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Microcurrent, LED and ultrasound are beauty breakthroughs offering real anti-aging benefits for firming and smoothing. For some time, I’ve been thinking about how to boost these benefits even more, and after much testing, I have created the Truth Vitality Treatment Gel ($49 in the shop).
I set myself four objectives:
1) To create a water-based gel that is pleasant and comfortable to use, providing coverage that lasts throughout the microcurrent and LED treatment.
2) For the treatment to also double as a face mask that can be used without a device.
3) For the ingredients to complement and augment all the technologies – LED, ultrasound and microcurrent.
4) To help achieve an instantly refreshed complexion as well as provide long-term benefits.
The Truth Vitality Treatment Gel is a lovely, refreshing, light blue gel that helps increase oxygen to the skin. A key ingredient is perfluorodecalin, a perfluorocarbon that mimics the blood’s ability to carry oxygen to the skin cells. It is used in wound healing therapies and for treating acne. Although I haven’t found research to back this up, it is postulated that perfluorodecalin promotes collagen production. On the other hand, there is research showing that perfluorodecalin boosts moisture in the skin. It allows the skin to breathe to optimum levels and to self regulate better in polluted environments.
Then, I added in green tea and vitamin C. Scientists in China and Germany have shown that these ingredients improve the short-term antioxidant effects of LED light.
Ultrasound helps the skin absorb ingredients, and so the Treatment Gel also includes hydrating hyaluronic acid, as well as one of my favorite botanicals, milk thistle. This consists of about 80% silymarin (an antioxidant that protects against cell damage by blocking free radicals) and 20% fatty acids. Milk thistle is a wonderful cleansing agent and help rebalance the skin as well as help with acne and breakouts.
The preservative is the relatively gentle and benign ethylhexylglycerin.
At the end of your session, Truth Vitality Lux Renew can be completely rinsed away (although I prefer to simply wipe it away with a tissue, thinking of the benefits that the residue might still be bringing to my skin).