What Are Concentrates? Your Guide to Our Latest Fast-Acting Formulas

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01/15/18

What are concentrates?

As believers in holistic skin care, we know there are no miracle creams, but if you are looking for a quick fix, concentrates can improve your skin's appearance—fast. As their name suggests, concentrates are fast-absorbing, supercharged serums that contain a higher concentration of active ingredients to accelerate results.

Derived from the always-inspirational Korean and Japanese beauty rituals, you should use a concentrate after toning and before moisturizing. Concentrates are designed to target common skin care concerns such as breakouts, lack of radiance, signs of aging, and dryness, and are meant to be used for a short amount of time to give your skin an instant refresh. We like using them whenever our skin is looking a little dull—after traveling, during periods of stress or when the seasons change—but they are also great to start applying the week before a big event to help your skin look as healthy and radiant as possible. Due to their high percentage of active ingredients, concentrates come in small packages. A little bit goes a long way, and you’ll find that their slippery, light texture spreads easily onto the skin with fast absorption.

Concentrates are also made with super-hydrating ingredients to help enhance moisturization. Each of our concentrates features Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, a form of Hyaluronic Acid with a smaller molecule structure to help prevent water loss deep in the skin. Imagine soaking a super sponge with water--the sponge becomes instantly more moist and increases in volume and density--this is how Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate works on your skin.

Concentrates vs. Serums

  • As their name suggests, concentrates have a higher percentage of active ingredients than serums
  • Serums are meant to be used all the time, concentrates are meant to be used morning and night for 7 days
  • Serums show gradual improvement over time, concentrates act as a catalyst in the skin to stimulate and accelerate results
  • Concentrates come in small bottles, only enough for 14 applications as suggested, due to their high potency
  • After using a concentrate for 7 days, morning and night, resume daily use of your serum

What makes our concentrates different?
We’re proud to develop concentrates that deliver rapid results with clean, innovative ingredients. Many concentrates on the market use irritants like Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol and Silicon PEGs or to preserve their active ingredients. Our concentrates are made using only clean base materials and ingredients like Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, plant stem cells, and botanical extracts like Tamanu Seed Oil and Marine Extracts to bring about results without harming or irritating the skin.

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WHAT DO OUR CONCENTRATES DO?

Concentrates are typically formulated to target specific skin care concerns. Don’t know where to start? Discover the perfect concentrate formulated for your Skin Personality. Or, if you are experiencing specific concerns, scroll down to find out which one is right for you. For best results, use morning and evening for 7 days.

Does your skin lack its usual luster?
Marine Rejuvenating Concentrate revitalizes dull skin and refreshes skin radiance with nutrient-rich Marine Extracts and the powerful Palmitoyle Tripeptide-5.  
  • Marine Extracts: Seaweed absorb the active properties of vitamins, minerals and amino acids from seawater and deliver these essential nutrients to the skin to improve skin vitality and protect against free radical damage.  
  • White Water Lily Stem Cells: An aquatic symbol of serenity that live in still ponds and backwaters to help with oxygenation. These stem cells help to build strong and healthy skin by eliminating toxins and limiting damage from environmental stressors.
  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5: Promotes visibly healthy, supple skin by flushing out toxins, leaving skin smooth and radiant.
  • This concentrate is perfect if you have an Adaptive Skin Personality.

Are you breaking out or does your skin feel congested?
Ginger Clarifying Concentrate clarifies and soothes the skin with exfoliating Beta Hydroxy Acids that support a clear complexion and Ginger Leaf Plant Stem Cells to deliver a mater finish while hydrating the skin.
  • Ginger Leaf Cell Extract: Helps mattify oily or acne-prone skin and tighten the appearance of pores for a more uniform complexion.
  • Beta Hydroxy Acid (Betaine Salicylate): BHA is lipid-soluble and better able to exfoliate and clarify oily skin than water-soluble AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid).
  • Vitamin B3 and Nicotinic Acid (Niacinamide): Helps smooth the appearance of fine lines and lesions by reinforcing the skin barrier.
  • This concentrate is perfect if you have a Hormone Reactive Skin Personality.

Does your skin need to calm down?
Alpine Rose Recovery Concentrate uses two of nature’s most potent botanicals, Alpine Rose Stem Cells and Helichrysum to help nourish and replenish the skin.
  • Alpine Rose Stem Cells: Native to the Swiss Alps, the Alpine Rose grows at altitudes up to 3200m with a life span of up to 100 years and contains polyphenols that help the skin adapt to environmental changes.  
  • Curry Plant Stem Cells (Helichrysum): Extracted from a hardy shrub from the Mediterranean, these stem cells promote elasticity and resilience to keep skin strong and youthful.  
  • Tamanu Seed Oil: Indigenous to the South Pacific Islands and traditionally used to treat redness caused by dry skin.
  • This concentrate is perfect if you have a Stress Reactive Skin Personality.

Is your skin showing signs of aging?
Retinol Renewal Concentrate promotes visibly younger-looking skin with a blend of Sodium Hyaluronate, Retinol and Comfrey Root Stem Cells.
  • Retinol–Vitamin A (“HPA”): Diminishes the look of age spots and promotes elasticity. HPA works more efficiently than Retinyl Palmitate, and doesn’t irritate the skin.
  • Vitamin C (Ethyl Ascorbic Acid): Supports a healthy, youthful complexion by boosting skin’s radiance, firming and evening the skin.
  • Comfrey Root Stem Cells: Plumps and firms the skin while protecting against age-related thinning for a refreshed complexion.
  • This concentrate is perfect if you have a Mature Skin Personality.


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