It's not so much getting older that's difficult; it's the way things goes, and you know it. It's more the way it manifests itself that is painful. And then, in your head, you are still young!
And what if this strength was precisely in our products? In the combination of two king trees of French nature: the Organic Birch and the Maritime Pine extract.
Who said that getting older means fading? Certainly not us! We love to see you looking beautiful and fulfilled throughout your life.
The virtues of the Maritime Pine were discovered during Jacques Cartier's explorations of the Americas in the 16th century. As he noted everything, he reported that infusions of maritime pine bark had saved his crews from scurvy, a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C.
Since then, the Maritime Pine has been the subject of much scientific research, and it has been found that its extract contains an incredible mixture of antioxidants.
• It participates in the production of nitric oxide, which promotes microcirculation
• It acts on collagen and elastin degradation factors to preserve these precious materials
• It takes part in the fight against free radicals and is extremely helpful in case of sunburn
• Beware of sugars
We explain this in our post "Anti-aging cream, understanding and slowing down facial skin aging
". Too much sugar consumption leads to a glycation
phenomenon, which can also be called "caramelization" or Maillard reaction.
You probably know this reaction without knowing it. When you braise a meat, it is the fire that grills the surface of the meat. This is the same process that makes the cheese you put on your cannelloni turn brown.
The sugars in the food you eat will attach to the proteins and change the molecular structure of the food by breaking down the proteins. Collagen being a protein, we can imagine that it is the same for your skin.
So, ladies, we are not against little sweets, but be careful with your consumption of refined, industrialized sugars and especially the quantities.
• Exit pollutants : tobacco, alcohol, sun
All toxic substances are potential threats to your youth. We agree that the aftermath of birthdays made of champagne and tobacco are hardly conducive to a refreshed look. The same goes for exposure to the sun's UV rays, which sometimes turns your complexion gray rather than golden.
In short, stop free radicals, which reduce our youthfulness by interfering with our skin's healthy cells. Even before investing in our best products, eliminate as much as possible all these polluting intruders.
If you want to go out in the sun, do it preferably at the coolest times of the day, wearing a hat, sunglasses and a high factor sun cream. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation, and if you are thinking of quitting smoking, we strongly encourage you to do so! It's truly a youthful act.
• Regular facial massage, the ultimate boost
Facial massage videos are taking over social media, and that's a very good thing. Our face is made up of muscles and blood and lymph channels that need as much stimulation as the rest of the muscles in our body. The history of facial massage comes from Asia. It is the result of the Japanese practices of Kobido massage, but also of Amma massage and Dien Shan reflexology methods.
These methods allowed us to understand the importance of soliciting the face by gentle but deep touches on specific points. They help to unclog facial tissues, activate elimination and drainage, and boost microcirculation. They also have an anti-wrinkle function: facial muscle tension will tend to encourage the creation of wrinkles. Even if you can never get a deep massage like a professional, you can take the time to smooth out your face every day.
A few minutes are enough to make a difference and optimize the effectiveness of your care.
3 – Saeve and its Lift Pinaster line
If we told you about this marvelous Maritime Pine extract, it's mainly because we had the idea of combining it with our Immunox® patent in four of our products.
Let's do it again because it's been a long time since we've done an update on it.
Immunox® is our signature complex:
• Fresh organic Birch sap, a real bath of youth thanks to its detoxifying and regenerating action
• Organic Chaga, also called "mushroom of immortality", whose action of cellular protection has been tested many times in our laboratory
Our synergy has benefited from more than 115 tests and scientific studies. They have demonstrated the activity of the Immunox® patent on the three stages of the skin's life:
• On its past, the Immunox® complex allows to work on the restoration of the mitochondrial DNA damaged during the day. A stable mitochondrial DNA means a cell in good shape. Protection and repair go together.
• On its present, the Immunox® patent acts against oxidative stress and enemy free radicals
• On its future, the organic Birch sap and the organic Chaga modulate the immune response of the skin to accompany it in its next fights
In Lift Pinaster, we've added Maritime Pine extract as well. Can you imagine? Cellular restoration, oxidative lull, collagen and elastin protection. Have we found the anti-aging solution that is as gentle as it is strong?
Lift Pinaster, its four products to help you:
During the application, you already have the sensation that this cream fills in wrinkles and densifies the skin for a smoother look thanks to its silky texture. Rich in broccoli flavonoids and firming tripeptides, this velvety, warm-smelling cream acts directly on the skin's appearance, improving its elasticity and making it firmer. It acts in depth to stop the marks of time.
Redensifying Night Cream
Have you ever heard your skin thank you? With our Redensifying Night Cream, it can. This cream with its ultra smooth texture works during sleep when cell renewal is most stimulated. It is composed of numerous active ingredients such as encapsulated flavonoids for an in-depth action against skin aging, apricot kernel oil for a healthy glow and effective nourishment with firm skin at the end. Combined with the Immunox patent, the skin feels regenerated, smoother, firmer and its elasticity is reinforced! And above all, it glows from the very first morning.
The botanical serum from the Lift Pinaster range is the care that acts underwater to reach the deepest layers of the epidermis, where wrinkles are created. Over-concentrated in organic Birch sap, organic Chaga and Pine polyphenols, and plant hyaluronic acid, this serum redensifies and improves the skin's structure to help restore volume. The complexion is brighter and the depth of wrinkles is reduced, as if filled in. In other words, this rejuvenating treatment is complete. Boosting collagen formation, stopping free radicals and deeply moisturizing, it's all about bouncing back and firming cheeks.
One of our favorites among all our facials, the Eye and Lip Contour has a refreshing metal applicator. This 3-in-1 anti-wrinkle, anti-puffiness and anti-dark circle treatment applies just the right amount of product with a relaxing fresh-up effect. It boosts circulation and dark circles. Say goodbye to dark circles and hello to doe eyes! This treatment tightens the eyelid, firms the skin and smoothes crow's feet wrinkles! It also smoothes out fine dehydration lines around the lips, so don't forget about them.
Let the pink rise to your cheeks, thanks to us! And then, in the shade of the maritime pines, you feel so good....
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