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QSS Green Tea Toner  
QSS Green Tea Toner

Quintessence® Green Tea Toner is a uniquely effective skin care formulation designed for use on the face after cleansing with Quintessence® Purifying Cleanser. It helps balance the skin’s natural pH levels as well as re-hydrate the face and restore the skin’s natural acid mantle. It also soothes irritated skin and gently prepares the skin for advanced treatments with other Quintessence® Skin Science products without stripping the skin of its precious moisture balance. This formula tones and conditions with natural solvents and astringents to dissolve residual oils and waxes and adds antioxidants, vitamins and other extracts to soothe and maintain a viable, fresh surface to the face.

Quintessence® Green Tea Toner is non-irritating even to the most sensitive skin types and may be applied directly after professional, in-office chemical peels, and Microdermabrasion or IPL treatments.  It contains the phyto-effective natural ingredients Aloe Vera and Cucumber Extract which soothe irritated or inflamed skin and posses’ natural skin tightening properties. It also contains witch hazel, a mild, natural astringent and glycerin for softening and moisturizing the face. These ingredients work synergistically, providing optimal benefits in balancing and soothing the skin and preparing it for application of Quintessence® Serum C, Q-Strixin and Q-Sunshade.

PRODUCT BENEFITS:

his refreshing, toning & hydrating formula combines antioxidants with aloe to counter the drying effects of aggressive skin care treatments and is excellent for daily use:

  1. Glycerin and Polysorbate gently dissolve cleanser residue and treatments.
  2. Green Tea Tannins and Witch Hazel provide astringent properties to tone pores following deep cleansing.
  3.  Aloe Vera (Barbadensis) Gel and Cucumber accelerate healing and renewal of damaged skin. 
  4. Vitamin E helps to maintain epidermal barrier function. 

Application:  After cleansing with Quintessence® Purifying Cleanser, apply Quintessence® Green Tea Toner liberally to a cotton pad or cosmetic pad and smooth over the entire face and neck areas. It may also be applied under the eyes as well. Allow it to dry and a second application may be applied if the skin is extremely dehydrated. While the face is still damp, apply one drop of Quintessence® Serum C to the face and neck. Follow up with Quintessence® Q-Sunshade for optimal sun protection.

INGREDIENTS: Camelia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Leaf) Gel, Aqua (Deionized Water), Glycerin, Polysorbate-20, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract (Witch Hazel), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Panax Ginseng Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Disodium EDTA.

Green Tea (Camilia Sinensis):

·         Reduces oxidative damage (production of free radicals) to the skin as a free radical scavenger.·         Numerous studies have shown benefits of Green tea on human skin & its Photo protective effects.

·         It inhibits erythema evoked by UV Radiation.

·         Reduces DNA damage after UV radiation, contains a powerful anti -oxidant which prevents the cross linking of the dermal collagen (anti-protease activity) induced by sun light.

·         Research shows Green Tea also has proven anti-inflammatory activity

Cucumber Extract:

CUCUMIS SATIVUS) An extract with skin firming properties and anti-inflammatory action has a refreshing, soothing effect on skin. Cucumber Extract is also known for its emollient properties. It contains high amounts of both amino and organic acids that are beneficial to the skin’s acid mantle. Cucumber Extract removes impurities, reduces oiliness and refines the appearance of pores, making it beneficial for normal as well as oily or acne skin types. Cucumbers also have a long, natural-medicinal history, reputedly used by Cleopatra to preserve her skin. Traditionally, cucumber slices have also been used to remove dark circles from the area underneath the eyes as well as reduce puffiness.

Aloe Vera:
The virtues of the Aloe Vera plant have been recorded by many great civilizations, from those of Persia and Egypt in the Middle East, Greece and Italy in Europe, to India, Japan and the Asian continent. Topically, it has been proven to counteract wrinkling of the skin, scarring, etc. It is very beneficial on burned, sunburned and environmentally exposed skin and also after laser treatments, micro-dermabrasion or chemical peels. Scientific studies show that it stimulates cellular regeneration and also has been shown to have astringent, emollient, antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties.

Panax Ginseng :
Panax ginseng is one of the most highly researched species of ginseng and has been an important herbal remedy in traditional eastern medicine for thousands of years. Its benefits for improving energy and vitality and enhancing the immune system have scientifically documented in numerous published studies. Ginseng is referred to as an adaptogen.  The term “adaptogen” connotes an agent that purportedly “increases resistance to physical, chemical, and biological stress and builds up general vitality, including the physical and mental capacity for work.” It is used in skincare to increase the skin's ability to tolerate physical stresses that cause pre-mature aging, wrinkling, and dryness.

References:

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2.        Borge GI, Vogt G, Nilsson A, Intermediates and products formed during fatty acid alpha-oxidation in cucumber (Cucumis sativus).Lipids. 1999 Jul;34(7):661-73.

3.        Graf J, Herbal anti-inflammatory agents for skin disease. Skin Therapy Lett. 2000;5(4):3-5.

4.        Ali MI, Shalaby NM, Elgamal MH, Mousa AS.Antifungal effects of different plant extracts and their major components of selected aloe species..Phytother Res. 1999 Aug;13(5):401-7.

5.        Villegas LF, Marcalo A, Martin J, Fernandez ID, Maldonado H, Vaisberg AJ, Hammond GB, (+)-epi-Alpha-bisabolol [correction of bisbolol] is the wound-healing principle of Peperomia galioides: investigation of the in vivo wound-healing activity of related terpenoids. J Nat Prod. 2001 Oct;64(10):1357-9.

6.        Miller T, Wittstock U, Lindequist U, Teuscher E, Effects of some components of the essential oil of chamomile, Chamomilla recutita, on histamine release from rat mast cells. Planta Med. 1996 Feb;62(1):60-1

7.        Jakovlev V, von Schlichtegroll A, [On the inflammation inhibitory effect of (-)-alpha-bisabolol, an essential component of chamomilla oil] Arzneimittelforschung. 1969 Apr;19(4):615-6.

8.        Darr D., Dunstun S, Faust H, Pinnel S. Effectiveness of Antioxidants, (Vitamin C & E) With and Without Sunscreens as Topical Photoptoectants. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 76: 264-266, 1996.

9.        Scaglione F, Cattaneo G, Alessandria M, Cogo R. Efficacy and safety of the standardized Ginseng extract G115 for potentiating vaccination against the influenza syndrome and protection against the common cold [corrected]. Drugs Exp Clin Res 1996;22:65-72.

10.     Stewart M.S., Cameron G.S., Pence B.C. Antioxidant Nutrrients Portect Against UVB Induced Oxidative Damage to DNA of Mouse Keratinocytes In Culture. J Invest. Dermatol. 106: 1086-1089, 1996

11.     Yun TK, Choi SY. Non-organ specific cancer prevention of ginseng: a prospective study in Korea. Int J Epidemiol 1998;27:359-64.

12.     World Health Organization. WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants. Geneva: World Health Organization, 1999.

13.    Kiefer, D., Traci Pantuso, TPanax Ginseng. American Family Physician. Volume 68, Number 8 / Oct 15, 2003

 

 

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