Our modern lifestyle constantly exposes the skin to environmental stressors such as: UV radiation, pollution and other toxins. Perfected over decades of research and development, this highly advanced formula restores skin that is stressed, dulled, and dried by lifestyle and environmental factors. Phormula 3-9 is a direct reflection of the deep, unabiding belief that we can elicit the skin’s natural beauty response when we properly honor the miracle that it is. By sealing technologically advanced ingredients within a ‘health dome’ 3-9 acts as a second skin and provides intense oxygenation and thorough re-hydration.
THE UNTOLD STORY OF PHORMULA 3-9
It is Erno Laszlo’s masterpiece, one of the original formulas developed by Dr. Laszlo and relentlessly improved over time. A total of eight iterations were created between 1917 and 1973 specifically for the following muses: Princess Stephanie, Frida Gombaszögi (early Hungarian actress), Greta Garbo, Lillian Gish, The Duchess of Windsor, Hubert De Givenchy, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe respectively (a version of the Phormula was created for Marilyn to treat her post-surgical abdominal scar tissue).
The current and ninth iteration was discovered inadvertently in 2001 by a researcher sorting through the doctor’s personal archives. Nearly 30 years had passed since Dr. Laszlo penned the original formulation, and it was anticipated that it might require updating. What was discovered, however, was that the transcript Dr. Laszlo left behind was already a high-tech hybrid, and only small alterations were made in the formula to capitalize on some of the newest breakthroughs in anti-aging actives.
The exact formula for 3-9 is a closely guarded secret. It contains a blend of rich, powerful and time honored ingredients, such as raspberry stem cells- which repair and increase the antioxidant function in human DNA and extend cell longevity. A few of the key plant derived oils include Tacamahca Seed Oil, a healing oil from sacred trees in the South Pacific; Chaulmoogra Oil, a natural antibacterial agent derived from a tree in East India and Aleurites Fordi Oil, an extracted oil that’s derived from a genus that includes mustard, cabbage and broccoli.
THE PHORMULA 3-9 PRODUCT RANGE
Phormula 3-9 Repair Balm – 1.7oz – The original: designed to significantly elevate the state of the complexion, this rich, soothing formula rapidly smoothes skin, reverses dehydration and improves oxygenation.
Phormula 3-9RepairCream – 1.7oz – New: nutritional supplement offering superior hydration along with strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties for renewed skin cell energy and a youthful appearance.
Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum – 1oz – New: a daily radiance-boosting serum that encourages healthy skin metabolism and strong skin cell turnover for improved brightness, texture and glow.
Product Junkies agree that the Topix Replenix Serum CF delivers! With proven anti-aging ingredients like Green Tea and Caffeine this lightweight, fast-absorbing, formula is great for oily skin as well as those with sensitivity such as rosacea.
This highly recommended serum was rated five out of five stars by our customers. They reported increased smoothness, less breakouts, reduction in pore size, improved clarity, texture and firmness. One reviewer writes “I am officially sold! This will be a product I will continue to use (day/night). If you’re browsing for that serum that does make a difference look no further. This is it!!!!”
Just smooth a pea-sized drop over your face, neck and décolleté morning and/or evening. It’s hydrating enough that you can even use it in place of moisturizer in the warmer months.
For generations, the Dead Sea has been visited by people seeking new life for their skin. For over 20 years, AHAVA has been responsibly harvesting its timeless ingredients to bring you the finest in nature inspired skincare. Powering the entire product range is our exclusive Osmoter™ — a perfectly-balanced concentrate of Dead Sea minerals that effectively replenishes, rehydrates and recharges the skin. It’s a sensation that says “My Skin Reborn”. In search of unique skin-healthy ingredients, AHAVA went to extremes — the earth’s lowest point, the Dead Sea, and its highest peaks, the Himalayas. The age-defying ingredients found in these two altitudes have a significant impact on maintaining young and healthy skin. Together, they produce a powerfully effective complex that revitalizes aging skin by significantly reducing wrinkle depth, enhancing firmness and restoring youthfulness.
Time to Revitalize formulations contain:
Dead Sea Minerals, Dunaliella Algae and Date Fruit Extract which provide essential moisture and anti-oxidants to skin, helping to firm and smooth its appearance.
Tibetan Goji Berries contain high levels of anti-oxidants that help boost skin’s immune system.
Himalayan Raspberry Root helps to revitalize and improve skin’s elasticity.
Icelandic Moss works to soothe skin and protect it from environmental damage.
The AHAVA Time to Revitalize line includes:
EXTREME NIGHT TREATMENT – This night treatment reinforces my skin’s immune system and strengthens its natural protective barrier.
EXTREME DAY CREAM – This hydrating day cream helps to firm my skin for a more youthful appearance as it protects it from free radicals, stress and pollution.
EXTREME FIRMING EYE CREAM – Helps reduce wrinkles, significantly firms the delicate skin around the eyes, and improve skin’s elasticity.
Your real enemy this summer isn’t just the summer heat and dehydration…it’s those pesky free radicals. Marula –The Leakey Collection to the rescue!
You can cover up but you can’t hide from free radicals. Hats, umbrellas and sunscreen can’t protect you from pollution, long nights on the go and beach bar snacks, just some of our pesky free radical haunts. Pollution, make-up, lack of sleep, and poor nutrition combined with the UV radiation for a toxic effect on our skin.
A recent study for treating severely damaged skin following radiation therapy has shown Marula-The Leakey Collection to have powerful healing capabilities that counter free radical damage. Dr. Ashton Kaidi, a board certified plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, undertook a 24 patient clinical study to determine the efficacy of Marula Oil in treating damaged skin following radiation therapy for breast cancer.
The results of this clinical study showed that Marula Oil also has tremendous healing power in combating the dehydration from free radicals that attack healthy skin exposed to the summer sun. It contains higher levels of Oleic, Palmitic and Stearic fatty acids critical for rapid skin absorbency, skin hydration and moisture retention. It traps moisture and provides prolonged hydration, penetrating quickly without leaving a residue or greasy feeling. Marula Oil also contains high levels of important antioxidants including, tocopherol (vitamin E), tochotrienol, phenolic compounds and flavinoids. Marula oil can improve skin hygiene by reducing skin surface bacteria.
And while both vitamin E and phenolic compounds are found in Argan oil, independent tests have demonstrated Marula oil having higher levels of antioxidants.
The beauty of Marula Oil is that’s light, non-greasy and absorbs quickly but as always a few tips of application should be followed for maximum protection:
Apply it to your face under you SPF to keep your skin hydrated.
Apply it to sunburn twice per day to sooth and calm the burn. Marula Oil has been reported to reduce the amount of peeling as result of sunburn. It will soften and add hydration to the skin.
Apply Marula to condition and hydrate the skin prior to and post chemical peel.
The truth is that this new nut in beauty oils dispels the myths that you should only use oils on dry skin during winter months. Marula-The Leakey Collection penetrates the skin quickly and doesn’t leave an oily residue, making it a perfect elixir for all seasons. Hand harvested and processed by the women of East Africa, Marula-The Leakey Collection keeps you looking good, feeling good and doing good.
The skin protection properties of plants can be used to create powerful serums from Essential Oils for hydrating your skin and protecting it from environmental pollutants, especially if those serums are from DECLÉOR.
But that’s only one of DECLÉOR’s seven plant powered super serums in the Aromessence line. Here are all the Aromessence plant powered super serums and what they do to balance, nourish, repair and beautify your skin.
Aromessence Neroli Essential Serum: This elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils is specially formulated to comfort and treat skin exposed to daily stress. Because of its natural affinity with the skin it penetrates upon application to soothe and relax the skin. Suitable for all skin types.
Aromessence Rose D’Orient Soothing Serum: An elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils specially formulated for the daily care of sensitive and reactive skin, it softens and soothes the skin while reducing discomfort and redness.
Aromessence™ Ylang Ylang Purifying Serum: An elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils specially formulated for the daily care of combination and oily skin. Because of its natural affinity with the skin it penetrates upon application to purify and balance the skin.
Aromessence™ Angelique Nourishing Serum: An elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils specially formulated for the daily care of dry skin, it purifies and relaxes the skin, leaving it supple, comfortable and satin-smooth.
Aromessence Iris Rejuvenating Serum: An elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils specially formulated for the daily care of mature skin. Because of its natural affinity with the skin it penetrates upon application to tone and energize the skin.
Aromessence Excellence Ultra Regenerating Serum: This 100% pure and natural new generation serum for total anti-aging benefits is free of preservatives for optimal affinity with the skin. This unique and special treatment helps renew the skin, combat skin dehydration and reduce pigmentation blemishes.
Aromessence White Brightening Serum: An elixir of 100% pure and natural Essential Oils specifically formulated for the daily care of skin with pigmentation marks and/or lacking radiance. Due to its natural affinity with the skin, this unique and special treatment penetrates upon application to purify and lighten the skin, restoring radiance to the complexion.
Did this help convince you of the power of plants and their Essential Oils to balance, nourish, repair and beautify your skin? Which Aromessence product would be right for you?
Can bacteria be good for beauty? Yes! Probiotics are another weapon in the arsenal for great skin. These tiny warriors can help to clear up acne by preventing inflammation and infection. They can also help alleviate eczema by assisting in oxygen release, blood flow and better skin breathing. Who would have thought that microbiology could have such a macro effect?
Topical probiotics can also slow down the aging process by improving moisturization, stimulating cell function and regenerating mature skin cells. All of this leads to a softer, smoother complexion. Bioelements Probiotic Anti-Aging Serum helps to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier protection.
With so many ingredients and buzz words in skin care it can be hard to keep up. But don’t fret because we are going to keep you in the know by defining peptides.
Peptides are naturally occurring chemical messengers, each one instructs the skin to behave in a certain manner. Some peptides can reduce the signs of aging by increasing collagen production, which will firm the skin from the inside. Other peptides send the message for the skin to “relax” and the result is wrinkle reduction.
Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle has the peptide Tripeptide, synthetic snake venom that temporarily debilitates the muscle, keeping it from contracting and thereby smoothing lines in the wrinkle prone area.
If you’d like to indulge your skin in the ultimate spa experience, look towards Elemis. One of their most popular and effective products to date is the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.
This luxurious cream features the marine extract Padina Pavonica which helps to offer great anti-aging benefits in just over two weeks of use. The product is tried and tested to reduce wrinkles by 19% and increase hydration by up to 45%. The formulation also contains Ginko Biloba to stimulate cells and Porphyridium to help promote cell regeneration. If you have the consistency to use this product in your daily regimen and want that firm and lifted appearance over time then you should look into this gratifying product.
Let’s be honest… how many of us make a daily coffee run? “Ill have a Venti non-fat white mocha with a double (no!) make that triple shot.” That caffeine boost will do wonders for our energy levels. What about skincare products that contain caffeine? What’s the benefit there?
Studies have shown that caffeine contains anti inflammatory properties. So for those of us who retain a little fluid under the eye area- we’re in luck! Caffeine in eye products works by draining excess lymph fluid and blood. Attack puffiness and fine lines with PRIORI Advanced AHA Smoothing Eye Serum.
When it comes to that pesky resident on your thighs, aka cellulite, trying a product with caffeine, like FatGirl Slim can help. Caffeine dehydrates fat cells, which will provide a smoother skin appearance.
For people with a chronic condition, such as rosacea, using a product with caffeine will help constrict blood vessels which doesn’t usually happen to those with rosacea. La Roche Posay Rosaliac Anti-Redness Moisturizer would be a good option.
There are many other products that contain caffeine, especially anti-aging products. Caffeine is an antioxidant. Antioxidants fight off free radicals; free radicals age our skin. You can find many caffeine-filled products on SkinStore.com by clicking here.
Most skincare aficionados know that using a quality vitamin C product is essential in a good skincare routine. But, some of the most popular vitamin C serums also come with quite a hefty price tag. New to the scene is First Blush by Dr. Nicholas Perricone. Not only does this pretty pink serum help restore bright, youthful skin it doesn’t break the bank either! The retail price is only $48 which is great compared to some of the most popular antioxidant serums on the market that can easily run over $100. With continued use the overall appearance of discoloration is improved with Carotenoids, an anti-oxidant that is naturally occurring in Melons. First Blush also contains Ferulic Acid and Vitamin C combination. Customers rave that their complexion is more even, radiant, hydrated and smoother.