Special – Free with orders of $50 or $150

Protease Peel with Pumpkin Bioferment

The lab is currently working on improving our exfoliating pumpkin bioferment. As a first step, we are testing a new exfoliating product that used it as the primary ingredient. We call it a ‘Protease Peel’

The product contains proteases from pineapple and kiwi to soften the skin by allowing for the exfoliation of dead skin cells. Hyaluronic acid and glycerin provide moisture while witch hazel soothes the skin. The pumpkin bioferment contains all the nutrients of pumpkin fruit; including antioxidants (i.e. carotenes, ferulic acid, and zeaxanthin), vitamins (i.e. alpha linolenic acid, adenine, sugars, etc.), and many nutrients the skin needs to renew and rebuild.

Ingredients: Water, Lactobacillus/Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin) Ferment, Glycerin, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) extract, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Bromelain, Actinidia chinensis (Kiwi) extract, Xylitol, Decyl Glucoside, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

We are offering a 1 fl. oz. jar free with orders over $150. Customers placing order over $50 will receive a 10 ml sample tube.

Please note: Bonus products are added automatically. No code is required, and they will not show in the shopping cart.

Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder that affects more than ten million Americans, with almost half of the sufferers aged between 30 and 50 years old. The disease has been called “the Celtic curse” because it affects people of Northern European descent more often. Women are more likely to suffer rosacea of the milder form, and men more frequently have the severe form, which involves deformity of the nose. Rosacea nearly always appears on sun damaged skin.
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Scars

You may think that drastic intervention is the way to make a big difference in your skin, but there are alternatives. With drastic intervention comes a high risk of messing up your skin. Before you take that path, make sure you try the route that involves coaching your skin into making the changes with the help of the actives that we at Skin Actives can provide you. Continue reading

Hyperpigmentation

The basics

The color of our skin is partly due to the pigment called melanin. Other factors are the content of diet carotenoids, the bluish-white color of connective tissue, and the abundance of blood vessels in the dermis and the color of blood flowing in them (oxy- and deoxy-hemoglobin). Other minor pigments (minor unless you have a bruise) are bilirubin (the yellow hemoglobin degradation product that colors bruises) and the complete sequence, which includes hemoglobin to biliverdin to bilirubin to hemosiderin. The different skin colors among individuals and races do not reflect major variation in numbers or size of melanocytes, but rather different kinds and amounts of melanin produced by the melanocytes. Continue reading

Preservatives

Let’s talk about preservatives

How do we make a product that is microbiologically safe for the user? First, we start with very clean ingredients and work in a very clean environment: the objective is to limit bacterial and fungal presence to a minimum. But bacteria and mold are part of our environment and, sooner or later, spores will make their way into your skin care products. Continue reading