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)
Through my adulthood as I wanted to address signs of skin ageing, I never found a moisturiser that did not make my spots worse, so I didn't use one. Not great when most dermatologists agree that moisture is key for youthful skin. The brief I gave to the genius Cosmetic Scientists; rich enough for dry skin but not greasy for oilier skin, light but powerful, multi-cellular moisture but not spot causing, SPF and a silky finish ready for makeup.
We were the first to use 3 different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid because it goes to different layers of the skin and gives 3X the potency and the smaller fragment helps prevent spots. We used 3 different sun filters, so you're less likely to get any reaction and the protection is robust. We also used 3 different antioxidants to counter free radical damage.This is a much more expensive way of formulating, but if you can imagine a brick wall, the joins in the bricks don't line up and that makes it stronger and better to protect you.
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.