Ask your doctor before you get plastic surgery or laser treatment whether this product will help you. But, also, keep it in your fridge, ready for that burn/cut/accident waiting to happen. Accelerate healing with the actives in this cream, which includes the valuable epidermal growth factor.
Incidentally, did you know that a hint of rose hip seed oil on the “ouchy”, applied immediately after the bump, will suppress or decrease the intensity of the bruise?
The actives: sea kelp bioferment, pomegranate seed oil, rosehip seed oil, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera leaf extract, glycerin, ceramide-3, coconut fruit juice, Boswellia serrata extract, Centella Asiatica extract, carnosine, fucoidan, Arthrospira extract, Porphyridium polysaccharide, tocotrienols, vitamin E, astaxanthin, lycopene, xanthophyll, R-alpha lipoic acid, beta-carotene, epidermal growth factor, copper tripeptide-1.
And, voilà, copper! This is the only Skin Actives product that contains copper peptide. Why? Because copper peptide has only been shown to be useful in healing. And at S.A. we use it in minute concentrations, just as shown in scientific research. Beware of companies that advertise copper peptide as a panacea: they are either liers or ignorant.
What else will you find in Restoration Cream? Epidermal growth factor: the star in the Restoration Cream; it is a powerful protein that, when applied to the skin, accelerates healing and increases the rate of skin renewal on aging skin.
We have also added just enough antioxidants to keep your healing cells safe, because too much antioxidant power can hinder the process that keeps bacteria away during healing.
Sea kelp bioferment (of magic broth fame), discourages bad bacteria, promotes good skin bioflora and helps with healing.
Arthrospira (Sprirulina) platensis extract contains phycocyanin and other actives that enhance cell proliferation and promote wound repair.
Fucoidan is a sulfated polysaccharide that has antiinflammatory and antioxidant properties. Fucoidan applied to the skin will increase the density of collagen bundles, decrease activity of proteases (enzymes that break down dermal proteins), increase scavenging of free radicals, and increase cell proliferation. These effects would be mediated through increased expression of integrin a2ß1 and may also help with wound healing.
The extracellular polysaccharide produced by Porphyridium, a red microalga has sulfate groups attached to the backbone are also non-reducing terminal D-xylopyranosyl and galactopyranosyl residues. It is known that this polysaccharide has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and the xylitol residues may be responsible in part for the anti-inflammatory properties (we use xylitol in our anti-inflammatory cream). Other properties: lifting, anti-wrinkle.
Pomegranate seed and rosehip seed oils, rich in essential fatty acids your skin will need to heal.
Hydrolyzed collagen, a supplier of small peptides and a source of amino acids for your skin.
Aloe vera leaf extract is another source of polysaccharides that help the healing process.
Hyaluronic acid, glycerin and ceramide-3 will help reduce water loss while the skin barrier is being repaired.
Coconut endosperm, the “mother of all nutrients”, everything your skin needs (minus epidermal growth factor).
Boswellia serrata. Our extract of Indian frankincense is standardized for the active triterpenoids, called boswellic acids; it promotes collagen synthesis and is also an inhibitor of hyaluronidase (breaks down hyaluronic acid), a real life preserver for the dermal matrix.
Centella asiatica extract contains terpenoids including asiatic acid, madecassic acid, and asiaticoside. Centella asiatica helps wound healing, apparently by stimulating the production of type I collagen and decreasing the inflammatory reaction and myofibroblast production.
Carnosine is a natural peptide that accelerates and improves healing; it also prevents cross-linking of collagen and other proteins in the dermis, one of the causes of wrinkles and loss of elasticity brought about by aging and exposure to UV radiation. Carnosine is also an antioxidant and seems to improve the immune response.
The low molecular weight antioxidant: tocotrienols, vitamin E, astaxanthin, lycopene, xanthophyll, R-alpha lipoic acid, beta-carotene, ,
And last (and probably, least) copper tripeptide-1. This is a short peptide that carries copper, a micronutrient that helps with healing.
DISCLAIMER: These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.