by Casey Durrett, LEI – Social Media Director and National Educator, SkinPhD
The first step in an anti-aging skin care regimen is selecting products with optimal ingredients. Optimal ingredients produce Optimal Aging, and SkinPhD’s Platinum range has been formulated with this truth in mind. Our Platinum products for mature skin contain multi-functional complexes of actives that address the key factors in aging skin.
As a cosmeceutical range, SkinPhD Platinum products are biologically active and promote beneficial changes in the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles, skin tone and texture, and overall radiance. The Platinum range consists of specialized daily skin care products including targeted treatments for the delicate eye area and unique anti-aging, firming, and protective serums.
In working with aging skin, I often find that long-term use of many anti-aging products results in a new set of skin concerns. These often include redness, flakiness, increased UV sensitivity, thinning of the skin’s important protective barrier, and irritation. There is a prominent misconception in the beauty industry that aggression produces better results. This is simply untrue. The skin is a living, functioning organ, and as with any other major organ of the body, if you constantly attack it and deprive it of critical nutrition, damge will be the result.
SkinPhD Platinum nourishes, protects, and creates definite, positive changes in the skin without compromising skin health. This approach is critical to creating lasting improvement in the skin’s appearance.
Today I’ll walk you through the selection of products in the Platinum range and introduce you to the ingredients that make Platinum the best answer for Optimal Aging.
Cleanse and Tone
Soft Foam Cleanser
A mild, non-drying foaming cleanser containing protective lipids and rich plant extracts. Our soft foam cleanser is effective at providing a thorough cleansing of the skin without leaving the skin feeling tight and irritated.
- Zincite – a critical mineral to skin health. Zincite plays a vital role in cellular repair, DNA protection, cellular renewal, and collagen and elastin synthesis
Active Defense Toner
An alcohol-free toner that moisturizes, smoothes, and refreshes the skin.
Tip: Toning is an often skipped (but much needed) step in a daily skin care routine. Toning skin with our Active Defense Toner after cleansing will hydrate the skin, increase spreadability of your daily moisturizer (making your product last longer), balance the pH of the skin, nourish the skin with important nutrients, and provide a plumper, smoother surface for makeup application.
- Centella Asiatica Extract (Gotu Kola) – boosts circulation, regulates collagen, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory
- MSM – a natural form of organic sulfur found in all living organisms. MSM is used by the body to repair and create healthy cells. Lack of adequate MSM in the body and skin leads to premature aging.
Repair and Reverse
Flawless Day Cream
A light day cream that increases elasticity and firmness and decreases fine lines.
- Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 – Stimulates collagen biosynthesis, improves elasticity, effectively combats fine lines and wrinkles
- Acmella Oleracea Extract– reduces wrinkles through its face-lift like activity
Extreme Night Cream
A multi-hydration night cream formula that will visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the skin’s texture and tone.
- Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5
- Kombucha (Black Tea Extract) – a detoxifying, hydrating extract that improves skin elasticity, tone, texture, clarity, and metabolism. Kombucha also possesses antioxidant and probiotic components.
- Encapsulated Vitamin E – a rich, conditioning, antioxidant that is critical to skin health. Encapsulation ensures optimal activity and delivery of Vitamin E.
Eye and Mouth
Peptide Complex Eye Cream
A rich, fragrance-free formula designed for the delicate eye and mouth areas. This cream will firm and smooth the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5 – a peptide celebrated for its powerful ability at reducing puffiness in the eye area
- Hexapeptide-10 – an extraordinary peptide with powerful skin restructuring and firming properties that visibly improves the appearance of thinning, sagging skin.
Ultra Rapid Perfecting Gel
A light, easily absorbed gel for the eyes that is rich in proteins and plant extracts. This gel will produce immediate improvement in the appearance of skin where applied. Regular use will result in increased skin brightness, tone, firmness, and youthfulness.
Tip: I experience a good deal of redness and sensitivity after waxing my brows. Our Ultra Rapid Perfecting Gel reduces the redness and sensitivity unlike any product I’ve ever used post-brow-wax. It also works beautifully under eye makeup.
- Centella Asiatica
- Rice Bran Peptides– a peptide that protects collagen and improves skin that has been damaged by UV.
Firm and Protect
A refreshing mask that reduces stress on aging skin. Rich in active plant extracts, this mask will tighten the skin, improve texture, and increase skin softness and suppleness.
Tip: Masking is an important step in improving the skin. Think of your hair; we all understand that our hair needs deep conditioning and nourishment to keep it in a healthy state. Masking provides the same sort of treatment for the skin. Our Perfecting Mask will provide the skin with an extra dose of rejuvenating, soothing, and nourishing botanical extracts.
Arnica Extract – a wildflower with wonderful healing properties that regulates circulation and has anti-inflammatory properties
Kigelia Africana Extract – derived from an indigenous African tree also called the Sausage Tree because of the sausage-like shape of its fruit. Kigelia Africana heals and conditions the skin, tightens and firms, and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
– a plant active that increases circulation, boosts collagen formation, rejuvenates skin, and prevents capillary fragility.
Active Complex Serum
A rich and light serum which absorbs easily into the skin and provides nourishment and hydration to the skin. This serum improves the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles, provides long-lasting moisturizing effects, and deeply nourishes the skin.
- Sodium Hyaluronate – a natural hydrating substance that is capable of holding up to 1000 times its weight in water. With its small molecular size, sodium hyaluronate penetrates deeply into the skin where it attracts and maintains water and promotes microcirculation and nutrient absorption.
Perfect Defense Serum
A light serum that protects and defends the skin against visible aging and dehydration. This serum oxygenates the skin, protects against free radical damage, and improves the appearance of skin’s elasticity.
- Hydrolyzed Soy Protein – increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture and provides long lasting smoothness that results in improved texture and reduced visibility of wrinkles.
Each Platinum product addresses the unique challenges associated with mature skin. A daily regimen of morning and evening use of Platinum products will result in smoother, more radiant, even textured, and more youthful skin without the negative side effects commonly associated with corrective skin care products.
For more information on our products and signature therapies, please visit us at www.skinphd.com.