We all yearn for the skin of our youth with itssuppleness, resilience, and turgor. These youthful qualities are due in part to the skin’s high water content. With aging, one of the biggest changes is the skin’s inability to produce moisture and retain water. The Big Beauty Industry will have you believe that the only way to a more youthful appearance is to slather on as much moisturizer as your skin and wallet can handle. Unfortunately, moisturizers do not help the skin in this way, just like a Band-Aid can’t actually heal a cut. With optimal skin health and proper skin supplementation, using ingredients like hyaluronic acid or sodium hyaluronate, you can regain that youthful suppleness.
Remember that in healthy skin that is functioning optimally, there is active cell turnover. This exfoliation process helps to prevent drying while aiding in the skin’s natural moisture production and retention. There are also fewer dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, and an increase in the organization of cells in the epidermis, which leads to more natural moisturizing factor (NMF) and elevated hyaluronic acid in your cells. Add in our Mikel Kristi Vital A Rejuvenating Serum, with retinaldehyde, to aid in exfoliation and natural moisture production.
Supplement your skin with topical hydrating ingredients. The main goal of most moisturizers is to act as an occlusive while decreasing the water loss from the dead cells on the surface of the skin, or as a humectant to increase the water content of those same cells through water attracting agents. Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which absorbs 1000 times its weight in water, is an ingredient commonly used in many moisturizers. However, for any ingredient to effectively create change in the skin, it needs to be able to penetrate the skin’s barrier, be absorbed into the skin, and reach the cells it’s designed to help. HA, in its primary form, has a high molecular weight which is prohibitive to skin penetration, and in this state acts more as an occlusive moisturizer that decreases water loss. For optimal penetration, HA needs to have a lower molecular weight, or better yet, contain a derivative of HA called sodium hyaluronate. Sodium hyaluronate is a salt of HA that can penetrate deeply into the skin, where it can attract water to plump and hydrate the skin’s cells.
Mikel Kristi Products with HA:
Great moisturizing ingredients are not always best delivered in the form of lotions or creams. Our Vital C Repair Serum offers a concentrated dose of sodium hyaluronate. This serum is light and silky with ingredients not only for hydration, but also for brightening and antioxidant protection. Our Bio Peptide Hydrating Lotion also offers sodium hyaluronate, along with with powerful peptides, in a light and luxurious anti-aging lotion.
At Mikel Kristi, we value the science behind our ingredients. Our bio-active cosmeceutical products will deliver results you’re going to love.
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Hello Beauties! Can you believe the holidays are here!?! 2021 is rounding out with its last couple weeks and a new year will be upon us!! For most, the New Year usually means the time when we make laundry lists of all the things we will do more of (or less of!) and all the promises we swear we are going to make this year that we couldn’t keep last year!
How about making a New Year’s resolution that you can keep?? And it’s an attainable one too!! Take care of your skin!! And do better than you ever have before with the help of truly good skincare. Mikel Kristi Skincare can help you with this resolution, and we can promise you, you’ll succeed if you stick with us!
Hello beauties!!! November is one of my favorite times of the year, but one of the main reasons is it is National Healthy Skin Month! Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so it is crucial that you take very good care of it. You’re never too old (or too young!!!) to get on board with taking steps to love your skin.
Here are some of the best things you can do:
November is HEALTHY SKIN MONTH!!
While there are many big name brands out there gaining notoriety for bright colored labels and fancy packaging, think twice before you assume that what’s in the bottle is as fun and fabulous as the display it all sits on at your favorite cosmetics/ skincare store!!!
Let’s talk about boutique skincare and what makes Mikel Kristi fall into that category!