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Anti-aging moisturizer designed to be used after using Clear & Smooth
Erase sun damage and fine lines
Great for acne prone and normal skin types
Full size bar of soap included!
If you are new to Clear & Smooth, let your skin adjust first to the new routine. I suggest you wait a couple of weeks to start this anti-aging moisturizer.
When to use? After you use Clear & Smooth according to directions, then use a small amount after you have patted your skin dry. It's also nice right before bed. This moisturizer does absorb very fast.
What's the difference between our Rose Hip Anti-Aging Moisturizer and Regeneration? Both are very good, but the Rose Hip moisturizer often can't be used by people with acne prone skin. The Sea Buckthorn oil has some similar properties to the Rose Hip oil. Both are a golden color due to the high concentration of carotinoids. Neither use any fillers.
Here I am, in my mid 50's and my skin still looks very good. I've been asked if I had a face lift by people I haven't seen in a while. And many have asked why my wife and I aren't aging? Did we make some sort of evil pact? No way! What's our secret? First you must know, I have a long time ago stopped using over the counter products on my skin. All are made by the same few manufacturers world wide. Just different names on the jars. And unpronounceable ingredients. I avoid all animal derived products on my skin. Nothing acidic touches my skin either. I have acne prone skin so I use Clear & Smooth daily. So that gives me good exfoliation. I use only unscented natural soap to cleanse twice daily.
But still, as I approach 60, I'm always looking for another edge to hold off father time. I was a life-guard in college, my skin got 4 summers of all day sun. If you look at my skin closely there has been some damage caused by those early years of sun. Since my company doesn't test on animals, I am the first guinea pig. Then if I like a product it starts to go through our employees and my family. We have testers who also evaluate everything too. But like I said if I don't like it, it goes nowhere.
There has been a lot of interest lately in an oil called Sea Buckthorn oil. At about $1000 a gallon for the good, not watered down, stuff. It's not what I would call inexpensive. So I decided to test it as a moisturizer. We noticed initially at full strength it doesn't absorb deep enough to do the skin a whole lot of good. I directed our people to add some absorbent oils in a moisturizer with it, to see if we could come up with something workable. You can't believe how tedious this is. Add one thing, subtract a bit of another. Test it and then try different versions. The combinations and percentages are infinite. As the first tester I can tell immediately if it has potential. We've found though if you work with the finest ingredients you tend to get lucky faster. AND WE DID GET LUCKY!
Mom always told me to eat my broccoli. What you eat is important, but what you apply to your skin we believe is also very important.
We have a new extract I have been studying. Most extracts you see on product labels are just label candy garbage. In such tiny percentages to be useless. We call them 'label candy' because they look good on the label and help sell the product. We don't care much about looks and we especially don't care to include an ingredient that doesn't do anything. Lately I have been interested in Broccoli Sprouts. They contain something called sulforaphane, which has been shown to have some terrific anti-cancer and regenerative properties. If harvested at the right moment, as sprouts, they contain a very high concentration of sulforaphane. Much higher than the broccoli we typically eat. Sulforaphane has been shown in independent lab tests to counteract sun damage when applied to the skin. Ok, it's early, a lot of testing is still going on. Most of the testing though is as a nutritional supplement you consume. But the problem I've always had with vitamins and nutrients in the form of a supplement is getting them past the acids in the stomach to do the body much good. But if you apply these nutrients directly to the skin, to me, it makes more sense. No one knows for sure, but in my personal tests I noticed this extract has some remarkable topical properties. Again the same issues, how do we get it to absorb?
And then I hit on an idea.
Why not combine both the Sea Buckthorn Oil and the Broccoli extract in one product for people like me with acne-prone skin? And use the finest (and expensive) carrier oils to carry these two healing ingredients to where they can do the skin the most good. And make it friendly for people with acne prone skin. I knew it wouldn't be cheap to make, but I felt we could make it concentrated, so only a tiny amount would do a great deal of good.
I don't get excited with new products very often, but after the first time I tried it, I just knew. This was something special. In fact, the next morning I knew this was different. My skin felt a bit flushed. Like more blood was moving around the skin's surface. I don't know. Over the years with all the testing I've done, my skin has become so sensitive, that I liken myself to the 'nose' of a perfume manufacturer who chooses perfume ingredients. Believe me this is as much a personal curse as it is a blessing for our business. I have become so sensitive to so many products that I must avoid all contact with many products most people take for granted. Sulfur is absolute poison to me. And sulfur is in almost everything. Sulfur is that black smoke you see come out of Semi-Trucks. And it's used in so many products. I can eat Kelp or seaweed without a problem. But when they concentrate it down to a powder to use as a thickener manufacturers use sulfur in this process. Often called Carrageenans. And I'm not alone here. Millions also share this allergy and don't even know it. It's often why they have bad skin since it's used in moisturizers. Sulfur can even make me physically sick. I can't understand why this 'pollutant' is so universally used in products today. It's even used often in medicines.
We also don't use silicones, paraben preservatives, animal by-products. In fact we make moisturizers totally different than anyone. Sort of like an old world way, except with precision scales and exacting temperatures. We have a master moisturizer maker. Rather than using thickeners, we make true moisturizers.
So anyway, at this moment we have fine tuned this spectacular moisturizer and are now introducing it to our customers. Like I said it is expensive to make. 1 ounce for $19.00. A tiny bit seems to go a long way. Personally it has erased much of the sun damage and even made my skin smoother. Some tiny tiny fine lines are now gone. And seems to be great for both acne prone skin and normal skin types too. As we get comments as time permits we will add them to this listing.
Sea buckthorn Oil has an interesting history. The good stuff costs about $1,000 a gallon and is almost unheard of here in the USA. This plant grows in Russia and China. We get an occasional request for a moisturizer with Sea Buckthorn oil in it. But always from one of our overseas customers. The version we are using now in this product is made from the berries and is of the highest concentration of Carotenoids. There are so many skin regenerating properties of this oil it would be hard for me to relate all of them here. Some are probably speculation. If you just put it on your skin raw, it temporarily stains the skin's surface orange. And pretty much doesn't do a whole lot of good. We think the problem is it doesn't seem to absorb real well. At least it doesn't get down to where it can really do the skin some good. So in this moisturizer we are combining two of the most absorbent and precious oils we know of. Olive Oil Squalane and Golden Jojoba. Squalane is an extract of Olive oil. It's also very pricy (about $200 a gallon) and is a very absorbent oil. Jojoba closely matches the oils in the skin and at $50 a gallon, good stuff too. Keep in mind regardless of the selling price, most companies who make moisturizers buy the cheapest ingredients they can buy.
Reverse Osmosis Purified Water: When looking at other skin care products I always want to know how the water they use is purified(if at all). Is it filtered? How small a filter? Ozonated? Often the devil is in the details. We use only Reverse Osmosis purified water. Reverse Osmosis purified water is the gold standard for being clean and pure. So if we are talking microscopic differences why is it important? Reverse Osmosis water, we've found, works better than any other water to maximize the potential of the precious ingredients we use. It's expensive, but we believe anything else is purely just cutting corners.
Olive Oil Squalane; This is a precious extract of olive oil. At about $200 a gallon, this is not the olive oil you ever could afford to cook with. Squalane is a remarkable extract found in olive oil. It is a non-irritating, protein rich, moisturizing agent with exceptional skin softening properties. In fact, it is one of the most effective moisturizers available. Because of its "light as water" consistency, it is absorbed quickly and deeply in to the skin with no oily film.
Golden Jojoba Oil. although we call this an oil, it is technically closer to a wax. It matches very closely the natural lipids in your skin. Absorbs extremely fast. We use this oil and the Squalane to carry the important nutrients (Broccoli sprout extract and Sea Buckthorn oil) deep into the skin.
Emulsifying wax is a vegetable wax. Used to combine the water and oils in True moisturizers. Most moisturizers today aren't made like ours. They are mostly oils (usually not very good oils) and thickeners like Sea Weed and Xanthan gums. Which means technically they aren't moisturizers. An additional problem is Sea Weed derived thickeners have Sulfurs in it.
Broccoli Sprout Extract. What the heck is a food product doing in a moisturizer? Broccoli Sprouts are probably one of, if not the most healthy foods to consume. But there has been some interesting lab research showing Broccoli sprout Extracts when applied to the skin help the skin avoid cancer from excess UV exposure. This isn't a sunscreen, but seems to help the skin recover from too much sun exposure. So what's in it? Sulforaphane Vitamins A, B, C, E and K Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc Carotene, Chlorophyll Amino Acids Trace Elements Antioxidants Protein: 35%
Sea Buckthorn Oil. This is now the most expensive oil we work with. The highest quality Sea Buckthorn oil costs about $1000 a gallon. We use Russian oil derived from the berries. This version has the highest concentrations of palmitoleic acid, carotinoids (including a high level of beta-carotine), tocopherols, alcohols, (vitamins A, C and E). 1900 IU of Provitamine A per gram of extract. It has remarkable healing properties. Great for fine lines, wrinkles, scars (of course deep pitted scars usually are usually permanent), discolorations.
Stearic Acid. This is also a vegetable wax, used to not only combine oils and water into a moisturizer, but also makes this moisturizer creamy.
Germal Plus, Vegetable derived preservative.
Green Tea. Also great skin regenerative properties.
Rose Otto. This gives a slight Rose smell. So powerful only a tiny amount is needed. Real Rose petals steam distilled. It takes a great deal of roses to make one ounce.