleviate all manner of skin concerns, and it all starts with the intertwined relationship between the skin, the brain and the beneficial bacteria of the gut.
Feeling stressed? With the January blues, festive-fallout and the global pandemic continuing to cause chaos, 2021 is kicking off under a potent cloud of concerns. As worries swirl, counteracting the impact of stress on the skin and the body is becoming a key priority for many.
According to the Office for National Statistics in November 2002 over 75% of adults in the UK felt worries about the effect of the coronavirus pandemic, with over 50% reporting feeling of anxiety or stress.
Anecdotal and scientific evidence has long-linked skin-concerns to increasingly stressful lifestyles and to periods of unique stress. Clients dealing with break-outs, problem skin and sull, sallow or tired complexions may often blame stress as a trigger.
A developing area of skin research suggests that one of the causes of these stress complaints can be traced he body’s internal microbiome. This is the amalgamation of all micro-organisms – including bacteria, fungi and viruses – that live in synergy with the human body. Alongside factors such as antibiotic use and poor diet, stress can disrupt the balance of bacteria in the gut, which negatively impacts the skin.
As skin care professionals treating stressed and problem skin, targeted support of the gut microbiome is a powerful tool: balancing the internal environment to support skin health.
The Advanced Nutrition Programme’s newly launched Skin Clear Biome blends four skin-friendly bacterial strains together with zinc: targeting the gut to skin connection. Formulated for problem skin, it works to balance the internal biome, combating stressed and compromised complexions.
Emerging evidence showing the intertwined workings of the brain, skin and gut links together two commonly accepted adages for skin health: good skin starts from the inside and excessive stress can cause skin problems.
The nuances of the relationship are subject to ongoing study, but mounting research confirms a close physiological connection: responses in the brain trigger changes in the gut, and if the gut falls out of balance, so can the skin.
“The gut-brain-skin axis suggests a mechanism that links gastrointestinal health, [influenced by interactions with oral probiotics], to the health and well-being of the skin,” International Journal of Women’s Dermatology.
As understanding of the axis evolves, innovative methods of enhancing skin health via the gut are emerging. Using probiotics and beneficial bacteria supplements has been demonstrated to have a significant, positive impact on skin health.
A study published in the Journal of Physiological Pharmacology noted that the body’s stress signals have a powerful impact on the intestinal microbiome. Stress signals from the brain trigger the release of neurotransmitters and proinflammatory cytokines: signalling molecules causing inflammation. These molecules can ‘profoundly affect the gastrointestinal physiology’, leading to imbalanced internal flora and an increased likelihood of intestinal permeability. When intestinal permeability is compromised, toxins and other substances seep out of the gut and into the bloodstream, this can trigger skin problems.
Concerns such as break-outs inflammation and excess sebum production have all been attributed to the gut’s physiological response to stress, and imbalances in gut bacteria – known as dysbiosis – have also been found in those suffering conditions such as acne and rosacea.
A Balancing Act
With their nourishing properties for the gut, probiotic and beneficial bacteria supplements, have soared in popularity with wellness focused shoppers. A report from market research agency Meticulous Research in August 2020 noted a 100% increase in Google searches for probiotics during the lockdown in March 2020 with 43% of probiotic takers supplementing for immunity and 17% for skin health.
As clients become aware of the additional potential of probiotics and bacteria supplements to support skin health and stressed skin, their popularity looks set to soar even further.
The Advanced Nutrition Programme’s Skin Youth Biome and newly launched Skin Clear Biome, are sophisticated solutions to add into a client’s regime to assist both the gut and the skin. In addition to bacterial strains beneficial to the maintenance of a healthy gut flora, these innovative formulations contain skin-specific strains shown to have a notable impact on skin concerns. Skin Clear Biome also contains bacteria shown to help alleviate the signs of stress on the gut.
Bacteria For Breakouts
Lorraine Perretta, Advanced Nutrition Programme’s Head of Nutrition, explains that impressive results in testing of Skin Youth Biome inspired the development of the new Skin Clear Biome formulations, designed to target stressed and problem skin.
She explains that balancing from the inside out was the cornerstone of the new formulation: “During the development of Skin Clear Biome, we analysed strains of bacteria that appeared to be playing a role not only in digestive health but also stress, immunity and problem skin” she says. “additionally, we added zinc to this unique mix to further augment its impact on skin”.
The supplement synergises four strains of skin-friendly bacteria with zinc to promote skin. The four bacterial strains: S.boulardii, B.bifidum, L.helveticus and L.paracasei, were selected for their researched abilities to target the causes of problem skin. The strains have been shown to decrease sebum production, regulate inflammation, assist with healing and maintain immunity.
Perretta notes that trials at the IIAA Skin Health Research Centre have yielded exciting results. “Participants in our testing are reporting significant improvement both to their skin and to their confidence,” she says. Testers reported fewer breakouts, decreased oiliness and faster healing, and our skin analysis displayed:
42% reductions in forehead sebum
32% reduction in nose sebum
28% in chin sebum
A Capsule Wardrobe
For clients with problem skin and stressed complexions, Skin Clear Biome’s balancing bacterial matric is a potent first step. The profound impact stress has on the gut can slow down or hinder the absorption of nutrients, therefore, restoring nutrient levels becomes a necessity. As a result, clients will benefit from incorporating skin specific nutrients into their routines.
Combining Skin Clear Biome with Skin Accumax, award-winning skin supplement for problem skin, is a potent option for those suffering with problem skin. Adding the benefits of Vitamins A, C and E which support skin health and clarity to Skin Clear Biome’s beneficial bacterial matrix.
Skin Vit C is another smart addition for those suffering from severe stress. When the body is stressed, it triggers the fight or flight response in the adrenal gland, which uses a lot of vitamin C. Replenishing vitamin C can help brighten stress-dulled skin, and provide additional support with its antioxidant and immune supporting properties.
The changing seasons can play havoc on the skin. In a recent study of 80 adults, levels of filaggrin, the protein that helps maintain skin barrier function, dropped between summer and winter. The study found that Natural Moisturising Factors (NMFs) were reduced, resulting in facial skin becoming much drier and textured in the colder months. Increasingly chilly conditions mean it is time for us to start preparing a new programme of skincare.
Colder temperatures, harsh winds, central heating and dry air reduce the NMFs in the skin, leading to dehydration, roughness and flakiness. In addition to exacerbating dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, moving from centrally heated environments into the biting cold can cause broken capillaries and make rosacea worse.
Another factor to consider is your age. Oestrogen and progesterone levels decline as women get older which can result in dry skin, even in people who have never suffered from the condition before. A recent study found levels of fatty acids, in particular ceramides, decreased significantly with age, are dramatically depleted in winter compared with spring and summer. In this instance the issue may need to be addressed internally, as well as topically.
Safeguard with Fatty Acids
When the weather turns colder, it’s often tempting to reach for carbohydrate rich, sugary comfort foods. Instead, increase the healthy fats in your diet such as nuts, seeds, oily fish and avocados, and include an omega oil supplement such as Skin Omegas+, to safeguard essential fatty acid levels.
Research suggests the fatty acids in fish oil can improve skin barrier function, inhibit UV-induced inflammation and attenuate dry skin.
Skin Omegas+ synergises omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids with vitamin A to create a specialised sustainable skin-glowing formula. Skin Omegas+ carefully calibrates EPA and DHA from fish oil, GLA from evening primrose oil and vitamin A for notable benefits to hydration, skin smoothness and wrinkle depth.
The aim is to make healthy keratinocytes that product the right keratins and ceramides to maintain a healthy multi-layered stratum corneum and minimise transepidermal water loss. Support skin further by slotting in Skin Moisture Lock, which features ceramides, into your regime.
Turn down the ….. moisture
A common misconception is that clients should switch to a richer ‘winter moisturiser’ but in fact this can exacerbate dry skin conditions. This might seem counter-intuitive, because when suffering from dryness the first instinct is to reach for a heavier cream. In fact, this can have disastrous effects on skin hydration levels in the long term, as rich creams ‘fool’ the skin to stop the natural moisturising process. The answer is to use the correct moisturiser and enhance with boosters.
‘The balance of NMFs in the skin is upset when people use rich creamy products’, says Advanced Nutrition Programme Founder Dr Des Fernandes. ‘People love them but their surreptitious and nefarious effects become apparent when they stop using these creams. They immediately complain of dry skin. What they don’t realise is that the reason their skin becomes dry is not because of the new, less-oily product but because their skin is virtually depleted of NMFs and their stratum corneum is now capable of holding in the water. All because the skin us under the misapprehension that moisture levels are adequate’.
Vitamin A based creams, which contain active levels of vitamin A can enhance production of ceramides and keratins to keep skin moisturised at the correct levels. The nutrients increase production of glycosaminoglycan molecules (moisturising factors) which help to enrich the space in between skin cells with water and therefore boost hydration levels.
‘The balance of NMFs in the skin is upset when people use rich creamy products’ Says Dr Des Fernandes
Stop the scrub
It may be VERY tempting to remove a dull, dry layer of skin, but be cautious with that granular scrub or micro-dermabrasion kit.
‘With exfoliation we remove the skin’s fine protective layer and water can easily escape. This results in the system becoming stressed by trying to restore the Natural Moisturising Factors or maybe even to increase then beyond normal levels to try and make up for the water that is being lost through the inadequate stratum corneum’ says Dr Des Fernandes.
A safer alternative is to use exfoliators with Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) which are much kinder to the skin’s protective layer. Gently dissolving the ‘glue’ between cells, without the need for harsh scrubbing or compromising the integrity of the epidermis.
Cleanse with care
Another simple and effective way to improve dry skin is to adjust a cleansing routine. The stratum corneum is extremely delicate, only 0.02mm thick, so it’s very easily damaged by soaps or cleanser which contain harsh chemicals or require vigorous techniques. Switch them to an oil-based cleanse which is far kinder to the stratum corneum and won’t strip skin of its natural lipids.
Protect to perfect
Skin can sometimes be particularly vulnerable to the elements and this is heightened after any professional treatment, so always care for your skin by using protective ingredients found within the Jane Iredale range.
3 benefits of using Jane Iredale PurePressed Base:
- Camouflages redness
- Maintains skin hydration levels by allowing it to breathe
- Cares for dryer winter complexions.
Crystal Clear have created a highly effective range of clinical strength moisturisers that are used within the professional clinic and salon treatments but also clients can continue that professional led treatment approach at home. Available in many different formulations such as serums, gels, creams, oils and moisturisers are absolutely an essential defense against skin dehydration.
Take control of the shine
Crystal Clear mattifying moisturiser provides an effective solution for oily and problem skin. Packed with active ingredients including precious stone Tourmalia to take the shine off oily or problematic skin. This mattifying moisturiser is the perfect daytime moisturiser offering potent triple action relief.
Pharma Grade Hyaluronic Serum
For when you need a second skin
If you are looking for an instant beauty fix while providing the skin with intense hydration look no further as Crystal Clear’s latest serum on the block achieves results in literally 30 seconds, but not to be mistaken with products that create a glue effect Crystal Clear pure hyaluronic works in several ways. Crystal Clear use a combination of high molecular weight and low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid in the serum which acts like a magnet to the skin. This provides the skin with an instant burst of hydration and moisture-binding power from the high molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid to instantly plump and provide a firming effect. While the low molecular weight can penetrate deep into skin and bind moisture.
25ml, 60ml & 120ml
Crystal Clear Skin Repair moisturiser is one the salon’s firm favourites and is a huge seller. Perfect for both the ladies and the gents this multitasking formula is designed to act as an all-round moisturiser and offers immediate hydration and lasting results, this non-greasy formula is the product of choice for all skin types and ages.
- Clinically proven to restructure the skin.
- Suitable for all skin types.
25ml & 50ml
Crystal Clear Anti Ageing Moisturiser is like a shot of botox to the skin and delivers an instant hydration hit. Suitable for all skin types especially dry, dehydrated and mature skin. This lightweight but intensive moisturiser, is a perfect choice for skin that needs that little bit more. Packed full of high percentage anti-ageing ingredients such as Matrixyl 3000, Bio-peptides and Synake, hailed as ‘Botox in a bottle’.
25ml & 100ml
Crystal Clear Protect & Repair includes highly efficient sunscreens and offers both UVA 20 and
UVB 40 SPF protection. It also contains anti-ageing actives to not only protect but also hydrate. Vitamin E offers excellent anti-oxidant properties while Lupine Extract and Thermus Thermophilis help prevent sunburn, dehydration and ageing. Its photostability offers long-lasting skin protection too.
25ml, 60ml & 120ml
Skin Brightening Complex is Crystal Clear’s salon professional product and is a clinically proven treatment-based product to treat skin that has lost its radiance or is exhibiting uneven skin tone, sun-damage, age spots, excessive skin pigmentation marks or acne prone skin. Suitable for all skin types and colours.
In its clinical trials after one month of use that skin becomes brighter more radiant with excessive pigmented areas diminishing. The skin becomes more homogeneous, brighter and radiant.
As we age our skin isn’t as resilient to time as we’d like it to be. As the years pass, we lose some of the ‘bounce’ from our skin. The ability to snap back and look fresh and glowing after a long night isn’t the only thing that wanes. Unfortunately, with ageing comes the near inevitability of wrinkles, fine lines and hyper-pigmentation hormonal fluctuations, combine this with any additional sun damage we have, and our age is often betrayed on our faces.
25ml & 50ml
Radiance treatment for bright, dewy skin.
Crystal Clear believe that everyone has it within them to shine, which is why they have created one unique formula that solves a wide range of skin problems, to leave you looking youthful and radiant whatever your skin type.
Illuminate Daily Radiance makes the ideal illuminating treatment product as it contains radiance-renewing light reflective particles that instantly wake up the skin and create the perfect base for long-lasting luminous make-up while getting to work on brightening and hydrating the skin.
Starting from 25 years old and due to effects of time, environment and lifestyle, the skin progressively loses its capacity to regenerate. The communication between the skin cells is less efficient, the cell renewal mechanisms slow down and the cellular defence systems weakens. The skin gets tired and begins to show signs of aging. Thanks to targeted products, it is possible to help to prevent the skin from the effects of ageing.
The essential range includes:
Ultra plumping mask, ideal after short nights
CONCEPT: This turbo-charged moisturizing mask works in unison with the body’s circadian rhythm to hydrate in depth. Its ultra-replenishing night-time texture drenches skin in softness, leaving no residue on your pillow. Its formula harnesses the powers of plumping hyaluronic acid, hydrating aloe vera and ChronoNight complex to boost skin cell renewal. From the first awakening, the complexion appears rested and baby soft, with lines smoothed away, just like after some extra hours of sleep.
Intense thirst-quenching serum
CONCEPT: This intense thirst-quenching serum is tailor-made for dehydrated skin types. Its light, creamy gel texture melts into the skin, revitalizing and deeply refreshing it. HydroBooster technology combined with hyaluronic acid works at the heart of the formula, offering intense in depth and surface-level hydration. Moisture levels are replenished for perfectly hydrated skin with improved water balance. Skin is refreshed and deeply moisturized from morning to evening. La peau est fraîche, réellement hydratée jusqu’au soir.
24h hydra-protective care
CONCEPT: This round-the-clock hydra protective cream keeps skin looking and feeling its best day after day. Its light, fluid texture is quickly absorbed into the skin. Its dual-action effects combine hyaluronic acid for perfectly hydrated and plumped skin with antioxidant properties of lychee. Skin is hydrated and better protected from the signs of premature aging. Stronger, all its natural beauty and glow is restored.
Hydrating shield care, anti pollution effect
CONCEPT This moisturizing, protective shield is the ultimate secret weapon for erasing visible and invisible signs of pollution. Its lightweight, fastabsorbing texture melts into the skin. Its formula draws on a powerful combination of plant-based goodness and biotechnology prevents multiple airborne pollutants carbon particles, fine nano particles, ozone, etc). Moisture levels are replenished. Skin is stronger and more radiant, perfectly hydrated and able to breathe, for a beautiful, natural glow
Ageing signs in progress normal to dry skin
CONCEPT This targeted, expert cream tackles the four key mechanisms that trigger the signs of aging: • Glycation (where collagen and elastin gradually harden, leading to wrinkles) with a powerful peptide; • Oxidation (speeds up aging) with an active antioxidant active ingredient; • Dehydration with high molecular weight hyaluronic acid; • Cell longevity with rice and vine stalks extract which extend cell life; Comfortable and enveloping, thanks to the Illipe butter, its texture is perfect for dry to normal skin types. The skin’s youth capital is protected and activated. Skin is strengthened, protected and perfected.
Ageing signs in progress combination to oily skin
CONCEPT This targeted, expert cream tackles the four key mechanisms that trigger the signs of aging: • Glycation (where collagen and elastin gradually harden, leading to wrinkles) with a powerful peptide; • Oxidation (speeds up aging) with an active antioxidant active ingredient; • Dehydration with high molecular weight hyaluronic acid; • Cell longevity with rice and vine stalks extract which extend cell life; Its fine, lightweight texture is ideal for combination to oily skin types. The skin’s youth capital is protected and activated. Skin is strengthened, protected and perfected
Face lipid restoring serum
CONCEPT This lipid-restoring serum is the perfect solution for dry to very dry skin types. Silky yet enveloping, its texture intensely nourishes the skin thanks to Shea and Illipe butter content. Its formula is packed full of nutritious goodness in a harmonious blend of peptide-rich white lupin extract to boost lipid synthesis in the epidermis, and antioxidant properties of Damask rose. Skin is nourished, more supple, comfortable and strengthened, with all its natural beauty preserved.
Climatis balm, extreme conditions
CONCEPT This balm acts like a true shield, protecting skin from harsh external factors. Its rich, creamy texture envelops skin in a protective cocoon. The synergistic action of its active ingredients, arm the skin to withstand external factors (cold, wind, dryness, bad weather, sudden changes in temperature, etc). Skin is protected, nourished, more supple and feels more comfortable. Stronger, all its natural beauty and integrity is preserved.
GLOWING, INSTANTLY RADIANT SKIN IN JUST 10 MINUTES? YOU’RE WELCOME…
Glowing, instantly radiant skin in just 10 minutes? Yep, its true! Tried, tested and loved by thousands. This speedy peel off mask is fool proof. Here is why this miracle mask is a skincare hero and one of Crystal Clear’s best selling products…
Need a quick and effective glow up but haven’t got time on your side? Look no further than Crystal Clear 10 Minute Glow Mask.
Best applied to clean, dry skin in a thin layer, it is designed to renew radiance and revitalise tired, dull looking skin. Powered by Papaya Fruit Extract and Lemon, its scent is as zesty as its components sound.
Set your timer and get excited for the results. Did we mention how exciting it is to peel it off? Just make sure the mask is fully dry before attempting to remove and avoid any wet rooms to prevent the mask from setting.
Packed with rejuvenating active ingredients, this product really performs magic and gets to work penetrating deep into the pores to draw out dirt and impurities, revealing that instant luminous glow.
This mask however has a hidden element in its name, but not its ingredients. Not only is it the perfect pick me up for a flat complexion, it is perfect to tackle problematic and spot prone skin.
The ten minute treatment performs a thorough cleanse. Whilst targeting congested zones and eliminating excess oil underneath the skin, it also removes any unwanted bacteria reducing the probability of future breakouts.
Got a super angry blemish that you want to zap away? It is also perfect to apply directly to smaller areas. Reducing inflammation and size in just minutes.
Recommended use is once or twice a week.
Go and get your glow on!
Importance of Vitamins in skincare and their presence in the Matis Paris formulations
Taking vitamins is part of the daily ritual for most of the people who are invested in their wellness. In spite of all their health benefits, these supplements can only deliver a small amount of vitamins to the skin. This is where the importance of vitamin-rich skincare products lies.
A powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C is truly effective in neutralising the free radicals on the skin. These damaging free radicals are caused by environmental pollution and cause inflammation on the skin. Free radicals are also responsible for breaking the skin’s collagen, and consequently causing wrinkles and sagging.
Vitamin C’s powerful antioxidant action protects the skin from irritation but also has anti-ageing action. By activating collagen synthesis, it fights the signs of ageing, revives the micro-circulation of blood and stimulates cellular renewal minimising age spots and improving skin texture.
It also reduces the appearance of pigmentation caused by sun damage helping the skin retain its youthfulness. It reduces red blotches left after spots by improving the skin’s natural healing process. This way, it’s brightening the complexion giving the skin a glowing, youthful look. Finally, it increases the effectiveness of sunscreen and gives the skin better protection from UV rays.
The Matis C7 Booster is a seven-day treatment with a high concentration (79%) of Vitamin C. It comes with 7 spheres of the purest form of Vitamin C and an activating serum which when blended together, rehydrate allowing them to penetrate deeper into the skin. The Matis formula ensures that all the qualities of Vitamin C are naturally preserved when combining the formulations and applying to the skin. MatiSkin, the Matis signature drinkable beauty treatment which works in synergy with the body’s natural biological rhythm to boost the efficiency of skincare to reveal a healthy, radiant skin also includes Vitamin C.
Vitamin E is also an antioxidant that protects cell membranes from free radicals’ destructive actions. It slows down skin ageing whilst also strengthening skin barrier function and therefore protecting the skin’s hydration reserves. It hydrates, prevents water loss and has anti-inflammatory action.
Vitamin E can be found in many products across the Matis Paris range including Olea-Science, our Oil Serum from Reponse Densite which restores skin firmness as well as in Damask Rose, an active ingredient found in The Cream, the luxurious moisturiser from the Matis Caviar line.
Vitamin A is recognised in dermatology for its repairing power on skin damage. In skincare, it stimulates collagen production and helps improve skin texture and elasticity. Additionally, it helps reduce wrinkles, fine lines as well as pigmentation spots. Boosting skin cell renewal, vitamin A improves mature skin conditions, in which cell renewal is slowed down.
A complex of vitamins that includes vitamin A, C and E is present in every product in Reponse Vitalite, the Matis line which was designed to use the power of vitamins to revitalise the skin and give it back its natural glow. This is a complete product range which includes the Vitalite Energising Cleansing Emulsion, a gentle milk cleanser and Vitalite Energising Lotion, a tonic spray which refreshes and stimulates the skin. It also includes the Vitalite Energising Serum and the Regenerating Serum which protect the skin from urban stress and help it regain its energy. The Vitalite Energising Cream, contains Peph-Active, an innovative plankton-based skin energiser that promotes cell renewal and improves the skin’s appearance whilst the Vitalite Regenerating Cream which rebuilds the skin whilst bringing comfort. Finally, Reponse Vitalite includes the Vitalite Energising Scrub, a gentle face exfoliator which removes dead cells as a result of a micro-pearls mechanical action and the Vitalite Energising Mask, a silky, pearlescent gel mask which is enriched with the MATIS Captozone complex which neutralises ozone molecules to preserve the vitality of the skin and revive the radiance of the complexion.
Vitamin K fortifies the body cells strengthening the walls of blood capillaries and it is frequently used in medicine to help reduce swelling and bruising. It helps the skin to heal from a variety of skin conditions. Propolis, the active ingredient found in the limited edition Matis Bee Cream is rich in Vitamin K and has smoothing, regenerating, purifying and antioxidant properties.