Perfect 9 Complex Anti-Aging Ingredients
- Contains a peptide and ceramide; supports the skin barrier function; assists with ultraviolet light protection; anti-wrinkle ingredient
- Contains peptides and botanicals; reduces inflammation, supports collagen, and helps prevent collagen breakdown; it is also an antioxidant
- Olive extract botanical; anti-oxidant; reduces skin irritation
- Peptide; stimulates and supports the collagen matrix; anti-wrinkle ingredient
- Botanical; moisturizes the skin; supports elastin fibers; antioxidant; anti-wrinkle ingredient
Perfect 9 Complex Soothing Ingredients
- Green Tea
- Botanical; outstanding antioxidant; skin calming
- Botanical; reduces inflammation; skin calming
- Botanical; based on the soothing properties of oats; skin calming; reduces redness and irritation
- Converts to vitamin B5 in living tissue; moisturizes; acts as a humectant and emollient
Glossary of Terms
- A substance that prevents other materials from becoming "oxidized" and undergoing a chemical change. In the body, highly reactive substances called free radicals are constantly being produced. Free radicals can readily damage the body's own cells. In living tissues, antioxidants remove free radicals before they can damage normal tissues.
- A plant derived extract that may come from leaves, roots, fruits, berries, stems, barks, and flowers. Botanicals form the largest category of active ingredients in skin care products.
- A fatty material that is found in the top layer of the skin. Ceramides play a major role in forming the skin barrier.
- The major protein in the skin. Loss of collagen leads to wrinkles, lines, and overall skin deterioration.
- A skin protein that gives the skin its property of “snapping back” into its original position when it is stretched or pinched.
- A substance that softens the skin or soothes skin irritation. Emollients reduce dryness, improve skin scaling, and give the skin a smooth soft texture.
- A substance that has a skin moisturizing effect. Humectants increase the moisture level in the upper layers of the skin
- A peptide is best thought of as a very small protein molecule. In skin care, peptides are used to support the collagen matrix and to stimulate new collagen production. This in turn leads to a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in the skin.
- Skin Barrier Function
- The skin barrier is responsible for maintaining proper skin hydration. The normal day-to-day exposure of the skin to hot water, detergents, trauma, extremes of weather, and other skin insults damages the skin barrier. This in turn leads to a loss of skin moisture and results in skin dryness. Repair of the skin barrier is necessary in order to maintain proper skin hydration.
- Ultraviolet Light
- That part of the light spectrum that has shorter wavelengths than visible light. Ultraviolet light is responsible for aging of the skin and for skin changes that can lead to many of the skin cancers that occur in sun exposed areas.