New Ingredients for SPF20 Formula
Matrixyl® Synthe-6™ Matrixyl Synthe-6 is designed to smooth wrinkles from the inside and help to rebuild the skin where it is most needed, particularly on the forehead and crow’s feet. It works by stimulating the synthesis of six major constituents of the skin’s matrix and dermal-epidermal junction. They are collagen I, III, IV, fibronectin, hyaluronic acid and laminin 5.
Sytenol A, although chemically different from Retinol, exhibits a similar biological activity without concern for sensitivity, helping to addresss lines and wrinkles by boosting proteins in the skin. Unlike Retinoids, it is a broad spectrum antioxidant. It contains Bakuchiol, a natural polyphenol which helps to inhibit inflammatory enzymes and seborrhoea while providing antibacterial and antifungal activity so, helps to prevent spots.
Crambe Oil (Crambe abyssinica) is native to the Mediterranean region and Eastern Africa. Crambe oil contains an unusually high level (over 50%) of Erucic acid, which is a long-chain monounsaturated fatty acid. This accounts for its incredible skin feel and smoothing benefits.
Existing Ingredients from SPF15 Formula
REVIDRATE™ provides long term moisture regulation. Is shown in clinical tests to biologically activate all intrinsic moisture regulatory processes; increase of Natural Moisturising Factor, ceramides and stimulates production of skin’s own glycerine.
DANSONYL™ contains Baobab tree leaf extract, rich in polysaccharides. It is clinically tested to give an immediate and long lasting effect based on water capture.
DEFENSIL™(Cardiospermum halicacabum), is Echium and Sunflower seed oils and is clinically tested to protect and repair the skin, reduce irritation, soften and moisturise. Echium, a plant source of Omega 3,6,9, is an excellent anti-inflammatory and thus, effectively balances and protects irritated skin while strengthening the barriers of the skin.
MANGOSTEEN FRUIT EXTRACT is rich in vitamins and polyphenols providing anti-oxidant protection
MOISTUREPLEX™ ADVANCED is a blend of amino acids similar to our Natural Moisturising Factor. It captures and holds water at the skins surface
PRIMAL HYAL™300 is a very special hyaluronic acid fragment that not only helps with moisture control but also stimulates beta-defensin peptides to protect against microbial invasion that cause spots.
HYALURONIC FILLING SPHERES smooth wrinkles by absorbing water and ‘swelling’ to fill lines.
TINOSORB™ S and PARSOL™ HMS and EUSOLEX™ UV PEARLS are a blend of synthetic and mineral UV filters to provide sun protection and help prevent skin damage.
INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Olivate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Homosalate, Myristyl Myristate, Sorbitan Olivate, Octyldodecanol, Hydrolyzed Adansonia Digitata Extract, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Bakuchiol, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter Extract, Sodium PCA, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Urea, Silica, Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Garcinia Mangostana Fruit Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Citronellol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sorbitan Oleate, Trehalose, Limonene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Polysorbate 60, PVP, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Polyquaternium-51, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA, Sorbitan Laurate, Phytic Acid, Linalool, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Carbomer, Geraniol, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Alcohol, Isoeugenol, Benzyl Benzoate, BHT, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Myristyl Malate Phosphonic Acid, Parfum (Fragrance)
"This product is a bit of an unsung hero but it is quite brilliant and created to complement the Iconic Youth Serum™ without much overlap in functions.
It is all about long and short term moisturisation and protection of the skin. Where Iconic Youth Serum™ is central to the integrative concept of preventing and perfecting skin ageing, all dermatologists agree that the most important thing for keeping your skin looking and feeling youthful is hydration and moisture, which is where Youth Preservation Moisturiser™ SPF20 comes in.
We used 3 different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid because it goes to different layers of the skin and means I can have 3x the potency in the formula. In addition, lowest weight ensures that problem skins are not made worse, which can often be the case. We used 3 different sun filters so that you are less likely to get any reaction and the protection is robust. We used 3 different anti-oxidant to get counter free radical damage.
Of course it is a much more expensive way of formulating but if you can imagine a brick wall, the joins don't line up, to make it stronger and better to protect you. Also, if you have a headache, some people like ibuprofen and others paracetamol, but the most effective way would be to use both. By using multiple actives, I hope to please many more customers with better results for all.
In November 2016 we updated to this new formula, adding some key active ingredients to further improve the results and increasing the SPF level. We could have introduced another new product but I think the constant introduction of so many moisturisers gets confusing and my guess is that most people don't want to have to pick and chose benefits. Rather get it all in one. So we added more peptides, absynnian oil and Sytenol A so you get the full clinically tested benefits. We have removed RevitElix though there is still calming Echium Oil in the formula.
The texture looks thick enough to please a drier skin person because that is what is expected, however it is not a greasy finish, which is good for the combination or oilier skin types. It is the actives that are doing all the work. It leaves behind a gorgeous silky finish that can sometimes be missed because the Iconic Youth Serum™ which went on first takes the limelight.
Honestly, use the two together and you will feel the difference in your skin. I did not use a moisturiser until this one (previously I used two serums because moisturisers made me break out). Let me know how you get on."
Having worn a different protective moisturiser every day for weeks, my runaway victor is MERUMAYA Youth Preservation Moisturiser™... The texture is near perfect (luxurious but ungreasy, smooth and stable under foundation) and the airless pump packaging is ideal for travel and storage.