Argireline, a synthetic peptide that has several different wrinkle-fighting and anti-aging effects. It's so effective, in fact, that dermatologists say it's the closest thing to Botox you can get. According to the manufacturer, Argireline is rich in antioxidants, which act as anti-aging agents in the body. The key active ingredient used in the formula are listed on the product page but without full details regarding their individual properties. It is to be used at least once a day and applied in an upward, sweeping motion for full benefits.
Under the top layer of our skin (known as the epidermis) is another layer called the dermis. This is where the collagen matrix is which supports the above epidermis. Collagen and elastin fibers deteriorate with age. As the skin loses the elasticity parts of the top layer of skin (epidermis) begins to collapse which in turn causes fine lines and wrinkles.
INCI: acetyl hexapeptide-3 (aka acetyl hexapeptide-8) (85%) blended with (15%) of our Rooibos Extract
Suggested Usage Rate: 10%
MAIN BENEFITS: prevents the muscle movement that leads to wrinkles. Argireline also promotes collagen production and optimizes the function of collagen, which both fight fine lines and improve moisture levels in the skin.
WHO SHOULD USE IT: anyone looking to smooth out wrinkles caused by repeated muscle movement in areas such as the forehead and around the eyes. It’s also a good pick for anyone with dry skin as it actually helps allocate moisture to the area of application.
For a (1) ounce (30 grams) 10% strength you will add
3.5 grams of the Illumination Blend to 26.5
grams of your base.
For a (1) ounce (30 grams) 15% strength you will add
5.3 grams of the Illumination Blend to 24.7
grams of your base.
For a (1) ounce (30 grams) 20% strength you will add
7.0 grams of the Illumination Blend to 23.0
grams of your base.
NOTE: these amounts are NOT exact but rounded to the easiest calculations.
For exact proportions, you will need a gram scale with .001 readability / accuracy.
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Products and Ingredients
Finished products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend shelf life. Shelf life is 9 - 12 months
Sample sizes do have a shorter shelf life (generally 3-6 months and items in jars can dry up quicker than this if the lid is not tightened well enough (except our vitamin C serums - use within 90 days).
Please try to keep out of high humidity or heat if possible! Store out of direct light and in dark cabinet if possible also!
Exfoliating Acid products will last 1 year.
The only thing we don't suggest refrigerating is the mandelic or salicylic acid serums as those can crystallize in the refrigerator and not go back to their normal state even if you warm them up.
Additional Items Requiring Refrigeration
Hydrosols - Take out 1/2 oz to 1 oz in a separate spray bottle from your original container and keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator!
Carrier Oils - Generally you can refrigerate ALL carrier oils, they will solidify in some cases. This is FINE all you have to do is take it out warm it up at room temp and it will be liquid again!
There are some oils that have a super long shelf life like coconut oil for instance! That does not need to be refrigerated, but it cannot hurt it either!
Essential Oils - Essential oils are best stored in a cool dark place.
Co2 Oils - These should always be refrigerated.
Butters - We suggest refrigerating our skincare butters. You can take out what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Essential oils - These can be refrigerated to increase their shelf life!
Clays - Keep in a dry, dark place (shelf life is at least 2 years)
Herbs - (whole or ground) These should last a good year at least - Keep in a dark, cool and dry location.
Herbal Extracts - [powder] Keep these also in a dark, DRY place. You can keep in the fridge, but make sure the seal is on very tight so you don't get moisture in. [1 year at least].
Herbal Extracts - [liquid] These can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place] [3 years at least]
Other Various Raw Ingredients - i.e. Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Iat Beta Glucan etc will all have a different shelf life (we are working on adding this to the ingredient pages.
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