This is a chronic infection of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles due to an excessive activity of the sebaceous glands and their blockage. In the teen years, as a result of the increased hormonal activities, the oil glands expand and produce surplus sebum which combined with dead skin cells, plug up hair follicles and create blemishes. There are various types of acne and appear on the skin as comedones, blackheads, pimples, pustules or cysts which occur mainly on the face, chest and back. Treatment can involve a combination of medical and cosmeceutical treatments or as an alternative an effective, skin care treatment using the adequate products.Holy Land Cosmetics products have various products that help improve the condition and are strongly recommended following a professional diagnosis by a dermatologist or cosmetologist.
ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS (AHAs)
Natural AHA is manufactured from various fruits (such as grapes, citrus fruits and apples) as well as sugar cane and are rich in sugars that play a role in the exfoliation process.
The AHA molecules successfully penetrate into the epidermis and break the cellular bonds enabling and facilitating a natural, quicker and more effective exfoliation. It is used in peeling treatments for the removal of dead skin cells present on the top of the epidermis and this will have the effect of renewing and improvement the overall complexion, illuminating hyper-pigmentation and achieving a smooth, younger look. Among these the most popular are the glycolic acid, the lactic acid and the citric acid.
Holy Land Cosmetics incorporates natural AHAs in the Alpha Complex and Alpha-Beta & Retinol product lines.
ALPHA LIPOIC ACID (ALA)
It is made by the body however its production diminishes with age. In cosmetics is known as an important antioxidant and neutralizes free radicals which damage our skin. It is unique and more effective than other antioxidant because it is both water and fat soluble and the body cells are made up of both materials.
Holy Land Cosmetics has formulated with ALA the Renew Formula and Boldcare product lines.
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and have an important role in the building of collagen and elastin- the proteins responsible for the softness and elasticity of the skin. These are also used as building blocks for other substances such as the hormone thyroxine (thyroid gland), Niacin (vitamin B3) and others which are essential to the health and well functioning of the cells, among them the skin cells.
Holy Land Cosmetics has included these amino acids in Boldcare products and Be First Smoother Serum.
Antioxidants protect the skin cells from oxidative damage which is cause by free radicals and which may cause wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation. Well known antioxidants are vitamins A, C and E. In the past years, research has shown that through the topical application of vitamins an antioxidant effect is achieved and this benefits the skin`s health.
Holy Land Cosmetics includes antioxidants in many formulations among them Renew Formula, C the Success, Multivitamin Serum, Coenzyme Q10.
BETA HYDROXY ACIDS (BHA)
Beta Hydroxy Acids, among them Salicylic Acid, are lipid soluble and can penetrate the protective lipid layer into deeper layers of the epidermis and act there. Its ability to clean the pores, improve the proliferation of new skin cells increasing the skin`s thickness make it effective and often used in acne treatments.
Holy Land Cosmetics has included BHA in the Alpha-Beta & Retinol product line and A-Nox Plus Retinol.
BIOTIN (VITAMIN H)
Biotin, known also as vitamin H, plays an important role in the skin`s health since it is necessary for the production of proteins, composed of amino acids. Well known proteins are collagen and elastin, both essential for the flexibility and the strength of the skin`s texture.
Research has pointed to a correlation between a lack in Biotin and seborheea, an excessive sebum discharge by the sebaceous glands that cause the complexion to look and feel oily and unpleasant.
In Holy Land Cosmeticsproducts Biotin can be found in the following formulations: Multivitamin Serum, Calm Red and Fusion³.
Botox is a preparation of Botulin Toxin, used in medicine to treat muscle spasms and also used in cosmetics as a facial muscle relaxant with the effect of smoothing wrinkles. The FDA and other health institutions have warned of multiple harsh side effects and after tragic death cases have happened following applications by non certified professionals.
Boldcare is the "no needle" alternative wrinkle release treatment, effective formulations for a smoother, firmer skin without any side effects.
This condition is characterized by lumpy substances which appear as tiny collections of fat under the epidermis. Among the causes is a non-conform activity of the lymphatic system, in charge of distribution of nourishing substances and oxygen to the cells and removing the cellular debris. It worries mostly women from the age of 30 but may appear in younger women and men.
Holy Land Cosmetics has developed the Mythologic Cellulite Treatment, a unique combination of plant extracts active in "melting" cellulite lumps and caffeine.
COENZYME Q10 (Ubiquinone)
Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin- like antioxidant, synthesized in the body and present in every cell of the body. It plays a role in the production of energy within the cells as well in the renewal of the skin and fights free radicals which damage the skin cell thus delays premature aging.
It also improves absorption of various vitamins by the skin cells, improves natural cellular exchange and building collagen in the skin. From the age of 40 or as a result of certain mediations taken by liver patients, the level of coenzyme Q10 in the body lowers and research has shown that topical application may help improve the skin.
In Holy Land Cosmeticsproducts with coenzyme Q10 are Coenzyme Q10 Energizer and Age Control Activator.
Collagen is a protein, the most important in the skin because it is responsible for its elasticity and strength. With time, its production decreases and the fibers weaken and loose form causing the skin to look saggy, tired and wrinkled. Research has shown that vitamin C plays the role of co-producer in collagen synthesis and products with a high percentage will improve collagen`s structure.
In Holy Land Cosmeticsproducts collagen is one of the leading ingredients in the Bio Repair product line.
The dermis is located below the epidermis and is responsible supporting and supplying nourishment to the epidermis. This layer is made up mostly of collagen and elastin fibers whose role is that of preserving the skin`s elasticity and its firmness. Also located in the dermis are blood vessels, sebaceous glands, sweat glands, hair follicles and sensory nerves.
It is a protein elastic fiber that gives the skin its elasticity. These thin fibers allow the skin to retain its original shape and with the years, as its production diminishes it influences the skin`s elasticity and firmness loss.
In Holy Land Cosmetics elastin is a key ingredient in theBio Repair product line.
The outermost layer of the skin, it plays a protective role and it is made up of 3 main cell types: Keratinocytes, Melanocytes and Langerhans cells.
GAMA LINOLENIC ACID (GLA)
The GLA is an essential fatty acid known to have a positive effect on inflammations. In addition, this essential skin lipid is important for the maintenance of the skin`s health and its moisture level. The GLA combined with antibacterial and antifungal proteins help improve seborrhea and acne problems.
The GLA is one of the key ingredients in Borage Oil used as a key ingredient in theSebo-Derm +Ω Balancing Cream.
An ornamental tree also considered the oldest tree in the world. Its extract holds the important characteristic in that it helps increase circulation and thus improves the oxygen supply, important for the maintenance of the skin`s health and fresh look. It also plays a role in the cellular renewal and as a very potent antioxidant it slows down the skin`s aging processes.
Holy Land Cosmetics uses the Ginko Biloba extract as one of the active ingredients in the formulations Age Control Omega Polar and CuproCalm, Boldcare, Calm Red and GlowSense.
This sweet natural substance contains a very high percentage of sugars and other essential minerals and makes for a great, natural antiseptic with curative effects and great at maintaining the skin`s moisture. It also contains antioxidants which play a role in delaying the skin`s aging processes.
Holy Land Cosmetics has a number of products based on honey among them Mythologic Massage Gel and Wheat & Honey Massage Oil.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the body found in the intracellular spaces and it plays an important role in the skin.
It maintains the skin`s moisture, softness and elasticity and it also plays an important role in the production of collagen. With age its quantity diminishes and this is one of the reasons for loss of elasticity and tone which leads to the appearance of wrinkles. In the medical field it is used in the form of injections and advanced cosmetic products use it for the preservation of an elastic and soft skin texture.
Holy Land Cosmetics uses it in the C the Success product line.
HYPER-PIGMENTATION – SUN SPOTS
In this category there are 3 types of spots: freckles, age spots and pregnancy spots. Freckles are superficial and are a result of higher pigmentation in the epidermis, the top layer of the skin; age spots, also known as "liver spots" because of their color are deeper and appear in areas that were exposed to the sun over the years as a result of the increase in the number of melanocytes, found mostly in the lower layer of the epidermis. Pregnancy spots called "melasma" as well are large, symmetric and appear especially on the cheeks and forehead during pregnancy or following use of oral contraceptives.
Sun spots are a result of lack of uniformity in the skin`s natural defense mechanism, meant to filter sun rays, by over producing melanin in more places than in others. When we are exposed to the sun, the melanocytes produce melanin which gives our skin a darker tone. Over exposure and an accumulation of sun rays causes hyper-pigmentation – an excess of pigment. As a result dark spots appear on the skin, mostly on the face and arms.
Holy Land Cosmetics has formulated the Whiteningproduct line, its advantage is in the ability to delay the melanin production process in hyper-pigmentated areas by three comprehensive mechanisms which allows an effective, long lasting illumination of spots.
A keloid is a type of scar caused by an over active tissue repair process following a skin injury or trauma to the skin. The common affected areas are the ears, jaw, shoulders, upper back and chest area. The scars may appear immediately following the trauma to the skin and in some cases months after this has happened.
This natural acid extracted from rice which the Japanese have found that it has a skin lightening effect when applied topically. Research has shown that it inhibits melanin formation and thus contributes to a brighter skin tone.
Holy Land Cosmetics uses it in the Whitening product line and the Eye Theraphy Lighten-Up Eye Cream.
Lipids a general name given to fat molecules; such as cholesterol, ceramides and more. Their role as structural components of the cell membrane is important for our skin.
Liposomes are very small vesicles, with a very characteristic structure, which can penetrate into the epidermis and are used as vectors for active ingredients. In cosmetic products are popular in formulations for dry or mature complexion.
Melanin is the pigment that is the primary determinant of our skin color and is produced in the epidermis by melanocytes in result to exposure to sunlight. Melanin absorbs ultraviolet light and acts as a sunscreen protecting the skin. The quantity of melanocytes is similar to all skin tones but in dark complexions it is manufactured all the time and all over the body while in light complexions it is manufactured only after exposure to the sun.
Nano-technology is one of the latest and important technologies today and it penetrates in all living fields, including medical and cosmetics. It refers to the science and technology that deals with systems and materials which are constructed on a very small scale, nano being a very small measurement unit.
The tiny size of the nano particles has a very important advantage in cosmetics enabling scientists to develop new cosmetic ingredients and special molecules that allow a controlled release of various materials, to improve the penetration of active ingredients in cosmetic formulations and more.
The sun protection product line, Sunbrella contains nano-technology based on Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide which have tiny particles that permit an increased protection from ultra violet light.
NATURAL MOISTURIZING FACTOR - NMF
This composition of compounds, found in the stratum corneum, includes amino acids, lactic acid, salts and more and has the capability of absorbing moisture from the environment. Its function is that of improving and maintaining the skin well hydrated.
OMEGA 3, 6, 9
These fatty acids are found in all the cellular membranes of our body and influence to a great extent the flexibility and the cellular activity. They play an important role in the maintenance of the skin`s moisture and elasticity, prevention of premature aging as well as are effective anti inflammatory agents thus soothe and calm redness and irritation of the skin such as in cases of seborrhea, and show an improvement of the complexion in cases of psoriasis and eczema.
Among the Holy Land Cosmetics products that contain omega fatty acids are SeboDerm +Ω Balancing Cream, Age Control Omega Polar, Fusion³.
Peeling is the removal or exfoliation of the upper layer of the epidermis through a controlled trauma to help stimulate the natural renewing and healing processes of the skin and as a result diminishes expression lines and wrinkles, age and sun spots and improves acne and post-acne conditions. This procedure is part of a professional facial and ranges in strength and outcome according to the materials used. It can be used in various forms, gommage, enzymatic or chemical and the choice of technique varies according to the treatment, the result desired and the individual client.
Holy Land Cosmetics has developed a wide selection of formulations that provide tools for cosmetologists to achieve different goals and these formulations are based on a variety of ingredients including natural AHAs, BHA, Lactic Acid and many fruit extracts. Among them are Alpha-Beta & Retinol Peeling Gel and Premium Peel, A-Nox Pro Balancing Exfoliator, Age Control Super Lift, Alpha Complex Rapid Exfoliator and Lactolan Peeling Cream.
These chemical compounds are made up of amino acid chains and represent the building blocks of proteins. They are used today in medicine and in the cosmetic industry.
pH is a measurement unit which represents the acidity or alkalinity of a solution and is valued along a scale where the value 7 is neutral and lower (6.9-0) represent increasing acidity while higher (7.1-14) represent increased alkalinity. In cosmetics various pH levels are used to help control and balance the complexion or to produce a change, accordingly and depending on the professional`s goal.
Phyto estrogens are found in plants and have a very similar molecular composition as the hormone estrogen. During pre menopause, when the natural estrogen production falls dramatically, the collagen level also drops. This is the main reason why phyto estrogens are used in cosmetic treatments. These are extracted from plants, such as wild yam and soy beans and have similar characteristics to estrogen- help bring back the hormonal balance
Holy Land Cosmetics uses phyto estrogens extracted from wild yam in AgeControl and Boldcare formulations.
Probiotics means "for life", these are beneficial bacteria and naturally acts in the digestive system and help strengthen our immune system and prevent damage from toxic bacteria.
Research has shown that their topical application in cosmetic formulations helps protect the skin from bacteria and contamination and contributes to the renewal and improvement of the skin`s texture and aesthetics.
Holy Land Cosmetics has incorporated probiotics as a key ingredient in the ProBiotic product line.
Retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A, among them being vitamin A, retinol and more. Research has shown that topical application of vitamin A and its derivatives over a period of time has increased the elastin and collagen production, thickened the dermis layer and smoothed lines as well as small scars. Because retin-A demands a doctor`s prescription in cosmetics it is common to use retinol.
Holy Land Cosmetics formulations from the A-Nox Plus Retinol and Alpha-Beta & Retinol. In addition, vitamin A can be found in skin renewing and rehabilitating formulations among them MultivitaminSerum and RenewFormula.
Rosacea, also called "adult acne", is a chronic inflammation of the skin. It is characterized by dilated capillaries, a red coloration of the skin and acne like lesions, especially in the center of the face. It is common in women, starting from the 20s and may worsen with time.
Holy Land Cosmetics formulations from the Alpha Complex, Alpha-Beta & Retinol and Double Action product lines are used in cosmetic skin care regimen for rosacea prone complexions.
These cutaneous glands secrete sebum which lubricates the epidermis and protects its natural moisture. Can be found in greater quantities on the face, scalp, back and chest and become more active during adolescence. When the oily secretion, sebum, is discharged into the hair follicle and comes in contact with the outside environment it may lead to lesions associated with problem skin.
The term serum is borrowed from the world of biology and in cosmetics it is used to describe a product that has a high concentration of active ingredients which works to rehabilitate, nourish, calm and care for the complexion. These formulations are used as a booster and improve the effect of the creams; they may be used on their own to bestow the skin with a smooth, beautiful and glamorous esthetic.
Holy Land Cosmetics` lead serums include Age Control Firming Serum, Multivitamin Serum, C the Success concentrated vitamin C Serum & C the Success Eye Serum, ProBiotic Serum and more.
SUN PROTECTION FACTOR (SPF)
SPF is a numerical measure which shows the capability of protection of the skin by the application a preparation containing sunscreen ingredients by filtering UVB radiation.
Holy Land Cosmetics has formulated the Sunbrella product line, which has double the protection, both from UVA and UVB rays.
A combination of two or more materials, that brings to a greater efficiency, greater than the sum of the effects of each element separately. With the aid of advanced synergetic blends in cosmetic products, it is possible to achieve greater results sooner rather than use each element on its own and even to use lower concentrations of the materials and achieve the same efficacy.
Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, known as one of the most powerful antioxidant in our body. Retin A, a derivative of vitamin A, has been proven to have the ability to repair skin damage like these caused by over exposure to sun, and also to smooth wrinkles and expression lines and to improve the skin`s firmness. It has also been found that vitamin A or Retinol has a positive effect on acne and acne prone complexions.
Holy Land Cosmetics has formulated with various derivates of vitamin A in Multivitamin Serum, Renew Formula, Phytomide, Eye Therapy and vitamin A is one of the key ingredients in Acai Oil found in Fusion³.
The vitamin B group, known as B complex vitamins, includes the following: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B12, Biotin and Follic Acid. These water soluble vitamins, are important in the cellular reproduction and growth and for a correct blood circulation. They also play a role in protein formation and have an important role in the production of collagen and elastin, essential to maintain the skin`s texture and uniform tone and protection from sun radiation. A lack of any of them will be visible on the skin`s texture and esthetics.
Holy Land Cosmetics has formulated with various derivates of vitamin B in Multivitamin Serum and H2O Magic Moist.
VITAMIN C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C is one of the most effective anti oxidants and is also a key player in the process of collagen production. Research has shown that topical application of vitamin C can improve the "re-interweaving" of these fibers in mature complexions. This vitamin is also known to have an illuminating effect on the complexion and it protects from photo-aging and environmental stress.
Holy Land Cosmetics has formulated with vitamin C the C the Success, Renew Formula and Whitening product lines and vitamin C is also one of the key ingredients in Acai Oil found in Fusion³.
Vitamin E acts as an anti oxidant, protects against free radicals and protects the skin from sun radiation. It is also essential to the improvement of the skin`s moisture level and loss of moisture in the epidermis.
Holy Land Cosmetics has formulated with vitamin E the Multivitamin Serum, Calm Red, Bio Repair, Renew Formula, Phytomide, Eye Therapy and Fusion³.
Vitamin F belongs to the group of fatty acids essential to the body but not produced naturally. On application on the skin, vitamin F nourishes and moisturizes and is important in maintaining the complexion balanced. It also, strengthens the skin membrane and acts to delay premature aging of the skin as well as showing a therapeutic effect on dry, flaky skin.
Holy Land Cosmetics incorporates vitamin F extracted from various nuts in Kukui, based on Kukui Nut Oil, Multivitamin Serum and Fusion³.
WHEAT GERM OIL
It one of the leading oils used in cosmetics, rich and healthy is rich in essential fatty acids among them Omega 6 and vitamin E and other vitamins all important to the skin`s health.