Hydrating our skin is different than moisturizing it! Think of it as a big drink of water for the skin. While the skin needs both, hydrating equals water, and moisturizing equals oil. As we age the natural lipid barrier in our skin breaks down and the skin is getting dehydrated as well as drying out.
Hyaluronic acid is a hydrator that uses humectants to holding onto water molecules, helping to bring water to the skin. These humectants collect moisture in the environment and bind it to the skin, allowing the skin to retain water. Hydrators fight dehydrated skin, while moisturizers lock in hydration and create a skin barrier protection while keeping the skin soft, smooth, and plump. Ideally, it’s best to use both ‘water’ and ‘oil’ and if used together, Purely Essential Hyaluronic +Vit C Serum (hydrator) and the Anti Aging Face Serum (moisturizer) are the perfect team to retain the youthfulness of your skin for as long as possible, while offering a smooth, luxurious feel you will want to keep forever! Best apply it when the skin is still a bit moist from the cleansing before.
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How does it work?
Hyaluronic Acid naturally occurs in the body, with an ability to absorb up to 1,000 times its weight in water, it fortifies the skin’s natural barriers to help lock moisture in. While collagen and elastin are the main proteins that provide structural support for our skin, hyaluronic acid is like a gel-cushion that holds in moisture. As the body ages, it doesn’t reproduce these compounds sufficiently and it is, therefore, vital to restoring them to help to improve water retention in the skin and promote elasticity and skin cell repair, to delay any premature onset of wrinkles and fine lines.
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C) is a derivative of Vitamin C that is considered more potent than common Vitamin C but at the same time more light- and oxygen-stable. Studies have indicated that it retains over 95% of its potency and is capable of suppressing skin pigmentation by inhibiting an enzyme that catalyzes the production of pigments, thus making it effective in helping to lighten dark areas of skin. It helps to boost skin collagen synthesis and may be the preferred choice for those with sensitive skin, or those wanting to avoid the exfoliating effects of highly acidic Ascorbic Acid. It is known to help fight against age spots, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles, encourage skin cell turnover, and helps to boost the regenerative process of the epidermis, giving a youthful glow. Natural antioxidants may boost resilience and help reduce damage caused by free radicals that promote aging.
Lavender The naturally occurring therapeutic compounds of Alpha-Terpineol, Beta-Ocimene, Linalool, and Linalyl acetate in Lavender are known to be a powerhouse when it comes to fighting free radicals, supporting cell renewal and improving skin complexion and antibacterial protection of the skin. Lavender oil is a potent source of antioxidants and other beneficial phytochemicals, making it useful for battling signs of premature aging often caused by environmental stressors like UV rays and pollution. The benefits of lavender for skin are seemingly endless.
Lemon Myrtle has amazing benefits in skin care for mature or oily skin. It works as a natural antimicrobial agent keeping the skin clear from bacteria and impurities while helping to rejuvenate, nourish and purify at the same time. Lemon Myrtle is also known for its ability to bring potent moisturizing benefits to the skin.
Purified Water, Hyaluronic Acid 98% (100% plant-derived, suitable for vegan/ vegetarian), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (highly stable/potent Vitamin C), Geoguard Ultra (approved by ECOCERT as a preservative in certified organic cosmetics) *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), *Backhousia citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) *Certified organic. All 100% therapeutic-grade.
Organic Certification by BioGro New Zealand Ltd. (no genetic modification, animal cruelty, or synthetic pesticides and herbicides).
Apply as a base onto clean moist skin 3-4 drops and gently work into the face, neck/ decolletage. For an even more hydrated feel, apply a few drops of water to the face and neck and gently rub in. To finish and lock in hydration, use afterward 2-3 drops of Anti Aging Serum in the same way. Skin will feel incredibly hydrated and rejuvenated.
Why are Purely Essential products so good?
1. Positive Packaging- Packed in recyclable bottles with a paper label and paper outer packaging.
2. Animal Friendly- None of the Purely Essential products are tested on animals.
3. Handmade- None of the Purely Essential products are manufactured on an assembly line, but handmade with Love.
4. Made in New Zealand- All Purely Essential products are 100% NZ made and NZ owned.
5. Organic- Made of Ingredients that are certified by BioGro New Zealand Ltd. (no genetic modification, animal cruelty, or synthetic pesticides and herbicides).
6. Pure and Safe- All Ingredients are 100% natural and chemical-free.