Youthful Glow is a blend of botanical, and sugar extracts, that are high in naturally occurring Alpha Hydroxy Acids. Suitable for use as a natural alternative to conventional Alpha Hydroxy Acids.
Youthful Glow is a concentrated, standardized, blend of five botanical extracts: bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange, and lemon. The combination of these extracts results is a single product that contains all of the Alpha Hydroxy Acids commonly used in cosmetics.
Youthful Glow, like conventional Alpha hydroxy acids has been shown to promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) have been used in skin care for many years. At first, they were used mainly by dermatologists as skin peeling and moisturizing agents; cosmetic companies have since discovered AHAs and their almost miraculous activity and formulate with them regularly in their skin care lines. Youthful Glow is produced by taking several species of plants and running them through an exhaustive extraction process, which reduces color and odor, and concentrates the active principles.
Youthful Glow's primary mode of action, like conventional AHA's lies in their keratolytic ability they weaken bonds that hold dead skin cells together. When these bonds are weakened, the dead cells can be shed from the surface of the skin, resulting in skin that appears fresher, smoother, and younger. Although the keratolytic activity of AHAs is very important, it is also interesting to note that many AHAs function as intermediates in several key metabolic pathways. Glycolysis, a process which involves the oxidation of glucose to pyruvic acid, is a key pathway of the cellular energy process. Hydrolysis of pyruvic acid leads to the formation of lactic acid. Lactic acid is a highly effective moisturizer. In studies, it has been shown to increase the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans. Glycolic acid exhibits the most keratolytic ability of any of the AHAs. It is glycolic acid that is responsible for the immediate skin softening effect felt by consumers when they first use an AHA product. Citric acid, when topically applied, stimulates collagen synthesis. Both tartaric, and malic acid, boost skin elasticity. To combine all of these AHAs results in a truly multifunctional material.
Concentration of Alpha Hydroxy Acids
- Stimulates Collagen and Elasticity
- Rejuvenates the Complexion
- Skin Smoothing, Softening
- Clarifies the Complexion
- Diminished Brown Spots
- Wrinkle Refinement
- Diminishes Scars
- 5 to 15%
- Add at Cool Down Below 110F
- Anti-Aging Products
- Mature Skin Support
- Clarifying Treatments
- Skin Care Emulsions
- Body Care Emulsions
||Clear Non-Viscous Liquid
||Freely in Water / Glycerin
||Tightly Sealed / Protected from Heat and Moisture
||36 Months / Properly Stored and Handled
- When adding to Polymers that Require Specific pH Range for Hydration, Pre-Neutralize or Add After Hydration
- Always Check Compatibility with Clays and Inorganic Thickeners
Please be aware that when you use AHA's on the skin you are exposing new skin, which is much more susceptible to UV damage. Always follow with an adequate sunscreen. Per FDA guidelines, "FDA Topically Applied Cosmetics Containing AHA's Labeling Requirements", all products should include the AHA warning, below, and suggestion to include or follow with a sunscreen. You can copy and paste the red text into your web browser or go to the FDA website and read the entire document, which is highly recommended.
* Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards
CAUTION:: As with all of the acids, it is important to let your skin acclimate to their use. For those who's skin is not used to the acids a slight stinging and redness may result. If this occurs, reduce usage to every other day for 2 weeks, before resuming daily application. If irritation persists, discontinue use. If you experience anything more than a slight stinging, or redness, discontinue use immediately. Any time that you experience discomfort, you can apply a 10% solution of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to neutralize the acid, then wash with soap and water to thoroughly remove any acid residue. If irritation develops, or persists, seek medical advise.
Nothing on the Ingredients To Die For website should be considered, or construed, as medical advise.
IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER TO READ AND UNDERSTAND THE MSDS PRIOR TO PURCHASING OR USING YOUTHFUL GLOW. DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE SKIN AS CHEMICAL BURNING MAY RESULT.