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Restorative Moisturiser

HK$960.00 HK$1,200.00

FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

This is an intensely moisturising formulation that is suitable for nighttime repair and restoration or for use twice a day on dry skin.

This is an intensely moisturising formulation that is suitable for nighttime repair and restoration or for use twice a day on dry skin. It has been formulated to combat ageing by optimising the health of your skin’s microbiome. The populations of skin microbes are shaped with an extract of probiotic Lactobacillus and two key prebiotics – inulin and alpha-glucan oligosaccharides. High levels of Low Molecular Mass Hyaluronic Acid boost moisturisation and interupt the cytokine cascade that accelerates ageing.

Ingredients

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract*Isoamyl LaurateGlycerin**Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*SqualaneButyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*Harpagophytum Procumbens (Devil’s Claw) Root Extract*, Glyceryl Stearate-Citrate, Propanediol, Alcohol (Ethanol), Cetearyl AlcoholGlyceryl StearateKigelia Africana Fruit ExtractInulinCitrullus Lanatus (Kalahari Melon) Seed OilLactobacillus FermentSodium Stearoyl LactylateBisabololAspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract*Stearic Acid, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Alpha-Glucan OligosaccharideSodium PhytateSodium HyaluronateOlea Europaea (Olive) Leaf ExtractAscorbyl PalmitateEriocephalus Punctulatus (Cape Chamomile) Leaf OilBoswellia Carterii (Frankincense) OilPelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil*TocopherolHelianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed OilCananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil*Lactic Acid, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Benzyl AlcoholDehydroacetic AcidVetiveria Zizanioides (Vetiver) Root OilChamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower ExtractSalvia Triloba (Sage) ExtractGamma DecalactoneHexenolLimonene***Linalool***Citronellol***Geraniol***

*ingredients from organic farming
**made using organic ingredients
***component of natural essential oils

Directions for use

Apply twice daily to clean, dry skin.

Good to know

What do my microbes do for my skin?

In your skin, your microbes produce Hyaluronic Acid and other moisturising factors, modulate barrier function and immune response, maintain the skin’s pH, and help to shape the skin ecology by producing anti-microbial peptides.

You wear your microbes like living armour that protects you from invading pathogens.

Calm, healthy skin not only looks better but also ages slower than skin that is constantly in a state of low-level inflammation.

Probiotics can help to shift the microbiome to a healthy, balanced state.

What probiotics do to your skin?

1. Protect you from pathogens (like armour for your face)

Probiotics protect your skin from pathogens. They can form a layer and use all the available nutrients so that opportunistic pathogens can’t colonise. They also produce anti-microbial peptides that make life really tough for incoming bad guys.

2. Manufacture moisturising factors like hyaluronic acid

Probiotic bacteria produce hyaluronic acid which is an intensely moisturising active that naturally holds moisture in your skin.They have also been shown to decrease Trans Epidermal Water Loss and improve skin hydration by improving barrier functioning skin.

3. Maintain skin pH (very important, don't mess with pH)

Many probiotics produce Lactic acid and other acids that keep your skin’s pH in the optimal range – 4,5 to 5. As we age, our skin pH drifts higher and higher. A little help to keep the pH down will be welcomed by your skin.

4. Maintain calm and reduce sensitivity 

Probiotic bacteria on the skin can communicate with your skin’s immune system to keep it in check so that it doesn’t overreact. The improvement of barrier function also prevents many toxins from penetrating the skin in the first place.

5. Slow ageing (healthy skin ages slower)

We can’t stop the clock… but we can’t deny that if we treat skin badly, it will age  faster. Probiotics help slow the signs of ageing by protecting your skin and by keeping your own immune response at bay. They have also been shown to reduce wrinkles and improve skin firmness and elasticity. Healthy skin ages slower.

Some factors that may have caused the loss of key microbial partners in the skin microbiome

  • Overuse of antibiotics
  • High caesarean section rate
  • Daily bathing in treated water
  • Chemicals in cosmetic products
  • Lack of contact with nature
  • Inappropriate use of disinfectants

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