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New Antioxidant Lip Repair

Antioxidant Lip RepairSkinCeuticals has brought together two powerful antioxidants, vitamin E and silymarin, to form a unique combination antioxidant therapy for the lips. This potent treatment helps prevent environmental damage, while smoothing and rehydrating the lip surface. Use as a daily lip treatment, intense overnight treatment, during outdoor activities, for relief of lip dryness from drying prescription therapies, and to alleviate dryness and tightness associated with lip enhancement procedures.

Due to their tissue composition, the lips are naturally dry and can be particularly sensitive to dehydration and damage. In addition, dryness, time, and environmental aging cause the vermillion borders to lose their youthful outline, sometimes forming deep vertical lines above the upper lip, also known as smoker lines or bar codes. A complex of humectants and emollients made up of glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and hydroxyethyl urea help attract and retain water to rejuvenate, reshape and replenish lip tissue. Special botanical emollients hydrate and heal dry, dehydrated lips, to smooth deep lines for full, healthy, youthful lips.

Key Ingredients

Silymarin – Silymarin contains high percentages of silybin – which is thought to be its most active component. Silymarin is a strong antioxidant, and although it is not a sunscreen, it has been shown to scavenge reactive oxygen species, and lipid per oxidation.

  • Extract of the milk thistle plant
  • Provides powerful antioxidant protection

Vitamin E – Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) is the body’s key lipid (fat) soluble antioxidant, especially for cell membranes and lipoproteins. As an antioxidant, it protects other fat-soluble vitamins from oxidative damage. It is necessary for tissue repair.(alpha-tocopherol)

  • Pure vitamin E (not a derivative)
  • Provides powerful antioxidant protection

Glycerin

  • Proven humectant, helps maintain the skin’s water balance on an intercellular level
  • Attracts water to skin’s surface from both the environment and from deeper layers of the skin
  • Prevents skin’s dryness and provides intensive nourishment

Hydroxyethyl Urea

  • Water-binding capability improves skin’s elasticity
  • Diffuses into the stratum corneum to increase skin hydration and replenish moisture levels

Hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate*)

  • Natural humectant with excellent water-binding capabilities
  • Capable of attracting and retaining 1,000 times its own weight in water
  • Ability to retain water gives immediately smoothness to rough skin

*Sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid which occurs naturally; we use sodium hyaluronate because it is water soluble.

Allantoin

  • Botanical anti-irritant extract known for its healing and soothing properties