The Gua Sha Facial Co.'s Favorite Beauty Products.
The Gua Sha Facial Co. "favorite picks" for the best beauty products, are listed below. You will love the feel of these products. You will love the wonderful benefits that each product will bring to your skin. And...You will love the price!
From Darlene: "These are some of the requested products that I use in my spa that makes your face look vibrant, youthful, glowing and absolutely feeling fantastic!"
When you come in for your facial, I can give you tips on using each product.
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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.
You may purchase 'The Ordinary' skin products at The Gua Sha Facial Co.