Supporting Your Skin Safely

Supporting Your Skin, Safely

by Jéanne Hoss, Nutrition Educator

The skin deserves topical applications of the best vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids and more if it is to serve you beautifully for life. Yet it’s often either neglected or abused by the harmful ingredients in mass-marketed skin care formulas… even those of the big name brands.

That’s why we include a very special skin care line in our nutrition store, and if you’re not already a fan, I wanted you to know about it.

It’s by Ortho Molecular Products, the 25-year-old nutritional supplement company whose motto is “The Power of E,” meaning products so effective that they actually work. What a concept.

The line includes two complete 3-step systems whose products can also be purchased individually. They’re based on the company’s unique SophytoPRO® technology, and of course they’re detergent- and toxin-free.

The Pure Daily System:
Age-Defying Cleansing, Balance and Nourishment

In the first step, Pure Cleanser gently removes grime and makeup without drying the skin or, worse yet, aggravating blemishes and stripping the topmost lipid barrier like harsh cleansers do. It’s lightweight, creamy and packed with natural ingredients that alleviate breakouts by re-stabilizing the lipid barrier and restoring optimal skin function.

Next, Pure Antioxidant Serum. Would you believe that 80% of skin aging is caused by free radicals? These are rogue cells that come from environmental pollution and UVA rays. They oxidize healthy human cells much like weather rusts metals. But here you have a superhero skin saver with an abundance of highly concentrated antioxidant power from green and white tea, vitamin C and red grapes for deep penetrating cellular nutrition. Other formulas offer antioxidants, but if they aren’t a rich amber color like this one, they simply don’t contain enough antioxidants to be beneficial.

Finally, Pure Moisturizer. Healthy fats = healthy skin. So this wonderful formula nourishes with quality natural oils high in essential fatty acids, lipids, glycolipids and phospholipids. It’s noteworthy that Pure Moisturizer includes the seed oil of sea buckthorn, the only plant known to contain the rare omega-7 fatty acid along with omega-3, 6 and 9. Added to these healthy fats is a high concentration of vitamin C plus three ayurvedic adaptogens to help rejuvenate and harmonize imbalanced, stressed skin. It’s suitable for all skin types and can even promote a healthy scalp.

The Skin Restore System:
Clinically Proven Acne Fighting Power

This simple 3-step system includes clinically proven, plant-based prebiotics to help defend against acne. The use of prebiotics is well known for stimulating friendly bacteria in the gut. But prebiotics can balance almost any microbial community. Sooo… voila! Since bacteria cause undesirable skin conditions, prebiotic actives can be an effective yet gentle alternative to aggressive antibacterial ingredients that irritate and often provide only short term results. Brilliant! Plus, powerful super-hero antioxidants even out and brighten skin tone. Pore size and expression lines become less visible; and the result can be a healthier, more vibrant-looking complexion.

The Skin Purifying Cleanser is a lightweight gel designed to maintain the skin’s pH balance while working deep down in the pores to remove dead skin cells and the residue of makeup and excessive surface oils. You get a thorough cleansing without stripping surface oils that can cause tightness and encourage over-production of more oils. No detergents – rather a plant-based surfactant and alpha hydroxy acid, all gentle enough to use morning and evening. Your skin will feel comfortable, refreshed, and clean but not squeaky.

Next, the oil-free, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory Skin Restore Acne Serum gives you a holistic approach to suppressing bad bacteria while supporting skin-friendly ones. Its plant-based action purifies the skin, promotes the elimination of dead cells and protects against environmental stressors including free radicals. Light but luxurious and fast-absorbing, it’s specially designed to mitigate p. acnes proliferation and prevent future breakouts. And guess what. It’s bleach-free. No more stained towels, stained sheets or bleached hairlines. Yay! So here you have a safe, effective product designed to quickly transform unhealthy skin to a visibly vibrant, glowing state of health.

Finally, the lightweight, luxurious Skin Reviving Moisturizer helps minimize dryness while controlling excess oil. And check out this fabulous bonus: Anti-aging without Retinol. They’ve included two plant extracts that have been shown by clinical studies to demonstrate significant Retinol-like activity. The studies were conducted on age-associated and impure skin. The result was a positive effect on hydration and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This exceptional formulation absorbs instantly and leaves a flawless matte finish. And you can say goodbye to that awful medicinal odor found in other products, because this one is scented with 100% natural Aromatique from plant extracts.

So there you have it – safe, effective alternatives to the dangers lurking in most skin care products on the store shelves. If you haven’t already, isn’t it time to switch? Come in and get your precious skin started on the journey to glowing health.