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3 Effective Botanical Antioxidants

Skin Moderne Highlights Botanical Antioxidants

Skin Moderne believes in plants. Lovely, oxygen-creating, air-cleaning, and often tasty, plants are life. We nurture them in the hopes that they will nurture us in return. And botanical antioxidants derived from these plants sure do. We’ve experimented with plants since the beginning of our existence, distilling and extracting their nutrients to sustain us and fix our ailments. When faced with so many choices in every iteration, combination, suspension and formulation, how do estheticians choose what’s best for their clients?

Formulator and CEO of Skin Moderne Professional Beauty, Richard Purvis has an extensive background in supplement development and the wellness industry. Sharing his passion for botanical ingredients, Richard highlights three favorites.

Definitions To Refresh Your Memory

A substance obtained from a plant and used as an additive, such as in cosmetics.

Substances that combine to neutralize reactive oxygen species (ROS), preventing oxidative damage to cells and tissues.

Reactive Oxygen Specie

Also known as free radicals, attack and react with stable skin cell molecules, causing cross-linking of collagen and elastin and decreasing the skin’s ability to repair itself

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Contribution by Wendy Jacobs Cochran

Wendy Cochran is a California-based License Esthetician and Nanotechnology Super Fan. She jumped into her second career in esthetics head first as an advocate, challenging the state’s antiquated scope of practice, educating its Board of Barbering and Cosmetology and law makers of what the trade really does behind closed doors. Along the way, she found a love for lashing, education and the promotion of safe and advanced technologies in the treatment room. Wendy is Skin Moderne’s educator and a representative, too.

Skin Moderne’s 3 Favorite Botanical Antioxidants

1. Pycnogenol
Derived from the bark of maritime pine trees grown on the southwest coast of France, pycnogenol has potent anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and antioxidant properties validated by clinical studies. Pycnogenol binds with skin proteins collagen and elastin to protect from harmful enzymes, sunburn stress and damage, photoaging, and environmental aggressors. With regular use, this amazing ingredient helps to rebuild elasticity and stimulate genesis of new collagen and hyaluronic acid.

Glycation, anyone? If you have a 50+ client base, desert enthusiasts and wine fanatics, you’ll want this botanical antioxidant in the treatment room and in their homecare.  The Skin Moderne Bi0-Fortify uses this botanical antioxidant.

2. Vitamin C
Most vitamin C options on the market use pure vitamin C (L- Ascorbic Acid), an unstable ingredient that oxidizes rapidly, reducing its effectiveness. Vitamin C derivatives typically have poor penetration, bio-compatibility, and efficacy because they have to go through a conversion to ascorbic acid to have any bio-activity.

Skin Moderne utilizes a patented ingredient and intelligent delivery technology that conjugates pure L-Ascorbic Acid (AA) and glutathione to gold submicroparticles. Yes, gold. The glutathione acts as a modulator of AA redux activity and the gold submicroparticles stabilize the AA. This innovation produces greater stability, better penetration, bioavailability, and release, delivering superior collagen synthesis and antioxidant properties. Your clients will appreciate that this performs with no degradation and zero waste.

The Skin Moderne C-Fusion contains this botanical antioxidant.

3. Nicotiana Sylvestris
Who would think that tobacco’s cousin could be so effective?

A perennial plant in the nightshade family native to the Andes region in Argentina and Bolivia, Nicotiana Sylvestris has a night blooming, highly scented trumpet-like flower that attracts moths as pollinators.

BioNymph Peptide extracted from the cell walls of Nicotiana Sylvestris plant stem cell culture is rich in bioactive tri-peptides. These protect skin cells from oxidative stress, improves DNA repair, boosts collagen while improving cellular energy and respiration. Clinical in vivo studies show BioNymph Peptide diminishes wrinkles in just 15 days. Wrinkle repair in just a couple weeks with a botanical? Clients will be saying, “Take my money!”

The Skin Moderne Dinner Smoothie uses this botanical antioxidant. 

We Love Skin Moderne

We found Skin Moderne at the Las Vegas IECSC and included them in our recap of the event. 

After getting to know the product line and their Nano Infusion device – we invited them to work with us and join the L+A Community. 

Jenni’s been using the products and device and has great things to say!  

Barry + Jenni

Founders , Lipgloss + Aftershave

Plants Are The Fundamental Origins Of Skincare

A plant-based diet and the nutrients extracted from plants isn’t just a fad; it forms the basis of science and the fundamental origins of skincare. When we invest in “botanical skincare,” we hope to appeal to our conscientious clients and inspire healthy skincare habits, but don’t want to sacrifice efficacy. Now more than ever, advanced technologies can extract the best from plants and deliver these nutrients where the skin needs it most.

Our bodies recognize plants, making bio-availability the key to absorbing the ingredients needed to feed, fix and improve the skin. As an esthetician, choosing the right ingredients for our clients’ treatments and routines can be overwhelming, but considering its most pure form, going back to nature will nurture.

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