This cream is the third Vitamin A moisturizer in the Skin EssentiA Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™.
Vita-Antioxidant AVST Moisturizer 3 contains a moderately high concentration of Vitamin A and Vitamin C as well as antioxidants, botanicals and a peptide.
The combination of Vitamin A, powerful antioxidants and peptides help to restore the overall appearance of the skin, which results in a more youthful-looking complexion with the look of a smoother texture and a radiant, healthy-looking glow.
RETINYL ACETATE (Vitamin A) Vitamin A normalizes the skin cell function, including regulating oil production in the skin cell to help hydrate, regulating skin cell turn over, strengthening the stratum spinosum (the structural layer of the skin) and compacting the stratum cornium (the outermost layer of the skin), which improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture and block out damaging free radicals. Vitamin A is also a free radical scavenger, an ingredient that is especially active in protecting skin cells from these damaging molecules.
BETA CAROTENE is the plant form of Vitamin A, which provides excellent protection from free radicals and extremely beneficial in protecting skin against UVA damage.
ASCORBYL TETRAISOPALMITATE (Vitamin C) a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radials to protect the skin. Aides in the production of youthful collagen by strengthening amino acid chains that keep collagen strong. Influences melanin production resulting in more even distribution and less pigment formation.
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (Vitamin E) Improves the skin’s natural moisturizIng factors, and nourishes the body skin, making the skin look plumper and firmer. Helps to quench free radicals, enhancing the effects of the skin’s natural sun protectors.
MATRIXYL® 3000 (Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7) application of Matrixyl® 3000 replenishes the natural peptide that signals your body to produce collagen and elastin. Improved production of collagen and elastin leads to wrinkle reduction, increased firmness of the skin, and improved moisture retention.
PANTHENOL (PRO-VITAMIN B5) helps to soothe and hydrate skin. Promotes wound healing, reduces inflammation, reduces trans epidermal water loss, all of which improve skin texture.
ROOIBOS (Aspalathus Linearis) LEAF EXTRACT a potent antioxidant that contains a substance which mimics the enzyme Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), an antioxidant that attacks free radicals and limits their damaging effects. Rooibos is also especially helpful in soothing dryness and irritation in skin.
RESVERATROL(Polygonum Cuspidatum Extract) is beneficial for repair and prevention of damage in all skin types. It is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radical and oxidative stress which damages skin cells and can cause visual signs of aging.
HONEYBUSH (Cyclopia Genistoides) LEAF EXTRACT an antioxidant that reduces damage to collagen fibers from UVB exposure, which lessens the amount and depth of wrinkles. Honeybush provides antioxidant and photo-protective properties with daily use
GREEN TEA EXTRACT (Epigallocatechin Gallate) is rich in polyphenols, including catechins. The most abundant and effective catechin in green tea is EGCG, which possess potent antioxidant and skin-soothing, anti-inflammatory properties.
Aqua (Water), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitol, Polysorbate 60, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Ethoxydiglycol, Panthenol, Sorbitan Stearate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Rosmarinus Ofcinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract, Cyclopia Genistoides (Honeybush) Leaf Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Extract, Beta-Carotene, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Sodium Lactate, Polysorbate 20, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Maltodextrin, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Gelatin, Sucrose, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
After cleansing, and toning, if desired, apply 2 pumps of Vita-Antioxidant AVST Moisturizer 3 to face, neck and chest.
Intended for use twice daily, mornings and evenings.
Use a minimum of 2–3 bottles before progressing to the next level of the Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™ which is Vita-Antioxidant AVST Moisturizer 4, or you may ask your skin therapist about moving up to Youth EssentiA Antioxidant Defence Crème Plus.