The Keys To A Brighter Complexion
Glowing, even-toned skin is healthy skin. So what is the best way to nurture and amplify your complexion’s natural radiance even in the most bustling of seasons? It’s easier than you think. The basic principles that keep your skin radiant year-round are the very same ones that allow your best skin to dazzle at this most joyful time of year. Find out the five steps to brighten up.
Daily cleansing of your skin has two essential purposes. First, it removes the surface layer of makeup, dirt and pollutants from your skin, preventing clogged pores and breakouts. Secondly, a clean canvas preps the complexion for the following hydration and moisture, allowing the products to sink in more efficiently and effectively. It sets the stage for the rest of your skincare routine. The advanced formula of Active Renewal Cleanser harnesses the power of full-spectrum water and oil-soluble solutions from our Phyto Radiance Infusion to thoroughly and gently cleanse the skin with every use. It is an incredibly crafted formulation and is how we are able to deliver a 2-in-1 cleanse in one multi-beneficial step. Skin looks and feels invigorated with each cleanse and is PH-balanced and perfectly prepped for the hydration and moisture steps that follow.
One of the building blocks of healthy skin cells, hydrating the skin is a must for proper dermal function. When skin cells are rich in water content, healthy, plump skin follows. Dehydrated skin can be the underlying cause of breakouts, because without the all-important water, the skin compensates by producing excess oil, leading to clogged pores and irritation. On the surface, this lack of moisture results in a dull, lackluster complexion. The micro and mini hyaluronic acids, aloe vera, coconut water and apple pectin found in Active Treatment Essence work to create multi-level hydration, making skin more supple and resilient. It’s a natural highlighter.
Removing layers of built-up dead skin cells doesn’t just do away with surface dullness, it is a key driver of cellular regeneration. Exfoliation is a must for maintaining a brighter complexion. But overly aggressive methods and harsh chemicals can easily damage the delicate skin barrier, strip away needed oils and cause aggravation. A gentler approach to exfoliation makes room for new skin cells to rise to the surface, revealing healthy, glowing skin. The gentle, natural plant acids and enzymes in Active Treatment Essence slough off dead skin cells daily to promote renewal and reveal a fresh, smooth complexion.
Whereas hydration increases the water content in skin cells, moisturizing involves the use of essential oils to nourish the skin and its outermost layer, the protective skin barrier, to seal in hydration. One of the most ancient forms of skincare, essential oils are paramount to imparting skin with a brighter, healthy appearance. There are an abundance of essential oils in the world to choose from, and each carefully selected oil used in the formula of Active Botanical Serum, including avocado, evening primrose, nettle and rosehip was chosen specifically to feed your skin a full array of nutrients, naturally turning up the brightness.
It’s simple but true. Balanced skin is brighter skin. And that’s where powerful botanicals come in. The unique properties found in nature’s blooms, extracted properly, create a formula that fights the culprits that stand in the way of clearer, brighter skin. From lemon peel which helps diminish hyper-pigmentation to nettle packed with essential phytonutrients and a healthy dose of elasticity-promoting mineral silica to sea buckthorn, rich in omegas 3, 6, 9 and 7, the bounty of botanicals in Active Botanical Serum work in harmony to promote balance and increase brightness so your healthiest skin always shines through.
Natural Plant Brighteners
Highly nutritious botanicals like helichrysum, moringa and dandelion have been shown to mitigate the impact of sun damage on the skin and can help to lighten the appearance of dark spots. Vitamin C is a nutrient-rich antioxidant that fights signs of aging and known for it’s skin-brightening abilities too. Active Treatment Essence is packed with all of these plant illuminators (and more). In fact, its percentage of stabilized vitamin C is enough to replace a stand-alone vitamin C serum. Talk about a bright idea.
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