G2 Instant Firming Serum 1 ozStep 3Age Defense
Proven Peptide Complex instantly lifts, firms and smoothes.
Benefits: Firms, lifts and boasts collagen activity
Vegan friendly, gluten free
Recommended for: Dry skin / Anti-aging concerns
Phytonutrients and skin-smoothing Peptides begin working immediately to visibly improve firmness. ArgirelineTM Peptide is clinically proven to reduce wrinkle depth up to 27%. Fast-acting Instalift™, from Goji Berries, has been shown to dramatically increase skin firmness in only one hour. Fermented Pomegranate Extract, a super-antioxidant, refines skin texture as it fights free-radical damage.
Bioactive Ingredients of Interest
Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract (Instalift™ Goji) -
Improves skin's elasticity, skin tightening is immediate and when used regularly can lead to the reduction in facial lines and wrinkles. Contains more beta carotene than carrots and an astonishing 500 times more vitamin C by weight than oranges. It has over 19 amino acids, and is packed with vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and vitamin E.
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Argireline™) -
A neuropeptide that is proven to reduce – up to 30% - the depth of the wrinkles in the face caused by the contraction of the muscles of facial expression, especially around the eyes and the forehead and mouth region. This 6 amino acid chain works by inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters which relax facial muscle contractions without the paralyzing of facial muscles.
Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract (Pomegranate) -
Rich in naturally occurring fruit acids, a great gentle exfoliant and has two-three times more antioxidant capacity than red wine and green tea, which is attributed to elevated polyphenol content. Antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and astringent.
Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetiver) Root Oil -
Antifungal (inhibits growth of fungus), antiseptic (assists in fighting germs and infections).
Aqua (Water), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Glycerin* (Vegetable), Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract (Instalift™ Goji), Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Argireline™), Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract (Pomegranate), Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetiver) Root Oil, Citrus Aurantium Duclis (Neroli) Flower Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum (Fermented Sugar), Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid. (*Certified Organic)
To ease the look of expression lines and wrinkles, apply two pumps after cleansing. Follow with toning mist, nourishing cream, and sun protection. Serums may be layered for multiple benefits.
||The Better Nutrition editorial team tried all of the products, and also used feedback from independent health food store shoppers (our readers) and retail owners to select the winners. We are thrilled to get the word out about these wonderful and highly effective natural products. The full article on the Best of Natural Beauty will be in our April 2010 issue.