PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: The Mask
Today we are going to do a deep dive into one of our most popular products; our XO8 Placenta Stem Cell Mask. It is an innovative treatment mask that you can do at home in your bathroom or, if you are a skin care professional, you can offer your clients as a service. This mask contains pluripotent stem cell extract, 24K Nano Gold, active botanicals, and peptides designed to support your skin’s health and in this article we are going to go over each of those ingredients so you can fully understand why this carefully formulated mask is truly the Gold Standard when it comes to age-management.
Stem Cell Extract
The full name of this ingredient is Ovine Sheep Placenta Extract with Pluripotent Stem Cells but we’ll just simply refer it by “Stem Cell Extract”. This stem cell extract contains bioactive stem cells, which restore the growth layer function that slows down as we age. The messenger molecules (known as growth factors and cytokines) in our extract wake our own dormant stem cells in the skin’s basal layer, restoring your skin’s normal function to repair and rejuvenate, leaving you with a healthy, youthful appearance.
To ensure product safety and integrity, all of our raw materials for pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals are sourced from and processed at licensed MPI (Ministry of Primary Industries) inspected premises.
WHAT IS PLURIPOTENT?
Pluripotent is a term used to define a cell’s ability to differentiate into other cell types. Pluripotent cells selectively attach themselves to good cells and then multiply, creating even more healthy, active skin cells.
24K Nano Gold
Early studies of gold nanoparticles have shown promising results as an ingredient carrier due to their ability to penetrate the skin physically, not chemically. The nanoparticles help ingredients stay in and on the skin longer, increasing the direct contact with the stratum corneum.
Also, gold has been shown to promote collagen III production. Collagen III is found in fast-growing tissue, especially in early stages of wound repair.
CoQ10 is a fat-soluble nutrient that is small enough to penetrate the skin’s barrier to provide antioxidant effects. CoQ10 increases absorption of other essential nutrients, and has been shown to help recycle vitamin C and vitamin E, further maximizing the effects of existing vitamins and antioxidants in the body.
Contains low molecular weight amino acids for optimal absorption and utilization by the body.
As a humectant, glycerin works to moisturize the skin by drawing water from the air into the skin’s outer layer. It also forms a protective layer that helps prevent moisture loss.
Contains gentianin as well as tannin compounds, which have a toning effect on the skin – promoting firmness.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (carbohydrate) in the human body that keeps skin plump and hydrated.
Kojic acid is made from several different types of fungi. It is safe for all Fitzpatrick skin types and promotes a brighter, more even skin tone.
Grape Seed Oil
High in linoleic acid, and safe for acne-prone skin, grape seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties and contains the flavonoid oligomeric procyanidin, which helps support collagen repair.
Reinforces antioxidant defense to protect skin against oxidative stress, which improves skin radiance.
Arbutin (Bearberry Extract)
Blocks tyrosinase to effectively lighten discoloration and age spots on the skin. Tyrosinase controls the production of melanin in the body; when tyrosinase oxidizes, age spots and pigmentation occur in the skin.
Vitamin A (Retinol)
Boosts collagen production to treat wrinkles and prevent fine lines, speeds cellular turnover to even discoloration and brighten skin tone, and unclogs pores, making them appear smaller and reducing acne.
Promotes collagen synthesis, which is essential for skin health and wound healing.
There is our product highlight deep dive! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! We are more than happy to give you any more information, advice or recommendations.