Vita ReSurface™ Serum All-Trans Retinol


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Garden of Wisdom's Vita ReSurface Serum combats aging on a cellular level with All-Trans Retinol, a stable form of Vitamin A. Retinol is an active ingredient for sophisticated cosmetic skin care products. It is a highly effective substance for the care of aging skin and it protects against photo-aging.  Most signs of skin aging - wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, loss of elasticity - are avoidable. They are almost entirely the result of the way we live and the environment we live in. Efficacy Retinol increases mitotic activity and normalizes the enzyme activity of keratinocytes, thus improving the epithelization of the skin. Retinol improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps to normalize the physiology of the epidermis. This leads to an improved barrier function and helps retain skin moisture. Retinol has a normalizing effect on skin pigmentation. Retinol not only improves the appearance of existing wrinkles, it also helps to prevent wrinkles. Recent studies have shown that retinoids counteract the physiological processes that actually lead to wrinkled, photo-aged skin.

Method of Application
Use the Vita Resurface Serum every three nights for the first two weeks of use. On the nights when the Vita Resurface Serum is being used, cleanse the skin and continue by only applying the Vita Resurface Serum and no other product. Allow the serum to sit for two hours before proceeding with your nightly routine. Waiting two hours is the key to achieving the best possible results with the Vita Resurface Serum. On your third week of use, apply the Vita Resurface Serum every second day. On your fifth week of use, begin applying the Vita Resurface Serum every night until desired results are achieved.

List of Ingredients

  • Liposome Base (soy based) encapsulates actives, moisturizing, actives stabilizer
  • Rose Geranium Hydrosol hydrating, great for mature skin, calming, humectant,  vegetable derived, draws moisture out of the air to the skin when applied topically
  • Sodium PCA natural moisturizer binds water to the skin
  • Galactobarian (polysaccharide) humectant, helps to stop transepidermal water loss, binds moisture to the skin
  • Guar Gum natural thickener
  • Gluconolactone (Glucono Delta Lactone) is a gentle preservative with gentle exfoliation properties
  • All-Trans Retinol see above

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    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.