Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring anti aging 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, 20% Vitamin C Serum and Hydrating Hyaluronic Mango Night Cream. These products 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 trans-epidermal 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 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. 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- Ethyl Ascorbic Acid. A fully oxygen and light stable Vitamin C that forms an ester with the 3-hydroxy groups of ascorbic acids with excellent skin brightening activity. It is well researched and clinically proven to be more effective, faster-acting and shows a long-term inhibitory effect (slows the aging process). It has additional effects, not observed in pure ascorbic acid, such as promoting nerve cell growth and reducing chemotherapy damage, and proves more potent in reducing skin darkening after UV exposure (and)
2- Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate. A clinically proven, fast acting, fully oxygen and light stable Vitamin C that is a potent antioxidant, protects skin from oxidative and environmental damages that improves the appearance of aged and fragile skin; the production of collagen; prevention of wrinkles, and the elimination of the blotchiness that gives the skin an aged appearance. Excellent skin-lightening ability and corrects hyper-pigmentation. Go to "Shop" and see our 20% Vitamin C Serum.
Vitamin C's: There are many different forms of Vitamin C affecting not only their cost, but their stability and effectiveness on the skin. Some are absorbed more readily by the skin, some are more stable and retain their potency longer, some are proven to rebuild collagen and fight free radicals more effectively than others. Some Vitamin C Serums oxidize quickly and lose their effectiveness/ potency the moment the serum is opened and exposed to light and air.
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.
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/ Z-Cote (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.
Neroli, Aloe and Rose Hydrosols. As we do not use Water, Alcohol or unnecessary fillers in our products, we use Floral Distillates (commonly called Floral Hydrosol). They contain the water soluble components of the plant and therefore have much more gentle but similar properties to essential oil. Hydrosols have a pH range that makes them ideal for skin care and help to restore and heal the skin; offer anti-inflammatory activity, and have powerful anti aging properties and benefits. They not only add moisture properties to our skin care products, but 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 Shop for our incredible antioxidant toners and detailed benefits of Neroli and Rose Damascena.
Witch Hazel (alcohol free) 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.
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Our organic anti aging skin care products are 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 and unhealthy ingredients, each of our anti aging products are the safer, more effective choice.
As you know, most skin care companies contain a long list of these chemicals in anti aging 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 anti aging skin care 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 Products, only a small amount of product is required.
If we analyze the majority of anti aging skin care and anti wrinkle creams, 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, silicone only masks wrinkles and do not treat them. 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 beginner 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 Products defeat the worries of applying harmful ingredients to the skin. We encourage knowledge, and have listed some of our popular ingredients below. See individual product listings at our anti aging skin care shop for full product benefits.
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.
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, G, 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.
Retinol, Retin-A (Vitamin A) are Retinoids and commonly referred to as Retinol, Retin-A, Retinoid, Retinaldehyde, Retinyl, Retinoic Acid, Tretinoin, Tazorac, Avita, Avage etc. There are 2 types of Retinol. Retinol and Retin-A. Retinol (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 (concentration levels range between 0.01-0.05%) are found in over-the-counter creams and drugstores. Retin-A (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. Retin-A is medical grade and the most advanced form of Vitamin A at prescription strength and is prescribed by dermatologists/ plastic surgeons to help skin cell turnover causing new collagen production. Concentration levels range between 1-2.5%.
Pure Radiance Retinol Treatment Cream uses both Retin-A (prescription strength at 2.5% and Retinyl at 0.5%. Beneficial for all, however ideally recommended for anyone with over 40 or those with mature skin. Ideal for skin restoration, rejuvenation, restructuring. Repairs damaged skin cells from within, starting from the deepest layer. Effective at accomplishing skin cell turnover and it is the cell rejuvenation that is what is responsible for improving the skins quality, texture and results. Retinoids have the main objective 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 helps 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, resulting in glowing skin. See our Shop for detailed description and benefits of ingredients. Note that custom Retinol and Pure Retin-A is also available upon request.
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.