Age Proofing: a term that is not widely used in the skincare industry, but should be. While we constantly battle with anti-ageing, age proofing our skin should also be the focus. It is a term that was brought to my attention recently by Michelle Reeve, formulator of SpaCeuticals and Waterlily products.
Michelle explains “There are many reasons that the skin ages. Irreverent sun exposure, naughty lifestyle habits, oxidative stress, but most importantly inflammation. The inflammatory response is the precursor to not only signs of ageing, but all disease.” “Wouldn’t it be sensible to instead of continually correcting skin concerns, we focused on prevention instead? Ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties work to age-proof the skin to deter the signs of ageing.”
It was like I had a light bulb moment and was completely inspired by Michelle’s philosophy. It made perfect sense why SpaCeuticals has combined cosmeceutical ingredients with botanical ingredients.
Instant Skin Nutrition
Michelle continues: “Think about our diets, the complexity of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, protein, enzymes, antioxidants, omega rich fatty acids which fill a plate to optimise health. Considering skin is our largest organ weighing in at a hefty 3.5 kilos and covering around 2 square metres, I’m really very surprised we are so relaxed exposing it to an abundance of synthetic chemicals that we would never be comfortable ingesting from our dinner plate. The demands of our skin are no different to any other body organ.”
Michelle’s goal for her SpaCeuticals range was to integrate green and clean cosmeceuticals with omega rich botanical bases to provide an anti-ageing corrective solution while age-proofing with naturopathic infusions of botanical nutrients.
Smart Green Cosmeceuticals and Delivery System
At the heart of the SpaCeuticals collection is a meticulous selection of clinically tested actives dispensed in therapeutic concentrations. These are captured in a blend of powerful phyto-actives. Think Resveratrol to boost collagen, skin perfecting Niacinamide, Coenzyme Q10 to reverse wrinkles, Alpha Lipoic acid to protect against ageing and oxidation, Folic Acid for DNA repair, Vitamin C for connective tissue, AHA’s and BHA’s to refine and resurface, along with anti-ageing vitamins, probiotics and the list goes on!
SpaCeuticals' actives are delivered using a patented micellar encapsulation technology; a unique delivery system which captures performance actives along with fat soluble vitamins and antioxidants to ensure deeper dermal delivery with longer lasting activity.
Michelle’s naturopathic approach to formulating makes SpaCeuticals a stand-out clean and green cosmeceutical collection. Marrying the intensity of an omega rich base with high potency fruit, flower and herbal concentrates to deliver an ingredient listing drenched in nutritionally rich actives.
Essential fatty acids cannot be produced by the body and external sources are vital to promote healthy glowing skin. Within the skin, these omega rich compounds are responsible for maintaining cell integrity, protecting the skins natural moisturising factors, promoting collagen production, enhancing skin immunity, supporting cell metabolism and generally maintaining a healthy complexion by improving tone, texture and luminosity.
But most importantly, cold pressed plant oils have a preventative effect on ageing. Inflammation is the precursor for all skin disorders especially those associated with compromised skin conditions. Essential fatty acids are powerful soothing agents which reduce inflammation before the damage is expressed. The ideal pathway to combat premature ageing and remedy skin concerns. Preventative medicine at its best!
Using Australian Sea Water with 45 essential minerals
We also understand that complexity and intensity is key. There is no single magic bullet. When it comes to feeding our skin the nutritional demands it requires are broad. Instead of just using purified water the SpaCeuticals formulations have harnessed a rich source of natural ionic sea minerals to support and enhance skin function. A super concentrate of over 45 essential minerals and trace elements have been extracted from pristine Australian ocean water. Using solar evaporation to precipitate rich macro minerals and trace minerals resulting in a 1:100 food grade concentrate from volcanic rich ocean sources. With most of the sodium naturally extracted the concentrated liquid is a mineral laden solution to promote cellular metabolism and optimal skin health. Think magnesium, selenium, zinc and so much more.
Now I also understand why the Spaceuticals PhytoB3 Serum is not just Niacinamide. It contains ingredients we would put in our green smoothies such as kale and broccoli, infusing nutrients to the skin as well as Vitamin B3.
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