IKARIA HONEY + COLLAGEN
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For that burst of sunshine beaming from within. Smooth and silky, a little goes a long way! Containing plant collagen, antioxidants and our secret weapon, Ikaria Honey from the blue zone Island of Ikaria. This formula harnesses the hydrating powers of hyaluronic acid coupled with the antibacterial and anti-aging properties of our signature ingredient, Ikaria Honey.
Plant / Vegetable Collagen - Almost completely phased out of the skincare market because of animal sources, collagen is now making a comeback via a plant based alternative. Users can now experience the same incredible benefits that animal collagen boasts, same texture and same consistency, but without having to use a living creature based ingredient. Collagen forms tensile, insoluble fibers that provide an elastic force over the skin, and a protective network of support beams to offer a wall of defense against the weathering of the elements. Equilibrium moisture isotherms of vegetable collagen were tested against soluble animal collagen, and vegetable collagen outperformed the animal derivative. It showed superior moisturizing ability compared to its animal sourced competitor. This new to market ingredient delivers the same moisturizing, conditioning and skin enhancing capabilities that animal collagen has boasted for years.
Hyaluronic Acid - Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide compound that is found in almost every tissue of the body, with one of the highest concentrations found in the skin. It serves as a natural water reservoir in the cells, protecting the skin and cell structures. As we age, we lose hyaluronic acid, and lose the ability to reserve water and moisture in the skin cells, which leads to cell degradation, aging, fine lines, and wrinkles. Feeding thirsty skin with new hyaluronic acid can help to boost the skin's moisture level, smooth age lines and wrinkles, add new hydration while appearing to plump the skin.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil - Cold pressed from the teeny, tiny seeds of the Limnanthes Alba plant, which produces an oil that has superb anti-oxidant properties and skin conditioning and moisturizing benefits. It is a wonderfully lightweight, and easily absorbed oil. It's complex and abundant essential fatty acid complex helps to nourish and replenish the skin's moisture barrier.
Pomegranate Extract - Sought after for ages for it's high vitamin C content and rich antioxidant profile, namely polyphenols, anthocyanidin and hydrolyzed tannins. These strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds deliver amazing benefits to skin via protection, hydration and tonification. This extract is also packed with essential vitamins and minerals. We are capitalizing on this superb ingredient to deliver a serum to you that you will not want to live without!
Sea Buckthorn - Sea Buckthorn berry oil contains a plethora of the nutrients, proteins, and essential fatty acids that make skin healthy and strong. It has a wealth of anti-aging benefits from combating wrinkles, acute dryness and other symptoms of prematurely aged skin. This extraordinary oil has an abundance of phytosterols, vitamin E, beta-carotene, anti-oxidants, and carotenoid which helps to substantiate its relatively high success rate as a skincare superstar.
Ikaria Honey - Our Signature Ingredient from the blue zone Island of Ikaria! Read all about this ingredient in our special Signature Highlight section of Ikaria Honey.
Aqua, *Rosa Damascena (Rose) Distillate, Propanediol, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, ^Collagen, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, *^Glycerine, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Pullulan, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Citrate, **Mel, ^Sodium Hyaluronate, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Oil
Apply a thin, even layer to face and neck, and gently massage in a circular motion. Pat gently when applying around the eye area.