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When choosing the correct product for your skincare goals and needs, understanding ingredients is imperative. We always go back Dr. G, to understand the power player ingredients and why he formulates with them. Below are some favorites and where to find them.

Retinoids attack hyperpigmentation, stimulate the skin to generate collagen and hyaluronic acid, increase radiance by reducing pore size, safely exfoliate and increase cell turnover. Find them in Wake Up Call and Hands to Heart.

Peptides encourage skin cell growth and collagen production. Peptides are made up of a string of amino acids held together by tough bonds of nitrogen and carbon that act as messengers to send out signals which tell the receptors on your skin cells how they should perform. Find them in Plant Profusion Neck Cream.

Acetyl hexapeptide is a powerful wrinkle-reducing neuropeptide that works by hindering a signal protein called catecholamine that triggers muscle contraction, thereby relaxing your facial muscles. Find it in Needle-less serum.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids or AHAs (Lactic acid, Glycolic acid and Fruit acids) are used as a facial exfoliator and are an excellent choice for people with sun-damaged skin, aging skin or normal to dry skin types. AHAs do not cause sun sensitivity and come in the forms of lactic acid which is derived from milk, glycolic acid which is derived from sugarcane and fruit acids which are derived from fruits (citrus and apples/malic acid). Found in Fresh-A-Peel.

Beta Hydroxy Acid or BHA (also called salicylic acid) comes from acetylsalicylic acid which is the same source as aspirin. In general, beta hydroxy acid is a more effective treatment for acne-prone skin. BHA is the only acid that can dissolve the keratin plug inside a pore, which will ultimately form a pimple. BHA can cause sun sensitivity and must always be used in conjunction with sunscreen.  Find it in Detox Clarifying Gel.

Mallow extremely soothing and loaded with anti-inflammatory properties. Find it in our Detox Cleanser as part of our proprietary DETOX complex.

Elderflower promotes blood flow and loaded with vitamins A, B, C and E. A true powerhouse ingredient. Find it in Skin Balancing Mask.

Arnica helps with bruising and the darkness involved and contains flavonoids, polysaccharides, and sesquiterpene lactones. Also contains the beneficial oil, thymol, clinically shown to cause the smooth muscles in your blood vessel walls to contract, thereby dilating them and increasing blood flow and circulation. Found in Bright Eyes.

Milk thistle Fatty acids, including linoleic acid, Vitamin E (antioxidant/environmental stressors, Silymarin, which is actually a group of three flavonoids (anti-aging, antioxidant purposes from environmental stressors). Found in Fleuressence Botanical Cell Oil.

Japonica flower one of the most important medicinal herbs in history, may provide extraordinary levels of calming properties. Loaded with key benefits to improve the appearance of flaws. Found in Facial Detox Mask.

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Get Lifted with Dr. Goldfadens FIRM BELIEVER Contouring Body Serum. This concentrated skin tightening body serum is formulated to sculpt, smooth, renew dull skin, and help firm trouble areas on the body. Our multi-active antioxidant and nutrient-rich treatment has a cooling, tightening and brightening effect on the skin.

Supercharged with potent ingredients featuring our 3-in-1 body skin enhancer complex, elasticity enhancing Radish Root Extract and skin softening Marula Oil and Shea Butter. Hyaluronic Acid helps to hydrate and plump skin while a combination of Brown + Red Algae along with Coffee & Gotu Kola Extracts work to increase microcirculation while helping to firm and tone.  Skin is left looking soft, smooth, energized, and youthful looking.

Body3 ComplexTM is a unique cosmetic active complex whose triple- action formula aims at fighting the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks and increasing firmness.

BODY3 COMPLEXTM: 3-IN-1 BODY SKIN ENHANCER

Body3 ComplexTM is a unique cosmetic active complex whose triple- action formula aims at fighting the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks and increasing firmness.

3 INGREDIENTS

Unroasted shea butter extract

Unroasted shea butter extract is obtained through a sustainable process and is made by women in Burkina Faso villages. When manufactured without the traditional roasting phase, shea butter preserves its viminalol ester content and its slimming active properties.

Avocado seed extract

Avocado seeds are by-products of the Burkina Faso food industry. Avocado seed extract is rich in unsaponifiable matter known to activate connective tissue metabolism.

Bentonite

The avocado seed and unroasted shea butter extracts are entrapped in this multi-lamellar active clay, creating a powder-form ingredient that is easier to formulate. Bentonite provides biological benefits such as the regeneration of extra-cellular matrix proteins (ECM). The bentonite also provides a progressive-release delivery system.

3 ACTIONS

Reduction of the appearance of cellulite

Cellulite is seen in 85% of women regardless of age, ethnic origin, body shape or weight. It is characterized by fat accumulation in adipocytes particularly on the thighs, buttocks, hips and stomach. Body3 ComplexTM differentiates itself from other slimming agents by its unique ability to stimulate lipolysis by acting on the ZAG pathway.

Enhancement of firmness

Without ECM fibers, adipocytes escape from the hypodermis and move toward the surface of the skin to form cellulite. Body3 ComplexTM is able to stimulate SKALP (SKin-derived AntiLeukoProteinase), an elastase inhibitor, to inhibit elastase activity, thereby limiting dermis degradation leading to a reduction of fat infiltration.

Reduction of the appearance of stretch marks

Studies have demonstrated that the silanols contained in bentonite are known to regenerate ECM proteins. The bentonite contained in Body3 ComplexTM reduces the color, length and overall appearance of stretch marks.

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WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID?

Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, is a clear, gooey substance that is naturally produced by your body; it’s found in virtually every tissue of your body. The largest amounts of it are found in your skin, connective tissue and eyes. Its main function is to retain water to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist (aka, the ultimate plumper). Hyaluronic acid is an ideal moisturizer because it can attract and retain 1000 times its own weight in water (a feat unmatched by any other substance in nature). “The volumizing effect it has on your skin adds vital fullness that can minimize facial wrinkles and create a smooth appearance.” Dermatologist, Dr. Gary Goldfaden

WHY DO I NEED IT?

Hyaluronic acid is found in great abundance in youthful skin, the cumulative damage caused by free radicals drastically depletes these hyaluronic acid reserves (on average, a person. As a key ingredient in your skin’s extracellular matrix, it plays a significant role in maintaining moisture, plumpness, and softness.

WHO SHOULD USE IT AND WHEN TO INCORPORATE IT INTO MY REGIMEN?

We all strive for that youthful appearance and that’s exactly why Hyaluronic Acid has become such a popular ingredient in skin care for all ages as it’s never too early to start using products that contain HA — in fact, just a single gram can hold supposedly hold up to six liters of water, and research suggests it can help protect against environmental aggressors like pollution, too. Best of all, it works for every skin type — especially in serum form, where it can be more easily absorbed and work its skin-plumping magic at a deeper level.

Hyaluronic acid works exceptionally well alongside other protective ingredients like antioxidants – in particular vitamin C so look for serums containing both (like Dr. Goldfaden’s Brightening Elixir) or layer them up, waiting a few minutes in between each application to allow the product to settle.