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RATIONALE #2 The Light Crème

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The Story

This supremely light Formulation delivers antioxidant nourishment and protection, imbuing skin with glowing hydration. A proprietary Complex of Antioxidants and Botanical Extracts reanimate skin vitality, calming visible redness and signs of irritation to reinstate a radiant, even tone.

The Promise

Supports the skin with protective re-energising antioxidants. Imbues a supremely supple feel. Elicits firmer looking skin. Rejuvenates youthful exuberance. Revitalises and amplifies radiance, promoting the appearance of a more even tone.

The Ritual

Smooth a pearl-sized amount gently overface, neck, décolletage and backs of hands each morning. Follow with your RATIONALE Essential Six formulations for day.

The Research

Human skin acts as a physical shield against oxidative chemical and physical air pollutants. However, prolonged and repetitive exposure leads to an increased production of free radicals - highly reactive molecules that inflict damage on healthy skin cells. Of the many types of free radicals, the greatest concern to our skin are known as Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), formed by the metabolism of oxygen in the cell's mitochondria. Our skin requires antioxidants to help combat the effect of ROS. When there is an imbalance in the ratio of ROS to antioxidants, the skin enters a state of oxidative stress leading to signs of premature aging including dullness, pigmentation, and inflammation. When there is excess glucose present in the bloodstream, a biochemical reaction called Glycation is triggered causing sugar molecules to bind to collagen and elastin fibres. The crystallisation of these molecules accelerates the degradation of collagen, resulting in cross-linking fine lines and wrinkles. During this process, harmful compounds that also contribute to oxidative stress known as Advanced Glycation EndProducts (AGEs) are produced. A daily dose of Antioxidants and AntiGlycation actives helps to effectively preserve collagen in the skin and maintain a youthful appearance. Vitamin C and its metabolites are potent Antioxidants famous for its ability to visibly even skin tone and most importantly, its inhibition of the Tyrosinase enzyme, reducing the excess production of melanin in the skin, leading to hyperpigmentation. It also increases cellular turnover in the epidermis, helping to breakdown clusters of pigment and even tone.

The Formulation

Anti-Glycation Complex (L-Carnosine + Glutathione): Carnosine is a peptide known for its powerful antioxidant and antiglycation properties, protecting collagen and supporting skin volume and elasticity. Glutathione is a potent, skin identical antioxidant that works to deactivate the harmful effects of destructive free radicals, minimising risk of glycation by protecting collagen and elastin degradation caused by solar damage. Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Glucoside, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate + Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate) visibly perfects skin tone by reducing irregularities in pigmentation and promoting firmer-looking skin. Vitamin E (Tocopherols + Tocotrienols) deeply nourishes the skin by enhancing Natural Moisturising Factors. Nonapeptide-1 reduces visual signs of fatigue through improving skin moisture and lipid levels, resulting in a radiant rejuvenated complexion. Betaine replenishes moisture to balance hydration after exposure to environmental and thermal stressors.