Research shows that when it comes to damage prevention and repair, antioxidants are skincare’s power player. Antioxidant Facial Oil is a round-the-clock wonder: by day it improves your skin’s resilience to extreme weather conditions and environmental pollution; by night it works hard to repair DNA damage. This potent cocktail of 20+ superfoods and stem cell technology, helps to preserve precious skin cells, boost skin health and strengthen the skin’s defences.
After cleansing, warm 2-3 drops between your fingertips and gently massage into your face and neck.
LISA’S SKINCARE TIPS…
Less is more with my facial oils, a little goes a long way – applying it with warm hands will make the product go much further.
Avoid the delicate eye area with facial oils.
I recommend starting with just one or two drops initially, you can always add more if you need to. If you do find you need more, let the first layer sink in before applying the next layer.
If time permits try to spend a couple of minutes massaging the oil into your skin, this will help it penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and stimulate circulation for a healthy glowing luminescence.
If you are in a rush, try adding 1-2 drops of oil to your day or night cream.
For an added dewy, healthy looking glow, add 1 drop of your favourite facial oil to your foundation – less foundation is then needed.
If you are using multiple skincare products, layer them strategically. It’s best to start with the thinnest consistency product first, and work your way up to the heaviest – serums go on first, followed by oils, then creams.
“…IT REALLY REHYDRATES MY SKIN AFTER A NIGHT’S SLEEP.”
I use the Antioxidant Facial Oil after cleansing in the morning as it really rehydrates my skin after a night’s sleep. The Illuminating Day Lotion works really well on top of it, as it’s so light and refreshing and it balances out any excess oil – and the scents really complement each other.
HELEN COLE, NUTRITIONIST
“THEY MAKE MY SKIN FEEL HYDRATED, SMOOTH AND YOUNGER”
I've loved Lisa's products and ethos since day one! The purity of the ingredients and her search for the most effective, "clean" skincare has been refined over the years and her new products are the best yet. They make my skin feel hydrated, smooth and younger, they smell and feel great, and they make my skincare routine a real pleasure!
SOPHIE DRIVER, NUTRITIONIST
“I’M HOOKED... MY SKIN IS TRANSFORMED AND GLOWING.”
I was sceptical about an all-natural skincare range because of my long standing battle with dry skin and nothing ever working, but I thought I'd give the Antioxidant Facial Oil a go. I am hooked, after just a couple of days of using it my skin is transformed and glowing, the lightweight texture and divine smell make it a luxury to use. This is a product I can't live without.
Key Ingredients and their benefits
Beauty’s most indulgent ingredients, hand-picked for you by Lisa Armitage.
KEY INGREDIENTS AND THEIR BENEFITS
Alpine Rose Stem Cell
Harsh environmental stressors such as wind and dryness cause healthy skin to prematurely age, leading to wrinkles, fine lines and a tired, lack-lustre complexion. The ravages of weather, dehydration and toxins in the air also weaken the skin’s ability to act as a barrier against the outside world. Scientists have long sought a solution to strengthen skin from such onslaughts… and the answer may be in the Alpine Rose.
This highly resistant flower is one of the most typical and prominent alpine plants that flourishes high in the Swiss Alps and Pyrenees. It has unique resilience and regenerative abilities, allowing it to thrive in the extreme conditions of its high-altitude habitat, enduring freezing temperatures and dry air. It has developed impressive strategies to protect itself against dehydration and the attack of free radicals and pathogens. These stressors would quickly destroy the plant if it were not for its ‘resistance-charged’ stem cells, which are scientifically classed as totipotent – able to continuously regenerate cells throughout life, allowing these plants to live up to 100 years.
Stem cells extracted from the Alpine Rose (Rhododendron Ferrugineum) were shown to have the same protective effect on human skin, as they did with the plants own flowers.
Epidermal skin cells are responsible for skin cell replenishment, but as we age, epidermal cells take 50% longer to be replaced. One scientific study showed that epidermal stem cells’ ability to form colonies (a key measure of their vitality) increased by as much as 75% when penetrated with a 0.15% Alpine rose stem cell extract, indicating their potential for renewal. Skin penetrated with an extract of Alpine rose stem cells is better able to fend off environmental stress and stay more vibrant. This resistance-charged stem cell (PhytoCellTec™ Alp Rose) restores skin’s resilience, protecting skin against dehydration, oxidation and damaging free radicals.
Black Cherry Seed
This gorgeous emollient oil is naturally hydrating. Rich in antioxidants and vitamins A and E, Black Cherry Seed oil is especially beneficial for inflamed skin. The vitamins and nutrients contained within the fruit are known to play an important role in collagen synthesis and skin healing processes. The oil is abundant in Oleic Acid and Linoleic Acid, essential fatty acids that help to restore, replenish, nourish and hydrate the skin, whilst helping to defend it from UV stress.
Rosemary co2 Extract
A must-use for busy lifestyles, this natural antioxidant provides incredible protection against oxidative damage, UV stress and glycation (caused by too much sugar intake), reducing the accumulation of skin damage over time, for healthier looking skin.
This antioxidant-rich enzyme – found naturally in the body – is responsible for producing energy, neutralising free radicals and keeping skin cells healthy and young looking. CoQ10 levels significantly decrease with age (particularly over the age of 30) impeding the skins ability to produce collagen and elastin, causing skin to wrinkle and sag. Using CoQ10 topically, helps to keep skin in optimal health, improving firmness and elasticity, whilst protecting against oxidative damage and premature ageing.
This incredible botanical extract is a ‘super juice’ for the skin, promoting firmer, smoother and more radiant, even-toned skin. It contains Punicic Acid (omega 5) proven to aid in the regeneration of skin cells – and if you suffer from acne or rosacea, it’s extremely calming.
Packed with powerful antioxidants, it provides the skin vital defences from harmful UVA and UVB rays during the day, and it works hard to repair any DNA damage overnight.
FRAGRANCED WITH 100% NATURAL ESSENTIAL OILS…
Fragranced with Pink Grapefruit, May Chang, Geranium and Ginger. This uplifting blend of essential oils has a zesty, fresh fragrance and helps to balance, tone and revive the skin, having a positive effect on the depth of fine lines and wrinkles.
WE HAVE SO MUCH MORE WE COULD TELL YOU… Learn more about the superfood ingredients that we use in our products and what they do for your skin.