Skin is constantly challenged by a wide variety of factors that can affect its moisture levels: Extremes of temperature, wind, dry air (a constant issue in modern buildings), exposure to the sun's radiation, skin infections, over-zealous cleansing and airborne pollutants can all quickly dehydrate skin tissues. The formulas of Clark's Botanicals Moisturizers are designed to help skin accept moisture and retain it. Keeping skin cells well-moisturized maintains their proper function. Additionally, Clark's Botanicals Moisturizers keep the skin cells plumped up and youthful in appearance.
When skin tissues are properly hydrated, they are physically fuller, smoother and more supple. The effects of Clark's Botanicals Moisturizers can be seen in the actual look of the skin: The tone is glowing, healthy and youthful-looking and fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed. Well-hydrated skin cells are also able to function properly, encouraging a healthy skin cell turnover so that the old, dead skin cells are shed efficiently.
Providing a holistic approach to hydration as part of overall skin care, the formula of Clark's Botanicals Smoothing Marine Cream works to achieve a balance of hydration and firm, healthy skin structure. The cream is based on a complex of marine algae extracts, which strengthens the skin's moisture barrier and helps to prevent the easy loss of hydration. As added benefits, algae extract also helps block the sun's ultraviolet radiation and acts as a powerful antioxidant, both of which have anti-aging implications. Combined with vegetable-derived glycols, to moisturize the skin, the tissues are able to maintain a healthy level of hydration. Another important ingredient in this cream is atelocollagen, a non-immunogenic, bio-compatible skin therapy which boosts the skin's own collagen, helping to keep the skin firm, smooth, supple and more youthful in appearance. Botanically derived vitamin C also promotes the production of collagen. Glycolic acid, derived from vegetable sugars, gently exfoliates the skin, to provide a smooth, healthy complexion that is cleared of old, dead skin cells. Since this cream does promote exfoliation, it should not be used on skin that is reddened or peeling.