It's interesting I think, cause you put all this goop on your face and maybe after an hour it doesn't do anything else for your skin except clog pores. I know they have now developed time-release products but there aren't many available; Vit C I know is culmative, any other ingredient?Well. that's a good question, Mari.
I know that Vit C stays in the cells for a long time...days...once in the cells it cannot be washed off.
Some products are encapsulated in nanospheres and theoretically they get down into the lower layers of the skin.
But I don't know about any others..
Right now I sitting here trying to hydrate areas of my face -- which looks like a pool of grease right now. (applied at 8 a.m.) So I ask myself is this cream's ingredients going to continue to work until 11 p.m. or should I take if off now. What I can't figure out is a product has all these ingredients that are supposed to help your skin; you apply it to your face or whereever you want to be beautiful, but once it's applied, does the malic acid, camellia sinensis, etc., stop working after an hour or on penetration of the upper layer of the skin?Well, retinoids for sure.
Ok I see what you mean I think. Are you concerned that the products are just sitting there not doing anything?
Yes, I was thinking that there may be a time line for the ingredients to max out.
Do you hydrate your skin before you apply a thin layer of the oil or cream?
Yep, to that too, Vit C and Hydra B 5.
That helps it spread more evenly and you find you don't need as much. Sealing in a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid with a light layer of oil helps the HA to hydrate the skin and keeps it from evaporating. HA in small percentages attracts and binds moisture.
The BabyQ LED device people say that it "pushes actives into the skin". I don't know about that, but it warms the skin and increases the circulation so in that way I guess it helps.I've got an old LED device that has heat and a light pulsing sensation I wonder if that would work?
Acids definitely do their job and the effect is permanent until the cells are shed. They break down tissue so that it can be remodeled later.
Is this what you mean?
Mari,How long do you think it takes for lets say, glycolic acid to do a "cycle" on your skin? 2 weeks? 4?
The last Olay product I bought was made in China -- I sent them an e-mail because it felt so strange on my skin. No reply.Yes, that's disturbing...and lazy! I know some companies outsource their product manufacture and probably the ingredients change from time to time. DS Laboratories is one that does that. The entire color and consistency of their Viterol A for Face changed without letting their customers know.
Who knows anymore what's in the stuff we buy?
That's just what I mean!! I'm so leery of anything from China anymore..not that they are the ONLY part of the world doing shifty things.The last Olay product I bought was made in China -- I sent them an e-mail because it felt so strange on my skin. No reply.