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NEW LA CLINICA ESSENTIALS
The products your skin can't live without for outstanding results.
For all skin types, all ages.
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Welcome the most researched non-prescription Vitamin A derivative in a lightweight, fast penetrating, sensorially luxurious oil format to your new skincare regime. Stabilised with Lipochroman and Vitamin E. Boosted with Tetrahydropiperine. Soothed with Defensil Plus and calming extracts of Chamomile and Calendula, this innovative formula offers a wealth of skin boosting benefits to give you flawless skin.
As a dynamic ingredient derived from vitamin A, retinol skin care products have the ability to enhance the skin’s radiance, one application at a time. Formulated to help rejuvenate the appearance of the skin and give an overall improvement to skin texture, this powerhouse ingredient transforms the skin by increasing cellular turnover and stimulating collagen and elastin production.
Manufactured / packaged under nitrogen, into airless containers.As we age our skin experiences a number of physiological changes such as thinning of the dermis and epidermis as well as a reduction in keratinocytes and collagen production. In addition to natural ageing, the skin is repeatedly exposed to environmental stressors such as UV radiation, pollution etc. Thinning of the dermis and epidermis results in a less effective skin barrier function and in turn leads to higher environmental stressors, higher trans-epidermal water loss and vulnerable skin.Retinol exhibits powerful anti aging action by increasing the production of keratinocytes (cells which produce keratin), endothelial cells (increases dermal vascularity) and fibroblasts (synthesizes collagen and extracellular matrix).This in turn leads to:- Thickening of the epidermis- Stimulation of collagen production- Increase in skin firmness- Increase in cellular renewal- Decrease in fine lines and wrinklesRetinol has shown to inhibit UV induced Matrix Metalloproteinases (enzymes which degrade collagen and prevent new collagen production).Regulate oil production and reduce acne/blemishes.Reduce collagenase.Brightens skin tone.Evens out skin tone.Increases wound healing.Considerably less erythema, irritation, TEWL, compared to tretinoin / retinoid acid.Retinol boosts the effects of hydroxy acid peels due to increased cellular renewal, increased epidermal healing and enhanced penetration of the peeling agent. Retinol can be resumed after all evidence of peeling and irritation subsides.References:• J Invest Dermatol. 1995;105:549–56.• Skin Res Technol. 1998 Nov;4(4):237-43.• Nature. 1996 Jan 25;379(6563):335-9.• N Engl J Med. 1997 Nov 13;337(20):1419-28.• Journal of Cosmet Dermatol. 15, 49-57• Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2015 Aug 26;8:455-61.• Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(5)606-12• Int J Cosmet Sci. 2017 Feb 39(1)56-65• J Invest Dermatol. 1996 Aug;107(2):178-82.• Skin Res Technol. 1998 Nov;4(4):237-43.• J Invest Dermatol. 2000 Mar;114(3):480-6.Warning – May cause irritation. Skin may also start to shed dead skin cells within the first week and may last a further week. Avoid direct and unprotected exposure to sun.DO NOT use during pregnancy.DO NOT use on sensitive skin conditions.
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There are a number of different types that are all derived from Vitamin A, and the difference between them lies in the concentration. It can be used to treat acne, as well as to reverse ageing by stimulating collagen and thickening the epidermis. Proven to plump up fine lines and wrinkles by firming the skin, as well as reducing pigmentation and uneven skin tone, it's a truly skilled multi-tasker.
Retinol skin products can truly transform your skin by increasing cell turnover and stimulating collagen and elastin production. Used topically, retinol skin care is proven to smooth the skin, fight acne, reduce wrinkles, reverse sun damage and more. If you suffer with eczema, rosacea or psoriasis, specific serums, oils, and retinol cleansers might be too powerful for your skin type.
You’ll need to give your skin time to adjust to this powerhouse ingredient, so we recommend introducing any retinol skin products into your skincare regime gradually. Try using it once or twice a week to start off in order to see how your skin reacts, then slowly increase application to every other day or three times a week. Apply our Retinol serums in the evening over serums and under face creams. Plus don’t forget to wear sunscreen daily.
Incredibly so. Retinol has near-infinite benefits to offer, especially when it comes to your complexion. Clinically proven to improve skin cell turnover whilst minimising the breakdown of collagen in order to reduce fine lines, retinol also helps a number of skin concerns such as dryness, uneven skin texture, blemishes, acne, and more.
Introduce this serum into a skincare regime gradually.
Apply in the evening over serums and under face creams.
Keep skin moisturised with hydrating serums or face cream after use.
Avoid direct and unprotected exposure to sun.
DO NOT use during pregnancy.
DO NOT use on sensitive skin conditions.
Warning – May cause irritation. Skin may also start to shed dead skin cells within the first week and may last a further week.
Squalane (Plant derived), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil (Organic), C13-15 Alkane (Hemi Squalane), Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Oil,Caprylyl Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Extract (Organic), Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Extract (Organic), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Octyldodecanol, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/ Leaf/Vine Extract, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Retinol (0.75%), Tetrahydropiperine, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol.
La Clinica For Skin and Body prides itself on its innovation and thus the ingredients listed here may differ from the packaging depending on the time and region of purchase.
Squalane (plant derived)
A powerful emollient with high oxidative stability found and created naturally in our skin. Squalane has occlusive properties yet is non-comedogenic and assists dry, inflamed skin conditions. It supports the skin’s barrier and has anti-bacterial properties.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil (Organic)
Jojoba Oil is very similar to the sebum created by the sebaceous glands within the dermis. Sebum is fundamental for skin health. It assists in keeping the skin moisturised, maintains skin elasticity and preserves the skin’s barrier. Due to Jojoba oil’s sebum like qualities it is readily accepted and easily absorbed by our skin and has shown to be effective in enhancing the permeation and efficacy of the active ingredients it is combined with.
G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2013 Dec;148(6):687-91
Curr Drug Deliv. 2017;14(3):426-432
Jojoba oil exhibits high oxidative stability and resistant to premature degradation. Studies suggest Jojoba oil accelerates wound healing and stimulates collages synthesis.
J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Mar 24;134(2):443-9.
C13-15 Alkane (Hemi Squalane)
A lightweight, ultra fast absorbing emollient derived from sugar.
Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Extract (Organic)
Chamomile extract has strong anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. It inhibits nitric oxide production within the dermis. Nitric oxide is a catalyst for inflammatory diseases and is associated with acute and chronic inflammations. Chamomile extract has anti-oxidant and antimicrobial properties and has shown to enhance wound healing.
Electron Physician. 2016 Sep; 8(9): 3024–3031.
Int J Mol Med. 2010 Dec; 26(6): 935–940.
Wound healing (in-vivo)
Z Hautkr. 1987 Sep 1;62(17):1262, 1267-71.
J Wound Care. 2007 Jul;16(7):298-302.
Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Extract (Organic)
Strong anti inflammatory action.
Indian J Exp Biol. 2009 Feb;47(2):113-20.
J Wound Care. 2016 Dec 2;25(12):732-739.
Has shown to enhance collagen (in-vivo) and inhibit the activity of collagenase (in-vitro).
J Ethnopharmacol. 2017 Jan 20;196:94-103.
Has demonstrated protection against oxidative stress.
Phytother Res. 2015 Jan;29(1):120-4.
Has shown to ameliorated the oxidant effects of cigarette smoke.
Toxicology and Industrial Health 2011 April 28(1):3-9
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
Anti-oxidant. Assists the stability of the natural oils and Retinol
Defensil Plus [Octyldodecanol, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/ Leaf/Vine Extract, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract.]
A combination of Blackcurrant Seed Oil, Sunflower Oil and Ballon Vine Extract; To ease inflammation and support the recovery of the skin barrier (Group 2 & 3). Ballon vine extract a plant-derived alternative to hydrocortisone, soothes the skin.
• Protects and regenerates the damaged skin barrier (in-vivo study)
• Nips inflammatory processes in the bud (in-vitro study)
• Reduces allergic reaction (in-vitro study)
• Reduces tissue damage resulting from mosquito bites (in-vivo study)
• Soothes the skin after shaving and epilation (in-vivo study)
• Reduces the severity of couperose (in-vivo study)
A patented natural permeation enhancer to increase the absorption and efficacy of actives in topical applications.
Also known as Lipochroman.
A potent anti oxidant that boosts the skin’s ability to resist oxidative damage due to external stressors and promotes the body’s natural detox process.
Demonstrated higher anti-oxidative power than well known anti-oxidants such as Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10. (Click here)
Provided potent singlet oxygen (ROS) scavenging activity.
Boosted the expression of key players in the detoxification of environmental stressors and ROS. Helped boost skin’s ability to resist oxidative damage and enhance its elasticity, while also improving the appearance of aging signs (wrinkles and dark spots)
In this application it may assist the protection of retinol and natural oils from premature oxidation. (Click here)
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