But first, what is an essence?
Dr. Alain Mavon explains
– An essence’s job is to add an extra layer of moisturisation, accelerating cell turnover and reducing the appearance of pores. This makes our skin better prepared for the active ingredients in our serums and face creams to really work at their best.
And why do I need it?
– Everyday hydration is key to healthy looking and glowing skin, especially during winter when the cold weather makes your skin extra dry and sensitive. This is why NovAge Skin Priming Essence’s key ingredients are Marine Prebiotic, hyaluronic acid and a blend four moisturisers.
“My favourite thing about the product is the prebiotics”.
WHAT ARE PREBIOTICS?
– They are basically food for the good bacteria on our skin that’s balancing our skin surface, strengthening our skin barrier and over time building up a healthier complexion.
Alain’s Ingredient Glossary
Marine Prebiotic (Saccharide isomerate)
Prebiotic is “food for the skin bacteria” – the prebiotic stimulates natural skin renewal, leading to smoother and softer skin texture and also diminishes the pores appearance.
Hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate)
Fundamental molecule that we naturally have in our skin, that regulates and improve skin moisturisation. Makes the skin supple, smooth and soft.
D-Panthenol & Betaine
Help to hydrate, condition and soften the skin.
Glycerin & Propanediol
Humectants that attract and retain water in the skin and provide moisturising benefits to the skin.
Vitamin E (tocopherol acetate)
Strong antioxidant that protects the skin from oxidative stress.