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.
Think of the mask as a concentration of ingredients that support various processes crucial to the maintenance of skin health and the delay of skin aging. It is like topical supplementation for the skin, and as such can be used as a quick mask that is applied and rinsed off prior to a night out, or as the last step in one’s nightly beauty routine, where it is meant to be left on overnight. Topical applications can be considered a very efficient, targeted method for delivering nutrients to the skin, especially to the epidermis. It profoundly rehydrates skin while improving functionality across a number of parameters—it is basically a skin reset....."infuses the skin with potent shot of nourishment and hydration."
The skin is directly affected by the use of topical applications. Lipid-soluble molecules pass through the epidermis and may also penetrate the dermis. Thus topical applications can be considered a very efficient, targeted method for delivering nutrients to the skin, especially to the epidermis.
This mask is formulated with ingredients based on their ability to support various processes crucial to the maintenance of skin health and the delay of skin aging, specifically; antioxidant protection, barrier function, glycation and DNA methylation. The micronutrient selection process was strategic in analyzing each potential micronutrient based on their functionality, bio-accessibility, sourcing, etc., resulting in a formulation that profoundly rehydrates skin, while optimizing functionality.
- Moisture + nutrient concentrate quickly revives dull/depleted skin.
- Protects skin from free radical damage with targeted antioxidants.
- 1x weekly mask to restore skin function. Intensive moisture repair when worn during air travel and/or overnight for dry/aging skin.
- Restores barrier function w/ key stratum corneum components.
- Inhibits glycation damage by reducing advanced glycation endproducts.
Apply a thick layer over entire face and neck, massaging in to create an occlusive film. 1-3 x week leave on 20-30 min, or overnight for intensive treatment. If irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult physician. Keep in a cool, dry place, out of direct light. *Use within 6 months of opening.
Lactic acid (think Cleopatra’s milk baths) is an alpha-hydroxy acid safe for all skin types, including skin prone to hyper pigmentation.
Sodium salicylate is an anti-inflammatory that moderates effect of lactic acid.
Potato flour contains the enzyme catecholase (or catechol oxidase) for skin lightening.
Shea butter and coconut flour return emolliency to the skin.
Probiotic cultures help restore the natural balance of skin’s microbiota.
Apply a teaspoon of mask to cleansed skin, avoiding eye area. Leave on 3 to 5 minutes. If skin becomes irritated, remove after 2 minutes. If redness occurs that’s a good sign, but you may apply our MVO Face Oil or Oil de Jour to soothe skin. Can be used 1-2 times a week, or for more sensitive skins, 1-2 times a month.
Ingredients: Camelia sinensis (green tea) extract, Sea kelp bioferment (Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate), sea kelp (Glycerin, Laminaria Digitata) extract, cetearyl alcohol/cetearyl glucoside, beta glucan, lacto-ceramides, sodium PCA, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, sorbitan laurate, squalene, marine collagen, cholesterol, urea, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, probiotic complex, galacto-oligiosaccharides, l-carnosine, n-acetyl glucosamine, bacopa, green tea extract (Epigallocatechin gallate-3), lycopene, resveratrol, Curcumin CO2 (Curcuma Longa), dried yeast (niacin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamin hydrochloride, riboflavin, folic acid, cobalamin); Microbiome-friendly; Fragrance + Essential Oil free