Immunity Booster Facial
"Whatever we put on our skin gets absorbed into the entire body, we choose our organic and botanical products using that thought process, If we would not use a product on ourselves or the people we love we will not use it on you." - Vanessa(Master Aesthetician)
“Immunity” is on our minds and unsurprisingly as we surge in and out of a pandemic. The immune system is precisely a system within the body, not a single entity. To function well, it requires balance and harmony.
The skin is our largest organ and a critical part of the immune system. In fact, the skin has its very own immune system called skin-associated lymphoid tissue (SALT). The key immune cells in the epidermis are epidermal dendritic cells (Langerhans cells) and keratinocytes (skin cells). We need to continuously focus on how to boost our skin’s immunity. There are specific cosmetic activities to look out for.
What this treatment includes and why:
Everyone knows to dose up on vitamin C during flu season. Vitamin C is the body's most major aqueous antioxidant and it is most plentiful in the extracellular matrix of your skin. So a great way to boost your skin’s immune system is with a targeted vitamin C serum.
Astaxanthin is one of the best antioxidants out there and there is evidence that astaxanthin has serious promise in preventing aging by activating a longevity gene, making it more than worthy to seek out for your skin.
The immune system is extremely sensitive to low levels of PQQ. And what might that be? Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is an antioxidant that can be recycled by glutathione back into an active form and can undergo several thousand cycles before being used up. It is a sociable molecule and likes hanging around with the above-mentioned astaxanthin.
Adaptogens are said to work by normalizing the adrenal system. The adrenal glands (also known as suprarenal glands) are involved in the body’s response to stress and a host of other things including digestion, the immune system, mood and emotions, sexuality, and energy levels.
This is a natural yeast polysaccharide that strengthens the skin barrier and stimulates the immune system. It promotes collagen synthesis and even soothes symptoms of eczema.
Fermented algae are marine botanicals that contain immune system boosting beta-glucan, essential vitamins and amino acids.