COSMEDIX: Born from Botanicals

COSMEDIX: Born from Botanicals

Once upon a time there were two choices: early “cosmeceuticals” resurfaced the skin with harsh, irritating ingredients or “natural skincare” which was far gentler but failed to produce noticeable results. Unsatisfied with compromising skin comfort and health for short-term results, a group of forward-thinking skin care experts came together with one goal in mind: to create a skin care line capable of delivering visible results without excessive irritation. The solution sounded simple, but they soon discovered he chemistry needed was far more complex than most formulators could handle.

Unwilling to give up, COSMEDIX quickly became the most forward thinking professional skin care brand in the world. COSMEDIX combines the very best of science and nature including plant-based actives and pure essential oils to deliver powerful results without excessive irritation. However, what stays out of COSMEDIX formulas is just as important as what goes in. In addition to being the industry's pioneer in botanical-based skincare, COSMEDIX uses no parabens, PEGs, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Hydroquinone. Additionally, COSMEDIX ingredients and formulas are cruelty-free.

In a 2012 market analysis of over 50 leading professional and prestige skincare brands, COSMEDIX consistently proved itself ahead of the curve in terms of providing safe, effective, natural skin care.

Of the brands analyzed:

  • – 62% continued to use parabens, despite potential health concerns.
  • – 79% used polyethylene glycol, a common ingredient in antifreeze, to help stabilize their formulas.
  • – 40% included irritating Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.
  • – 40% relied on artificial dyes to make their products look more appealing.
  • – More than 70% listed artificial fragrance among their ingredients.

The science may be complex, but the message is the same: better results come from better ingredients, and the best ingredients come from Mother Nature. Together with cutting-edge technology and a holistic approach to skin health, botanical ingredients help deliver on COSMEDIX's promise of rapid results with reduced irritation.

 

 

Peptides for Skin: Superheroes for Collagen Growth

Collagen that magic word associated with baby soft, thick and supple skin. Unfortunately, as we age, collagen is destroyed and it does not automatically regenerate. Sun, dehydration and other environmental factors can break down collagen in the skin, allowing lines and wrinkles to appear. Helping to replace collagen in the skin can improve the appearance of the skin smoothing out fine lines, wrinkles, folds and furrows.

So, while rebuilding collagen is difficult, tricking the skin to stimulate collagen can be achieved, and most importantly, preserving the collagen is paramount. When collagen a protein breaks down, it forms peptides. Peptides are composed of amino acids and are smaller than proteins, allowing them to deeply penetrate the skin. Applying peptides topically can help stimulate skin cells called fibroblasts and tricks the skin into thinking that it has lost collagen and needs to produce more.

According to the R&D team at COSMEDIX skincare, the best way to preserve collagen is to get plenty of sleep, don't smoke or be around second-hand smoke, wear a broad spectrum sunscreen, and keep your stress level down. This is what lead to the creation of one of COSMEDIX'S newest and most powerful solutions – Peptide-Rich Defense Moisturizer. Containing not one but a blend of two peptides, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, this powerful duo stimulates the synthesis and replenishment of the skin matrix. Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 slows down the degradation of the skin matrix while Palmitoyl Oligopeptide not only acts as a signal, but helps to speed up the production of collagen. Together, the peptides work to dramatically restore the look of healthy, radiant skin and keep signs of aging at bay. Plus, with a super high Broad Spectrum protection of SPF 50, you are not only treating but preventing future collagen loss.

Get Your Skin On Track for Success: Toning

Toners for Acne

Fighting acne can be difficult at any age. Finding products that work for acneic skin can be even harder. We often find ourselves rummaging through an array of products trying to create a skincare regimen that works but a lot of us are forgetting a very important step.

Prep Your Skin

Acne usually occurs when your pores become clogged by oil and dead skin cells. It is crucial to prep skin with an exfoliating toner before utilizing serums and moisturizers to ensure that ingredients can get deep down beneath the skin's surface.

Sweep Away Impurities

Toner is often the forgotten step in many people's skincare routine, but this small step can have great benefits. Simply applying a toner to a cotton pad and sweeping it across your face and neck can provide a deeper cleanse and help skin absorb ingredients such as Salicylic Acid. Salicylic Acid provides deep exfoliation to aid in the decongestion of pores.

Purity Balance by COSMEDIX is a major key for those who suffer from acne. With ingredients like Lactic Acid and Tea Tree Oil, in addition to Salicylic Acid, this chemical exfoliator leaves your skin feeling smooth and balanced. Use in the morning or night after cleansing and before applying the rest of your regimen.

Pro Tip: Purity Balance is not only great for your face and neck, but also great for those who suffer from body acne. After a shower, spray product onto cotton round and rub onto chest or spray directly onto your back. After “toning up,” follow with serums and moisturizer to seal in moisture and get rid of breakouts!