ERA Reviving Face Oil 28ml
This oil provides intense moisture and helps to prevent moisture loss, restoring the skin balance. Will help to calm, soothe, and reduce redness and hyperpigmentation, helping to even skin tone. Will minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, strengthening the skin barrier and improving skin hydration, firmness, and elasticity
Skin and the Menopause
Studies show that due to extreme fluctuation in estrogen, women’s skin loses about 30% of its collagen during the first 5 years of menopause - skin becomes noticeably drier, thinner, and elasticity begins to decrease due to loss of collagen. After that, the decline is more gradual, losing about 2% of collagen every year for the next 20 years, in which time skin loses its firmness and begins to sag, jowls appear, as well as large pores due to the lack of skin firmness.
Key ingredients include:
Lipid Youth Complex - Formulated with Jojoba Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil Esters, Vegan Squalane, and other active ingredients. Designed to replicate the lipid profile of youthful skin, improving skin hydration and moisture and helping to improve firmness and elasticity
Backuchiol - A natural and clean alternative to Retinol. Stimulates collagen production, inhibits free radical damage and photo-damage, reduces inflammation, minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and reduces redness and hyperpigementation
Typical characteristics of peri/menopausal skin
Dullness: Lowered levels of estrogen result in less production and repair of collagen and elastin in the dermis, combined with depletion of moisture skin loses its “glow” and often looks shallow/flat
Lost of elasticity/sagging: Lower levels of estrogen makes skin prone to sagging, thinning, wrinkles estrogens stimulate fat deposits over the female body; as estrogen levels drop during menopause, fat deposits tend to become redistributed and often concentrated over the abdomen and/or on the thighs and buttocks. The result is a loss of supportive fat below the skin of the face, neck, hands and arms; this allows sagging wrinkles to appear, and the skin over these areas is less easily compressed, as it loses its mobility.
Loss of collagen: Elastosis: Protein synthesis, particularly that of collagen and elastin, are partially controlled by estrogens. Thus, during menopause, the lowered estrogen levels result in less production and repair of collagen and elastin in the dermis of the skin.
Acne: During menopause, as estrogen levels decrease, testosterone (produced by the adrenal glands) is no longer masked in the woman’s body. Testosterone reveals itself by stimulating sebaceous glands to secrete thicker sebum, giving the appearance of oily skin (and the tendency toward adult acne in some women).
Hyperpigmentation/Age spots: Estrogens also temper melanin production. That is, estrogen exerts a regulatory effect on the production of melanin; it keeps it under control. In areas of the skin that have been exposed to UV rays over the years, as menopause arrives, melanin synthesis increases (due to lack of regulation by estrogen). This can result in brown “age spots” appearing on the face, hands, neck, arms and chest of many women.
Hot flushes: A sudden intense feeling of warm over face, neck, and chest. Due to a decrease in estrogen during peri/menopause, your body becomes more sensitive to slight changes in body temperature. Hot flushes can last anywhere from 6-24 months.
Red, flushed skin: Facial flushing, known as vasomotor flush, can happen as you begin peri-menopause. During a hot flash, blood vessels in the skin widen which causes a red flush across the skin accompanied with a hot, burning sensation.
Dryness: Dry skin is one of the most common skin issues reported by older women. A survey of 3875 postmenopausal women over the age of 40 years found that 36.2% had dry skin. Once again, hormones play a role in keeping the skin hydrated. Estrogen is essential for skin hydration because it increases the skin’s production of GAGs and oil, improves the barrier function and increases water retention.
Apply generously to face and décolleté morning and evening. Can be used over the Suki ERA Reviving Face Cream for extra hydration.
Tip: In the evening, after applying the oil, try using a Gua Sha stone or facial roller to massage the oil into the skin whilst massaging and lifting the facial muscles
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Dicaprylyl Ether, Squalane, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Heptyl Undecylenate, Ethylhexyl Olivate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil/Macadamia Seed Oil Esters, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalene, Bakuchiol, Tocopherol, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Phytosterols, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
*Contains 100% pure essential oils of Lemon, Coriander Seed, Clove Bude, Patchouli, Palmarosa, Cardamom, Basil, Magnolia and Galbanum.