Ingredient profile: glycoproteins
Glycoproteins play a critical role in the way various systems recover from internal and external stresses; they are fundamentally involved in cellular repair.


What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C, E, Zinc and Selenium protect cells and tissues from damaging reactions with oxygen (free radical damage).

What are free radicals?

A free radical is an atom or molecule that possesses an unpaired electron which makes it extremely reactive, usually in a destructive way causing premature ageing of skin. The sun's ultraviolet rays generate free radicals in the skin thus causing the breakdown of collagen which gives the skin its elasticity. Free radicals are also caused by pollution, smoking, food additives, stress, lack of sleep, radiation and nutrient deficiencies.

I moisturise daily, why dry patches on my face?

It takes regular intake of water and regular exfoliation to keep skin nourished. Exfoliants are chemicals that soften or dissolve the outer layers of the epidermis allowing dead skin cells to be removed. Exfoliants can slightly improve the appearance of fine lines, and reduce the incidence of blackheads.

Why use plant and botanical extracts in skincare?

Some plant extracts have beneficial effects, for example aloe vera extract and gel are known to have a soothing effect on the skin and geranium oil helps prevent allergic reactions.

The difference between sensitive skin and allergies?

If your skin responds quickly to irritating cosmetic ingredients it would be fair to say you have sensitive skin. Itchiness, red blotches or a rash may occur but these symptoms rapidly subside when the affected area is washed or soothing lotions are applied.; An allergic reaction is quite different and occurs when your body's immune system is triggered into action by a substance that does not normally affect other people. During the reaction certain cells release a hormone called histamine in excessive amounts which causes the familiar symptoms of an allergy e.g. swelling, sneezing, muscle cramps etc.

Why Art A Face cosmetics over name brands?

Art A Face skin science uses the latest technology and the difference in your skin will be noticeable quickly.. Research has led us to use the most effective and safest ingredients.