"Mineral oil and petrolatum feel rich on your skin, but they can actually block the absorption of active ingredients, such as peptides and small molecular-weight hyaluronic acids. Instead, I used lipids such as olive and sunflower derivatives to lock in moisture but still allow the other ingredients to do their jobs," says Dr. Macrene.
Try the MACRENE actives High Performance Face Cream and Face Serum. The High Performance Face Cream can be applied before the serum because it does not use mineral oils, petrolatum or any other pore clogging ingredients. Instead, it is formulated with liposomes, which will NOT block the absorption of other products and ensure the delivery of 50 active ingredients.
Pro Tip: Apply moisturizer within three minutes of cleansing. Lab data shows that's all the time you have to seal the maximum amount of moisture into your skin.
Wash Before You Crash
"Most cosmetics contain sugar-type molecules, which can grow yeast when left on the skin overnight, leading to flakiness and itchiness. That's why you should always wash your face before you go to bed," says Dr. Macrene.
The High Performance Cleanser is designed to maintain proper pH and microbiome. Rich with organic anti-aging antioxidants including green tea, aloe, olive leaf and mint extracts, it lathers into a foam that cleans and treats skin while decreasing the appearance of blemishes, redness, and sun damage. Gentle enough for sensitive, irritable skin.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
"Your skin does its repairing at night. Help it along by including topical resveratrol before going to sleep. It's a powerful antioxidant in MACRENE actives that protects and repairs the skin. Found in the skin of red grapes, it can reverse existing damage, so you'll see improved skin tone and texture and fewer fine lines and wrinkles," says Dr. Macrene.
You can find the world's top-quality resveratrol in the MACRENE actives High Performance Face Cream, Face Serum, and Neck and Decolletage Treatment, along with other powerful antioxidants including Green Tea Extract, Pomegranate Extract, Vitamins C and E.
One Last Tip...Rest and Rejuvenate
People with low-stress lifestyles have thicker, brighter, clearer skin, while those who are stressed overproduce hormones such as cortisol, which may lead to dark circles and premature aging. So always remember to schedule time to rest and rejuvenate! Enjoy your weekend — and if you are celebrating — happy holiday! ✨