Geek & Gorgeous

Geek & Gorgeous Stress Less

$20

DESCRIPTION

Geek & Gorgeous Stress Less is a light & silky gel formula with high amounts of Beta-Glucan from Oat and Madecassoside from Centella Asiatica, to soothe and repair the skin. 

 

Why We Love It

This clever formula calms and supports your skin - we love using it alongside actives like retinoids or acids to help increase tolerance and repair. 

Geek & Gorgeous Stress Less

Stress Less is designed to improve sensitive, damaged, irritated or dehydrated skin with the combination of Beta-Glucan & Madecassoside, two super-molecules with remarkable skin soothing, repairing and hydrating abilities. 

Beta-Glucan is the most bioactive and valuable part of Oat with intensive skin repairing, skin smoothing & wound healing properties, while Madecassoside is one of the main active components of Centella Asiatica, a medicinal plant that has well-established soothing, wound healing and antioxidant activities.

This serum is  especially beneficial for skin prone to dehydration, sensitivity, redness and irritation, or if you are using strong actives (e.g. anti-acne such as benzoyl peroxide or anti-aging such as tretinoin) known to dry the skin or compromise the skin barrier.

We use 0.2% Beta-Glucan and 0.3% Madecassoside in this formula. While these numbers might not sound high, when it comes to these two actives, they are. Studies use Madecassoside from as low as 0.05% (shown to inhibit UV induced melanin production) or at 0.1% combined with 5% Vitamin C for anti-aging benefits. 0.2% of Madecassoside has remarkable barrier-supporting, skin moisturizing, as well as redness & itching reducing properties in atopic or psoriasis-prone skin.  In-vivo studies (made on real humans) by the manufacturer of Beta-Glucan show that the molecule improves skin barrier recovery used at 0.05%, while its moisturizing ability is as good as that of hyaluronic acid or even greater. Used at 0.1%, Beta-Glucan makes the skin firmer, smoother and more elastic.  

Geek tip: use Stress Less with C-Glow in the morning for added smart-aging benefits.

ROUTINE

Apply a few drops to the face after cleansing, toning and/or exfoliating. Can be used either in the AM and/or PM.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply 2-3 drops with fingertips.

FOLLOW WITH

Other serums, emulsions, creams, oils and sunscreen. 

CONTRAINDICATIONS

None

SKIN BENEFITS

+ Reduces sensitivity and helps skin recovery/repair

+ Fungal acne safe

+ Helps restore a weakened skin barrier

+ Helps reduce skin irritation 

+ Rehydrates skin for healthy barrier function

+ Well tolerated by all skin types, especially sensitive and reactive skin

THE FORMULA FOCUS INGREDIENTS

Madecassoside:

One of the main biologically active components of the famous medicinal plant Centella Asiatica, also known as Gotu Kola or Cica. It has well-established wound healing, skin soothing and antioxidant activities.

Beta-Glucan:

A supermolecule coming from Oat that has intensive skin-repairing and wound healing properties, while being a great skin soother and moisturizer, even showing some anti-aging benefits. It is a large polysaccharide (sugar) molecule, somewhat similar in structure to Hyaluronic Acid hence showing similar (or some claim even greater) skin hydrating properties. While the larger beta-glucan fractions stay on the top of the skin to hydrate & smooth it, the smaller fractions penetrate deeply (even into the dermis, the middle layer of the skin) showing promising anti-aging benefits.

Saccharide Isomerate:

A skin-idententical carbohydrate molecule that binds to the skin like magnet and keeps the skin hydrated longer than most other humectants.

FULL INGREDIENTS LIST

Aqua (Water), Methyl Gluceth-20, Saccharide Isomerate, Glycerin, Madecassoside, Beta-Glucan, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol

 

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