What's IN the 2 Minute Miracle
It's New and Improved from Previous 2 Minute Miracle
Admit it—sometimes you overlook ingredients just because they’re too hard to pronounce. But behind all those syllables are some serious skincare benefits. By understanding each ingredient and what it does, you will understand the power of the Ocean Avenue 2 Minute Miracle Gel and why it delivers anti-aging benefits that you see!
It is important to note that almost every ingredient has what is called an INCI name as well as a Trade name. The INCI name is the long name that no one can pronounce and it is the International Nomenclature which is recognized around the globe. The Trade Name is what each company, who develops and brings to market an ingredient, names their own version of that ingredient or blend. So, now lets break down the ingredients in the 2 Minute Miracle Gel.
Water - As we know, water cannot penetrate the skin. If it could we would all sink when we swim or bathe. However, it is a great carrier for other ingredients due to its viscosity and neutral pH. Our water is purified through a thermal process so we start with the purest form of water possible and void of any contaminants.
Butylene Glycol - This is a humectant used to bind moisture and hold water to the skin. It is an organic molecule with two alcohol groups. Alcohols are attracted to water; the smaller alcohols evaporate quickly, drawing water away from the skin, while larger organic alcohols do not evaporate as quickly and actually hold water to the skin. Butylene Glycol can be derived by the fermentation of corn, grains and or other carbohydrate substrates.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice - For thousands of years, the natural healing effect of Aloe Vera has been well documented. But, not Aloe is alike. Once the Aloe Gel is removed from the leaf it immediately begins to oxidize and break down some of the most critical healing and nutritional components. We use a patented form of Aloe which is the highest grade available due to the Flash Frozen (Cryogenic) processing which maintains the integrity of the Aloe and keeps it more effective than it is right out of the leaf (due to the controlled processing). This means you are getting all of the vitamins (A-E), Amino Acids (building blocks for cells), Natural Salicylic Acid (anti – bacterial) and other nutrients and components in their unaltered and purest state.
Carbomer - This is an agent used to thicken and smooth and help give body to a formula. It is also hypo-allergenic and gentle on skin.
Glycerin - This is considered a humectant which means it has a moisturizing effect on skin and has a unique ability to absorb moisture from other sources. It is able to attract water from the environment as well as from the lower layers of skin and in turn increasing the amount of water (moisture) on the surface layers of skin. It is also skin identical meaning it is a substance found naturally in cells of humans (plants and animals). We use a naturally derived form of Glycerin which keeps skin soft and moist.
Algae Extract ( Dermal RX – KBGA ) - This is a rare form of a Blue Green Algae which naturally blooms in Klammath Lake in the Southern Region of Oregon. The lake waters and its sediments have an astonishingly high mineral and trace element concentration due to a massive volcanic eruption that occurred from Mount Mazama over 7700 years ago. The event covered the area with millions of tons of mineral ash as far as the Canadian border. The lake is fed by rainfall from the Cascade mountains that washes tons of mineral rich volcanic soil into it and is considered the most mineral rich places on the planet. This Algae contains all Essential and Non-Essential Amino Acids and is referred to as a perfect match for human DNA. It also contains proteins and Vitamins B.C and E. Scientific Studies show the anti-aging effect it has on skin and anti-elastase activity for skin firming as well as skin nourishing.
Psuedoalteromonas Ferment Extract (Antarcticine) - This one of a kind Glyco-protein (Sugar molecule) was discovered during explorations in the Antarctic. Everything in the region was frozen except where this protein forms in the water – cell life was moist and thriving. These cells date back thousands of years yet their moisture is protected by a covering of this protein which seems to make the cells virtually immune to aging. This protein has the unique ability to aid in collagen synthesis (Collagen 1 and 4), optimize Elastin as well as protect cells from moisture loss and increase sustained levels of hydration. Scientific studies show its hydrating, plumping and wrinkle minimizing effect on skin.
Hyaluronic Acid - Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar, known as a glycosaminoglycan, and is found throughout the body and particularly abundant in joints, connective tissue and the eyes. This unique substance’s feature is that it draws moisture from the air and is said to hold up to1, 000 times its weight in water therefore, acting as a cushioning agent. It is most abundant when we are young but begins to diminish after the age of 25 leading to sagging and dry skin. Picture your dermis of your skin, as a sponge. The solid parts of that sponge are the collagen and elastin fibres that form, and the spaces within the sponge are where the gel-like hyaluronic acid sits. When you fill those spaces with more water-rich hyaluronic acid your skin will have a fuller, firmer, more youthful appearance.
Zingiber Officinale Root Extract (Ginger) - This root indigenous to Asia is known to help skin’s radiance and to help decrease inflammation that may contribute to conditions such as psoriasis and acne. Ginger is an antioxidant, which means it inhibits harmful free radicals that cause skin damage and aging,. Besides functioning as an antioxidant, it also functions an antiseptic, detoxifier as well as to help promote a feeling of relaxation.
Camellia Sinensis (green Tea) Leaf Extract - The beneficial properties of Green Tea are attributed to polyphenols. There have been a number of encouraging studies of skin benefits of green tea which have demonstrated that topical green tea formulations can reduce sun damage. Green tea appears to exert sun damage protection by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation rather than by blocking UV rays. There is also some evidence that green tea may inhibit the enzyme responsible for degrading the skin matrix and causing us to look aged.
Angelica Archangelica root Extract - There are over 60 types of Angelica Root. This specific and more rare species contains lipids (good fats) and flavonoids which are powerful antioxidants found in fruits like Blueberries and Grapes. Because of its high content of essential oils, the plant also has anti-inflammatory, soothing, analgesic, and antibacterial properties.
Salicylic Acid - Traditionally known as an effective Beta Hydroxy Acid, in the case of the 2 Minute Miracle Gel it is used as part of the preservative system.
Cyanocabalamin - A B12 Vitamin which lends the natural pink color to this gel.
Sodium Hydroxide - Used to decrease the acidity and to adjust the pH of the Gel back to a neutral level. *It is important to note that once this ingredient is combined with other ingredients, it renders a new product altogether and therefore is not similar in any way to un-reacted Sodium Hydroxide.
Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin - Paraben Free preservatives
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