Why retinol is the anti-ageing ingredient you need

Retinol - Anti-Ageing Ingredient you needWith so many anti-ageing skin care products on the market, choosing what will be right for you can be baffling. However when it comes to reducing the visible signs of ageing, the “super-ingredient” that everyone seems to agree on to deliver its promise is retinol. But what exactly is it and how does it work?

What is retinol?

Retinol and retinoic acid are both forms of vitamin A used in skincare products. The stronger of the two, retinoic acid, is only available via prescription while retinol can be sold over the counter.

What does it do?

It is a cell communicator that can help damaged skin cells return to their normal function. When skin is exposed to the UV rays of the sun it absorbs free radicals, which attack healthy cells. Retinol interrupts this process by attaching itself to damaged cells and communicating with them, helping them to act like healthy cells again.

It also helps your skin slough dead cells and create new ones, which in turn creates new collagen. Over time, this can lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Finally, because retinol helps to slough away dead skin cells and reveal new growth underneath, continuous use can help to reduce the symptoms of hyperpigmentation by peeling away the top layers of skin and slowing the production of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour

Who is it suitable for?

While the cosmetic and medical industries are almost united in their love for retinol, some with sensitive skin will go through an inevitable adjustment period, up to six weeks of red, flaky skin. Still, sensitive skin can be trained to tolerate vitamin A derivatives, so really, the only women who shouldn’t use retinol are those who are pregnant or nursing.

So what about the adjustment period?  There will be some dryness, maybe flakiness and sometimes the skin may feel sensitive. Why? Upon application, the retinol binds to DNA, and immediately instructs the skin’s proteins and enzymes to do certain things, firstly to expel the piled-up dead cells from your skin’s surface. Refining that top layer causes some water loss initially, which can make sensitive skin seem drier and more irritable. But push through and it will become less sensitive over time and leave you with a fantastic glow and reduced fine lines.

If however, you have underlying skin conditions like eczema or rosacea, using a high strength retinol product could enhance the inflammation.

Why Pevonia Micro-Retinol®?

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Pevonia’s Micro-Retinol® Line contains all natural retinol, sourced from green leafy vegetables.

The Micro-Retinol® Line utilizes a specialized technology to create micro-particles of retinol that get delivered deep into the epidermis. This means complete product absorption, no skin irritation and immediate results.

Every product in the Micro-Retinol® Line contains a powerhouse trio of vitamin C, vitamin E, and Micro-Retinol®! The addition of vitamins C and E not only ensures Micro-Retinol®’s stability, but also that the skin’s nutrients and density are renewed and preserved.

Something to keep in mind – retinol can make skin more sensitive to UV exposure so it’s best to use at night and if using in the daytime always follow with an SPF 30 or higher.

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Micro - Retinol Promotion August 2018

This August 2018, purchase a Pevonia Micro-Retinol Cream or Serum and get a FREE FULL SIZE CLEANSER

 

The gift of beautiful skin this Mother’s Day

Oh my, Mother’s Day is only a few days away! How did that happen? I hear you saying. If you are anything like me you will have been thinking about Mother’s Day for weeks, yet all of a sudden it’s snuck up on you and you are left with little time to buy the special lady in your life something to show her your love and appreciation for all she does.

But what to buy is the question? You can’t go wrong with some beauty pampering I say. Especially for those hard to buy for mums! From indulgent facials, to beautiful body treatments to exquisite spa-at-home gift sets, at Pevonia we’ll have you armed with a pampering gift that’ll really show you care.

Radiant Skin gift set combines a Gentle Exfoliating Cleaner, Evolutive Eye Cream and Youth Renew Tinted Cream that work together to restore radiance and luminosity. Housed in a luxury travel bag, this multi-tasking trio is all that is needed for the “just had a facial glow”.

Why not treat mum to the ultimate spa-at-home collection with the Spa Body gift set. This luxurious gift set contains three spa favourites to soothe, soften and replenish the body. Silky Skin Body Scrub, followed by Preserve Body Moisturiser is the ideal afternoon treatment. A quick spray of Dry Oil Body Moisturiser will give your skin a moisture boost and radiant glow.

If you think your mum would love to be pampered at a Pevonia spa, head to the Find a Spa section on the Pevonia site and select and book in with a spa of your choice.

Gift the gift of beautiful skin…

 

 

Happy HAUL-idays + Christmas Giveaway: Skincare Gift Sets

It’s the most wonderful time of the year all over the world and with a few weeks left before Christmas and New Year, everyone’s busy shopping for gifts. Are you even halfway through your list? Have you even thought of what kind of gift to give? (Skincare gift sets would be great!)

Add meaning to the holidays by showing your friends and loved ones that you care. Give the gift of beautiful skin this Christmas. Each of our gift sets come with an elegant pouch where they can keep their daily skincare must-haves.

The following gift sets are available at our partner salons and spas Australia-wide. For easy shopping, you may also have it delivered to your home by ordering online.

SKINCARE GIFT SETS

Sun Pack Gift Set – Summer or winter, we need to protect our skin from harmful rays! Hydrate skin with Pevonia’s Phyto Mist and religiously apply sunscreen to keep skin’s youthful glow.

Power Repair Gift Set – Strengthen, smooth, and rejuvenate skin with this powerful combination of youth-prolonging skincare set, which also comes with a Pevonia Muslin cloth that gently scrubs away dirt without harming your skin.

Power Repair Deluxe Gift Set – Intensify an already powerful Power Repair routine with the addition of Age Correction Marine Collagen cream and serum.

Glow Pack Gift Set – Glow like a star this holiday season! Look fresh and stunning everyday with the help of our exfoliating cleanser, tinted moisturiser, and eye brightening E Evolutive Eye Gel.

Spa Body Gift Set – Silky Soft Skin could be the best gift ever for your friends and loved ones! This is a great gift everyone will love!

Micro Retinol Gift Set – Peel and Reveal a new you with zero downtime with this Micro Retinol Gift Set. This is a perfect after-summer repair.

Eye Pack Gift Set – Erase years off your face by treating your eye area with this all natural, organic skincare. This kit comes with an Ionic Eye Wand that can dramatically erase wrinkles with continued use.

Mens Spread the Cheer Gift Set – Here’s something the men in your life will thank you for. The Easy Glide Shaving Emulsion and Soothing After Shave Balm are basic but perfect gifts for the discerning men.

Stem Cells Gift Set – In need of serious skin repair? Our Stem Cells line help improve uneven skin texture and other aging concerns.

Dry Skin Gift Set, Sensitive Skin Gift Set, Combination Skin Gift Set – We have a kit for every skin type.

RS2 Rosacea Gift Set – Give the gift of comfort! If you know anyone with Rosacea, this is the perfect gift. They’ll love you for this.

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PEVONIA CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY 2016

Happy HAUL-idays! Gift these or WIN THESE Christmas gift sets from Pevonia! All you have to do is click on the competition banner below, enter your information once, and earn points as you complete the form. SHARING & TAGGING Pevonia Botanica Australia earns you more points and more chances of winning. Go back to the competition page daily, copy and paste the status message on Facebook, and click it once you’ve completed this task. Share daily until the 23rd. Draws will be on December 15 and December 23.

How to tag: Type @Pevonia Botanica Australia and Facebook will auto suggest the official page. Click on the suggestion and post! 🙂 Don’t forget to set your post to public so we can validate your entry. Good luck everyone!

Pevonia Organic Skincare Australia - Christmas 2016 Giveaway

Win makeup gift sets from our partner brand ELES Cosmetics:

ELES Cosmetics Makeup Christmas 2016 Giveaway

NOT JUST FOR MUMS!

Treat your Mum or yourself with a gorgeous collection of Pevonia “five-star greats” to leave skin radiant and luminous!

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CONTAINING:
GENTLE EXFOLIATING CLEANSER
WHY WE LOVE IT?
It’s super light and creamy, full of polishing jojoba beads and lathers up with water. It exfoliates away dry and dull skin cells to leave your skin feeling clean, calm and sumptuously soft! With soothing ingredients like Chamomile, Calendula and Horse Chesnut it also smells delicious!
YOUTH RENEW TINTED CREAM
WHY WE LOVE IT?
It’s power-packed with the latest cutting-edge anti-ageing ingredients and a Flash Action Microsphere that leaves your skin glowing and youthful. The clever tint adjust to the skin on contact creating a colour that’s perfect for every user and it makes your skin look like you’ve just returned from a holiday!
EVOLUTIVE EYE CREAM
WHY WE LOVE IT?
Because it’s a magnet for moisture and keeps the eye contours hydrated for the entire day. Loaded with proven anti-ageing actives such as Retinyl Palmitate, Hyaluronic and AHA’s this multi-tasker reduces fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles
and leaves the eye contour youthful and plumped.

Pevonia products are FREE of artificial colour, fragrance, parabens and petrochemicals

Available in spas now or visit www.pevonia.com.au