FIRM FACE™ Hyaluronic Acid Men's After Shave and Daily Face Serum
What is it?
This amazing fresh smelling, bacteria fighting, face moisturizing serum will tone and soften your skin after shaving or anytime.
Fractionated Cocos nucifera (Coconut Oil), Cold Pressed Calendula officinalis L. (Calendula) Oil,
Hyaluronic acid, either unscented or Sandalwood Essential Oil.
Contains Vitamins A, C, & E, Omega 6 and Omega 9 fatty acids know to improve the health of your skin.
Directions: Use after shaving and/or after washing your face. Can be used as a night and day moisturizing serum.
Sizes: 2 oz or 5 oz pump
The science behind the ingredients:
Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant (aka moisture-binding ingredient) that keeps skin plump and hydrated and, yes, young-looking.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (carbohydrate) in the human body. It’s present in large amounts in the spaces between skin cells, where it provides moisture, plumpness, firmness and suppleness to the skin.
Know how a baby’s skin always looks so deliciously dewy and pillowy? It’s because babies are born with a high level of hyaluronic acid, which keeps their skin plump and smooth. Unfortunately, the amount of hyaluronic acid in skin diminishes with age, most significantly after age 40.
Greek travelers like Herodotus recorded that the Egyptians also used it as an ointment. Cleopatra reportedly used it for brightening the whites of her eyes. Angelina Jolie and Britney Spears are just two famous fans of this restorative oil!
It has a low-molecular weight, which means that it is absorbed fast by your skin. It then stimulates the production of collagen and other tissues. This means it can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
1) The ‘Botox Plant’
One of the most powerful anti-ageing plant actives; it’s no wonder Hibiscus is called the ‘Botox plant’. Hibiscus has a magical reputation for increasing skin elasticity to give a stunning natural youth-boost. With the incredible ability to inhibit the activity of the enzyme elastase, which is responsible for breaking down our skin’s precious elastin, Hibiscus actively combats the ageing process by firming and lifting your skin.
2) Evens skin tone
One of the visible signs of skin ageing is the appearance of hyperpigmentation or age spots. Age spots can occur due to a number of different variables, including ultraviolet radiation exposure, excess melanin production and genetics. Due to the slightly exfoliating effect of the organic acids found in the plant, including citric acid and malic acid, Hibiscus helps to speed up cell turnover, resulting in a more even looking skin tone.
3) Rich in antioxidants
Hibiscus is rich in antioxidants, called anthocyanocides. Antioxidants are proven to help fight skin damaging free radicals which spawn when pollutants such as ultraviolet radiation and traffic pollution make contact with the skin, and can result in premature skin ageing. Not only do anthocyanocides protect against free radical damage, they also have slightly astringent properties, helping to reduce the appearance of large pores for a smoother complexion. They also have an anti-inflammatory effect and can help to soothe inflamed skin, making Hibiscus suitable for those prone to very sensitive skin.
4) Purify your complexion
As mentioned previously, Hibiscus contains gentle acids that have a slight exfoliating effect on the skin. Not only does this help with age spots, this Hibiscus benefit can encourage an all round fresher, younger, smoother looking complexion. The natural acids present in Hibiscus help to purify your skin by breaking down dead skin and increasing cell turnover, they can even help to control acne breakouts. Unlike harsh synthetic forms of these acids which can strip your skin of its natural oils, the organic acids from Hibiscus bring your skin back in balance for a naturally gorgeous, glowing complexion.
5) Intense moisture boost
Lastly, Hibiscus has a naturally high mucilage content, a sticky substance produced by plants that help with the storage of water and food. Mucilage makes a fantastic natural skin moisturiser that is gentle on sensitive skin. This high mucilage content of Hibiscus enhances the skin’s ability to retain moisture, which is a key factor in retaining a youthful complexion. The naturally moisture rich qualities of Hibiscus helps skin stay hydrated, soft and supple for longer, keeping dry, dull skin at bay.
Cicatrisant: This property of Helichrysum Essential Oil makes your wounds and cuts heal quickly and scar marks disappear fast. It is equally effective on clearing up spots left on your skin by pox, boils, and other skin irregularities.
Antimicrobial: Helichrysum Oil inhibits microbial growth and protects the body against a long list of microbial infections.
Antiseptic: This oil does not allow your wounds to become septic. It can be safely applied on wounds, cuts, pricks, and any other open sores that could become infected.
Emollient: This property of Helichrysum Oil makes the skin smooth, soft and helps it retain moisture. It prevents dehydration and cracking of the skin.
Astringent: This astringent quality also reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and combats the loss of firmness of intestines, abdominal muscles, and limbs associated with age. Above all, frankincense acts as a coagulant, helping to stop bleeding from wounds and cuts.
Cicatrisant: When applied topically it can makes the scars and after marks of boils, acne and pox on the skin fade at a much faster rate.
Anti-Aging: As a Cytophylactic, Frankincense Oil promotes regeneration of healthy cells and also keeps the existing cells and tissues healthy. When you combine this aspect of frankincense oil with its powerful astringent capabilities, you have a potent anti-aging quality that frankincense oil is often used for. It can help you to eliminate sun spots, remove micro-wrinkles around the eyes and cheeks, and generally tone and tighten skin all over your body, while simultaneously replacing old or dying cells with new, healthy ones!
Marula Oil is has 4 times the amount of Vitamin C as an orange. Great for the fight against the free radicals that cause pre-mature skin aging. Thanks to an amazingly high content of antioxidants and fatty acids like Omega 6 & 9, Pure Marula Oil is a superior anti-aging moisturizer.