Kristina Holey line - the concept of this Marie Veronique line (in collaboration with celebrated skin care specialist Kristina Holey) is to boost the skin's natural ability to heal itself. The products are cutting-edge and make use of microceutical co-enzymes that kick-start biosynthetic processes, and take care to follow nature’s lipid management systems as closely as possible while at the same time avoiding ingredients like essential oils and microcidal preservatives that can interfere with healthy skin function. The result is products that leave the skin feeling soothed, nourished, and ultimately, healthy.
IR addresses stubborn breakouts, commonly associated with adult onset acne. With Intensive Repair Serum we move away from outdated theories of sterilizing and stripping the skin and focus instead on supporting the microbiome of the skin so as to rebalance oil production, reduce incidence of inflamed skin (which commonly accompanies adult acne), and clear congestion, all without irritating or drying the skin. The resulting product is a gel that can be used at night to refine one’s complexion.
This gel works strategically to strengthen the skin in a way that is supported and resilient against breakouts. Instead of stripping, drying and sterilizing the skin, client trials have shown a balance in oil production, a decrease in dry/inflammed skin from previous acne treatments, and decongested pores.
When used as a supplement to OTC acne medications the transition period was minimal with little to no negative adjustment period.
For her clients that do not have acne or excessive oil production, celebrated skincare guru KRISTINA HOLEY recommends using this serum as an exfoliant (nightly 1-2x per week, or as a 20 minute gentle exfoliating mask). Clients reported a brightening effect, increase in product penetration and overall smooth texture.
Reduces congestion, controls oil, and refines the complexion. Safely and effectively combats either chronic acne or sporadic breakouts. Works naturally by supplying missing micronutrients rather than assaulting skin with anti-microbials that may compromise microbiome integrity.
- Regulate sebum production to reduce severity of breakouts.
- Reduce inflammation contributing to pimples, blackheads, redness and blotchiness.
- Clear up stubborn congestion and refine skin texture.
Shake well before each use. At night, apply a thin layer of Intensive Repair Serum after cleansing and misting. Follow that with an application of Barrier Restore Serum. (Also apply Soothing B3 Serum at this time if you have inflammatory or dehydration concerns). Finish with one of our recommended oil blends, such as Treatment Oil or Rejuvenating Night Oil. If irritation develops discontinue use and consult a physician. Keep in a cool place out of direct sunlight.
Intensive Repair is an active, exfoliating, and clearing product and people should always begin using it sparingly.
It is suggested to begin using Intensive Repair only 2x/week (as part of the PM regimen) and can increase frequency during times of oil increase or as a spot treatment (ie. some clients only use the 7 days before their period or when stressed). Also, you can use it on small sections of more problematic skin rather than over entire face (for example just in T zone, around the chin, or on the nose). Think about how various parts of your face feels, your sensitivity, your needs, etc (as with ALL other products).
It is not advised to begin using it daily until you have given your skin a chance to adjust and see how it responds. As with all products, everyone will respond differently so take it slowly to start and also take into consideration all other products you are using at the same time and what their potential impact will be (retinoids, exfoliating cleansers, masks, toners, etc).
It is important that you follow the serum with the appropriate products intended to support the barrier layer of the skin, such as the Barrier Restore serum (and Soothing B3 Serum if you have inflammatory or dehydration concerns). Then to complete the regimen, follow with the appropriate oil on top; providing all the elements imperative to nourish and protect the skin.
LACTIC ACID an alpha-hydroxy acid that speeds cell turnover rates and supports ceramide production.
SALICYLIC ACID a beta hydroxy acid that dissolves compacted debris in cells to decongest pores.
ACETIC ACID apple cider vinegar maintains healthy pH levels to discourage pathogenic overgrowth.
MARRUBIUM EXTRACT anti-inflammatory, soothes irritated skin.
Ingredients: Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Infusion, Lactic Acid Extract, Salix Nigra (Black Willow) Bark Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), Probiotics, Gluconolactone, Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Beta-Glucan, Polygonum Aviculare (Knotweed Bioflavonoids) Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Marrubium Vulgare (White Horehound) Extract, Galactooligosaccharides, Acetic Acid (Apple Cider Vinegar); Microbiome-friendly; Fragrance + Essential Oil free