The products in the INTENSIVE SKINCARE line are at-home treatments that are intended to provide perceivable benefits similar to those which are achieved with a visit to the dermatologist. The line is targeted to women who want to repair the visible signs of aging without the necessity of a visit to a dermatologist for an intense treatment or procedure.
The new ARTISTRY INTENSIVE SKINCARE Anti-Wrinkle Firming Serum contains a powerful anti-aging ingredient, pure Retinol (Vitamin A). For the first time, a breakthrough, patented technology, discovered by researchers at a top U.S. university, combines Retinol with gentle, calming extracts to provide strengthening, firming, and visible benefits while reducing potential irritation. Skin appears younger, firmer and rejuvenated with a smoother look and feel. Users will begin seeing results in two weeks and dramatic results with continued use.
The recommended use for the INTENSIVE SKINCARE Anti-Wrinkle Firming Serum is on alternate nights the first two weeks. It can then be used as a daily skin care product. It is to be used in the evening following cleansing of the face with a mild cleanser and the optional use of a toner. During the usage period of this product, the user should be sure to use daily UVA/UVB protection because skin may become more sensitive to sunlight.
The INTENSIVE SKINCARE Anti-Wrinkle Firming Serum has been thoroughly tested on groups of individuals representing all skin types. There was no evidence of allergy response or extreme skin irritation. However, we recognise that no testing programme can assure that no one will ever develop minor reactions. Since no major clinical irritation was observed in our extensive testing programme, we would expect reactions to be limited to minor tingling sensations, a slight stinging or redness lasting for a few minutes. Each person’s tolerance to these sensations is different.
The INTENSIVE SKINCARE Anti-Wrinkle Firming Serum contains an effective amount of pure retinol. It is the first time in the ARTISTRY brand that one formula combines three of the most potent collagen-boosting ingredients: retinol, vitamin C, peptides. In fact, the ARTISTRY formula has a first and only technology called Targeting Complex that delivers the retinol to the specific skin receptor sites where it can do the most effective collagen-boosting.
INTENSIVE SKINCARE Anti-Wrinkle Firming Serum has completed internal stability testing in the package and, unopened, has a three-year shelf life. Once opened and used, its use should be completed within 10 to 12 weeks. It should be stored in a cool, dry place and out of direct sunlight. It is not required to refrigerate the product. If exposed to extreme heat, the product may become darker in colour and may lose some effectiveness depending on the period of exposure to heat.
Retinol is an especially intensive treatment ingredient with a long history of use in anti-aging products. For most consumers, it is necessary to build up a tolerance to the use of this ingredient. Therefore, it is recommended that it be used initially on alternate nights for the first two weeks of use. After that initial use period, the product may be used daily, in the evening, in accordance with use instructions.
Use of an intensive Retinol product that will remodel the skin will often leave the skin more sensitive to the sun. Thus, it is recommended that users employ a broad spectrum sunscreen product to protect the skin from the damaging UV rays of the sun after use.
The product should be used at night, after cleansing and toning (optional). The recommended order of use is: When used in the evening: Step 1 - ARTISTRY Cleanser; Step 2 - ARTISTRY Toner (optional); Step 3 - INTENSIVE SKINCARE Anti-Wrinkle Firming Serum; Step 4 - ARTISTRY Moisturiser We recommend that you customise your skin care regimen to meet the individual needs of your skin.
Volunteers with all types of skin were tested in safety and efficacy clinical trials without experiencing the extreme irritation associated with a retinoid product. But everyone’s skin is different. It is possible some individuals may experience minor redness and/or stinging. If redness persists, it is recommended that you wait additional days between applications. Discontinue use if persistent redness, burning or stinging occurs.
ARTISTRY INTENSIVE SKINCARE Anti-Wrinkle Firming Serum was developed for individuals 30 years and older, who are currently users of a skin care regimen, wanting help in preventing and repairing signs of aging. Those experiencing lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness will receive the greatest benefit.
ARTISTRY INTENSIVE SKINCARE Anti-Wrinkle Firming Serum contains pure Retinol (Vitamin A) at an effective level to re-model the appearance of the skin by providing both firming and visible anti-wrinkle benefits. In addition to Retinol, one of the most recommended anti-aging ingredients, we have blended Vitamin C and Peptides into this highly concentrated and potent formula for additional collagen-boosting power.
It also contains ingredients called EGFR (Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor) inhibitors that are used to help reduce the potential negative effects of retinoid treatment. Additionally, it also contains natural extracts to help soothe the skin after product application.
The fragrance is described as herbal citrus floral. The main top herbal notes are Basil and Clary Sage, with fruit notes such as Mandarin, Orange and Grapefruit; middle notes include Orange flower, Rose and Jasmine; the bottom notes are Woody Musk.
The benefits of INTENSIVE SKINCARE Anti-Wrinkle Firming Serum will last with continued use of the product and the use of one’s regular skincare regimen to help maintain results. Of course, results depend on exposure to sun, free radicals, and damaging environmental aggressors.
The INTENSIVE SKINCARE Anti-Wrinkle Firming Serum can be easily integrated into your current ARTISTRY skincare regimen. Used in the evening, it fulfils the Step 3 Treatment step. Apply after cleansing and toning and before your nighttime moisturiser.
Generally, we do not recommend that any cosmetic product be used after a “bad” sunburn or any treatment that causes extreme inflammation. The product should only be used after inflammation has subsided. For use after chemical peel or laser treatment, one should consult a physician.
INTENSIVE SKINCARE 14 Night Restore Program, INTENSIVE SKINCARE Advanced Skin Refinisher, INTENSIVE SKINCARE Renewing Peel and ARTISTRY Polishing Exfoliant.
Use of these products in combination with the INTENSIVE SKINCARE Anti-Wrinkle Firming Serum has not been clinically tested and everyone’s skin is different. Customise your skin care regimen to meet the individual needs of your skin.