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We are approaching the busiest time of the year for most people. On top of the holidays my husband and I both have birthdays in December. With everything on my to do list between Thanksgiving and the end of the year, unfortunately self-care usually takes a back seat. This year I refuse to let that happen. My skin and health will be right there at the top of my list because it doesn’t have to be hard or time consuming.
A few products that are on my must use list are Vitamin C serum and eye cream. I will go a little into the science behind the plant-based skincare products that I use.
Everyone knows how great Vitamin C is for the inside of your body. It helps boost your immune system, maintain your bones and teeth, but did you also know that it also helps with wound healing and collagen production? With the reduction of collagen, we see fine lines and wrinkles. By applying Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, directly on your skin you get the direct benefits of the increased collagen and neutralization of free radicals in the skin. So, what exactly can Vitamin do for your skin?
- Acts as a powerful anti-oxidant
- Boosts collagen
- Treats photo damage
- Brightens and smooths skin
Mix & C Serum from The Retro Company has become my very favorite skin care product. Why is this product different? First, it is plant based. Second, is the technology behind the packaging. The 100% Vitamin C is separated from the hyaluronic acid serum. Not until you pop the membrane will the vitamin C touch the serum. Because of this technology, you are getting the freshest Vitamin C serum available. This is because once Vitamin C is oxidized it loses its effectiveness. When it turns dark orange Vitamin C should be discarded. Hyaluronic acid it the other amazing ingredient in the serum. It pulls moisture from the air into your skin.
Have you ever used Aloe on your skin when you have a sunburn? We do this because of its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to help skin retain moisture without clogging pores or being greasy. Like vitamin C, Aloe is rich in antioxidants.
Sunflower seed oil is a product that not as many people are familiar with but has been used for thousands of years to condition skin and hair. It is a great source of Vitamin E (protects collagen and elastin) and is rich in anti-oxidants (helps in the premature signs of aging).
It is no wonder that Aloe and Sunflower oil are the main ingredients in my favorite eye treatment also from The Retro Company. The benefits of Retro’s Transforming Eye Treatment are:
- Visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
- Restores firmness
- Deeply hydrates
- Soothes tired eyes
- Long term results – Healthier looking skin
Along with the infuser tool, you get almost instant results to give you a fresher, non-exhausted look for your holiday parties.