Brightening Pigmentation Meder Beauty Way

Isn’t summer great? Long sunny days bring joy and an anticipation of holiday and rest. Your skin however is working double time in the summer and needs the most effective protection you can give it. It is, of course, the intensity of ultraviolet radiation that makes all the difference. Summer sun is the hottest and most active. Sure, we’ve all heard it before, but it’s just so hard to resist the temptation to bask in the warm sun, especially if you’ve just spent many weeks indoors.

The Aftermath of Sunny Days

UV activates the synthesis of melanin in the skin’s pigment cells and enhances the production of fibroblast growth factor, which in its turn activates melanocytes. Intensive UV radiation naturally results in hyperpigmentation. 

Suntan is in fact our skin’s reaction to injury and as such it is a very effective protection mechanism. Unfortunately, the skin doesn’t always darken evenly, and in many cases after a summer vacation pigment spots appear on the skin. On hot days the skin becomes dehydrated, and it happens especially quickly when the skin is exposed to several damaging factors at once: sun rays and sea water, for example, or sun and air pollution. 

If you have couperosis, dilated capillaries, spider veins and red skin, sunburns are especially bad. If you caught a bit too much sun, you need capillary strengthening therapy for skin recovery period. The first thing to pay attention to is restoring the barrier function of the epidermis! Use soothing and hydrating products, apply SPF before going outside. 

Every step of routine skin care must be aimed at maximum suppression of the pigmentation process, desensitisation, soothing the skin, hydration and restoring the barrier functions of the epidermis.

Brighten the skin by normalising it!

The restorative program we offer includes 4 products to use daily for the most pressing needs of damaged skin: 

  • Cleansing
  • Antioxidant stimulation
  • Intensive regeneration
  • Protection

We suggest 2 more products to be used once a week, especially when your aesthetic therapist is not available due to quarantine

Meder Beauty Science Stay Home Treatment includes skin exfoliation with selective bacterial peeling and brightening skin hydration with a mask. Both products are similar to those used in professional skin care treatments, but the concentrations of active ingredients are lower.

Step 1 Cleansing

The first step in the daily restorative skin care routine is applying cleansing emulsion Nrj-Net Cream. A micellar blend of mineral and sweet almond oils binds, envelops and dissolves all kinds of impurities, including large dirt particles settling in the mouths of the sebaceous glands and silicon compounds used in makeup today. PEG-100 compound, an ether complex of palm and coconut oils, dissolves and washes off the impurities ridding the skin of them completely.

Proteolytic enzyme complex of lactobacteria Bacillus Ferment has a keratolytic effect. It is because of bacterial enzyme action that the most gentle exfoliation is achieved, smoothing out the skin and normalising the sebum production.

Besides exfoliating particles and micellar cleansing complex, Nrj-Net Cream contains 1% vitamin B3, or niacinamide, a cosmeceutical ingredient with clinically proven efficiency. Niacinamide has brightening and smoothing effects due to its ability to suppress the transfer of melanin to upper skin layers, simultaneously reducing the synthesis of melanin in the deeper layers. Thus the skin is naturally brightened without trauma or damage.

In the first 2–3 weeks of use Nrj-Net Cream increases the number of ceramides and free fatty acids in the skin, restores barrier function and the skin’s moisture levels, reduces trans-epidermal water loss. Vitamin B3 protects the skin from dehydration and restores microcirculation in the dermal layer, while also decreasing the skin’s reactivity which is especially important after an aggressive impact. After 4–6 weeks of use the synthesis of type I collagen noticeably increases (by 34%, according to some studies), helping smooth out the wrinkles and improve the skin tone.

How to use

 Apply a small amount of emulsion onto the skin. To achieve a more pronounced stimulating effect, apply on dry skin. If the skin is prone to redness, apply on moist skin. Don’t rush to wash the emulsion off, instead massage the face, neck and décolleté area for 1–2 minutes. Rinse with a lot of lukewarm water. If the skin is oily with a lot of impurities, use slightly warmer water and cleanse the face twice. If you want to help the client get rid from comedones sooner, advise them to put a warm towel on the face before cleansing.

Nrj-Net Cream is recommended for daily use, morning and night, for skin cleansing and makeup removal (except eye makeup). It is suitable for all skin types, except traumatised and hypersensitive skin.

Step 2 Antioxidant Stimulation

Step two in daily restorative skin care is the application of Nrj-Soin Serum. Ultraviolet radiation is known to cause skin damage with free radicals, which is why antioxidants play such an important part in restorative skin care in autumn.

Topical antioxidants work as traps for free radicals’ molecules, capturing and neutralising them, decelerating the ageing process and stimulating regeneration. Topical antioxidants activate the syntheses of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, indirectly affecting the dermis.

Nrj-Soin Serum is a delicate gel based on the polysaccharides of sugar cane and Canadian maple syrup. Vegetable polysaccharides have a pronounced moisturising effect, while the precursors of glycolic acid, found in sugar cane, accelerate the epidermis’ renewal.

A blend of topical antioxidants in the serum includes the extracts of Barbados aloe, medicinal lemon, sweet orange and blueberry. Blueberry’s stilbenoids are one of the most powerful antioxidants known today. They can reduce the negative consequences of ultraviolet radiation in the skin. Aloe extract has antioxidant and also healing and hydrating properties, while citrus extracts promote the skin’s brightening and elimination of hyperpigmentation.

Nrj-Soin Serum contains niacinamide, same as cleansing emulsion Nrj-Net but in a smaller dose for the additional stimulation of the capillaries. 

How to use

Apply the serum twice a day onto the clean skin of the face, neck and décolleté area. If the skin of the face shows signs of ageing or photo-ageing signs are present in the eye area, it is recommended to apply the serum onto the eyelids and the skin in the eye area. It is not necessary to try and achieve a complete absorption of the serum into the skin; the next skin care product or intensive restorative care can be applied right after it.

Step 3 Intensive Regeneration

Hydra-Fill Concentrate is effective for a deeper and quicker hydration as well as restoration of the skin’s protective functions. It is the third step of restorative skin care.

The basis of Hydra-Fill Concentrate is low-molecular weight hyaluronic acid biotechnologically treated with bacterial enzymes. The small fragments of hyaluronic acid have a stimulating and restorative effect, actively influencing basal membrane and deeper skin layers, accelerating the regeneration process. Active therapy with Hydra-Fill is aimed at remodelling the skin structure and activating the synthesis of skin’s own hyaluronic acid in the dermal cells.

The concentrate also contains sodium hyaluronate, a compound of very low molecular weight hyaluronic acid stimulating CD44 receptors of the fibroblasts consequently filling up the skin and restoring the skin’s moisture levels after a period of dehydration.

Another ingredient of Hydra-Fill Concentrate is the extract of Indian tamarind seeds. These seeds contain an agent resembling hyaluronic acid, xyloglucan. It restores the synthesis of ceramides, soothes the skin, prolongs and enhances the effect of hyaluronic acid. Ayurveda medicine has been using tamarind since ancient times among other things to maintain the skin’s youth and health.

How to use

Apply Hydra-Fill Concentrate right after Nrj-Soin Serum onto the face, neck and décolleté area. The concentrate is to be used twice a day for 5 weeks and then every morning for another 5 weeks. For chronical photo-damage, the concentrate can be applied constantly 2–3 times a week.

Step 4 Protection

The final step of daily restorative skin care routine is the application of protective Arma-Derm Cream. The cream softens and nourishes the skin while creating an arming effect of sorts thanks to its ability to lift and firm up the skin.

The key ingredient of Arma-Derm Cream is vitamin E, tocopherol 3% with its pronounced regenerating action and an ability to reduce the damage caused to the skin by both UVA and UVB rays. Vitamin E is a natural liposoluble antioxidant, used in medicine as well as in cosmetics. The primary action of tocopherol is preventing lipid peroxidation and restoring cell membranes of both epidermis and deeper skin layers.

The nourishing effect of the cream is provided by organic sweet almond oil which contains omega fatty acids necessary for the skin. The oil quickly soothes irritated skin, has a softening and nourishing effect, instantly restoring the skin’s comfort.

Arma-Derm Cream also contains innovative tensors, inert micro-fibres which tighten up when drying and create lifting effect, slightly firming the skin.

How to use

Apply a small amount of cream onto the skin right after Hydra-Fill Concentrate. Don’t rub, apply with light stroking motions along the massage lines of the face.

Weekly Care — Exfoliation with Enzy-Peel Mask

In addition to daily skin care routine, use double action exfoliating Enzy-Peel Mask once or twice a week.

Exfoliating effect is provided by lactobacteria filtrate with keratolytic effect Bacillus Ferment. Bacterial enzymes affect all skin types, including very sensitive skin, gently and effectively. For maximum smoothing effect the peeling contains abrasive particles, biopolymer microspheres helping cleanse the skin thoroughly.

The foundation of the peeling is shea butter with unique fatty acids, and anti-bacterial and regenerative action.

How to use

Enzy-Peel Mask can be used in 2 different ways. For sensitive skin: apply Enzy-Peel Mask like a mask, leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse with a lot of cool water. If the skin is resistant, apply in the same way, and after 10 minutes massage face, neck and décolleté areas with fingers dipped in hot water. It is important that the air in the room is warm and humid, the best time to use the peeling is right after a shower or a bath.

Enzy-Peel Mask is applied after cleansing the skin (it is slotted in-between cleansing with Nrj-Net Cream and applying antioxidant Nrj-Soin Serum ). In this case all products will be used according to the numbers on their labels provided by the manufacturer. Exfoliate once a week or, if the skin is oily and porous, twice a week.

Weekly Care — Achieve Photoshop Effect with Hydra-Fill Mask

Mask Hydra-Fill brightens and moisturises the skin. It contains high-molecular weight hyaluronic acid quickly restoring the skin’s comfort, soothing it and providing surface hydration. The Pacific algae, rich in fucoidans, suppress inflammation and reduce the synthesis of melanin triggered by the inflammatory process.

Mask Hydra-Fill also has cosmeceutical antioxidants: alpha-lipoic (thioctic) acid, which enhances the antioxidant effect of vitamins C and E. Thioctic acid is well tolerated by sensitive skin, untangles the collagen fibres glued together in the process of glycation and restores the skin’s protective reserve.

The key brightening ingredient of the mask is tranexamic acid. Its action is not like that of alpha-hydroxy acids or other well-known brightening agents. Tranexamic acid is not at all toxic and does not irritate even hypersensitive skin. It reduces the sensitivity to ultraviolet practically eliminating the risk of pigmentation during or after treatment.

Mineral extract of deep sea water, close in its composition to the blood plasma, makes it easier for the active ingredients to penetrate into the skin.

How to use

Following exfoliation with Enzy-Peel, apply a little bit of Nrj-Soin Serum and Hydra-Fill Concentrate. Then open the sachet, pull the mask out, unfold it and put it on the face, hooking the flaps on the ears. After 20–25 minutes remove the mask and spread the remaining hydrogel onto the face, neck and décolleté with smooth massaging strokes.

Help Your Skin

All Meder Beauty Science home skincare affects the skin naturally without draining its reserves. The moisture levels are quickly restored, and the epidermis’ protective barrier enhanced. Meder Beauty Science skincare suppresses the activity of melanocytes triggered by the summer ultraviolet. You don’t have to face the consequences of your summer vacation — there is a way to help your skin out in a gentle and healthy way.