Monday, March 30, 2015

What do all these facial product terms mean?

When I first started blogging about facial products, I was being sent a slew of products saying terms that I was not clear at all about what that meant in regards to my face and what it would do for my facial health.

Hyaluronic Acid-- "a naturally occurring polysaccharide (carbohydrate) in the human body. It’s present in large amounts in the spaces between skin cells, where it provides moisture, plumpness, firmness and suppleness to the skin." Dr. Oz

Serum--Typically more concentrated than a moisturizers and/ focus on a specific target area
Vitamin C-- "Acts as an antioxidant – The process of oxidation damages the skin cells. Vitamin C serums are rich in anti-oxidants that repair and renew the cells and give the skin a healthier look.
Helps produce collagen – Collagen binds the cells of our body. Vitamin C serum stimulates the synthesis of collagen in the skin which will give you a tighter, firmer and less sagged feel. It is a good first-step solution to treat the onset of wrinkles.
Restores and regenerates – Vitamin C attacks the free radicals in your body and does some hardcore damage management. If you have any acne scars left from your previous breakout, you’ll find them fading with regular application.
Protects you from the sun – Getting overexposed to the sun can cause hyperpigmentation and sun spotting. A vitamin C serum will counteract any harmful effect of the sun and also decrease the chances of skin cancer by thickening the dermis layer. But it is important to note that a vitamin c serum cannot replace your sunscreen. A sunscreen provides the much needed SPF protection by shielding the outer layer of the skin while the vitamin c serum acts as a sun barrier from within the skin. You should apply the sunscreen as well as the vitamin C serum before going outside for prolonged periods of time." The Derm
Retinol-- great anti-aging for people with acne and oily skin.

This week's product was provided free for a honest review for Tomoson for Adeline Hyaluronic Acid Serum. I use this product after my Noxema every night and every morning and love the silky smooth feel of my skin with this product. With my pores open the serum works to heal my skin and regenerate the few minor breakthrough breakouts that did occur during my period. This was a nice smell, consistency and overall great product that will join my list of recommendations to friends and family. I sat with my Aunti today telling her about this product. Thanks for lunch, I need more soup like that in my life! Winks. The other highlight of my day was my seeing my beautiful inside and out T-cuz at the Moon Co-op in Oxford, Ohio. Great conversation about great face products with some great gals. #hippiehappy