Most of us have a hard time selecting and choosing the right moisturizing creams for our skin. We often purchase way more products than we’d like to admit. We also like to try every cream out there with a 4-star review, carry a couple of extras for a rainy day, purchase a mini skincare kit for cuts and bruises and grab free samples to bring back for friends or family. We need products that are all-natural, full of benefits and do wonders for our skin - like yesterday.
Plus, we’ve all struggled with different skincare brands that claim to be made with all-natural ingredients but clearly aren’t. It ends up staining your favourite clothing, discolouring after a couple of uses or transforming into a different texture than originally purchased. So when it comes to all-natural creams you want to be able to understand ingredients without having to research them on your own or go through an endless amount of scientific papers to know what it does for your skin.
So we’re here to help understand the main ingredients in our creams, the benefits, and what it does for your skin. We do all the research for you so you don’t have to. Starting with The Amaze Cream, a remarkably potent nutrient-enriched cream that dramatically improves skin tone and minimizes the appearance of fine lines after a few applications. Its blend of Alpha Lipoic Acid, CoQ10 and Hyaluronic Acid work together effortlessly to improve skin elasticity, increasing its energy to combat free radicals to keep your skin healthier. Not only does it prevent signs of ageing it also acts as a primer to create an ideal facial canvas to hold onto whatever comes afterwards — like makeup, foundation, sunscreen, or concealer.
Stand-out Ingredients in the Amaze Cream
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), is a sulfur-containing fatty acid compound commonly found in mitochondria - the powerhouse of the cell - necessary for different enzymatic functions. It plays an important role in various chemical reactions, acting as a cofactor for energy generation in the cell. It is a key part of the metabolic machinery that turns glucose (blood sugar) into energy for the body's needs. The most unique characteristic of ALA over other antioxidant substances is that it reacts as both lipid and water-soluble compounds. Because of this, it’s able to infiltrate all parts of the cell, fight against inflammation and boosts glutathione levels in the skin. You can also find high ALA levels in various foods such as red meat, spinach, broccoli, potatoes and carrots.
CoEnzyme Q10 is a natural free-radical neutralizer, naturally produced by the body. Contains a memory factor, that works to normalize the aged cells back to their healthy states. The topical application of Co-Q10 delivers a sustainable amount of antioxidants that soothe the skin and restores cell regeneration, resulting in well-maintained skin by normalizing the effects of hormones and the ageing process.
Hyaluronic Acid is a highly-esteemed ingredient in the cosmetics industry. It’s a natural humectant found in our bodies that plays an important role in tissue hydration and water transport mainly due to its enormously high water-binding capacity, holding up to one thousand times its water weight.
As we age, our skin becomes drier, thinner, and looser, leading to wrinkling, and a decrease in skin moisture. HA is naturally and constantly renewed because of its rapid degradation, but its renewal tends to slow with age and external aggressions. Therefore adding it to your regular skincare routine helps replenish and sustain optimal hyaluronic acid turnover. Other benefits aside from its powerful anti-aging effects are restoring skin brightness and improving skin barrier function.
Lavender Oil is a well-known, highly effective medicine in its own right and is used in many cosmetic products as well. Because of its sedative, carminative, anti-depressive anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, it can purify the skin, assist in healing burns or wounds, improve eczema and psoriasis, reduce acne and restore skin complexion.
The beauty of the Amaze Cream is its combination of 22 rich ingredients, like botanical extracts, vitamins and antioxidants, which work together as a whole to give you long-lasting, healthier, glowing skin.
Morning Routine with the Amaze Cream
Step 1: Cleanse
A lot of people think they don’t have to wash their face in the morning because they just did it at night. But it’s actually a really important step. Your pillow case can accumulate oils, dirt, bacteria and dust from your face and hair, which can build up as you sleep. We encourage you to use a cleanser that suits your skin.
The Aromatherapy Cleansing Gel is crafted with witch hazel, an extremely effective ingredient in Viva’s skincare line, designed to deeply cleanse your pores from sebum, excess dirt and make-up residue all while assisting in renewing skin’s PH and reducing any signs of inflammation - a great way to combat acne. Gently massage two to three pumps onto your face and neck for about a minute, then rinse off with lukewarm water.
Step 2: Toner
Applying the Aromatherapy Facial Toner in the morning is one of the most essential steps because it replenishes hydration and reduces the appearance and tightness of your pores. It preps your skin to absorb more of your moisturizer and other skin treatments. After cleansing, with closed eyes, spray twice over the face and neck. Another unique feature is it can be applied over make-up as a setting spray.
Step 3: Moisturize + Protect
The powerful duo of the Amaze Cream and Solis Mineral Lotion with 20% Zinc Oxide is a great choice because once it's applied to your face it instantly activates a protective barrier to reflect away UVA and UVB rays. Gently apply two to three fingertips of the Amaze cream then top it off with the Solis Mineral Lotion over the face and neck right after cleansing and toning.
When it comes to glowing, healthy-looking skin, moisturizing is a key step in your daily routine. Viva Health Skincare has a variety of hydrating creams packed with nutrient-rich ingredients that are right for you and your skin.