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Pollution and how it affects your skin
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Pollution is making a big impact in our industry, and with good reason. Recent dermatological studies show that day in, day out exposure to pollution (from exhaust, smog, smoke, free radicals and even extreme climate) can cause dehydration, wrinkles, fine lines, premature aging, weakened skin, dullness, and sensitivity. (1)

Anti-pollution skin care is now more necessary than ever. There are many different ingredients that help fight the toxic effects of pollution. Keep this list on-hand to educate your clients and keep their skin protected.

Malachite

A copper-rich pollution magnet and heavy metal scavenger, this ingredient helps support skin's natural cellular “damage protection” system and neutralize everyday skin-aging oxidative stress.

Find it in: Remineralist Daily Moisture

In this lightweight, pollution-neutralizing breakthrough, malachite helps inhibit pollution-caused cell damage at a rate of more than 98%.(2)

Activated Charcoal

When the shell of a coconut is heated and dried, the remaining charcoal develops a porous consistency. This porosity (think of the tiny holes in a sponge) helps to draw toxins from pollution up and out of the skin. If applied in a series, this ingredient can help reverse the side effects of pollution and leave skin fresh and smooth.

Find it in: Pro-use-only Advanced VitaMineral Deep Detox Mask

This professional Power Mask helps filter toxins and deep cleans for better penetration of vitamin C and mineral actives.

Algae and Kelp

Kelp is incredibly beneficial for moving toxins through the body, stimulating circulation and helping it to become more resistive to damage. It can also soothe the skin and maintain hydration. Red algae protects skin against dryness and irritation caused by pollution by replenishing and maintaining skin’s natural moisturizing factor.

Find it in: Remineralist Daily Moisture

Red algae helps increases skin's own natural hydrating hyaluronic acid by 211%, and skin-restoring ceramides by 56% in this pollution-neutralizing moisturizer. (3)

Kerafole

This deep purging facial mask reveals fresh, radiant skin with natural exfoliators

Vitamins C, A and E

Antioxidants have so many benefits for the skin. They increase microcirculation, which helps stimulate the skin’s self-cleansing, self-healing and self-regenerating ability. They can also reverse some of pollution’s side effects by brightening skin and stimulating collagen to keep skin looking and feeling firmer.

Find it in: Plump Start

This plum-infused concentrate instantly improve fullness and nourishes and smoothes out fine lines with high level antioxidants that scavenge skin-aging free radicals from 70-85%.(4)

Chinese Herbs

Bioelements blend of Chinese herbs: ginseng, sumac, gotu kola, dong quai, watercress, and jiogulan help strengthen and balance the skin. This collection of ingredients work together to nourish skin, cleanse tissues, assist in the skin purging process, and increase skin's ability to bounce back.

Find it in: Measured Micrograins +

This microbead-free, multi-action facial scrub is for all skin types, including unpredictable skin.

Sea Salt Minerals

The mineral-loaded cocktail of iron, manganese, selenium + zinc helps replenish what pollution depletes and rebalances for proper skin function. It encourages vibrancy, stabilizes hydration levels and helps skin absorb vital trace minerals and nutrients.

Find it in: Remineralist Daily Moisture

This hydrating, pollution-neutralizing formula increases skin's moisture content up to 70%* in 15 minutes.(5)

Learn more about new Remineralist Daily Moisture, and all of the Bioelements professional skin care products that target pollution-caused aging at www.Bioelements.com/pros.

 

(1) Sources: Journal of Investigative Dermatology;  Dermatology Times; (2) In-vitro testing;  (3)In a 9 day ex-vivo study; (4) Based on wild plum in-vitro testing; (5)Scientifically tested results of 69.87%  based on a 15-womanbiophysical measurement study

 

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