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#5 Night Treatment - Repair

Antioxidant and nutrient-rich, this hydrating night cream repairs, restores and conditions the skin.

• Antioxidant and nutrient rich

• Super-hydrating

• Packed with anti-aging
 ingredients
• Airless system - reduced oxidization
• No nasty ingredients



Bakuchiol
An antioxidant found in the seeds and leaves of the plant Psoralea Corylifolia, which has similar effects to topical vitamin A (retinol) but lacks many of the potential side effects.

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
Vitamin C has powerful antioxidant activity that assists in promoting the skin’s natural condition and balance.

Pichia/Resveratrol Ferment Extract
Resveratrol helps promote the appearance of radiant, firm skin.

Lactic Acid (Alpha Hydroxy Acid)
Promotes skin turnover (exfoliation) and improves skin texture.

Apply 2 pumps of cream to the face at night after serum.

1 fl.oz. / 30ml (2 months supply)

Parabens, sulphates, PEGS, TEA, DEA, mineral oils, petrochemicals, and artificial fragrance.

Ingredient Why we used it
Water (Aqua)  Sourced from New Zealand, it is pure mineralized artesian water containing silica, calcium, magnesium, potassium and other trace elements. 
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride  Derived from coconut oil and glycerin, it is considered an excellent emollient and skin repairing ingredient. This is due to the mix of fatty acids that the skin can use to repair its surface and resist moisture loss. It also has the added benefit of being non-sensitizing.*
Glycerin  A humectant that works to moisturize the skin by drawing water from the air into the skin's outer layer. When combined with other occlusive agents It also forms a protective layer that helps prevent moisture loss. and prevent dryness and scaling.* 
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax  An emollient and skin conditioner, it is known for its skin smoothing qualities and is considered non comedogenic (doesn’t clog pores).**
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice  A clear gel like substance found in the inner part of the Aloe leaf, it plays a role in binding moisture to skin. It also possesses soothing, healing and moisturizing properties.**
Sodium Polyacrylate  A versatile, synthetic polymer used as a thickening agent emulsion stabilizer and emollient. It has the ability to absorb as much as 200-300 times its mass in water and is an important ingredient in cold processing.**
Lanolin  A highly effective occlusive and emollient and is very similar to the oils produced by human skin. It also spontaneously forms emulsions with water that moves through the intercellular spaces of the stratum corneum (outermost layer of the skin), creating an additional reservoir of water.**
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil  A non-fragrant plant oil with topical anti-inflammatory benefits, it also helps to enhance the skin’s barrier repair properties and ability to heal from damage.**
Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil  Extracted from the Kiwi fruit, it is rich in linoleic acid and  Omega-3 essential fatty acids. It is also high in Vitamin C (useful in the treatment of photoaging) and a form of Vitamin E Tocotrienol (a strong antioxidant) that research shows to be beneficial for the skin in helping to protect against wrinkles and photoaging caused by UV light.**
Phormium Tenax Seed Oil  (Harakeke Oil) An oil containing high concentrations of oleic, palmitic, linoleic and stearic acid, and smaller contributions of triacylglycerol’s, phytosterols and antioxidants. Fatty acids from Harakeke Oil are also attributed with repairing, moisturizing and soothing damaged skin.**
Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil  Topical application may improve the appearance of wrinkled skin by reducing inflammation and forestalling further damage. Research also shows that an extract from Pomegranate peel has an inhibitory effect on the collagen-depleting substance MMP-1.**
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil  A non-fragrant oil from pressed almonds that functions as an emollient.*
Bakuchiol  A natural antioxidant found in the seeds and leaves of the plant Psoralea corylifolia. Research has shown that this ingredient seems to have equivalent antiaging benefits to topical Vitamin A, but doesn't have many of the typical side effects, including sun sensitivity and irritant dermatitis. Studies show improvement in roughness and dryness, fine lines and wrinkles, skin tone, elasticity and firmness, radiance and brightening.**
Linoleic Acid  An Omega-6 fatty acid found in corn, safflower, and sunflower oils and used as an emollient and thickening agent. There is some research showing it to be effective in cell regulation and skin-barrier repair, as well as being an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory agent.**
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols  A plant derived complex alcohol which is non-drying and non-irritating to the skin. It is used as an emollient to lubricate the skin.**
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate  Vitamin C has been proven to be effective in protecting against photoaging of the skin and is one of the mainstay ingredients of antiaging cosmeceuticals. It helps to reduce melatonin production (skin lightening effect), and to help repair the effects of sun exposure and other environmental harm. Exposure to UV light has also shown to decrease the naturally occurring Vitamin C levels in the skin, so topical application of Vitamin C restores these levels.**
Phospholipids  Known for its emulsifying abilities and water holding capacity. They are essential to normal healthy cell function.** 
Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily) Leaf Cell Extract  Cultivated since Ancient times in Egypt and in Rome, for its
exceptional fragrance Madonna lily plant stem cell extract is said to aid in evening out skin tone, and may help to prevent and decrease dark patches.**
Pichia/Resveratrol Ferment Extract  Designed to ameliorate the visible signs of aging, its benefits may include reduction in inflammation, promoting firming of the skin and rebuilding dermal epidermal junction structural integrity.**
Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract  A plant extract that functions as an antioxidant and antibacterial agent. Studies have also shown it to be effective at inhibiting melanin production resulting in skin lightening.**
Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract  An extract that is rich with polyphenolic compounds, which exhibit antimicrobial and antioxidant benefits.**
Mānuka Honey  Mānuka honey is internationally recognized as an antimicrobial compound that nourishes and draws precious moisture deep into the skin and encourages rapid tissue repair.**
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-37  A peptide with numerous benefits including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, stem cell generation and wound healing properties. Research also suggests that it may fight skin aging by boosting collagen and elastin production.**
Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract  A powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties when used topically. Current research also indicates that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), Green Tea’s active component,  can prevent collagen breakdown and reduce UV damage to skin.**
Lactic Acid  An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), Lactic Acid exfoliates cells on the surface of the skin by breaking down the material that holds skin cells together. Lactic Acid also has water-binding properties.**
Hydrolysed Keratin  The use of Keratin in skin care preparations has shown beneficial results by helping to increase hydration and elasticity of the skin. Studies also show that Keratin may help to reinforce the skin's natural barrier and improving its water retention capabilities.**
Sodium Hyaluronate  Sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid. It is a powerful humectant that attracts and holds on to water, making it the ultimate skin moisturizer. This helps to hydrate skin and keep it moist and supple but also causes a slight swelling. This swelling helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and gives the skin a more youthful appearance.**  
Cyathea Cumingii (New Zealand Tree Fern) Leaf Extract  An extract from a large native New Zealand tree fern, it has an instant tightening effect on the skin. This is due to the way it forms a molecular network across the skin providing cutaneous micro-relief, which helps to support the skin. These properties may increase tone and firmness.**
Bisabolol  An anti-irritant typically extracted from Chamomile, it reduces pro-inflammatory cytokine production and ameliorates skin inflammation.**
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract  An anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, primarily because of licochalcone, a molecule contained in licorice root extract that helps control oil production and helps calm and soothe acne-prone skin.**
Totarol  An extract from the New Zealand Totara tree, it's a powerful nature-sourced antioxidant that helps fight oxidative stress and free-radical damage to the skin. It also has natural antibacterial preservative qualities and is helpful in the treatment of acne.**
Fragrance  An all-natural selection of subtle green floral notes for a pleasant scent.
Butylene Glycol  A slip agent and skin penetration enhancer. It’s similar to Propylene Glycol, but has a lighter texture. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Board has evaluated several toxicology tests and other research concerning Butylene Glycol and has determined it is safe as used in cosmetic products.**
Dehydroacetic Acid  A synthetic fungicide and bactericide predominantly used as a preservative in cosmetics. It is considered one of the mildest preservatives due to clinical tests showing no evidence regarding toxicity and potential for irritation.**
Benzyl Alcohol  An organic alcohol that occurs naturally in some fruits, it is used as a low irritant preservative in cosmetics.**


References & Research

* http://www.paulaschoice.com. 
** Other references in alphabetical order here

Q: Can I use the night repair in the morning?
A: We don’t recommend using thenight cream during the day as we have include a small amount of lactic acid (natural exfoliator) to help cell turnover. This can make the skin slightly more sensitive in the sun.

Q: Can I use the night repair and the retinal cream at the same time?
A: Yes they have been formulated to work together.

Q: Can you mix the night repair and the retinal together before applying them to your face?
A: Yes. 

Q: Where can I find a full list of  ingredients?
A: On the website under each product there is a full ingredient list tab, on the outer packaging there is a full list of ingredients. 

Q: Is there a fragrance in the Night treatment?
A: Yes there is a natural dry vanilla based scent which we have applied to the cleanser, the day treatment and the retinal cream also.


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