EBONY "2022 Beauty & Grooming Awards" "Best Night Cream"
The body produces less collagen and of lower quality as we age, whilst UV-rays, environmental factors, free radicals, and many of our daily habits accelerate the breakdown of existing collagen. The skin, in particular, is made up of 75-80% collagen, but after the age of 25, collagen synthesis reduces at a rate of 1.5% a year. At the age of 45, collagen levels may have fallen by as much as 30%, and around the 60-year mark, we stop producing collagen totally.
Retinol is one of the few potent anti-aging ingredients that is widely recognized. It stimulates the production of type I, type III and type IV collagen, elastin and epidermal growth factor receptors, and thicken the dermis, thereby smoothing wrinkles, firming skin and tightening pores. What’s better, it also fights acne and fades hyperpigmentation!
An exceptional evening treatment formulated for demanding skin in need of rejuvenation, Sculpture + A Overnight Enrichment Cream is a multi-active night treatment cream.
Enriched with a 2.5% Liposomal Retinol Complex (with a 1% retinol content), functional peptides, and 19 anti-inflammatory botanical actives that target the golden time at night when cells undergo division and self-repair, including Reishi, MSM, Arnica, Gotu Kola, Turmeric, Rosehip Oil, Plum Oil, Meadowfoam Oil, and Carrot Seed Oil, etc. it stimulates cell turnover, reduces signs of aging, smoothes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and uneven skin texture, corrects imperfections, and improves surface clarity, whilst moisture lipids enriches and rebalances skin quality by reducing water loss, enhancing elasticity and helping to restore skin integrity.
Use consistently to help form, correct and visibly promote a more lustrous and healthy complexion.
2.5% Retinol Complex - activating collagen, elastin and epidermal growth factor receptors, thereby reducing wrinkles and scarring, lightening hyperpigmentation, brightening skin, smoothing skin texture, firming skin, tightening pores, and improving and slowing down other signs of aging. It is also an excellent ingredient to combat acne.
Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 - acting as a cellular messenger, studies have shown that Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 can significantly stimulates the regeneration of collagen fibers in the dermis and the production of hyaluronic acid in the skin, which helps reduce wrinkles, as well as tighten skin by attracting moisture to the epidermis. In addition, it reduces inflammatory cytokines, known as interleukins, which in turn, reduces the cumulative damage that UV radiation, pollution, stress, and other pro-inflammatory factors bring to the skin. Studies have shown Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 reduces interleukin production by 86% after UV exposure. It has also been shown to lighten pigmentation, and even skin tone. Some studies suggest it may help in reducing the appearance of rosacea.
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 - a messenger peptide that directly stimulates collagen I, glycosaminoglycan (chains of polysaccharides linked to a central protein in the dermis of the skin, for example, hyaluronic acid), and fibrillogenesis, and reinforces the epidermis. Result are similar to retinoic acid but without the irritations. Many studies and clinical trials have found that applying it twice daily for at least four weeks can result in statistically significant reductions in wrinkle length, depth and skin roughness. It also helps decrease the appearance of pores, and help the skin retain moisture.
MSM - known to be highly effective in the treatment of conditions including acne, eczema and psoriasis, as well as sensitive, and problematic skin. It also helps keep skin healthy and strong to guard against premature ageing and skin damage.
Reishi - increases skin cell proliferation, also works at the skin’s cellular level to prevent wrinkles, loss of elasticity, stiffness, dullness, slow collagen glycation process, and lipid peroxidation and inflammation, essentially slowing down aging of the skin.
Turmeric - rich in a compound called Curcumin, not only is it rich in amazing antioxidant properties, it also improves acne and exhibits antiglycation properties by inhibiting the formation of AGEs and the subsequent accumulation of AGEs in collagen. With less AGEs adhering to existing collagen and elastin, skin suppleness is preserved.
Calendula Extract & Chamomile Hydrosol - both derived from organic florals, have been shown to relieve skin conditions, reduce the appearance of redness and blemishes, and increase skin’s firmness.
Panthenol - a great skin conditioning agent to provide deep penetrating moisture to the skin, stimulating epithelisation which aids wound healing and offers a soothing effect.
Rosehip Oil - high in vitamins A and C and antioxidants, it restores the complexion, improves skin tone, hydrates, minimizes hyperpigmentation, scars, wrinkles and fine lines.
Meadowfoam Oil - super regenerative, yet lightweight, it balances the skin's natural sebum production, inhibits collagen breakdown, reduces UV-induced damages, and reduces the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Arnica - rich in antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and healing properties, it also helps blood flow through capillaries, thus improving pigmentation.
Gotu Kola - highly soothing and regenerating, it helps to calm skin, relieve inflammation, and aid the skin's healing process. Also excellent for treating acne.
Carrot Seed Oil - highly-concentrated, reparative and potent, and abundant in antioxidants, carotenes, vitamins E and A, it dramatically enhances ability to heal and recover from inflammation and irritation, protects from UV and environmental damages, and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles.
Jojoba Oil - skin compatible with strong anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties. Also rich in natural ceramides to help promote wound healing and improve barrier function, and prevent and decrease epidermal loss of water.
Lactic Acid - gentle exfoliant that dissolves dead skin cells and other impurities without irritation. This natural acid promotes cell renewal, revealing younger, brighter, firmer, and more hydrated skin.