Professional Age Defying Pro-Radiance Serum is a highly effective treatment for the skin supplying essential skin nutrients that help to restore your skin. The primary marker of age and structural dermal collapse is tone and clarity. A smooth clear unmarred skin tone allows the light to refract from the skin. This is perceived as beauty and vitality. Billions of dollars are spent in the beauty industry attempting to compensate for blotchy uneven skin tone through the use of concealers, skin brighteners, and the list goes on, often containing toxic chemicals. Mottled, splotchy, uneven and hyper-pigmented skin tones can indicate inflammation, irritation, damage, and premature aging. The glow and radiance of a clear luminous glowing complexion can be achieved through effective consistent skin care.
This serum features clinically proven 2.5% Niacinamide, Stem Cells, Alpha Arbutin, Peptides, Astaxanthin, Seaweed Brighteners, 20% Vitamin C, Aloe Vera, High Level Bio-Lipids, Vitamin E, Turmeric, and hyaluronic acid for a potent skin cocktail. With consistent daily use, collagen production can significantly increase. Spots, freckles, blemish scars, hyperpigmentation, sun damage and lack of clarity are all resolved.
Packaged in a 2 oz treatment pump bottle.
Astaxanthin: Grown in and harvested from fresh water sources. Once it is turned into a liquid, it becomes THE MOST IMPORTANT nutrient known to the natural world. Astaxanthin is a very unique algae that turns red as it begins to synthesize. Its ORAC value…. Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity…is 550 times stronger than the purest forms of vitamin E. This is serious skin repair. Astaxanthin is a fat soluble phytochemical rich antioxidant that is able to permeate cells and tissues in a unique way. Water soluble antioxidants and nutrients cannot penetrate the same blood barriers that fat soluble nutrients can. Thus, Astaxanthin is absorbed deeply and richly into the dermal matrix for immediate rejuvenation, cellular growth and healing. Skin damage and repair happens immediately when Astaxanthin is present. Dermal tone, texture, resiliency, clarity, and fullness are immediately enhanced and supported. Long term use of Astaxanthin results in visibly noticeable results.
Vitamin C: Thought to prevent collagen break down and help combat the signs of aging. As an antioxidant it is believed to remove the free radicals that cells produce. Free radicals have been associated with skin cancer and premature skin aging due to sun exposure. Some experts believe antioxidants are the most vital weapons in the fight against aging. Most of the damage of our skin is caused by a free-radical assault from smoke, pollution and UV rays. Free radicals then turn the oils of our skin rancid, which damages the collagen. Collagen is the protein fibers that serve as the building blocks of our skin. Antioxidants are used in skin care products to neutralize free radicals before they ravage the skin. Topical vitamin C may help lighten solar lentigos and melasma. Some studies have shown that topical vitamin C provides additional protection against the harmful effects of the sun. Said to prevent collagen breakdown, which would aid in combating aging. Duke University found that adding Vitamin C and E to sunscreens protects against UVB radiation.
Vitamin B3: Topical application of Niacinamide (B3) has been shown to increase Ceramide and free fatty acid levels in skin and to prevent skin from losing water content. It can decrease itching, inflammation, help acne affected skin, decrease oiliness, alleviate atopic dermatitis, decrease UV-induced skin cancers and help decrease facial pigmentation.
Niacinamide is the biologically active form of niacin, Vitamin B3 Niacinamide increases the rate of skin exfoliation and increases moisture barrier repair. Studies have shown it to be useful in increasing synthesis of collagen and lipids, inhibiting the transfer of melanosomes and decreasing inflammation. "Niacinamide is one of the vitamins that I believe we'll hear more and more about in the coming years. Already, topical 4% niacinamide has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of papular and pustular acne in a 4% gel, as well as the improvement of skin cancer and its anti-tumor characteristics," Dr. Draelos. SOURCE: American Academy of Dermatology. Niacinamide is an amazing antioxidant that works for aging- and acne-related issues, making it the perfect addition to our Treatment Serum.
Research shows that B3 improves the function of the skin and helps to prevent many of the signs of premature aging. Smooths wrinkles, boosts skin elasticity, reduces sallowness, fades age spots and discolorations and helps to fight acne. Niacinamide has diverse benefits for the skin, ranging from hydrating, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helping to reduce oiliness, and clarifying and balancing skin.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
• Smoothes wrinkles
• Reduces sallowness
• Boosts the skin's elasticity
• Fade age spots and other discolorations (A safe alternative to hydroquinone, a chemical skin lightener that may cause cancer)
• Fights Acne
Serums go a step further from moisturizers in overall richness and nutrients. A treatment serum is a great choice for getting added nutrients deep into the skin; its molecule size is much smaller than a lotion or regular moisturizer.
Whether the goal is fighting wrinkles and age spots or eradicating stubborn acne, cosmetic manufacturers are turning to an old vitamin that seems to be learning new skin care tricks.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), is popping up in moisturizers, eye creams, anti-aging serums, and acne treatments, as scientists continue to unlock this nutrient's beauty benefits.
What It Does
Vitamin B3 is no stranger to dermatologists, who have known about niacinamide's acne-fighting ability for years. When 198 people with severe acne were given a proprietary formula containing 750 mg of niacinamide, 79 percent experienced a significant improvement in skin lesions after eight weeks. In fact, niacinamide seemed to work just as well as a popular antibiotic to reduce acne. But niacinamide isn't just reserved for the young.
Applying this nutrient to the skin can help prevent many of the signs of premature aging. A growing number of studies show that niacinamide improves the function of the epidermis, the skin's outer layer.
Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, has been used topically for rosacea. It is thought to improve the skin barrier, improve the skin’s moisture level, and reduce inflammation. One study looked at a niacinamide-containing facial moisturizer (applied twice daily) or a placebo moisturizer in 50 people with rosacea. After four weeks, the niacinamide-containing moisturizer was found to improve the skin barrier.
In one clinical trial, 50 women used a moisturizer containing 5 percent niacinamide on one side of the face and a placebo cream on the other. After 12 weeks, the niacinamide side showed less wrinkling and a significant reduction in age spots compared to the placebo side.
Unlike many cosmeceutical ingredients, there is a great deal of research that supports the use of topical niacinamide. Studies have shown its usefulness in increasing synthesis of collagen and lipids, inhibiting the transfer of melanosomes, and decreasing inflammation. As a precursor to niacin, it may even play a role in preventing skin cancer.
Hyperpigmentation also seems to respond to topical niacinamide. In a poster presented at the 2001 annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, niacinamide was shown to decrease melanosome transfer to keratinocytes. In addition, a poster at the 2002 annual meeting of the AAD demonstrated that moisturizers containing 2% and 5% concentrations of niacinamide resulted in a clinically detectable decrease in facial pigmentation.
The mechanism by which niacinamide affects inflammation is unclear, but it has been shown to inhibit mast cell histamine release, neutrophil chemotaxis, and release of inflammatory mediators. It has also reduced the triglyceride and diglyceride content of sebum, resulting in less facial oil. Clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of topical niacinamide in treating inflammatory acne and rosacea in unrelated trials by Dr. Shalita, Dr. Zoe Draelos, and others.
Hyaluronic Acid: One of the most exciting ingredients on the market today. Discovered by Karl Meyer in 1934 and has been successfully used in personal care and wound healing. Until the 1990’s the only method of producing hyaluronic acid was extracting it from rooster combs. Currently there are two forms of hyaluronic acid on the market: one from rooster combs and the other by fermentation in the lab. JES Organics only carries the vegan approved lab created version. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the extracellular matrix of human tissue. Topically applied hyaluronic acid forms an air permeable layer and penetrates into the dermis, thus boosting the elasticity and hydration of the skin. The protective breathable barrier on the skin locks in moisture which gives the skin a youthful appearance. The cuticular layer of the skin normally contains 10-20% water, however as we age it can drop to below 10%. Hyaluronic acid comes to the rescue with its unique ability to hold more than 1000 ml of water per gram of hyaluronic acid, which is a key factor in allowing the skin to retain more water. Amazingly, hyaluronic acid adjusts its moisture absorption based on the relative humidity in the air. It is the ideal ingredient in skin care products as it adjusts to the skin’s need for a moisturizing effect depending on the relative humidity of seasons and climate of an area. Hyaluronic acid also protects the epidermis by scavenging reactive oxygen species generated by ultraviolet light which would normally cause sunspots.
Formulated for safe and effective everyday use for all skin types.
Directions: Serums are delivery systems for ingredients. Cleanse skin and pat dry. Apply the toner, air dry and apply serum. Apply a small amount to entire face, neck and décolleté. Allow to dry. Can be used daily; can be used under make up. For best results, follow with one of our moisturizers.