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What are you putting on your skin and is it really sinking in?

You have done your research and are confident you have found the fountain of youth in a bottle.  The ingredients touted as “must have” are included in your skincare products.  

But, a question nags at you, “is it soaking into my skin or just sitting on top doing almost nothing?” Or better yet, are these ingredient safe for my skin and health? 

ingredients standard skin care

These are standard ingredients in a popular facial care product.

Do you really want to slather this on in the morning?

Compare that to our ingredients in Mega Skin Boost and Ageless C.  Not trying to tout our own horn, well maybe of course we are, but the direct comparison is ridiculous.

Seeing what was available on store shelves is part of what prompted me to start this company 12 years ago.

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Ingredients in Ageless C

 

What are some of the most beneficial and safe ingredients used in skin care?

 

Skin care experts are pretty much in agreement of the following skin care ingredients that hold a promise to renew your skin.  They are Vitamin A, C, Retinol, Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid, AHA’s, Peptides, Stem Cells, CoQ10, Collagen, B5 (biotin), B3 (niacinamide), Jojoba, Retinol, Caffeine, and Anti-oxidants.  I am proud to say ZenJenSkin products have all of these ingredients and more!

Some of these exfoliate dead skin cells so new fresh ones can appear.  Others infuse anti-oxidants to slow down the aging process and focus on increasing collagen for tighter skin. Lastly, some like Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides hold in moisture necessary for hydration which also slows down the aging process.

Why do you want ingredients to soak in?epidermis


Skin has two important layers, the epidermis and the dermis.  The epidermis is the waterproof outer layer of skin that is responsible for holding in moisture and protecting the skin.  Underneath, is the dermis layer where you will find collagen, connective tissue and elastin.  These skin jewels are responsible for keeping the skin tight.  

Why do you want excellent ingredients infused to the dermis?  Because if you want firmer and plumper skin, proteins, and other expensive ingredients have to reach the dermis layer to support collagen and elastin.  How does this happen?

How do skin care ingredients sink in?


Two major ways: Some ingredients like jojoba and water extracts naturally soak in without much added encouragement. That is why serums are naturally thinner.  More absorption can be encouraged by massaging your face with these ingredients.

Another way, is adding a delivery system that helps ingredients that would normally sit on top of your skin, reach the dermis layer.  Liposomes is a super effective technology for doing just that.  Its ability to transport active molecules through the impenetrable layer of your skin into the dermis is the key.

What are Liposomes?Liposomes-skincare-zenjenskin


Liposomes have grown to become a very popular skincare ingredient.

They are basically tiny bubbles made out of the same material as a cell membrane. Recognizing the similarity, ingredients with liposomes are readily accepted and transported to the dermis layer. In this way liposomes deliver nutrients directly to aging cells and would improve skin hydration and texture, reduce fine lines and diminish wrinkles.

Here are a few reasons that liposomes are used as an ingredient in skincare.

Protect and Deliver Active Ingredients

The point of using skincare products is to have them be absorbed by your skin. So, one of the best benefits of liposomes as a skincare product ingredient is that they help deliver and transport other active ingredients to your skin in an effective manner. 

Offer a Time-Release Mechanism

Liposomes can effectively tackle the complex structure of the upper lipid sheets, which helps ingredients penetrate through the polar and lipid routes. This makes it utterly convenient for liposomes to directly deliver nutrients to aging cells. Moreover, they also help improve the texture of your skin and increase the hydration levels, leading to reduced fine lines and lesser wrinkles.

Allows for Slower Metabolization

Since liposomes are protective in nature, they allow for the slower metabolization of nutrients in your bloodstream, which means that they let active ingredients provide improved benefits to your skin for longer time periods.

Liposomes have established themselves as the ideal formula to provide your skin with natural skin rejuvenation, making skin products containing liposomes a great choice!

Liposomes in ZenJenSkin care products

My name is Jen, and I am very proud that my products have all of the best ingredients for beautiful skin.  But like you, I want these ingredients to do their magic.  Along with some amazing extracts that are readily absorbed, I added liposomes to offer a even more effective products.