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The Ordinary 100% Plant-derived Squalane Oil  30ml.

Squalane is a saturated and stable hydrocarbon that delivers exceptional moisture retention properties and can help prevent transdermal moisture loss. Suitable for all skin types, it has been sustainably sourced and is non-comedogenic to avoid clogging pores. It makes skin feel replenished and supple, and can also be applied to hair for enhanced heat protection, optimal shine and minimise breakage and help to reduce the ongoing loss of hydration that weakens dermal elasticity and suppleness. INGREDIENTS:Plant derived-Squalane.

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (30ml): Reduces Appearance of Eye Contour Pigmentation and Puffiness

This light-textured formula contains an extremely high 5% concentration of caffeine, supplemented with highly-purified Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG) from green tea leaves. Independent studies have shown that topical use of each of caffeine and EGCG can help reduce looks of puffiness and of dark circles in the eye contour. Additional studies have shown that caffeine can also reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Does not contain parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, animal oils, benzalkonium chloride, coal tar dyes, formaldehyde, mercury, and oxybenzone.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 30ml

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) can attract up to 1,000 times its weight in water. The molecular size of HA determines its depth of delivery in the skin. This formulation combines low-, medium- and high-molecular weight HA, as well as a next-generation HA crosspolymer at a combined concentration of 2% for multi-depth hydration in a water-based formula. This system is supported with the addition of Vitamin B5 which also enhances surface hydration.

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser (50mL/1.7oz)

A gentle cleansing product formulated to target makeup removal whilst leaving the skin feeling smooth and moisturized. The formula incorporates Squalane, alongside other lipophilic esters that are gentle, moisturizing, efficient in dissolving makeup and facial impurities and increasing the spreadability of the product. When rubbed between your palms for approximately 10-30 seconds, the product undergoes an important textural change from a balm-like consistency to a clear oil-like consistency. This allows the emulsifying sucrose esters in the formula to trap and blend the dissolved makeup and facial impurities with water for rinsing. Being non-comedogenic and soap-free, this formula is designed to be gentle enough for daily use, without over-drying the skin, making it suitable for all skin types.

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% 30ml

(Water-free suspension, tube format) This format is a suspension of very fine L-Ascorbic Acid powder and, as such, provides the most direct exposure of extremely high concentrations of Vitamin C topically.

With such format, there are 2 important things to consider: 1) A very strong tingling but non-irritating sensation is expected during the first 1-2 weeks of use until the skin's tolerance to such high exposure is elevated; 2) The powder exposure to the skin disallows the formula to feel like a serum, lotion or cream and each application requires a few seconds to feel absorbed by the skin.

*I This formula should be diluted with The Ordinary  Natural Moisturizing  Factor + HA to allow the skin to build tolerance over time. 

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA Surface Hydration 100ml

Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF) are elements that keep the outer layer of the skin protected and well-hydrated. NMF are made up of multiple amino acids, fatty acids, triglycerides, urea, ceramides, phospholipids, glycerin, saccharides, sodium PCA, hyaluronic acid and many other compounds that are naturally present in the skin.

This formula offers non-greasy hydration that acts as a direct topical supplement of impaired NMF components. It contains 11 amino acids, phospholipids, alpha/beta/gamma fatty acids, triglycerides, sterols and sterol esters, glycerin, ceramide precursors, urea, saccharides, sodium PCA and hyaluronic acid. It offers immediate hydration and lasting results with continued use.

The Ordinary Argireline Solution 10% (30ml) A Lightweight Serum with 10% Argireline Peptide Complex for Anti Aging

Argireline is a trademark owned by Barcelona-based Lipotec. It is a proprietary solution of Acetyl Hexapeptide-8. Controlled studies have shown that Argireline improves the appearance of facial areas prone to developing dynamic folds, including around the eyes and in the forehead area.

Some people refer Argireline as "Botox in a bottle".   Of course it is not going to completely stop muscle contractions, (Botox is an injection). This will soften the contractions to smooth the lines and wrinkle as a topical peptide complex.

The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA 30ml

Matrixyl™ is a trademarked peptide composition developed by Sederma Inc. in France. This highly-effective composition has been shown to reduce the look of static and dynamic wrinkles. This formula contains two generations of Matrixyl™, Matrixyl™ 3000 and Matrixyl™ synthe'6™, at a combined concentration of 10% by weight in a specialized Hyaluronic Acid delivery system. The peptide in Matrixyl™ 3000 is palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 and the peptide in Matrixyl™ synthe'6™ is palmitoyl tripeptide-38.

I add Matrixyl with Argireline for a wonderful skin combination.

NOTE : You may purchase The Ordinary products at the Gua Sha Facial Co. 

© 2009 Darlene McDowell  C.Ht  CPLC  GSP

Owner, The Gua Sha Facial Co.

 Darlene McDowell Credentials:

ASFA Academy (Aesthetic Spa Facial Academy, Beverly Hills, CA)

IVS Training Academy Facial (Professional Technique, Facial

Assessment, Acupressure Technique, Gua Sha Technique)

Certification  Specialized Training  Ultrasound Cavitation (Cavi Lipo)

Certification  Specialized Laser Lipo 

IVS Training Academy Gua Sha  (TCM, IASTM Graston Method)  

IVS Training Academy Acupressure for Pain Relief

AHA Certification Hypnosis for Pain Management

Hypnosis Motivation Institute College of Hypnotherapy         

Fowler Wainwright International Masters Life Coaching                      AHA Certification Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator

Union 472, OPEIU, AFL-CIO, CLC

Darlene McDowell has worked with Actors, Entertainers, Music Artists and Athletes. She was an agent and Life Coach 20+ years as a franchised agent with the Screen Actors Guild & the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists.