The Natural Way to Calm Skin

The Natural Way to Calm Skin

When stress levels are on the rise, irritated and inflamed skin is often close behind. But whether the cause is stress or more perennial culprits like sun, pollution or overly-aggressive treatments, inflammation weakens the skin barrier, leaving the complexion prone to sensitivity, dehydration and future flare-ups. Offering calming properties with enduring benefits, the botanicals used in Active Treatment Essence and Active Botanical Serum have been soothing skin for ages and are every bit as effective today, making them natural allies for skin.

Put Out The Flames

Nature is full of botanicals with inherent, anti-inflammatory properties, clinically shown to calm skin that has been compromised, reducing redness and easing irritation. The formulas for Active Treatment Essence and Active Botanical Serum nourish and soothe the complexion by deploying dozens of active ingredients, including superfoods, adaptogens and ancient healers, many with the added bonus of antioxidant benefits. Get to know just a few of these high-performance ingredients that offer a lifeline to stressed-out skin.

Active Treatment Essence

Active Botanical Serum

ALOE
Synonymous with soothing skin, aloe is a healing and hydrating source of antioxidants and vitamins.

GOTU KOLA
This ancient Chinese medicine and adaptogen is rich in potent phytonutrients and offers calming and reparative properties.

MARSHMALLOW
The healing and soothing qualities of marshmallow root, a beloved adaptogen, make it highly effective at revitalizing skin.

MULLEIN
A natural anti-inflammatory, this flower can help calm irritated skin and speed up healing time with its regenerative properties.

OAT
Soothing and calming, oat works wonderfully to ease irritation, especially on dry and redness-prone complexions.  

NIACINAMIDE
A vitamin B3 derivative that helps reduce redness and has been shown to stimulate microcirculation in the skin. 

ALFALFA
This antioxidant superfood and potent detoxifier helps to soothe skin while delivering dense phytonutrient content to nourish the complexion.

CALENDULA
Coveted for centuries for its potent healing and regenerative powers, the marigold flower is also a prized antioxidant.

CYPRESS
The leaf oil from this tree has been used since ancient times to reduce redness, calm irritation, and clarify compromised skin.

LAVENDER
This highly anti-inflammatory flower is particularly helpful for blemish-prone skin thanks to its antibacterial properties.

TURMERIC
Considered a turbo-charged anti-inflammatory, this root’s oil is a soothing skin hero.

Restore A Sense of Balance

Just as important as calming the complexion is addressing imbalance, the root cause of many common concerns such as blemishes and redness. For example, when skin becomes dehydrated and cells are lacking the water content needed to function properly, oil production can go into overdrive to compensate, leading to even more issues. The water-based formula of Active Treatment Essence restores much-needed hydration using humectants such as mini and micro hyaluronic acid and apple pectin, along with minerals and probiotics to help bring the complexion back into balance without interfering with the skin’s natural pH levels. Active Botanical Serum’s oil-based formula not only seals in hydration when applied after Essence, it includes some of nature’s most revered balancers, such as tamanu, sea buckthorn, hazelnut, jasmine, and neroli oil, which simultaneously calm and build the skin’s defenses back up by reinforcing the barrier.

Mitigate Future Flare-Ups

While some skin stressors are simply part of life, such as the sun, others can be sidestepped by adopting a gentle routine. Active Treatment Essence leverages the renewal of micro-exfoliation, using natural plant acids and fruit enzymes to gently remove dead skin cells without risking the redness or irritation that can accompany physical exfoliants, especially for those with sensitive skin. As for irritation from the likes of oxidative stress and free radicals, which are less easily avoided, a good antioxidant defense can prove game-changing. Niacinamide, an ingredient found in Active Treatment Essence, has been shown to boost the skin’s antioxidant capabilities and support a strong barrier. Active Botanical Serum was formulated with a number of antioxidant packed botanicals including turmeric, tamanu and rosehip, all of which have been known to deliver anti-inflammatory benefits as they help shield skin from the worst effects of oxidative stress.