Treat – Acne & Congestion
Acne formation typically begins with the overproduction of sebum, an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands in the skin. In a normal hair follicle structure the sebum drains onto the hair follicles and flows out through the follicle opening on the skin’s surface, thereby keeping the skin lubricated and supple. However, when the glands produce excess sebum, the follicles may become blocked and this in turns leads to the beginning of acne formation.
Ultra Clear Range
Treat- Course texture & dull skin tone
Dull, tired and stressed skin looks just that. Our skin has a natural renewal process that slows down as we age. Skin cells regenerate from deep within the epidermis – as new cells are formed, old skin cells migrate to the surface. For this reason, we require exfoliation of surface cells on a continuous basis, to avoid surface build up that makes skin texture appear uneven, dull and lifeless.
Even Skintone Range
Treat – Dehydration
Unlock the power of our unique Vitamin B2 technology incorporating Provitamin B5, Vitamin B3 and Hyaluronic acid for the ultimate boost of hydration.
Dehydration is excessive loss of water from the body. In the skin on the face, dehydration occurs when there is a deficiency of water in the surface layer of the skin, the stratum corneum. This is most often caused by environmental exposure, often aggravated by natural ageing and photoageing of the skin. Examples of environmental factors include wind, which can increase evaporation from the skin, and long showers or other activities characterised by prolonged exposure to water. Air conditioning, flight travel, over-cleansing of the skin, use of certain medications and application of the wrong skincare products can also cause dehydration. The signs of dehydration include skin tightness or tautness, flaking and fine lines. Dehydration can affect any skin type.
Treat – Facial Redness
Visibly reduce redness associated with photodamage and minimise skin blotchiness.
Facial redness is one of the most common visible signs of photoageing. In fact, it is almost universal across photoaged skins. Interestingly, facial redness is often undiagnosed or not identified as a major skin concern as it is readily concealed by makeup. Additionally redness can sit on the skin layer below surface hyperpigment which can also conceal redness.
Facial redness is most commonly caused by photoageing and occurs in two ways:
1. Over time, the skin’s dermal matrix (containing collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid) is broken downas a result of photodamage, subsequently thinning the skin and causing underlying blood vessels (capillaries) in the dermal matrix to become more visible, therefore giving an increased appearance of skin redness.
2. As a natural wound healing response to photodamage, the growth factor VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) is produced in response to UV light entering the skin and creating free radicals. This growth factor stimulates the production of new blood vessels. New and existing blood vessels become contorted and enlarged and this causes an increase in surface redness (angiogenesis).
Treat – Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Formulated with stabilised pure Vitamin A (Retinol) to refine, plump and visibly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Ultra A Range
Treat – Hyperpigmentation & Age Spots
Visibly fade the appearance of hyperpigmentation and enhance skin luminosity with the most advanced skin brightening system yet.
The term ‘pigmentation’ refers to the skin’s natural colour irrespective of any sun exposure. This natural colouring is associated with cells within the skin known as melanocytes. The melanocytes primary function is to produce pigments referred to as ‘melanins’ which provide natural protection against ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by the sun.
Dark spots, skin discolouration, blotchiness, ephelides (freckles) and melasma are all common skin concerns known as ‘hyperpigmentation’.
Hyperpigmentation is the over production of melanin resulting in skin darkening. Often this excessive melanin production clusters in localised areas in a disorderly fashion forming patchy skin tones or “dark spots”.
Treat – Loss of Firmness
The skin consists of different layers; on the outer, the ‘epidermis’; the complex inner layer the ‘dermis’ and finally the hypodermis.
The skin’s dermis contains the dermal matrix, which includes collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that provide the skin with its structural framework and give skin elasticity. As we age, environmental factors (including, photodamage, smoking, pollution) cause the dermal matrix to prematurely break down inhibiting the skins natural production of collagen and elastin. As a result of this depleted collagen and elastin mature skin often loses firmness, appears less dense and elastic than younger skin.
Different skincare ingredients can help to support the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin. And help prevent and reverse premature skin ageing.