PHYTOSILK Hydrating Cream with Phytosterols for Oily & Combination skin
Recommended for ages 30 + | Oily & combination skin | Suitable for sensitive skin
This facial cream was formulated for mature skin that tends to be oily, especially during the summer time. Superior moisturizing ingredients in the cream improve hydration of the top layer of the skin (stratum corneum), reduce transepidermal water loss, and maintain skin’s elasticity and softness. Other ingredients help control sebum production and calm irritated and inflamed skin.
Phytosterols are plant molecules that help maintain the structure and function of the cell membrane and regulate the mechanisms of inflammation. Derived from avocado oil and olive oil, phytosterols soothe and nourish your skin.
The cream absorbs quickly and feels light and silky on the skin. The well-hydrated skin looks smooth and feels soft. This cream can also be used at night.
To ensure the lasting quality of the product, store at room temperature for three months or keep refrigerated for five months.
Water (Aqua); Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate; Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phytosterols, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables (Phytosterols); Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil; Squalane; Niacinamide (Vitamin B3); Batyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Tryglyceride, Lecithin (Emulsifier); Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5); Lactobacillus/Nereocystis Luetkeana Ferment Filtrate (Sea Kelp Bioferment); Cetearyl Alcohol; Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Pullulan (Siligel); Allantoin; Benzyl alcohol, Dehydroacetic acid (Preservative); Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
Distilled water, witch hazel hydrosol, phytosterols, vitamin B3, squalane, tamanu oil, sea kelp bioferment, pro-vitamin B5, natural emulsifier, allantoin, cetearyl alcohol, siligel, natural preservative, rosemary leaf extract.
Description of ingredients:
Witch hazel hydrosol is a product of the steam distillation of Witch Hazel leaves and stems. It has great anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and wound healing properties.
Phytosterols present the largest oil-soluble component in this cream. They are one of the “must-have” ingredients in products that are aimed at protecting the skin barrier. Phytosterols are plant molecules that help maintain the structure and function of the cell membrane and regulate the mechanisms of inflammation. Derived from avocado oil and olive oil, they offer healing and restorative action. They improve the barrier function of the skin and its microcirculation, slow down skin aging, and help protect against the action of UV rays.
Avocado oil is rich in A, B, D and E vitamins, phytonutrients, lecithin, antioxidants and beneficial monounsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid). Avocado oil penetrates the skin deeper than other oils allowing for increased effectiveness. It is extremely good at softening your skin. Antioxidants in avocado oil benefit your skin by destroying the free radicals that prematurely age it.
Tamanu oil is richly supplied with fatty acids that include oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid and stearic acid. It also consists of antioxidants, saturated fatty acids, lipids, terpenes and benzoic acid. Besides, the oil is known for its potent anti-neuralgic, analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties making it especially suitable for oily and combination skin.
Squalane is a light and stable version of olive oil squalene, hydrogenated to make it stable and non-oxidative. Squalene is found naturally in the sebum of human skin. Squalane, its hydrogenated cousin, is widely used as a conditioner, emollient and carrier oil in cosmetic formulations. It is an elegant emollient with exceptional spreading properties and skin absorption.
Vitamin B3 is a safe, nonirritating cosmeceutical ingredient which as research shows can offer several benefits in improving the appearance of aged and photodamaged skin and improving skin moisturization. It has been shown to stimulate collagen synthesis and production of ceramide, a lipid compound that contributes to the functional and structural integrity of the skin barrier. This is one of our most favorite ingredients that truly is a “hard-working horse” in the word of skin care components.
Sea Kelp Bioferment is a natural kelp extract that has been derived by fermentation of Sea Kelp using Lactobacillus, the same bacteria that produces yogurt, sour cream and sour dough breads, among many other foods. Fermentation breaks down the cellular tissue of the kelp leaf, thereby increasing the bioavailability of the naturally occurring chemical compounds abundant in kelp. Loaded with trace minerals, this ingredient is nourishing, soothing, firming, and healing for the skin. As an oil-free component, it is great for oily and combination skin.
Allantoin is a nature-identical, synthesized product that is non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-allergenic. It stimulates healthy, normal tissue formation as it has a moisturizing and keratolytic effect by increasing the water content of the extracellular matrix and by enhancing the exfoliation of upper layers of dead skin cells. As a result, it increases the smoothness of the skin and wound healing.
Rosemary oil extract is an oil soluble, natural extract of the leaves of the rosemary plant used to retard rancidity in natural oils due its potent antioxidant properties. As our products are based on natural oils we want to protect the formulation by delaying the inevitable oxidation.