Reson8 (Stage 2) calms & stabilises an impaired lipid barrier as well as healing and penetrating hydration to the skin. A complex of ingredients including Arnica, Rosehip, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Passion fruit oil, Evening Primrose oil, Green Tea extract, Melon extract, Gotu Kola extract, Aloe Vera and Marine Collage were chosen to engage perfectly with stage 1. The combination of Elixir and Reson8 creates, what Marie has defined as an Epidermal Blanket over the skin, mimicking the skin’s Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF) protecting, nourishing and rejuvenating skin’s delicate balance. The products are designed to be used together in specific stages but can be adapted morning, evening or pre make-up routines. The perfect finishing product.
Reson8 can also be added to Anoint for a facial massage oil (see Anoint instructions).
Jojoba Oil – Rich in important vitamins and minerals, including vitamins E and B-complex, zinc, copper, selenium, chromium, and iodine. It suits all skin types. It is light, non-sticky, odourless, and has a long shelf life. Jojoba Oil is very similar to sebum – the natural oil that lubricates your skin and hair. It can be used a substitute for sebum for people with decreased sebum production. It can also be used to remove excess sebum and build-up from the hair. It is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, non-toxic, and comedogenic. This makes it extremely beneficial for the hair, skin, and the entire body. Jojoba Oil can make your skin soft and supple.It has a high amount of ceramides, which cover the skin cells and are responsible for their hydration. It get quickly absorbs into the skin and does not leave behind any oil residue. This helps in creating a powerful barrier against moisture loss, allergens, and dust pollution. It moisturises dry patches and restores the skin health.This oil is considered to be a natural cure for eczema. Jojoba Oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing the redness caused by dry skin and other conditions like rosacea. Jojoba Oil works well on oily skin too. It is non- comedogenic and does not clog pores. Jojoba Oil stops the skin from secreting more oil on its own and balances oil production. It is rich in vitamin E, which is potent in eliminating the free radicals that are responsible for skin ageing . The continuous use of Jojoba Oil can decrease fine lines and wrinkles by up to 25%. Also, the linOleic Acid and antioxidants present in Jojoba Oil help in regenerating the skin cells. Jojoba Oil is antiseptic and non-greasy. Hence, it is a very effective treatment for acne. It clears the exposed areas and clogged pores and leaves no scar marks. This also helps in clearing blemishes. The extended usage of Jojoba Oil reduces the pore size and controls oil secretion, which prevents recurrence of acne.The antibacterial properties of Jojoba Oil help reduce skin inflammation by killing the bacteria. It is also used for healing wounds, cuts, and minor infections like cold sores and warts. Jojoba Oil reduces the painful swelling and redness that often accompany an injury. Jojoba Oil has anti-inflammatory and skin healing properties, amazing for the use of scaring and stretch marks. It is recommended that you start applying this as soon as the stretch marks start appearing. This will prevent them from progressing further. It will also nourish and heal your skin and stimulate the growth of healthier new cells.
Rosehip Oil – The vitamins present in the oil serve as antioxidants that help fight the free radicals. And the essential fatty acids in the oil, namely oleic, linoleic, palmitic, and gamma linOleic Acids, are absorbed by the skin and converted into prostaglandins. These compounds play a role in the regeneration of tissues and cellular membranes. The oil also helps improve skin health and delays the signs of ageing.The oil has an oily smell (like most oils), and, when mixed with vitamin E, lasts for as long as two years. Rosehip Oil contains powerful nutrients that fortify the skin with essential nutrients and improve its health. Undernourished skin also tends to secrete excess oil, which can lead to acne. Rosehip Oil prevents this. It also helps unclog pores (Rosehip Oil is non-comedogenic) and prevent pimples. Rosehip Oil can also treat oily skin. Oily skin is usually lacking in linOleic Acid, and since Rosehip Oil is rich in this fatty acid, it can take care of the issue. The vitamins A and C stimulate collagen production and offer anti-ageing benefits.It contains lycopene, which has skin-rejuvenating properties. If you are looking to avoid using chemicals on your face, Rosehip Oil would be a good option. It is also known to treat dark spots. Rosehip Oil possesses anti-inflammatory properties that help treat the inflammation and pain caused by eczema. It also moisturises the skin and keeps it from drying out – which is another issue eczema sufferers face. Vitamins A and C in the oil restore skin elasticity as well. Thanks to the regenerating and antioxidant effects of Rosehip Oil, you can accelerate the recovery of burns and bruises. And the presence of essential fatty acids can also prevent scarring. The application of Rosehip Oil was also found to treat keloid scars and accelerate wound healing. Stretch marks occur when the collagen and elastic in your skin tear and, as a result, form scars. Rosehip Oil is easily absorbed by the skin. Its essential fatty acids stimulate collagen production. The oil also softens and moisturises the epidermis. The fatty acids get converted into prostaglandins, which then stimulate your skin’s regenerative powers. This ultimately protects against stretch marks.
Argan Oil – Contains omega fatty acids which repair cell membranes and subsequently help to promote healthy skin and anti-ageing. It also contains vitamin A and E, which help prevent wrinkles forming, whilst vitamin E, or tocopherol, can help in cell division as well. Argan Oil also contains carotenoids that are great for healing damaged skin and preventing oxidative damage from occurring. Green Tea Extract – Antioxidant -Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and other properties which can fight inflammation and bacteria. In the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology, it was suggested that, based on several studies, ‘green teas possess anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic potential, which can be exploited against a variety of skin disorders’.The catechin EGCG is especially beneficial, and makes up a large percentage of the catechins (antioxidant) in green tea. EGCG has been found in research to reactivate dying skin cells! While these benefits are limited to the outer layer of skin (as the tea’s properties aren’t absorbed beyond that), the research suggests that these benefits are significant, including healing of cells – all of which fight signs of premature ageing like age spots, wrinkles, and sun damage.Tannins in green tea act as an astringent which shrink pores. The tea also help so reduce the production of sebum (the skin’s natural oil) by the glands in each pore. This makes it a much better solution than harsh conventional treatments for those with oily skin, which just work by removing excess oil, rather than by reducing production. Used topically has also been shown in at least three studies to treat mild to moderate acne, with each study showing over a 50% improvement in symptoms during the research period. Exfoliate surface skin cells by utilizing the slightly abrasive texture of dry green tea leaves. This fantastic exfoliator will also help to remove excess oil and pollutants.
Passionfruit Seed Oil (Maracuja Oil) – Maracuja Oil is reported to help repair damaged skin whether due to excessive tanning or due to acne or rosacea. This is partly due to its anti-inflammatory properties and possibly also due to its vitamin C content since this vitamin is essential for the manufacture of collagen.The vitamin C content in Maracuja Oil can help to make your skin look brighter, whilst calcium and phosphorus work to nourish skin to enhance skin’s healthy appearance. Maracuja Oil is very rich in essential fatty acids. It contains nearly 80% linOleic Acid together with oleic, palmitic and stearic acids. These essential fatty acids not only work as a great moisturiser but they also have anti-inflammatory properties helping to alleviate inflammatory skin concerns such as rosacea and acne. By calming inflammation in skin, less sebum or oil is released and thus the likelihood of blocked pores in acne is greatly diminished. Because of its moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties, Maracuja Oil has a balancing effect being suitable for all skin types including sensitive, dry and oily skin. With its high antioxidant activity, Maracuja Oil is also reported to help counter fine lines and wrinkles.
Arnica Oil – Arnica extracts are used as an ingredient in several lotions meant for the treatment of skin infections, eczema, itchiness and open wounds.Arnica Montana flowers contain sesquiterpene lactones, flavonoids, carbonic acid, coumarins and volatile oils, all of which are beneficial for your skin. A sesquiterpene lactone, called helenalin, is the main restorative compound in Arnica Montana, which along with flavonoid, helps soothe and renew the skin after exposure to stress. The antibacterial, antiseptic and anti- inflammatory properties of this herb help in preventing inflammatory skin disorders. They also accelerate the healing process by stimulating the formation of granular tissues. Arnica for skin care can effectively heal bruises, sunburns, minor burns and superficial phlebitis. Reduces the appearance of pregnancy-related stretch marks.
Avocado Oil – In addition to Vitamin E, Avocado Oil contains potassium, lecithin, and many other nutrients that can nourish and moisturise the skin.The outermost layer of skin, known as the epidermis, easily absorbs these nutrients, which also help to form new skin. The antioxidants and vitamins in Avocado Oil may help to heal the dry, irritated, and flaky skin associated with eczema and psoriasis. Avocado Oil also has anti-inflammatory effects, which can help to reduce the redness and inflammation associated with acne. The essential fatty acids and Oleic Acid in Avocado Oil can promote collagen synthesis, which is the process of creating new connective tissue.
Apple Extract – has the potential to lighten, brighten and soothe your skin. This is because it has the highest content of collagen and elastic, the stuff that is vital for keeping your skin flawless and youthful. Hydrates as well as cleanses your skin, contains UVB defending particles that can provide extra protection from sun’s rays. This fruit can treat sunburns and prevent them from peeling. Contains a small amount of vitamin A, a family of chemicals known as retinoids. Vitamin A plays an important role in skin development, thus enabling immature skin to develop into mature and functional skin tissue.
Melon Extract – One of the amazing benefits of melon is that it contains all the appropriate vitamins and amino acids to create collagen which maintains the integrity of the cell structure in all connective tissues including skin. It also speeds up wound healing and maintains skin firmness, Rich with anti-ageing benefits due to the presence of vitamins A, B and C. Moisturizing and energizing properties.
Gotu Kola – also known as Cica, a rich in triterpene saponins, known to firm and tighten the appearance of your skin. Gotu kola is also rich in flavonoids with good antioxidant activity, which helps protect from environmental stressors, and may be particularly useful in the winter. In addition, recent research has found extracts from the plant to be successful anti-ageing ingredients.
Evening Primrose Oil – Non comodegenic oil that prevents and cures skin problems like acne, dark pigmentation, rashes, inflammation, and dry skin. Below are all the skin benefits in detail. Excellent for the overall health of the skin, known to be a great moisturiser. Not only does it make the skin soft, but it also supplies it with essential nutrients and healthy fats, making your skin look youthful and flawless. The anti-inflammatory properties of this oil also help reduce swelling, redness, itching, and rashes on the skin.Evening primrose oil is known for treating hormonal imbalance in the body. This, in turn, helps reduce acne and breakouts on the face. Known to treat eczema, a skin condition that is characterised by dryness, itchiness, swelling, and rough patches of skin.
Blueberry Extract – Aids damaged or acne-prone skin. The presence of free radicals in the skin can cause severe skin damage. It can cause early signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, dry skin, and age spots. The appearance of varicose veins and spider veins are other signs associated with ageing.
Plum Kernal Oil – Has high concentration of Oleic Acid along with moisturizing and emollient properties. Due to high content of γ– tocopherol it is highly resistant to oxidation. It is rich in unsaturated fats and Vitamin E that is helpful for stressed and dry skin.It helps to moisturise damaged skin, prevents signs of ageing, eliminate dark circles, dark spots and wrinkles, lowers the irritation and appearance of puffiness, helps to treat skin problems such as psoriasis and eczema.
Aloe Vera – Powerful healing activity at the epithelial level of the skin, a layer of cells that cover the body. It acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture. Because of its nutritional qualities and antioxidant properties, the skin heals faster. Moisturises the skin without giving it a greasy feel. Aloe Vera gel contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Giberellin in Aloe Vera acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells. It allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring. Aloe is soothing and can reduce skin inflammations, blistering and itchiness, while helping the skin to heal more rapidly. Additionally, in Ayurvedic medicine, Aloe is used to effectively heal chronic skin problems, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema. Aloe leaves contain a plethora of antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated. This solid material contains over 75 different nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, anthraquinones or phenolic compounds, lignin, saponins, sterols, amino acids and salicylic acid.
Marine Collagen – Help improve elasticity and hydration on the skin. It also helps to give you supple skin. Using marine collagen can help to treat the puffiness under the eye and also promote younger-looking skin. It retains the moisture in the skin and it also improves the texture of the skin.