What are cosmeceutics?
Cosmeceutics are a combination of cosmetics and pharmacy. In this sense, cosmeceutics are more than classic cosmetics. Cosmeceutical products contain biologically active ingredients that have proven clinical effects.
The main difference between commercial cosmetic products and cosmeceutics is the existence and concentration of the active ingredients in the product. These active ingredients affect the structure of the skin and change the way the skin acts. The active ingredients used in these products have the ability to produce visible results because they work both at the surface level and at a deeper level to enhance normal skin functions. The active ingredients noticeably penetrate into deeper layers of the skin,
resulting in visible changes and long-term results.
Critical and problematic skin will benefit the most from cosmeceutics because it targets and acts as a remedy for: oily complexions prone to acne, dehydrated, damaged skin and texture, dull skin with no shine and skin with visible signs of aging (wrinkles and dehydration lines). The active ingredients seek to
stimulate the natural processes of skin renewal and revitalization and restore the appearance of a healthy, radiant complexion.
What are peptides?
A peptide is a small fragment of a protein. More specifically, these are several amino acids linked by a peptide bond. Peptides are compounds formed by linking 2 to 100 amino acids. The skin is essentially made up of peptides. Peptides are short chains of amino acids that affect protein synthesis, and their basic property is easy absorption into tissues. They help regulate cellular activity that regulates healing and skin renewal during aging.
The effectiveness of peptides in cosmetics has been scientifically proven.
Peptides act on the synthesis of collagen, protein, elastin and hyaluronic acid present in the skin. They have the influence of tissue building and prevention of aging. They work to delay the first signs of aging, as well as already damaged skin with visible signs of aging because they revitalize and regenerate the tissue, making the skin firmer and rejuvenated.
Peptides work in synergy to stimulate the healing process and repair damaged tissues.
Part of the process of healing damage involves increasing collagen production. When the tissue is damaged, it must be replaced with new skin tissue. Thus, a peptide that can stimulate healing may also increase collagen in the skin.
As we age, not only do we lose collagen, but existing collagen becomes damaged (e.g., glycosome). Also, the quality of newly synthesized collagen declines. Its structure is not so defined and organized (so the skin is not smooth).
When you apply collagen to the skin, its concentration in the skin will not increase. However, when facial emulsion contains ingredients that stimulate collagen synthesis, deep hydration and positive effects on skin elasticity will be achieved, due to the stimulated collagen synthesis, resulting in visibly improved skin tone, reduction of wrinkles and dehydration lines, and the skin will be revitalized, firm and younger looking.
What age groups are Aprive products intended for?
Aprive products are for adults. The products are used depending on the problems and requirements of the skin.
For example, exfoliants can be used in the teenage years to clean pores, acne and remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.
The benefits of Aprive exfoliant, anti-aging nourishing creams, and vitamin boosters will be mostly for mature 30+ skin, in need of revitalization, radiance and firmness. The results are quickly visible, and in the long run, the products work to prevent wrinkles and reduce existing ones.
When is it best to start use?
The aging process accelerates after the age of 25. The production of collagen and elastin slows down, the level of moisture decreases, and signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, pigmentation, etc. are noticed.
Adequate care helps to regenerate cells, stimulate collagen, remove pigmentation and prevent the appearance of the signs of aging. Cosmeceutical care should be an integral part of skin care regime and prevention.
Can Aprive creams be used by men?
All Aprive products can be used by women and men. The products are strong enough for men’s skin. The scents are neutral, the textures are fine, silky, non-greasy and will effectively suit even men’s thicker skin.
What creams can pregnant women use?
Caution should always be exercised in the use of some essential oils and AHA and BHA acid-based products for pregnant women. However, there are no issues in using care products such as AgeLess cream or Vitamin C serum or OneStep natural face cleansing gel.
What skin types are Aprive products intended for?
GLOW UP serum is formulated for all skin types, and skin will most benefit that lacks glow and freshness, dehydrated skin, skin with uneven texture, with hyperpigmentation changes and with visible signs of aging.
It works by removing dead skin cells by weakening their bonds. It removes the corneal layer of the skin and promotes the renewal of the basal layer. The effect of this process is radiant, revitalized skin and a smooth complexion.
The active ingredients stimulate the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid, which is especially beneficial for dry and dehydrated skin. GLOW UP improves skin’s moisture supply, reduces visible wrinkles, strengthens skin and slows its aging.
AgeLess is intended for all skin types, including sensitive skin. AgeLess is a rejuvenating cream formulated to meet the needs of intensive anti-age care. It is also suitable for oily skin because its non-comedogenic. Skin with visible signs of aging, lacking hydration, firmness, volume and elasticity, will benefit in particular from its use.
The main ingredients of AgeLess cream are the combination of peptides, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants that provide complete, intense anti-aging care to the skin.
SOS SKIN is for oily and combination skin types, prone to pimples, acne, blackheads, comedones, and skin with damaged tone and texture. It also helps to remove red scars from the effects of acne.
VITAMIN C is formulated for all skin types that lack freshness, radiance, with visible signs of aging and hyperpigmentation changes.
The One Step Facial Cleansing Gel is suitable for all skin types.
I have acne, what product can help me?
When it comes to acne, the number one ingredient is BHA acid contained in SOS Skin Serum.
BHA, salicylic acid has been clinically tested and has proven antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity. Fat soluble BHA acids will effectively dissolve excess sebum and act not only on the surface of the skin but also deep in the pores. In addition to allowing deep pore cleansing, it also promotes the normalization of sebum. It tightens pores and reduces pimples, blackheads, comedones and acne. Due to its effect on tightening the pores and reducing hyperpigmentation, it is also an excellent anti-age treatment.
Therefore, it is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent and first aid for red, acne and oily skin prone to inflammation, irritation and impurities, and is recommended for cleansing blackheads, pimples, acne, acne scars and as a treatment for enlarged pores.
Using the serum will result in a cleaner, more even, smoother complexion, less visible wrinkles, a softer, radiant and healthy texture and more supple facial skin.
How much cream should be applied daily (what is the monthly dose)?
Since exfoliants (GLOW UP and SOS Skin) and Vitamin C are applied with 3-5 drops on the whole face, and AgeLess care cream is enough to apply in a small amount, a dose of 30 ml (in which the products are packed) lasts about 2.5 months.
Do I need to buy more products for effectiveness?
No, every Aprive product will have the effect it is intended for, whether you use it in combination with another Aprive product or with your usual care. However, Aprive products are super-structured, which means they complement each other, so the combination of a serum (choice depends on skin problem) and nourishing cream will give you all the facial care you need.
Are all products silicone and paraben free?
Yes, all products are formulated without: silicones, parabens, synthetic fragrances and dyes, alcohol, mineral oils, sulfates, phthalates, formaldehyde, GMOs, PEGs, TEAs and DEAs. Our products do not contain ingredients of animal origin.
Can I be in the sun if I use exfoliants?
Exfoliants can be used freely throughout the year. In summer, during more intense sun exposure, the exfoliant is applied in the evening, and the daily routine must contain a high protection factor of 30+.
You can also use Vitamin C for sun exposure, it will also help in antioxidant and ultraviolet skin protection.
Do Aprive products have a SPF factor?
No, the products do not have a SPF protective factor.
Where can I buy Aprive products?
You can make purchases and obtain product information exclusively through aprive-cosmetics.com
In what order are Aprive products used in?
Each treatment begins and ends with facial cleansing – Aprive cleanser.
As a next step, we use exfoliants to regulate skin function and prepare it for easier and deeper penetration of the active ingredients in the care that follows the exfoliation – Aprive exfoliant.
After the exfoliant, the skin will always be matched with an additional booster in the form of – Aprive boost.
And the final step is the repair, nourishing creams, serums … that will completely nourish the skin depending on its requirements.
Why do we use exfoliants?
Exfoliant is a liquid chemical exfoliator that removes dead cells from the surface of the skin. By removing dead skin cells, we speed up cell renewal and reveal beautiful, fresh, smoother skin. Exfoliants also allow for better absorption and deeper penetration of after-use products as an integral part of care. This way the active ingredients of the product penetrate deeper into the skin, making them more effective.
Almost all women and men can benefit from regular, gentle exfoliation, unless you have sensitive skin, in which case a dermatologist’s recommendation is required. Oily skin will be assisted by a salicylic-based exfoliant, or better yet a combination of salicylic and glycolic acid, which will deep cleanse the pores and remove excess sebum.
Dry skin, in its ability to retain the hydration it needs, will be helped by glycolic and lactic acid based exfoliants. For mature skin, regular exfoliation helps to alleviate wrinkles and fine lines, improves skin tone because exfoliation also stimulates collagen production. In short, exfoliants are an indispensable part of skin care if we want radiant, firmer, clearer, rejuvenated skin..
Where do you ship Aprive products?
Products are shipped nationally, in the territory of the Republic of Croatia.