This daily sleep-in or rinse off transparent gel Mask is designed to hydrate, clarify, and brighten skin, all in a single luxurious step.Nutrient-rich Okinawa deep sea water, soya bean extract, and Hyaluronic Acid in the Mask provide these effects.
Okinawea deep sea water is rich in nutrients. Deep sea water rebalances the essential minerals in skin that have fallen out of balance because of dry skin conditions. After mineral rebalancing, skin barrier function is improved, hydration increases, roughness is lessened, and inflammation is reduced. So not only is the skin better hydrated, it is also smoother and clearer, with less red blotchiness. These minerals are so effective that they have been used to treat severe dry skin problems like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.
Soya bean extract contains a blend of notable bioactives. Among them are natural inhibitors that block melanin development to reduce skin color unevenness and brighten skin. Another part of the blend is a mix of phytosterols and flavonoids. These actives have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. They enhance the skin brightening effect, and reduce red blotchiness for clarity. And the anti-oxidant flavonoids in soy are powerful protectors against oxidation that will damage skin.
The Mask also contains Hyaluronic Acid, a natural polymer in the skin. This biopolymer can hold tremendous quantities of water, as much as 6 liters per gram! Holding water is its function in skin: to keep the tissue hydrated and flexible, yet also to keep it firm. But with aging and sunlight exposure, the skin’s content of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) declines dramatically. From the teen years to age 60, HA levels decline by half. By age 75, the drop is over 75%. As expected, as the content of HA drops, the incidence of dryness increases. And the skin becomes less flexible and less firm. The Mask delivers natural HA and restores this lost component to skin. The result is skin that is rehydrated, less dry, more flexible, and firmer. Rehydration also results in improved exfoliation, less roughness, and smoother and younger-looking skin. It is important to note that HA has also been used in medical applications. For relief of deep wrinkles of the skin, it can be injected deep into the dermis (cosmetic surgery) to provide hydration and improvements in wrinkling.
In addition, Hyaluronic Acid applied to the skin surface has been found to be potent enough to use even for difficult skin problems such as the severe dermatitis caused by radiation therapy and for delivery of active agents in treatment of skin actinic keratosis. And adding to the benefits, the gel mask itself has two other effects. First, it provides an additional barrier, holding moisture at the skin surface to increase hydration. Second, because it is a barrier, delivery of the actives agents from the mask and into the skin is increased, like providing a multiplier effect to the effectiveness of the ingredients.