A.M. Moisture (NEW)
Dry Skin Ages Faster Than Other Skin Types
Your skin needs a moisturizing cocktail composed of lipids and water. Why? Well, your dermis is about 79% soluble collagen when you are young. By the time you are 30, most have lost 25% of that. Add to that, a lack of moisture, and collagen becomes insoluble, crosslinking together in a taut, rigid formation known as WRINKLES. The goal of HGC's Dry Skin Formulas is to stimulate collagen formation with our unique 200% Aloe Vera Base (increases collagen formation up to 8 times) and keep dry skin sufficiently hydrated with both Lipid (light, oily compound) and Water moisture so that collagen fibers will remain plump and elastic.
SUPER HYDRATING DUO : Sodium Hyaluronate (also called Hyaluronic Acid) is known as the "water reservoir" holding up to 40,000 times its weight in water. It is the "goo" that protects cells. As skin ages, the amount of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) decreases from 70% to 30%, so it is imperative to restore it. Glycosaminoglycans (GAG's) found in connective tissue promote the ability of collagen fibers to retain water and bind moisture throughout the epidermis. HA and GAG's are essential to fight the war on aging and are included in HGC's dry skin formulas.
LIPIDS TO THE RESCUE: Yes, moisture loss causes premature aging, but lack of sufficient lipid (oil) production does too! HGC has included Squalane (forms 25% of sebum) and Jojoba Oil (which is not a liquid oil or a solid fat, but actually a liquid wax composed of long chain liquid esters chemically similar to human sebum) to "pump up the volume" so to speak to keep your skin soft and supple.
PRIMARY BENEFITS: To maintain a sufficient cellular moisture level so skin's surface is supple and smooth. To also maintain a "natural moisture barrier" to prevent subcutaneous moisture loss. PRIMARY INGREDIENTS: 200% Aloe Vera Base, Squalane, Glycerine (humectant emulsifier), Jojoba Seed Oil, Fatty Esters (Cetyl Alcohol & Stearyl Alcohol), Essential Fatty Acids (Linoleic and Linolenic), Hyaluronic Acid, Glycosaminoglycans, and Botanical Extracts (see features). FEATURES: Specially selected extracts known specifically for their anti-inflammatory, calmative, moisturizing, softening, and rejuvenating effects: Geranium, Cucumber, Horse Chestnut, Ginseng Root. and Rosa Canina.
WHEN TO USE: Use every morning after exfoliation with Honey Jojoba Scrub and pH balancing your skin with Aloe Rose Toning Mist.
DIRECTIONS: Place small amounts on forehead, chin, and cheeks and blend into skin using circular strokes from the center of face toward the hairline. NOTE: This AM cream is very concentrated so use sparingly and blend in thoroughly.
INGREDIENTS: Other ingredients include Evening Primrose Oil (concentrated with essential fatty acids and the only source for GLA, gamma-linoleic acid, other than mothers milk), Grape Seed Oil (anti-wrinkle, age spot inhibitor), Vitamin E (prevents cellular destruction), Allantoin (soothing, calming), Panthenol (Vitamin B Family), Cabbage Rose Water (soothing), Titanium Dioxide (natural sunscreen), Xanthum Gum, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Oil, Tocopherol, Cyanocobalamin (B-12 for color).
PACKAGING: 2 oz. jar.