Argireline is a synthetic peptide that has several different wrinkle-fighting and anti-aging effects. It's so effective 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 should be used at least once daily 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 elasticity, parts of the top layer of skin (epidermis) begin 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: Anywhere up to 10%
Some might choose to go higher than this. This is up to the discretion of the formulator.
MAIN BENEFITS: prevents muscle movement that leads to wrinkles. Argireline also promotes collagen production and optimizes the function of collagen, which both fights fine lines and improves 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 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 most uncomplicated calculations. You will need a gram scale with .001 readability/accuracy for the same proportions.
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Our Products and IngredientsFinished Products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend their shelf life. The shelf life for most products is 9-12 months. Vitamin C Serum(s) and VitaResurface products should continually be refrigerated to extend their shelf life.
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 for our Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
direct light and in a dark cabinet when possible:
Exfoliating Acid - products have a shelf life of 9-12 months. The only things we don't suggest refrigerating are the Mandelic Acid Serums or Salicylic Acid Serums, as they can crystallize in the refrigerator. If this happens, you can set the product into a hot water bath to see if the crystals will dissolve.
Additional Items That Require Refrigeration and/or Kept in the Dark:
Hydrosols - remove 1 ounce of hydrosol and add it into a separate, sterilized spray bottle and spritzer. Keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator.
Carrier Oils - generally, you can refrigerate all carrier oils, although some very rich oils will solidify. This is fine. All you have to do is take it out, warm it up at room temperature and it should liquefy. If not, set the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shake the bottle, which will hopefully turn into a liquid. There are some oils with a super long shelf life, like Coconut Cream and Jojoba Oil.
Refrigeration is not necessary, but it surely won't hurt:
Essential Oils - essential oils are best stored in a cool, dark place.
Co2 Extracts - these should continually be refrigerated.
Butters - we suggest refrigerating our "skincare" butters. You can remove
what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Clays - keep in a dry, dark place. Shelf life is at least 2 years.
Herbs - all herbs (whole or ground) should be kept in a dark, cool and
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls
the constituents from each herbs - root, trunk, leaves, and flowers. They
have a shelf life of 3-5 years.
They can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place)
Other Raw Ingredients - i.e., Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc.
will all have a different shelf life.
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