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Moss | Illumina [Vitamin C Perfecting Treatment Intensif]
  • Moss | Illumina [Vitamin C Perfecting Treatment Intensif]
Moss

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Description:
Great For All Skin Types.

Illumina is a Vitamin C and gentle exfoliating acne clearing serum in one. It offers revitalized cellular renewal. It decongests acne-prone skins and smoothes wrinkles and discoloration for mature skins. 

It uses botanical extracts and exceptionally gentle Pumpkin Enzyme instead of harsh acids or retinoids to balance cellular turnover and revive the skin’s natural glow and smooth texture.

It also contains Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (a stable form of Vitamin C) to brighten and firm. Studies have shown this type of Vitamin C may help decrease the appearance of acne lesions.

A proprietary exfoliation complex offers rapid pore purification, collagen restoration, and texture and radiance renewal with zero irritation.

12 powerful botanicals and minerals offer a rainbow of benefits from soothing inflammation to preventing oxidative damage.

BENEFITS: Decongesting, manages acne and prevents new blemishes, smoothing, brightening, refines texture, boosts collagen.

ACNE CONCERNS: Congestion, comedones, blackheads, hormonal acne, inflamed acne.

AGING CONCERNS: Fine lines, rough, dull texture, loss of glow, collagen loss, hyperpigmentation.

Made in the USA.

Featured Botanicals:
White Willow Bark – acts as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent. Willow Bark Extracts are employed as a natural source of salicylic acid. White Willow Bark provides the benefits of salicylic acid such as BHA exfoliation, and anti-microbial action, without any of the typically associated irritation.

Pumpkin Enzymes – AHAs or traditional enzymes such as papain or bromelain tend to be irritating on the skin. Unlike traditional materials, pumpkin enzymes show an uncommonly mild irritation profile in tests; results confirm that pumpkin is only slightly more irritating than glycerin.

Vigna Acontifolia Seed – has a demonstrated ability to help boost cell renewal, similar to retinol, without the associated irritation. When used at similar levels, the extract’s efficacy comparable to that of retinol. Additionally, it has potent antioxidant properties.

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate – Several studies have shown this form of Vitamin C to be as effective as retinol in reducing acne lesions. In one study, acne lesions decreased by 20% after 4 weeks, and 48% after 8 weeks using SAP and 21% and 49% using retinol.

Burdock Root – An exceptional multi-tasking botanical. Cools heat, strengthens the lymphatic processes, purifies and removes toxins. Soothing and anti-bacterial properties. One study showed that topical treatment with a natural burdock extract significantly improved the metabolism of the dermal extracellular matrix and led to a visible wrinkle reduction.

Plant Ceramide – A crucial component of a healthy skin barrier. The lipid matrix of a healthy, protective skin barrier consists of fatty acids (found in oils and butters), ceramides and cholesterol (much more difficult to find as topical supplements). MOSS ceramides are plant-derived and support the health of the stratum corneum.

Smallflower + Saw Palmetto CO2 Complex – both of these herbs show significant activity against the 5alpha reductase enzyme that increases testosterone activity in the skin, leading to a higher instance of acne lesions. Since beta sitosterols (the active component of Saw Palmetto) are oil soluble, Moss uses a rare CO2 extraction to fully draw out the powers of the phytonutrients.

King Of Bitters – is traditionally used in Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine. Highly anti-inflammatory, with some anti-bacterial activity. Has been shown to decrease glycation caused by UV radiation, as well as increase skin collagen content.

Olive Leaf  is traditionally used in Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine. Strongly anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

Size:
1 oz./ 30 ml.

Directions:
Illumina is to be used 1x per day – at night. Because it is so powerful, many find they can decrease the frequency of use to 1-2x per week after an initial period of 1-6 months of daily use.

It is compatible with all oils and moisturizers and will not cause pilling. Apply after cleansing/toning and before moisturizer/oils.

For best results, use with Potentci Hydrating Milk. If using Illumina, do not apply any other exfoliating product.

Recommended Application Method:
AM: 
Apply after cleansing. Shake POTENTCI well, and apply 1-2 pumps to the skin, massaging in well. Follow with sunscreen.

PM:
Apply after cleansing. Apply 1-2 pumps ILLUMINA. Shake POTENTCI well, and apply 1-2 pumps to the skin, massaging in well. Follow with oil or balm, if more hydration is desired.

Pump 1-2 pumps of product onto fingertips. Gently dot fingertips onto the left cheek, right cheek, chin, and forehead, making sure that the first area you dot doesn’t take all the product. Once the product has been evenly divided between the 4 quadrants of the face, use both hands to massage product into the skin, working to cover the entire facial area. If there is not enough product, use 1/2 more pump where needed. If there is too much product, spread it onto neck as best as possible. Wait 1-2 minutes before applying next product.

The only additional products we recommend besides Illumina and Potentci are a cleanser, sunscreen in the am, and a balm or oil if more moisture is desired in the pm.

**Important: These products are extremely concentrated (each is about 50% actives, compared to 5-15% for 99% of all skincare) and a little bit goes a very long way, making them more economical than you might think. Over-application of the product (very common!) may result in a coated or sticky feeling to the skin, as well as a waste of valuable product.

Please be very mindful of the recommended amounts to apply. When in doubt, apply an extremely sheer layer, massaged into the skin very, very well. Remember less is more.**

Ingredients:
Viola Odorata (Violet Leaf Hydrosol)*, Aqua (Distilled Water)", Lactobacillus (Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate)", Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C)", Vigna Aconitifolia (Moth Bean Seed Extract)*, Salix Alba (White Willow Bark Extract)*, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto CO2 Extract)*, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea Leaf Extract)*, (Glycerin)", (Glycosphingolipids)", (Gluconolactone)", (Cetearyl Alcohol)", (Cetearyl Glucoside)", (Methylpropanediol)", (Caprylyl Glycol)", (Phenylpropanol)", (Dehydroxanthan Gum)", Olea Europaea (Olive Leaf Extract)*, Magnolia Grandiflora (Magnolia Bark Extract)*, Andrographis Paniculata (Green Chiretta Extract)*, Epilobium Parviflorum (Smallflower Extract)*, Moringa Oleifera (Moringa Leaf Extract)*, Arctium Lappa (Burdock Root Extract)*, Monarda Fistulosa (Bee Balm) Oil*, Cymbopogon Martinii (Palmarosa) Oil*, Coriander Sativum (Coriander) Oil*.

* - Organic/Wild-Crafted Botanicals
" - Naturally Sourced

EWG Score of 1, Hypoallergenic.

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free.