- For addressing first visible signs of aging
- Four potent biopeptides for skin smoothing, firming & toning, focused on the dermal-epidermal junction and the extracellular matrix
- Biomimetic moisturiser for all skin types. Moisturisers traditionally contain both humectants and occlusives. The former attract water to the skin and the latter lock it in. The skin’s Natural Moisturising Factors (NMF) consist mainly of lactate and pyroglutaminate components. These are easily washed off by soaps and other sufactants, resulting in the premature desquamation of the epithelial cells and a loss of suppleness. Revive contains both sodium lactate and sodium PCA, as major NMF factors, as well as urea, glycine, phospholipids, fructose, ribose, inositol and niacinamide. These ingredients give Revive it’s unique biomimetic properties.
- The niacinamide in Revive has an occlusive effect, without being greasy. A published study found that niacinamide was more effective than petrolatum (a common occlusive ingredient in moisturisers) in reducing water loss from the skin and in increasing its moisture levels. Niacinamide is also non-comedogenic (pore clogging) and is a potent anti-aging ingredient in its own right. Decrease in skin elasticity, loss of firmness and the appearance of lines and wrinkles are the visible signs of ageing skin. The main factor in skin ageing is the gradual loss of collagen and elastin in the skin. Without any help or protection, the collagen level in your skin is depleted at a rate of 1.5% every year, starting in your mid 20s. By the time you celebrate your 40th birthday, your skin may have lost 30% of its collagen. Niacinamide increases the production of collagen by 54% and elastin by 20%. A clinical study in 50 women showed that niacinamide significantly improved the appearance of ageing skin. N-acetyl-glucosamine (NAG) & Niacinamide, together, confer multiple skin benefits, including pigmentation reduction*, decrease in sallowness and increased skin elasticity and tone. They also synergistically promote natural desquamation of the skin, without the need for exfoliation.
- The phospholipids in Revive restore the barrier function of the skin, protecting it from harmful substances and bacteria. Natural phospholipids contain relatively high amounts of linoleic acid, which plays an important role in the skins own synthesis of Ceramide 1, a lipid that is important for intact barrier function.
- The ribose in Revive is a fundamental building block of the ATP molecule – the most important source of cell energy. To function efficiently, cells must keep ATP at a maximum level. Each cell contains a reserve of ATP but there is a limited capacity to store it and only small amounts are available at any time. In healthy cells, under normal conditions, the ATP reserve is maintained at a constant level. However, during stressful conditions, the energy needs of the cell are higher than recycling capacity and ATP levels fall dramatically. The energising action of ribose on fibroblasts stimulates the synthesis of all the structural proteins (mainly collagen, elastin and fibronectin).
- Temperature and humidity responsive lipid bilayer. This bilayer interacts with the lipid bilayers within the stratum corneum to reinforce the skin’s natural barrier. It responds to varying temperatures and humidities to help balance and maintain the skin’s optimum hydration levels – conditions which change daily as we are exposed to seasonal variations and climate controlled environments.
*Extended exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) rays triggers the overproduction of Melanin (a pigment that gives your skin a colour), the main cause of hyperpigmentation, also known as age spots or dark spots. Niacinamide doesn’t reduce the production of melanin but it helps prevent Melanin reaching the top layers of the skin, by about 68%. In an 8 week clinical-trial, niacinamide was shown to reduce the appearance of dark spots by more than 25% and even out skin tone.