Active Infusion Oil
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The newest Josh Rosebrook product to hit the UK shores!
A new generation of Vitamin A efficacy. Our BHT-free Retinoid is a gentle, single conversion retinoic acid ester as it only requires one conversion versus the usual two required with retinol in order to be used by the skin and deliver the safe, well-studied results that retinoids have been proven to deliver.
Our regenerating retinoid facial oil is boosted by a clinical concentration of skin brightening, stabilized Vitamin C which enhances the performance of the retinoid for greater efficacy and results. Experience increased skin cell turnover, improved texture and tone, reduced appearance of fine lines, and improved skin elasticity. This micronutrient, fatty acid-rich, plant oil blend absorbs quickly and cushions the delivery of the actives into the skin while antioxidant-rich, in-house made herb and mushroom extracts offer concentrated phytonutrients to help support, regenerate and protect skin structure and luminosity.
Unscented and EO free but has a fragrance due to natural extracts and raw ingredients.
How it works.
If you are new to using Retinoids, apply every third day for the first week. For the second week, use every other day, then proceed with daily use.
- Retinoids may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure while using this product.
How to use it.
Recommended for night time use, but may be used during day time with proper SPF protection. Next, apply 1 pump of the Active Infusion Oil using circular, pressing motions. Follow with Vital Balm Cream.
A new generation of Vitamin A efficacy. Our BHT-free Retinoid is a gentle, single
Retinoids (Vitamin A) 101
Here’s exactly what happens when you apply Vitamin A and its derivatives: Retinoids regulate cell apoptosis (essentially the death of a cell), differentiation, and proliferation. In layman terms this means that retinoids have the ability to ‘communicate’ with skin cells and instruct them on how to behave. This can lead to these overall beneficial properties of retinoids for the skin:
- Strengthening the protective function of the epidermis (aka, the outermost layer of skin)
- Promoting increase of keratinocytes (this is the predominant cell type in the epidermis)
- Restraining transepidermal water loss
- Protecting collagen against degradation
A 2019 study published in Advances in Dermatology and Allergology found that retinoids are among the most effective substances to slow the skin aging process. They are also loved for use in the care of acne, psoriasis, melasma, and several other skin conditions. Additionally, retinoids help to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, along with improving skin firmness, texture and thickness.
Retinoids are multi-correctional over time and have the power to influence skin structure formation. Further research and development of the various types of retinoid derivatives have allowed for different efficacious approaches that still render the same powerful results, but without the peeling, redness, dryness, and irritating experiences that we have come to associate with them. Essentially, hydroxypinacolone retinoate (HPR) is part of a new generation of retinoids that are gentle and have very little to no irritation. This is important because one of the main reasons that people stop using retinoids is due to the discomfort of the experience or the “retinizing” of skin, coupled with the frustration around product expectations - retinoid is often touted to render the promised ‘airbrushed-like’ results within several weeks or less.
Gary Fisher, a professor of dermatology at the University of Michigan Medical School shares: "Many over-the-counter formulas claim you'll see results within weeks [...] but in my experience, it takes an average of 12 weeks for retinoic acid to produce noticeable changes in the skin. So stick with it for at least that long to see the benefits."
Vitamin A science and the family tree
The hierarchy of this family tree is dictated by how many conversions are necessary in order for your skin to use the bioactive form of Vitamin A, retinoic acid. The retinoid family tree is made up of retinol, retinol esters, retinal, retinoic acid esters, and finally the prescription-only, pure retinoic acids (like tretinoin). Remember that no matter which form of retinoid you choose, your skin can only use the bioactive retinoic acid to produce skin benefits.
Once applied to the skin, for a retinoid to work, it has to be converted to retinoic acid through a conversion process catalyzed by enzymes. The closer the derivative is in form to retinoic acid, the more potent it is in the skin. Depending on the retinoid, the conversion can be a one, two or three step process so the final bioactive retinoic acid can bind with the retinoic receptors in skin cells to start working its magic. For example, retinol converts to retinaldehyde (retinal), and then retinaldehyde converts to retinoic acid.
Josh’s vision is to give people the finest, natural, best skin and haircare imaginable. The Josh Rosebrook range is hand-crafted in small batches with the highest quality all-natural and organic botanical extracts. The products are supremely effective and pure, with a maximum of botanical extracts and active ingredients. No animal testing, parabens, sulfates, petro-chemicals. No synthetic ingredients, preservatives, colours, fillers, fragrances or GMOs.
*Jojoba Seed Oil, *Sunflower Seed Oil, *Rosehip Seed Oil*, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C ester), *Hemp Seed Oil, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Hydroxypi-nacolone Retinoate (Retinoid), *Tocopherol (Vitamin E), *Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil, *Calendula, *Green Tea, *Goji Berries, *Chaga Mushroom, *Marula Seed Oil, *Ashwagandha, *Dandelion, *Turmeric, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin.
§NON GMO PLANT SOURCED
No Animal Testing
Made in the USA