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Magnesium: Our Holy Grail Ingredient for Nighttime Relaxation and Soft Skin

 

A hero ingredient in our Deep Sleep Bath Salts, we love Magnesium for its rich skincare benefits as well as its innate ability to help your body enter a state of relaxation after a long day. Melt away the chaos of the day and prepare for a restful night’s sleep with a warm bath, infused with Magnesium, our holy grail ingredient for relaxation.

Magnesium is an essential mineral found naturally in your body. When absorbed through the skin, it can have calming effects on both the body and mind — perfect for helping you unwind from the day and get ready for bed. When it comes to your skin, soaking in a Magnesium-infused bath surrounds your skin with softening and hydrating benefits so you step out of the tub and into bed with nourished skin.

We’ll be taking a deeper look at what magnesium is, its importance for our bodies, and how incorporating it into your bath ritual can lead to relaxation, and softer, more supple skin.

What is Magnesium And Why Is It Important?

Magnesium is a mineral found naturally in your body — often dubbed the ‘miracle mineral’ because it plays a pivotal role in over 300 chemical reactions in our body. Predominantly found in our bones, but also in our muscles, it has numerous benefits for our overall health – including brain and heart function, bone health and even the integrity of our muscles. Whilst we get magnesium through the foods we eat, it is also easily absorbed through the skin, and can be a very effective addition to your skincare rituals.

Magnesium can be beneficial in maintaining moisture levels while softening the skin and visibly reducing signs of premature aging. It’s calming properties are also amazing for helping sooth redness or irritation while providing relief for those with sensitive skin.

Benefits For The Body

Due to its calming effect on both the body and mind, Magnesium can help to reduce stress levels by inducing deep relaxation — allowing us to drift off into a peaceful slumber more quickly during bedtime. This also means that we wake up feeling refreshed every morning due to improved sleep  throughout the night.

Additionally, magnesium baths are incredibly beneficial when it comes to detoxifying and purifying — aiding in removing impurities from our pores while soothing sore muscles. 

Benefits For The Skin

Infusing your evening bath with Magnesium, envelops your skin in fatty acids which can help with collagen levels - responsible for keeping your skin bouncy and moisturized. Your skin is left hydrated and visibly more even bringing life and light back to lackluster skin. Magnesium can also help to protect your skin from external damage, as it helps to regulate cellular regeneration, increasing recovery when skin is disturbed and giving it strength when it’s under attack.

Incorporate Magnesium Into Your Bath Routine with Deep Sleep Bath Salts

Our Deep Sleep Bath Salts are infused with Magnesium, Peptides and a bouquet of floral essences designed to soothe tired muscles, and envelope the skin in nutrients and hydration, for a relaxing, skin-softening experience. As part of your evening skincare ritual, run a warm bath and add 2-3 scoops of Deep Sleep Bath Salts. The salts will dissolve and infuse your bath water into a skincare sanctuary, restoring moisture loss and replenishing nourishment for a healthy skin barrier. 

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The Incredible Benefits of Vitamin C for Your Skin

 

Today is National Vitamin C Day, but we don’t need an excuse to talk about one of the most prized, iconic skincare ingredients on the market. Vitamin C is one of the most well-known, highly available skincare ingredients, for good reason. It’s brightening, antioxidant-rich, and renewing benefits for the skin are unmatched. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that plays a key role in promoting overall skin wellness. From brightening your complexion, to protecting against environmental stressors and free radical damage, the benefits of Vitamin C for your skin are vast, making it a hero ingredient to incorporate into your daily skincare ritual. 

Our Vitamin C Glow Drops are a powerful resurfacer, each citrus-infused drop is packed with clean actives to transform dull complexions and leave your skin balanced and visibly smoother. This innovative, fresh-pressed brightening serum delivers radiant, glass-like skin. 

 

 

Our Vitamin C Glow Drops are clinically proven to transform your skin. In a blind, clinical  study conducted with 100 consumers under a doctor's supervision, consumers experience incredible results:

  • 98% said skin looked brighter
  • 99% said skin felt more improved
  • 99% would recommend it to a friend
  • 100% said skin looked more glowy
  • 99% saw more radiance

Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Alex Zeitany recommends Vitamin C Glow Drops saying, “This product contains 20% Vitamin C, one of the highest percentages on the market, Ferulic Acid which works synergistically to boost the antioxidant effect of Vitamin C, and Alpha Hydroxy Acids in the form of gentle citrus (like lemon, pink grapefruit) and that’s going to provide a light chemical exfoliation to the skin. What’s so special about this serum is its oil base, which is going to hydrate and nourish the skin and help restore your skin barrier while giving you antioxidant benefits to brighten the skin and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ideal even for those with sensitive skin.”

 


Vitamin C for Sensitive Skin: Our Solution

With Vitamin C being such an active ingredient, it is known to often irritate sensitive skin and be too harsh for some delicate complexions. When we developed our Vitamin C Glow Drops we wanted a serum that was able to deliver all of the incredible benefits of Vitamin C, but in a gentle way, suitable for all skin types. Even the most sensitive complexions.

For starters we use a potent, best-in-class 20% active Vitamin C that is encapsulated in Glycerin (think of it like your daily supplement!) which allows deeper absorption into the skin in a much more gentle way.

What’s special about our Vitamin C Glow Drops is that its a hydrating oil-based formula with calming florals like Rose and Arnica to moisturize and nourish your skin and restore your skin barrier, while still delivering antioxidant benefits to help brighten and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Both Vitamin C + Ferulic Acid, which we included in the formula, have strong calming properties and work together synergistically to boost the antioxidant effects of Vitamin C and deliver maximum benefits. The addition of Ferulic Acid with Vitamin C makes a potent skincare solution, even if you have sensitive skin as it helps to calm irritation, boost collagen and deliver maximum antioxidant protection to your skin. Your sensitive skin is better shielded from environmental stressors that can otherwise irritate your complexion.

Let’s dive a little deeper into the reasons why Dermatologists and the SAINT JANE team believe in this powerhouse ingredient:


Brightening and Balancing Skin Tone

Vitamin C is known for its brightening properties, helping to even out skin tone and fade dark spots. Vitamin C works by inhibiting unwanted pigment development, often caused by overexposure to the sun and skin dehydration. Vitamin C can help to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and leave your skin looking brighter, clearer, and more radiant.


Anti-Aging Benefits

Vitamin C is also incredibly effective at reducing the signs of aging. By stimulating collagen production, Vitamin C can help to firm up your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, Vitamin C can also help to protect your skin against environmental stressors such as pollution and UV radiation, which can cause premature aging and damage to skin cells.


Boosting Skin's Natural Defenses

Vitamin C plays an important role in boosting your skin's natural defenses. As an antioxidant, Vitamin C helps to protect your skin cells from free radical damage and other harmful molecules that can damage your skin. By boosting your skin's natural defenses, Vitamin C can help to protect your skin against environmental stressors, pollution, and UV radiation, keeping it looking healthy and radiant.


Promoting Skin Cell Turnover

Vitamin C also has incredible renewing properties for the skin by boosting collagen production and your skin’s elasticity. 

How to Incorporate Vitamin C into Your Skincare Routine

We recommend applying our Vitamin C Glow Drops daily as part of your AM skincare ritual. Using a Vitamin C serum in the morning, will give your skin the antioxidant support it needs throughout the day. After cleansing your skin, apply a full dropper of the serum onto dry skin and massage until completely absorbed. Follow up with a moisturizer like our Hydrating Petal Cream, and (of course!) SPF like our Luxury Sun Ritual SPF 30.

Wearing a facial SPF is important for everyday but especially important after using a Vitamin C Serum. Gentle citrus actives like Lemon and Pink Grapefruit in our Vitamin C Glow drops act as light exfoliators to boost skin renewal. Your freshly regenerated skin cells need immediate protection from sun damage.

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for your skin and one that you should incorporate daily for maintaining healthy radiant skin and that lit from within glow. 



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Luxury Active Floral: Blue Tansy, A Holy Grail for Skin Stress

Blue Tansy oil for anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial skin benefits. Purifies, calms and soothes sensitive and acne-prone skin.

Saint Jane uses delicate florals with modern actives to nurture your skin back into balance. Our goal with each clean, floral ingredient is to harness their powerful attributes to target specific skin problems like fine lines, dark circles, sun spots, dull skin, dry skin, clogged-pores, blemishes, redness and so many others.

When we developed Superflower Detox Serum, we wanted the formula to be a purifying powerhouse, giving your skin a true reset to restore balance. A detoxifying, daily green juice for your skin that strengthens your skin barrier, decongests pores and delivers rich antioxidants to shield your skin from environmental stressors. We were able to accomplish these goals in this superboost serum with powerful, floral essential oils…one of which is Blue Tansy.

French medical and herbal practitioners have long acknowledged the therapeutic qualities of Blue Tansy oil and it has long been used for its known anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

Cultivated and thoughtfully purveyed from the Moroccan region, our farmers use a steam-distillation process in order to extract the most potent state of Blue Tansy oil, harnessing its maximum benefits for the skin. Compounds found in this versatile flower can help skin that’s prone to a range of problems, including dryness, sensitivity, irritation, breakouts, wrinkles and dullness. Making Blue Tansy a more than ideal ingredient in your daily skincare ritual, no matter your skin type…especially wildly sensitive, angry-at-everything skin.

We adore and celebrate Blue Tansy as one of our chosen luxury active florals for so many reasons, but here are a few:

Powerfully Calms Skin Stress

Blue Tansy is ideal for those with acne-prone skin, blemishes and other sensitivities. 

The magnificent blue color of Blue Tansy oil and the soothing effects come from chamazulene, a compound in the flower that has rich antioxidant activity. Whether you suffer from rosacea, eczema, acne or just general sensitivities, adding blue tansy to your skincare can help to bring your skin back to balance. Since Blue Tansy is known for its natural anti-inflammatory properties, it can offer general relief to tame flare-ups, and soothe redness and irritation. 

Replenishes Moisture to Dry Skin

Blue Tansy beautifully helps to provide moisturizing and nourishing relief to dry complexions and to even the most delicate and troubled complexions. Skin that is stripped of moisture and raw can receive hydrating relief from this powerful ingredient, plumping the skin and restoring bounce and elasticity, leaving many different skin types balanced, and noticeably glowier.

Calms and Soothes Sensitivity

Skin practitioners praise the calming effects of Blue Tansy with its antioxidant rich compounds to help shield your skin from free-radical damage, often the cause of so many skin sensitivities due to the breakdown of your skin’s natural defense system…the barrier. Even with Blue Tansy’s powerful effects, it is still ultra calming and soothing to the skin, giving you noticeable results, no matter your skin type. 




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Superflower Detox FAQ's: Get to Know Our Powerful Detoxifier ⚡️

Get to know Superflower Detox Serum, our antioxidant powerhouse for daily delivery of antioxidants, essential vitamins and micro-nutrients to strengthen the skin barrier, detoxify pores and balance your skin with complete nourishment. “Detox” is an essential part of your overall wellness. It means a total reset for your body and mind. 'Detox' is part of the name of this serum because your skin needs a reset, too. And this serum does just that; it resets the skin’s balance and barrier with essential nutrients and hydration. It’s a daily dose of nutrients and vitamins for the skin. Have questions about Superflower? We’ve got answers!

Q: What does Superflower do for my skin?

A: Superflower is like a daily green juice for your skin, designed to act as a reset button for your skin. The formula is packed with powerful, antioxidant- and moisture-rich ingredients that purify the skin, removing complexion-plaguing, pore-clogging, and brightness-depleting toxins and restoring the nutrients it needs to be radiant and healthy. The formula is focused on nourishing the dermal layer and building the skin barrier for optimal skin wellness.

Q: What results should I expect from adding Superflower into my routine?

A: Superflower delivers complete skin nutrition, to help strengthen your skin barrier to protect and purify from toxins. As a result, your skin is better protected, fine lines are visibly smoother, pores are clearer…you can expect a more radiant, balanced and nourished complexion!

Q: What are the standout ingredients in Superflower Detox?

A: At SAINT JANE our formula mission is to harness ancient florals with modern actives that deeply benefit and balance your skin. Superflower Detox is a thoughtful blend of antioxidant-rich ingredients like Pomegranate and Chia together with Rose, Neroli and Blue Tansy that powerfully work to purify and nourish your skin back to balance. Calming ingredients like Winter Cherry and Chamomile are included as powerful skin soothers. 

Q: Is it good for acne prone skin?

A: Absolutely, yes! The ingredients are antioxidant-rich and powerful detoxifiers which help purify and balance your skin. As with every SAINT JANE formula, we’ve included florals that work to calm skin stress like Chamomile, Lavender and Rose.

Q: Is it good for sensitive skin?

A: Sensitive skin is top of mind with every formula we create! Our ingredients are 100% clean and powerful but gentle for even the most sensitive complexions. Those with sensitive skin are even more vulnerable to external skin stressors and it’s especially crucial to receive key nutrients in a gentle way. This formula does just that.

Q: When should I use Superflower Detox?

A: We recommend using Superflower Detox daily, as part of your morning skincare ritual. Giving your skin essential nutrients and antioxidants at the start of your day, will help strengthen your skin's natural defense system, to shield from external stressors (think pollutants, harsh weather etc.)

Q: How should I layer Superflower with my other products?

A: Superflower is a true serum that should be applied after cleansing but before moisturizers and SPF (SPF is a must!). Applying it on clean skin allows the formula to absorb deeply to deliver maximum benefits and results. For the ideal morning skincare routine, including Superflower, we recommend:

  1.  Cleanse your skin with your favorite cleanser.
  2.  Apply 6-8 drops of Superflower Detox and massage into your skin to   absorb.
  3.  Apply our daily hydrator, Hydrating Petal Cream to draw-in and lock-in   lightweight moisture to your skin.
  4.  Finish off with Luxury Sun Ritual SPF 30 to protect your skin and   beautifully blur pores.
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Superflower Detox Serum: A Green Juice for Your Skin

Much like how our bodies need essential vitamins and nutrients to thrive, so does our skin. For complete skin wellness, vitality of your microbiome and daily protection against environmental stressors, drenching your skin in powerful antioxidants and good-for-you, clean ingredients are essential to incorporate into your daily skincare ritual. Our solution to complete, daily skin nutrition is SUPERFOOD DETOX SERUM, a lightweight hydrator packed with millions of comprehensive micronutrients that purifies toxins, balances pores and shields your delicate complexion from environmental stressors.

A GREEN JUICE FOR YOUR SKIN

Infusing Superflower Detox Serum into your daily ritual is inspired by nutrition, as part of the mind, body, skin connection. Just like a green juice would fuel your body, Superflower is a concentrated formula, backed by science and clinically proven to deliver toxin-shielding micronutrients, drench your skin barrier in protective antioxidants, and infuse your complexion in our Active Flower™ Concentrate for complete skin nutrition.

SUPERBOOST YOUR RITUAL

Every single drop of Superflower Detox Serum powerfully boosts skin wellness like a superfood for your skin. In true SAINT JANE fashion, the proprietary formula is a bouquet of results-driven floral and botanical ingredients that powerfully address skin nutrition. A powerful boost of skin wellness in every drop.

ROSE is the center of the serum, which deeply nourishes the skin while doing the heavy detoxifying work. It is incredible for purifying toxins. We procure the rose from Bulgaria where the petals are hand-picked by women who have been cultivating this rose’s precious oil in this manner for centuries.

BLUE TANSY is our skin barrier-strengthening secret. This nutrient dense floral ingredient is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, as well as its ability to soothe the skin, making it an ideal ingredient for acne prone and sensitive skin.

NEROLI delivers a dose of anti-aging benefits which helps to smooth the look of fine lines, for a firmer, plumper-looking complexion.

CHAMOMILE helps with skin rejuvenation by initiating and encouraging collagen production, resulting in a boost of brightness and visibly reducing skin texture.

POMEGRANATE is a powerful, Vitamin C-rich antioxidant to help shield your skin from environmental stressors and toxic pollutants, preventing these harmful effects from entering your skin, further strengthening the skin barrier.

CHIA is a superfood for your skin, rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids to not only to help protect your skin from free radical damage but aids in the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles.

HOW TO USE

This lightweight, yet powerful superfood serum delivers maximum results when applied daily, as part of your morning skincare ritual, after cleansing and before moisturizer and any face oils.

Superflower Detox Serum is also designed to boost the efficacy of the other skincare formulas in our collection as part of a complete, nutrient dense ritual. For further hydration and skin protection, we recommend layering a moisturizer and a sunscreen over Superflower Detox Serum. An example ritual would be:

Cleanse > Superflower Detox > Hydrating Petal Cream > Luxury Sun Ritual SPF 30

For even more detoxifying and rich skin hydration, add in our Luxury Beauty Serum:

Cleanse > Superflower Detox > Luxury Beauty Serum > Hydrating Petal Cream > Luxury Sun Ritual SPF 30 

Incorporating this superfood serum into your daily ritual will hit the reset button on your skin, giving your skin the nutrition and essential vitamins it needs to be stronger, clearer and more radiant than ever before. 

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