Marie Veronique Kristina Holey Balancing HypoTonic Toner
The Marie Veronique Kristina Holey Balancing HypoTonic hydrates via a unique process designed to balance the liquid content of skin cells with the lipids that surround them; and in so doing it provides necessary support for the stratum corneum to be self sufficient.
The stratum corneum contains multiple layers of flattened cells (corneocytes), encased in a thick coating of fat or lipids. Arranged into pairs of sheets (lamellar membranes), these lamellar lipid bi-layers fill spaces between the cells, providing a formidable barrier to the outflow of water from skin (transepidermal water loss).
Most water-based moisturizers/hydrators seep into the lamellar layers of the SC, leaching water from skin cells—potentially why conventional mists or toners can leave skin more dehydrated. The Marie Veronique Kristina Holey Balancing HypoTonic has produced a one-of-a-kind tonic, composed of humectants with distinctive similarity to the skin’s lamellar structure. Since maintaining lamellar membrane integrity also protects the con- tents of the skin cells, the tonic not only promotes liquid/lipid balances, it also restores and improves overall barrier function.
Shake well. Saturate cotton pad and swipe over entire neck and face, avoiding eye contour area. If irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult physician. Keep in a cool, dry place, out of direct light. Use within 6 months of opening.
BETA GLUCAN excellent polysaccharide humectant that penetrates into the deeper lamellar structures of the SC.
d-PANTHENOL Pro-vitamin B5 promotes wound healing, helps restore damaged epithelium, reduces in ammation, improves skin hydration, reduces transepidermal water loss, improves skin roughness.
SODIUM HYALURONATE disaccharide occurring naturally in skin, a major component of the dermis, maintaining its moisture and elas- ticity. Holds up to 1000 x its weight in water, powerful humectant.
LICORICE ROOT Anti-inflammatory botanical, skin-lightening properties.
SELENIUM Works with vitamin E to safeguard cell membranes by inhibiting lipid peroxidation. Used to control Malassezia globose, a species of fungus that causes Tinea versicolor and hypopigmentation.
Green tea (Camellia Sinensis Leaf) Extract, Beta glucan, d-panthenol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, elderberry phytocide (Sambucus Nigra) Fruit Extract, licorice root (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) extract, Pre/probiotic complex, Selenium, Curcumin CO2 (Curcuma Longa), apple cider vinegar (Acetic Acid), sodium hyaluronate, Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Fruit Extract
Fragrance + Essential Oil free