A proprietary complex consisting of three powerful botanicals including pumpkin enzyme, moth bean plant (also know as Nature’s retinol) and white willow bark and a next generation alpha-hydroxy acid. This complex works to normalize skin cell turnover, boost collagen production and excavate clogged pores.
At the root of acne is inflammation. We’ve sourced supplement-quality extracts of green tea, magnolia bark and skullcap root that provide concentrated amounts of the anti-inflammatory flavonoids baicalin, EGCG and the lignan honokiol. These natural chemicals are some of the most powerful anti-inflammatories available.
Oxidation is the leading cause of pre-mature aging. It also contributes to acne because when sebum oxidizes, it becomes comedogenic and thick. Our antioxidant complex comprises a whopping 16% of this formula and includes stable vitamin C and green tea polyphenols.
PORE CLEANSING COMPLEX
Acne can be thought of as a pearl of sebum and bacteria growing around a “seed” of dead skin clumped with hardened sebum. Salicylic acid naturally found in willow bark scours the inside of pores to keep them clear, while skin-identical ceramides minimize the incidence of impactions by keeping the skin hydrated and elastic.
WOUND HEALING COMPLEX
Sterols (a type of lipid) derived from pomegranate help soothe inflamed, irritated and dry skin. Powerful anti-inflammatory extracts and Vitamin C help skin to heal blemishes faster and with less scarring. We use a preservative that is extremely gentle and good for even very sensitive skin.
Moth Bean extract has been shown to stimulate collagen to the same degree as retinol. Antioxidants repair existing damage while blocking future damage. Vitamin C speeds healing and brightens skin. Ceramides repair the skin barrier, visibly improving elasticity and the skin’s ability to shield itself from environmental stress.
Acneic skin is often damaged and needs supportive, healing ingredients, nothing harsh and drying. In fact, oily and acne-prone skin can often indicate that skin is severely lacking in hydration. Our skin barrier often needs supplementation with ceramides and sterols to properly retain moisture and elasticity. Properly hydrating skin brings a noticeable decrease in acne
Viola Odorata (Violet) Leaf Hydrosol*, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Vigna Aconitifolia (Moth Bean) Seed Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Ceramides (Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum), Magnolia Grandiflora (Magnolia) Bark Extract*, Scutellaria Baicalensis (Skullcap) Root Extract*, Non-allergenic Preservative (Methylpropanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenylpropanol), Gluconolactone, Serenoa Repens (Saw Palmetto) Berry Extract*, Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract*, Sodium PCA, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Water, Glycerin, Organic Sugarcane Alcohol*
*Organic/Wildcrafted Botanicals (67%)
˚EWG score of 1, hypoallergenic
100% non-toxic, safe and gentle ingredients
Apply after cleansing. Shake POTENTCI well, and apply 1-2 pumps to skin, massaging in well. Follow with sunscreen.
Apply after cleansing. Apply 1-2 pumps ILLUMINA. Shake POTENTCI well, and apply 1-2 pumps to skin, massaging in well. Follow with oil or balm, if more hydration is desired.
WE RECOMMEND A SIMPLE, MINIMAL ROUTINE.
REVELE, POTENTCI, sunblock
REVELE, ILLUMINA, POTENTCI, extra moisture with AURUM if needed
Please note, these products are extremely concentrated (each is about 50% actives, compared to 5-15% for 99% of all skincare) and a little bit goes a very long way, making them more economical than you might think. Over-application of the product (very common!) may result in a coated or sticky feeling to the skin, as well as a waste of valuable product.
Please be very mindful of the recommended amounts to apply. When in doubt, apply an extremely sheer layer, massaged into the skin very, very well. Remember less is more.
Please note, that Potentci may take a few minutes to fully sink into the skin.
RECOMMENDED APPLICATION METHOD:
Pump 1-2 pumps of product onto fingertips. Gently dot finger tips onto left cheek, right cheek, chin and forehead, making sure that the first area you dot doesn’t take all the product. Once product has been evenly divided between the 4 quadrants of the face, use both hands to massage product into the skin, working to cover the entire facial area. If there is not enough product, use 1/2 more pump where needed. If there is too much product, spread it onto neck as best as possible. Wait 1-2 minutes before applying next product.
Because these products are so concentrated, the only additional products we recommend besides Illumina and Potentci are a cleanser, sunscreen in the am, and a balm or oil if more moisture is desired in the pm.