Science of INGREDIENTS

Science of INGREDIENTS

Antioxidants


Everything in the world, from human beings to the air around us, is made of molecules. Molecules are made of atoms and atoms have (a number of) pairs of electrons.

Free radicals are atoms with an unpaired electron. Free radicals can be created by pollution, dust, smoke, as well as the sun.

Free radicals are unstable so they are looking for electrons to pair up, and by this they can damage the skin. By trying to grab an extra electron from atoms in the skin, free radicals can cause damage to the skin’s collagen and elastic fibres, changing skin color (brown spots) and weakening the skin, creating loose saggy skin and wrinkles.

Antioxidants are compounds that can share an electron with a free radical so that the free radical doesn’t have to steal the electron from the skin’s atoms.

Antioxidants never become bad free radicals themselves. Their unique properties allow unpaired electrons to keep their stability without attacking other molecules. Antioxidants are a great protection option to prevent visible signs of ageing, by neutralising the damage caused by free radicals.

Our body has its own supply of antioxidants, but this can often be depleted by the amount of pollution and UV-derived free radicals that we encounter throughout our life time. That’s why it is essential to keep supplying antioxidants to your skin through your skincare.

For a powerful antioxidant product use Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum

vitamin C

A small sample of the many antioxidants ingredients that can be found in IMMERSE+ Skin LAB products


Camellia Sinensis (Japanese Green Tea) Leaf Extract

Transcend Time Deep Line Complex

Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract

Aquamarine Recovery Face and Eye set

Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Renewing Lip & Perioral Exfoliator

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Revealing Microdermabrasion Cream

Antioxidants


Everything in the world, from human beings to the air around us, is made of molecules. Molecules are made of atoms and atoms have (a number of) pairs of electrons.

Free radicals are atoms with an unpaired electron. Free radicals can be created by pollution, dust, smoke, as well as the sun.

Free radicals are unstable so they are looking for electrons to pair up, and by this they can damage the skin. By trying to grab an extra electron from atoms in the skin, free radicals can cause damage to the skin’s collagen and elastic fibres, changing skin color (brown spots) and weakening the skin, creating loose saggy skin and wrinkles.

Antioxidants are compounds that can share an electron with a free radical so that the free radical doesn’t have to steal the electron from the skin’s atoms.

Antioxidants never become bad free radicals themselves. Their unique properties allow unpaired electrons to keep their stability without attacking other molecules. Antioxidants are a great protection option to prevent visible signs of ageing, by neutralising the damage caused by free radicals.

Our body has its own supply of antioxidants, but this can often be depleted by the amount of pollution and UV-derived free radicals that we encounter throughout our life time. That’s why it is essential to keep supplying antioxidants to your skin through your skincare.

For a powerful antioxidant product use Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum

vitamin C

A small sample of the many antioxidants ingredients that can be found in IMMERSE+ Skin LAB products


Camellia Sinensis (Japanese Green Tea) Leaf Extract

Transcend Time Deep Line Complex

Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract

Aquamarine Recovery Face and Eye set

Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Renewing Lip & Perioral Exfoliator

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Revealing Microdermabrasion Cream

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA)


Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) are acids derived from natural substances such as sugar cane, milk, and grapes. They work by melting the intercellular glue that holds the skin cells together, to help the skin’s natural shedding process. AHAs are used to increase cellular-turnover rate and remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. Getting rid of dead skin cells, allows new cells to grow and the deeper layer of the skin to come to the surface faster, which speeds up the cycle of skin turnover. AHAs reveal new and younger skin, even skin tone by lightening hyperpigmentation and improve the efficiency of product penetration.

A small sample of the many AHA ingredients that can be found in IMMERSE+ Skin LAB products


Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract

Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum

Lactococcus Ferment Lysate

Skin Rescue Silk Mask

VitisVinifera (Grape Seed) Oil

Revealing Microdermabrasion Cream

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA)


Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) are acids derived from natural substances such as sugar cane, milk, and grapes. They work by melting the intercellular glue that holds the skin cells together, to help the skin’s natural shedding process. AHAs are used to increase cellular-turnover rate and remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. Getting rid of dead skin cells, allows new cells to grow and the deeper layer of the skin to come to the surface faster, which speeds up the cycle of skin turnover. AHAs reveal new and younger skin, even skin tone by lightening hyperpigmentation and improve the efficiency of product penetration.

A small sample of the many AHA ingredients that can be found in IMMERSE+ Skin LAB products


Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract

Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum

Lactococcus Ferment Lysate

Skin Rescue Silk Mask

VitisVinifera (Grape Seed) Oil

Revealing Microdermabrasion Cream

Lipids


Lipids are skin’s natural fats. They fill the spaces between skin cells, like mortar or cement, making them essential components and play a crucial role in maintaining the strength of the skin’s protective barrier. They also aid the skin’s natural repair process.

There are various types of lipids to name a few:

Ceramides found in high concentrations within cell membranes in the upper layer of the skin and are responsible for keeping the epidermis from losing moisture.

Fatty acids Help maintain the skin’s lipid balance and like other lipids they decrease as we age.

Squalene Makes a great emollient and natural antioxidant. Prevents fine lines and eliminates dry patches.

Cholesterol Speeds up the skin barrier’s recovery and improve elasticity. Note that the skin’s cholesterol is different from that in the blood and does not affect your heart or blood pressure.
It is important to counter the effects of lipid loss with a good mix of these important compounds.

For a Lipid filled product use Ceramide and Peptide Plasma

ceramide and pep 1

A small sample of the many lipids ingredients that can be found in IMMERSE+ Skin LAB products


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Transcend Time Deep Line Complex

Lipids


Lipids are skin’s natural fats. They fill the spaces between skin cells, like mortar or cement, making them essential components and play a crucial role in maintaining the strength of the skin’s protective barrier. They also aid the skin’s natural repair process.

There are various types of lipids to name a few:

Ceramides found in high concentrations within cell membranes in the upper layer of the skin and are responsible for keeping the epidermis from losing moisture.

Fatty acids Help maintain the skin’s lipid balance and like other lipids they decrease as we age.

Squalene Makes a great emollient and natural antioxidant. Prevents fine lines and eliminates dry patches.

Cholesterol Speeds up the skin barrier’s recovery and improve elasticity. Note that the skin’s cholesterol is different from that in the blood and does not affect your heart or blood pressure.
It is important to counter the effects of lipid loss with a good mix of these important compounds.

For a Lipid filled product use Ceramide and Peptide Plasma

ceramide and pep 1

A small sample of the many lipids ingredients that can be found in IMMERSE+ Skin LAB products


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Transcend Time Deep Line Complex

Peptides


Peptides are short chains of amino acids that link together to build proteins such as collagen, elastin and keratin. These proteins are found in the skin and are responsible for its texture, strength and resilience. These small proteins help stimulate new cells to grow and help skin cells to heal.

When applied to the skin, peptides act as messengers, signaling skin cells to perform different functions that are all beneficial for combating the signs of aging.

Peptides send messages to different parts of the skin to promote synthesis of collagen, elastin and other proteins, they can also deliver minerals to the skin to boost collagen or work to slow down the skin’s natural breakdown of collagen. Some peptides even perform like Botox, blocking chemicals that cause muscle contraction of expression lines, thus smoothing wrinkles.

For a Peptide filled product use Ceramide and Peptide Plasma

ceramide and pep 1

A small sample of the many Peptide ingredients that can be found in IMMERSE+ Skin LAB products


Palimitoyl Tripeptide-7

Skin Rescue Silk Mask

Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3

Transcend Time Deep Line Complex

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1

Repairing Lip & Perioral Mask

Acetyl Hexapeptide-8

ProHA Microneedle Patch

Palmitoyl Oligopeptide

ProHA MicroNeedle Support Gel

Peptides


Peptides are short chains of amino acids that link together to build proteins such as collagen, elastin and keratin. These proteins are found in the skin and are responsible for its texture, strength and resilience. These small proteins help stimulate new cells to grow and help skin cells to heal.

When applied to the skin, peptides act as messengers, signaling skin cells to perform different functions that are all beneficial for combating the signs of aging.

Peptides send messages to different parts of the skin to promote synthesis of collagen, elastin and other proteins, they can also deliver minerals to the skin to boost collagen or work to slow down the skin’s natural breakdown of collagen. Some peptides even perform like Botox, blocking chemicals that cause muscle contraction of expression lines, thus smoothing wrinkles.

For a Peptide filled product use Ceramide and Peptide Plasma

ceramide and pep 1

A small sample of the many Peptide ingredients that can be found in IMMERSE+ Skin LAB products


Palimitoyl Tripeptide-7

Skin Rescue Silk Mask

Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3

Transcend Time Deep Line Complex

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1

Repairing Lip & Perioral Mask

Acetyl Hexapeptide-8

ProHA Microneedle Patch

Palmitoyl Oligopeptide

ProHA MicroNeedle Support Gel

Moisturizers


Dead skin cells of the stratum corneum naturally fall off when their job is done. But when your skin is dry, the enzymes that break down the dead cells can’t function properly causing cells to fall off in clumps rather than one at a time, giving your skin a flaky patchy appearance and you may lose too much of your skin’s natural protective barrier.

Moisturizers fix this problem by surrounding the enzymes with water so they function properly.

There are 2 types of moisturizing ingredients: humectants attract water, occlusives keep water from evaporating and a mix of both of them can be the most beneficial to keeping your skin properly hydrated

Humectants


Humectants work by pulling water from the dermis (the second layer of skin) and even draw water vapor from the air to the epidermis (the top layer of skin). This increases the level of moisture in the stratum corneum, the top crust layer of dead cells of the epidermis. As a result, the skin looks less flaky a less crackly.

Humectants can not only draw moisture to the surface of the skin but also enhance the skin's own ability to hydrate. They stimulate moisture production in the dermis while encouraging the growth of new cells in the epidermis.

A small sample of the many Humectants ingredients that can be found in IMMERSE+ Skin LAB products


Occlusives


While humectants attract bring in moisture, Occlusives, prevent water from escaping from the skin into the air. Moisture loss is prevented by creating an oil or lipid barrier on the skin.

Occlusive substances work by helping to form a physical barrier or seal on the outer layer of the skin, to prevent trans-epidermal water loss or keep moisture locked in. They create a barrier between your skin and the air, which benefits not only to keep water sealed inside your skin but to keep irritants, allergens, and other harmful particles from being able to enter your skin.

A small sample of the many Occlusives ingredients that can be found in IMMERSE+ Skin LAB products


Cera Alba (beeswax) and Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter

Restoring Lip & Perioral Conditioner

Butyrospermum Parkii Butter

Revealing Microdermabrasion Cream

Moisturizers


Dead skin cells of the stratum corneum naturally fall off when their job is done. But when your skin is dry, the enzymes that break down the dead cells can’t function properly causing cells to fall off in clumps rather than one at a time, giving your skin a flaky patchy appearance and you may lose too much of your skin’s natural protective barrier.

Moisturizers fix this problem by surrounding the enzymes with water so they function properly.

There are 2 types of moisturizing ingredients: humectants attract water, occlusives keep water from evaporating and a mix of both of them can be the most beneficial to keeping your skin properly hydrated

Humectants


Humectants work by pulling water from the dermis (the second layer of skin) and even draw water vapor from the air to the epidermis (the top layer of skin). This increases the level of moisture in the stratum corneum, the top crust layer of dead cells of the epidermis. As a result, the skin looks less flaky a less crackly.

Humectants can not only draw moisture to the surface of the skin but also enhance the skin's own ability to hydrate. They stimulate moisture production in the dermis while encouraging the growth of new cells in the epidermis.

Occlusives


While humectants attract bring in moisture, Occlusives, prevent water from escaping from the skin into the air. Moisture loss is prevented by creating an oil or lipid barrier on the skin.

Occlusive substances work by helping to form a physical barrier or seal on the outer layer of the skin, to prevent trans-epidermal water loss or keep moisture locked in. They create a barrier between your skin and the air, which benefits not only to keep water sealed inside your skin but to keep irritants, allergens, and other harmful particles from being able to enter your skin.

 

A small sample of the many Humectants ingredients that can be found in IMMERSE+ Skin LAB products


 

A small sample of the many Occlusives ingredients that can be found in IMMERSE+ Skin LAB products


Cera Alba (beeswax) and Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter

Restoring Lip & Perioral Conditioner

Butyrospermum Parkii Butter

Revealing Microdermabrasion Cream