What is a Serum and why is it so important for skin care?
A serum, is a silky, only slightly viscous, highly effective blend of products that is stronger and more potent than a moisturizer. It is also better able to maximize penetration into the dermis.
Before applying a serum,however make sure that the skin is thoroughly cleansed and exfoliated. Removing the protective dead layer, the stratum corneum, through daily Glycolic Pad exfoliation, will result in much better penetration of the ingredients in the serum into the dermis, where stimulation of living cells with serums really counts.
I’ve been a Vitamin C advocate for many years; I would not leave the house in the morning without the product as my first layer after cleansing and toning. Vitamin C serum is not only a dermal growth stimulant, but a powerful UVA/UVB absorbing substance that will actually prevent sunburn and erythema from occurring, but will also HEAL an ailing sunburn freshly acquired! These properties were proven by early studies with Vitamin C therapy on piglet skin undergoing chemical and photo damage under lab conditions.(By SkinCeuticals!)
GreatSkin has custom engineered two different, highly potent Vitamin C products to be used daily. GreatSkin C+25 is 25% PURE l-ascorbic acid (the pharmacologically active levorotary form (“l”) of ascorbic acid.)It is the absolute highest concentration of Vitamin C in any product now on the market. It is very low pH and may sting freshly shaved skin for just a minute.(Indicating is low pH required for stabilization of the C in liquid form) Our second Vitamin C Serum, is the Vitamin C ester of L Ascorbic acid, another powerful molecule with tremendous penetration into the dermis shown by many clinical tests with tissue biopsies. In addition, the Ester form of L Ascorbic acid can be mixed with other powerful antioxidants like pycnogenol (a polyphenolic compound from Pine bark extract), Grape seed extract (where resveratrol comes from).
Before bedtime. and after cleansing and exfoliating the skin with either mechanical exfoliation (GreatSkin Microdermabrasion Cream) or glycolic exfoliation, apply an anti-aging, hydrating , or lightening serum. There are many pharmacologically active ingredients in various serums that can be used to enhance your appearance. Try GreatSkin’s All-in-One Scalpeless Facelifting Serum with DMAE, Alpha Lipoic Acid, l-Carnitine,Retinol, Co Q-10, Grapeseed Extract, Pycnogenol and much more! GreatSkin also makes Red Tea Extract Serum from the powerful antioxidant RoibusTree in Africa. For ultimate hydration try GreatSkin’s 100% Pure Hyaluronic Acid for the face ( a natural viscous substance with humectant qualities, pulls water from the air and delivers to the skin) For whitening and bleaching pigmentation and age spots, try GreatSkin’s Whitening Serum with alpha Arbutin, Melanostatine 5 and Tyrostat plus Hyaluronic acid for added hydration and natural bleaching with melanin production blocking peptides. One of our absolute best and most beloved products is the GreatSkin ATX (Formerly BTX, for Botox, which the FDA required us to change the name!)Double Action Serum, which really smooths the skin through the use of anti-aging neurotransmitter peptides: A unique anti-wrinkle hexapeptide that effectively reduces the depth of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and prevents apparent skin aging by inhibiting the contraction of neurotransmitters that cause repeated movements of the facial expression muscles, in combinations with skin plumping through hyaluronic acid (*skin humectant) and skin tightening with Seaweed Extract. This was GreatSkin’s original BTX serum (Botox-Like Serum), with the name changed as per the FDA’s recommendations.
Another of our Famous Serums is the GreatSkin Youth Serum, which actually has human growth factors (not HGH) included: Reverse the signs of aging with this unique and effective formula. HGF Youth Serum contains the scientifically-proven active Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2, a peptide derived from the youth hormone. This highly purified ingredient compensates for the natural loss of our thymic factors related to the decline of the thymus with age. By reinforcing the skin’s immune defenses and boosting the epidermal regeneration, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2 is ‘The’ approach to combat aging. It is also nutrient-rich in Seaweed Extract and Hyaluronic Acid. Hydrates skin, Regenerates epidermal tissue, Boosts skin’s immune system
So, there you have it…a serum for each day of the week! Wear these right after cleansing , toning and exfoliating.