- Protects, repairs and re-builds the skin's extra-cellular matrix (ECM)
- Reduces fine lines and the appearance of wrinkles
- Reduces the size of pores
- Hydrates and smooths the skin
- Improves skin elasticity and strength
THE EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX
Human skin is composed of three major layers of tissue: the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. The extracellular matrix (ECM) is the fine mesh of microfibers is composed of compounds such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. The ECM is present throughout both epidermis and dermis and provides tensile strength and elasticity to the skin. The ingredients in our Skin Serum are targeted towards the ECM in both layers.
PROTECTS, REPAIRS & REBUILDS
Sunlight ages skin by degrading the ECM. Our Skin Serum contains 4 active ingredients; squalane, 1-3, 1-6 beta-glucans, tocopherols & tocotrienols, and olive polyphenols, which block this crucial part of the aging process at four different stages. For protection, Skin Serum contains 2 active ingredients; copper heptapeptide and 1-3, 1-6 beta-glucans, that enhances fibroblast activity in 2 complementary ways. Rebuilding the ECM hydrates and smooths the skin, increasing its elasticity and strength, reducing fine lines and the appearance of wrinkles. Rebuilding takes time, so to provide more rapid results, the serum adds two fast-acting compounds for instant benefits - calendula (an anti-inflammatory agent) and hyaluronic acid (a hydrating agent).
Zinzino Skin Serum contains tracks of beta carotene, the natural color in many fruits, and vegetables. Repeated use of the serum creates a subtle golden glow - the same healthful and attractive bloom associated with a healthy diet. We also include other essential ingredients in the Skin Serum like Shea Butter and sunflower oil, both with good moisturizing properties and Chondrus, a seaweed that has both a moisturizing and a UV protecting effect. Sepiolite, a mineral clay, is added for its antiseptic and skin healing property, whereas Avena Sativa and oat extract helps in giving relief to irritated skin. Finally, we added Betaine to support the water balance in the cells and also have anti-inflammatory properties.
FRAGRANCE & PARABEN FREE, NO ANIMAL TESTING
Our Skin Serum contains no added fragrances. Its faint neutral odor comes from its natural active ingredients, such as the beta-glucans. In addition, the Skin Serum is paraben-free and not tested on animals.
Aqua, Glycerin, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Squalane, Sepiolite Extract, Betaine, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Chondrus Crispus, Avena Sativa (Oat) Meal Extract, Sorbitan Caprylate, Propanediol, Benzoic Acid, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Copper Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-14, Heptapeptide-15 Palmitate, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Yeast Polysaccharides, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Beta Carotene.