Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring anti ageing substance in the body, which is known for keeping the skin smooth and plump through the ability to retain and hold moisture in the connective tissues. To date, Hyaluronic Acid remains the skin care industries most powerful anti aging and moisturizing active ingredient used to treat and prevent the effects of aging. In fact, Hyaluronic acid has been named by many companies and scientists as the "fountain of youth". See our Miracle Multiple Peptide Serum and Hydrating Hyaluronic Mango Night Cream. Both of which contain Hyaluronic Acid. Studies show that HA effectively reduces inflammation and prevents oxygen free radicals from damaging newly formed skin cells and is of paramount importance in healing wounds, burns and skin ulcers, by stimulating the production of new skin cells. The single most important fact for healthy skin is adequate moisture. Hyaluronic Acid holds up to 1,000 times its own weight in water; penetrates the skin and binds skin cells to water, infusing all layers of the skin with valuable, rejuvenating moisture. It moderates transepidermal water loss by attracting water from deeper layers of the dermis to keep the surface of our skin hydrated. HA is clinically proven to smooth out wrinkles and erase fine lines by adding volume via water absorption. It is necessary for maintaining the structural integrity of the extracellular matrix of dermal tissue and is scientifically proven to improve elasticity. Normally because of aging, natural Hyaluronan is decreased in the skin. The skins ability to maintain moisture is weakened, and gives the appearance of being dry and rough. When Hyaluronic Acid is applied back to the skin, it penetrates the dermis, combined with water, and promotes micro circulation and nutrient absorption. It forms an air permeable layer, to keep the skin moist and smooth. The result is rapid skin rejuvenation, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, crows feet and other cosmetic signs of aging around the eyes. Collagen health is improved with increased strength and elasticity; resulting in firmer skin. When peptides are added to HA, the formula becomes increasingly powerful and rejuvenation and cell turnover is rapidly enhanced. Pure Radiance combines the most powerful peptides with Hyaluronic Acid to create what we have called our Miracle Multiple Peptide Serum.
1- Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C)- Very stable vitamin C that does not degrade in formulas. Light-stable and oxygen-stable, meaning it does not need to be kept in an amber glass bottle. Is also more effective at lower doses. 2-3% for collagen synthesis, up to 10% for skin lightening. Used in our Vitamin C Serum, our anti aging creams, Vitamin ACE Hydra Gel Day Cream and our Skin Bright Lightening Cream.
2- L-Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C)- Stable Oil Soluble form of vitamin C that does not degrade in formulas. Used in our creams and Oil based Vitamin C Serum.
Vitamin C's: Potent, organic naturally occurring antioxidant and plays an important role in the prevention of dry skin and wrinkles, collagen synthesis and skin regeneration. Ascorbate is found in all layers of the skin, but is more concentrated in the epidermis than the dermis. It is effective in strengthening the collagen framework and maintaining a healthy dermis, therefore reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improving overall appearance of the skin. It has further been proven to reduce the severity of sunburns and age spots, and protects skin from oxidative damages. It improves the appearance of aged and fragile skin and is widely used in skin lightening products to correct hyperpigmentation, uneven skin and age spots. There are 2 variations of Vitamin C that Pure Radiance includes in our products:
Mango Butter and Oil nourishes skin with lots of emollient (moisture) properties- vitamins A, C and E, which work to combat free radicals. Its natural properties are good for softening the skin and treating wrinkles. Mango has the ability to protect skin from sunburn as well as soothe sunburned skin. It is often used to smooth and moisturize rough dry skin. It is rich in antioxidants and is reputed for decreasing skin cell degeneration (protecting collagen), the regeneration of skin cells (new collagen growth), smoothing wrinkles, treating stretch marks, scar reduction and wound healing.
Avocado Butter is hydrogenated avocado fruit oil that yields a soft, ivory to light greenish, creamy and soft butter that has excellent penetrating properties.Common Uses: Avocado Butter has natural sunscreen properties along with Vitamins A, B, G and E which makes it a wonderful moisturizing treatment for dry and damaged skin.
We use Cold pressed organic oils and unrefined butters rather than refined butters and heat processed oils. When the natural process is used the nutrients vitamins and antioxidants within the ingredients remain intact therefore making them more potent in natural skin care products. Refined products are over heated thus removing many of the nutrients.
Shea butter is full of vitamin A and is deeply moisturizing. Shea is derived from nuts that grow on trees in West and Central Africa, and it is known for being so nourishing to the skin that even in Africa's dry climate it works to soothe thirsty skin. The American Shea Institutes notes that shea butter possesses the ability to improve pesky skin blemishes, eczema, wrinkles and dermatitis. Shea is also known to soothe insect bites, sunburn and frostbite. This butter packs a powerful punch for an array of skin ailments.
Cocoa Butter is high in fatty acids, which helps it to deliver deep nourishment and moisture to your skin. For those struggling with eczema, cocoa butter may be worth trying. Cocoa butter holds no more ability to protect skin against stretchmarks than a placebo.
Zinc Oxide (UVB/UVA Protector) Top grade, photo-stable, absorber of the full UV spectrum of sun rays (short UVB to long UVA). It's broad spectrum UV protection from short wavelength for UVB is (290-320nm); to the longest type I UVA (340-380nm). Spread & absorption ability is excellent and has a soothing effect (also widely used in creams for skin irritations i.e rosacea, eczema, acne etc.).
Glycerin has become such a hit in the cosmetic industry because it helps to maintain the skin's homeostasis, by regulating the water balance in the inter-cellular matrix. It attracts moisture and water towards the skin, thereby keeping the skin hydrated and supple. The best aspect about glycerin is that it moisturizes the skin without making it oily.
Titanium Dioxide (UVB/UVA Protector) Inert earth mineral used as a thickening, whitening, lubricating, and sunscreen ingredient in cosmetics. It protects skin from UVA and UVB radiation and is considered to have no risk of skin irritation. Because of its gentleness, titanium dioxide is an excellent sunscreen active for use on sensitive or rosacea-affected skin. It is also great for use around the eyes, as it is highly unlikely to cause stinging in this area. Titanium dioxide is purified via synthetic processes for use in cosmetics and sunscreens making it micronized and coated for use in skin care products.
Neroli, Aloe and Rose Hydrosols. Hydrosol is rainwater distilled with herbs, flowers or plants. They not only add moisture properties to our skin care products, but have anti aging benefits, treat and heal various skin concerns such as broken capillaries, sun spots, wrinkles etc, as well as skin conditions such as Rosacea and Eczema. See our antioxidant toner product ingredients which review Rose, Neroli and Aloe Hydrosol benefits.
Witch Hazel is an extract from the leaves, flowers and bark of the hamamelis tree. One of nature's best astringents, there is probably no better tonic or toner for skin care preparations. It is frequently used in products like after shave lotions, where it shows mildly styptic properties as well as helping to reduce razor burn and swelling through its cool soothing sensation. In skincare, Witch Hazel can be used as toner or in place of a cleanser. It is particularly beneficial for oil and problem skin through its more gentle properties.
Kojic Acid- has been successfully used to lighten pigment spots and skin discoloration. Produces excellent effects in evenly toning the skin, fighting age spots, pregnancy marks, melasma and freckles, as well as general skin pigmentation disorders of face and body. It stops the production of pigment and inhibits the production of melanin.
Alpha Arbutin Peptide- the leading skin lightening ingredient on the market. It blocks epidermal melanin synthesis by inhibiting enzymatic oxidation of Tyrosine and Dopa. Alpha Arbutin has the fewest side effects in skin lightening most likely due to the gradual release of active ingredients. It is the more effective, faster and safer approach to promoting skin-brightening and an even skin tone on all skin types. Alpha-Arbutin also minimizes liver spots and meets all the requirements of a modern skin-brightening and skin de-pigmentation ingredient.
Licorice Extract- contains soothing and regenerative anti-oxidants which help protect your skin from sun damage and exposure to the elements. The galbridin compound in licorice is what gives it its strong hyperpigmentation fading properties. It works by inhibiting the activity of melanin and produces a whitening of the skin-creates a more even complexion when skin is blotchy and uneven. Relieves eczema; combats Rosacea; fades brown spots; scars; stretch marks; lightens and whitens skin. It improves the appearance of irritated skin, which is often dry, red and inflamed.
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Our anti aging skin care products are organic, hypo allergenic, non irritating, non sensitizing; contain only active ingredients; have NO Water (which is an inactive ingredient), Alcohol (which is drying and can be irritating to the skin), NO Fillers, Paraben, Sulfate, Estrogen, Phthalate, Gluten, Bismuth, Talc, Mineral Oil, Dyes, Silicone, Artificial Fragrance or Synthetic Preservatives! By eliminating inactive ingredients such as water, each formula is more potent and effective.
As you know, most skin care companies contain a long list of these chemicals in anti-ageing products, which are harsh non skin friendly contaminates that are then absorbed into the skin and bloodstream. They use a surreal amount of waxes, colorants and fillers to provide you with "more" product, rather than the high quality of product that you deserve. Those products are not safe, nor recommended to be applying to your face. Our products are concentrated with the highest and safest amount of natural and organic ingredients to have a desired affect. When using Pure Radiance Anti Aging Skin Care, only a small amount of product is required for use to achieve the desired results.
If we analyze the majority of anti aging skin care and organic skincare cream bases, they are made up of water (generally it is the first ingredient on the list), leaving the remaining ingredients to be the harmful chemicals and fillers. The reason these ingredients are popular, is not because they are healthy or work, but because they are cheap.
What you may not have know is that ultimately, it is you who pays the price for these products, both physically and financially. Over time, our skin tries to cope with these foreign substances and becomes over stressed and weak. It becomes more susceptible to damage by free radicals, dryness and sensitivities causing skin ailments, all of which may affect our health and accelerate the aging process. Acne and many other skin concerns can be and are caused by what we put on our skin and into our bodies. Our pores are clogged with silicone, fillers and high amounts of preservatives or non organic slip agents. So why do companies use these ingredients? The price, as well the majority of people want fast results when it comes to anti aging creams. We all do. However, it is safer and healthier to use natural and organic ingredients and still achieve the results. Our wrinkles did not appear over night and therefore will not disappear that quickly either. Those companies that suggest that there is an all in one cream that will erase wrinkles in 2 weeks time are providing individuals with false advertising. A more honest and realistic time frame for results is anywhere between 4-6 weeks (depending on the severity and depth of the wrinkles). Results are also cumulative, meaning that with consistent and daily use of an appropriate skin care regimen, the amount and depth of lines and wrinkles will continue to decrease with continued use.
Pure Radiance Natural Skin Care Line defeats the worries of applying harmful ingredients to the skin. Our anti aging skin care products are free of chemicals and fillers. We only use active and pure ingredients. We encourage knowledge regarding our product ingredients, including the benefits of antioxidants, actives and organic ingredients. We have listed some of our popular organic ingredients and their benefits below.
Neroli (Morocco) Essential Oil and Hydrosol is a nontoxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing, non-phototoxic substance that has beautiful floral notes that soothes, relaxes and uplifts the spirit. It has an exquisite aroma, perfect for mature and sensitive skin. It promotes circulation and stimulates new cell growth. It works wonders for the skin by treating and preventing scars and stretch marks, enlarged pores, lines and wrinkles, broken capillaries, acne, dry skin and its aroma has been found useful in treating skin conditions linked to emotional stress. Any type of skin can benefit from this oil, although it is particularly good for dry, irritated or sensitive skin. It regulates oiliness and minimizes enlarged pores. Neroli helps to clear acne and blemished skin, especially if the skin lacks moisture. With regular treatment, it can reduce the appearance of fragile or broken capillaries, varicose veins and lines and wrinkles. It is used in Hydrosol and Essential Oil forms in our Antioxidant Toners.
Calendula Extract is often used for sensitive, dry or damaged skin. It has high antioxidant properties that protect against cell damaging free radicals. It stimulates metabolism of skin cells therefore advancing skin regeneration. Its natural restorative properties protect the delicate eye area from thinning of the skin and premature aging. It is the ideal ingredient to decrease puffiness, prevent crow's feet and infuse the skin with a youthful glow. Our Time Freeze Eye Cream includes this wonderful botanical extract.
Palm oil is obtained from the flesh of the oil palm fruit. Like olive oil, palm oil is a fruit oil and should not be mistaken for palm kernel oil which is extracted from the kernel or seed of the palm fruit. Palm Oil is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin A and E having the ability to protect and improve skin cells. It also contains vitamins D and K which are not present in other oils. The rich nutrient content makes it the ideal non pore clogging, moisturizing ingredient for your skin. It is a superb ingredient for anti aging skin care and skin care products.
Vitamin E. A natural preservative that contains powerful antioxidants that are necessary to fight the free radicals that cause damage on the cellular level. Regular application of vitamin E to the face can help counteract signs of aging by smoothing out existing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as preventing new lines and wrinkles from forming in the future. It also helps keep skin tight and firm. Vitamin E treats several skin conditions, such as reddening, dryness, freckling, age spots, skin tags and breakdown of the elasticity. It has an abundance of different antioxidants which not only heal or aid the skin but acts as a natural stabilizer and treats and prevents UV damage. It is a very effective skin care moisturizer and neutralizer of age and sun spots on the skin. Used in our various creams and serums.
Sweet Almond Oil is a non-greasy oil with fine texture and softening properties; does not clog pores. It is rich in fatty acids, and Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E. The Vitamin E content, protects from free radicals and decelerates the signs of aging. Almond oil decreases dark circles, puffiness, broken blood cells and redness. It decreases wrinkles, and tightens the skin. Used in our Essential Serum and various creams.
Avocado is skin rejuvenating. It has natural hydrating ability and is deeply absorbed by the skin. It acts as an emollient, and promotes soft and supple tissue. It helps produce more skin collagen and reduces the incidence of age spots. It is known for its comforting, rejuvenating, nourishing and restoring properties. Avocado oil is loaded with skin and hair nourishing Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and Beta carotene. It protects from free radicals and decelerates the signs of aging. It contains powerful antioxidant properties circulating white blood cells, helping to keep the skin from oxidizing while it permeates through the cell wall. Used in our Essential Serum and various creams.
Jojoba Oil is one of natures closest oils that resembles natural skin oil. it cntains vitamins E and B complex. The Vitamin E content protects from free radicals and decelerates the signs of aging. It is high in Vitamin C. Jojoba also has the minerals silicon, chromium, copper & zinc. It is known to soothe and moisturize the skin; heal imperfections, treat acne and decrease wrinkles. Used in our Essential Serum and various creams.
Grapefruit White & Pink Essential Oil is believed by aromatherapists to be a spiritual up-lifter, and to ease muscle fatigue and stiffness. It is also a purifier of congested, oily and acne prone skin.
Grape seed oil is 50 times greater than vitamin E and 20 times greater than vitamin C. It protects from free radicals and decelerates the signs of aging. It is an especially good essential oil that may be used as a serum for those with sensitive skin. It is high in antioxidants and omega 6. It builds collagen, decreases wrinkles, tightens skin and protects from sun and is especially good for use on lines around and under the eye area. It acts as an astringent (removes excess oils from skin cells), while preserving natural skin moisture. It does not cause photo sensitization in sunlight. It is non-toxic, non-sensitizing and non-irritating. Grape seed oil is high in regenerative and restructuring qualities to combat the effects of aging. See our Grape Seed Oil Essential Serum.
Interesting Organic Facts:
As Pure Radiance ingredients are 100% natural and organic, it should be noted that mother natures ingredients are harvested at different times of the season which may cause a slight variation from batch to batch. These minor variations may happen from time to time in all 100% Organic Skin Care Products. They are generally so minor (less than 2%) that they go unnoticed, however if you do notice these variations it is important to note that this is normal. Our ingredients come directly from Certified Organic Suppliers.
Pure Radiance makes no changes to our products from batch to batch (ingredients, quality, concentration etc). An example of a possible variation: Rose Hydrosol ingredient may arrive from our supplier, slightly stronger in natural floral scent or may appear slightly more yellow in color as opposed to the last batch. Note that color does not mean that we or our supplier have added coloring to the ingredient, it means that the ingredient itself has a natural color to it, just like a fruit has natural coloring. Slight variations (if any) does not change our products anti aging and therapeutic benefits.
Retinol, Retin-A (Vitamin A)- For those interested in our anti ageing Retinol Treatment Cream, our Pure Radiance Skin Care Shop has a detailed description of organic benefits and ingredients listing. Custom Retinol and Pure Retin-A Cream is also available upon request. Vitamin A (retinoids) are a class of Vitamin A derivates: Retinol, Retin-A, Retinoid, Retinaldehyde, Retinyl, Retinoic Acid, Tretinoin, Tazorac, Avita, Avage etc. Retinol is another word used for Vitamin A, however it is one in the same. There are 2 types of Retinol. Retinol and Retin-A. Retinol (commonly referred to as: Retinyl Palmitate, Retinoid, Vitamin A) ideal for those under 40. Keeps skin firm, tight, maintains collagen level and prevents aging skin. The mildest form of Vitamin A found in over the counter and drugstores. Concentration levels range between 0.01-0.05%. Retin-A (commonly referred to as: Retinol, Retinoid, Vitamin A, Tretinoin, Retinoic Acid, Retin-A Micro) ideal for those over 40, getting or have deeper lines/wrinkles, or have mature skin. Medical grade most advanced prescription strength form of Vitamin A prescribed by dermatologists/ plastic surgeons to help skin make collagen. Concentration levels range between 1-2.5%. Pure Radiance Retinol Treatment Cream uses Retin-A at a concentration of 2.5% and Retinol at 0.5%. Beneficial for all, recommended for those over 20. Ideal for skin restoration, rejuvenation, restructuring. Works similarly to some Peptides. Repairs damaged skin cells from within, starting from the deepest layer. More effective at accomplishing skin cell turnover than Retinol, and it is the cell rejuvenation that is what is responsible for improving the skins quality, texture and results. Similarities: Retinoids have the main objective being to regulate and repair damaged skin cells and replace with healthy cells, and to treat existing symptoms of aging: lines, wrinkles, spots, loss of collagen, treat adult black heads/acne, pigmentation concerns, restores vibrancy to the complexion, reduces oiliness, treats acne and psoriasis, builds collagen fibers within the dermis and help restore elasticity further improving lines/wrinkles. Skin lightening is an evident result of regular use (regular being 3 months or longer). It does not bleach the skin, but repairs sun damage and helps skin return to its original, youthful color.