If you are just joining us in this series, please go back and read Part 1 (Normal Function of Healthy, Young Skin) and Part 2(Changes to your Skin’s Appearance & Aging) and Part 3(Optimizing Skin’s Health & Appearance). Reading those will give you a much better understanding of your skin and how it changes over time through exposure to the environment and various other elements.
How Does the Enfuselle Skin Care System Work?
For generations, Shaklee has led the scientific world in nutrition. Today, researchers agree that the same nutrients which protect your health also play a vital role in the appearance of your skin.
Now Shaklee’s unparalleled expertise has been applied to skin care. The result is a simple system that nourishes the skin to comprehensively block and reverse the visible signs of aging such as lines, wrinkles, skin discoloration, and dull, dry, flaky skin.
At the heart of the revolutionary Enfuselle skin care system is Vital Repair System, a patent blend of signature ingredients in a synergistic complex designed to counterbalance every potential free radical reaction that can contribute to premature aging. (U.S. Patant No. 6,036,946)
In addition to providing the positive benefits of the most state-of-the-art nourishing and protective skin care ingredients, each Enfuselle product has been carefully formulated and repeatedly tested to exclude any ingredients shown to irritate the skin or otherwise produce negative results. All Enfuselle products are:
• Nutrient based
• Clinically proven
• Always hypoallergenic
• Never tested on animals
• pH balanced
• Formulated without animal products or by-products • Formulated without dyes or mineral oil
Ingredients You WON’T Find in Enfuselle Products:
To understand the role of oil in skin care requires just a bit of history. From ancient times up until the quite recent past, the only way to help skin retain moisture was by using occlusive ingredients that literally coated the skin and prevented moisture from escaping. Unfortunately, these same moisture-sealants (most often oils, including mineral oil and vegetable oils — the same ones you use in cooking) also sealed up pores, causing the back-up of natural oils and dead skin cells that scientists call comedones — most people refer to these small bumps as whiteheads or black- heads. In addition, oils that seal moisture in also trap toxins the skin needs to eliminate and keep oxygen out, preventing skin’s natural respiration. Instead of smothering the skin with occlusive oils, Enfuselle products use only state-of-the-art nourishing ingredients that support the skin’s healthy ability to retain its own natural moisture.
NO ISOPROPYL PALMITATE
Another ingredient virtually guaranteed to induce comedogenicity.
Soap, by definition, has a very alkaline pH — usually between 10 and 12 (on a scale of 1 to 14). As a result, soaps are extremely drying to the skin. Because soap is not pH-balanced and disrupts the skin’s natural lipid barrier, it increases trans-epidermal moisture loss. Particularly for dry skin, soap can be a disaster. In addition, although soap can be made from vegetable fats (castille soap), many soaps are animal-derived. Instead of soap, Enfuselle cleansers utilize carefully chosen, pH-balanced ingredients which cleanse gently, without stripping skin of its precious natural emollients.
NO PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, OR SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE
Because some people find these ingredients objectionable, Shaklee has chosen to leave them out of Enfuselle products.
They don’t add to the functionality of a product…and many dyes are common skin irritants.
The safety of DEA (diethanolamine), a commonly used lathering or foaming agent, has been questioned by the NTP (National Toxicology Program — a program of the National Institute of Health). Although scientific evidence regarding this ingredient is still lacking, Shaklee has chosen to avoid the use of DEA and DEA salts in Enfuselle products.
NO IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA, DIAZOLIDINYL UREA, OR QUATERNIUM 15
What do these tongue-twisters have in common? They are all commonly-used preservatives which decompose in low pH environments and release formaldehyde. In the jar, this property means these “formaldehyde donor” chemicals effectively kill bacteria and prevent contamination. However, when this reaction occurs on the skin, it can cause reactions in people with formaldehyde sensitivities. It is worth noting that this sensitivity appears to be on the rise — one theory is that constant and increased exposure to environmental formaldehyde (“out-gassed” from upholstery, carpets, wallboard, floor tiles, plastics, etc.) may provoke an autoimmune response to the chemical. Enfuselle’s unique patent-pending preservative system has been globally tested on people known to be sensitive to preservative agents in order to eliminate reactive ingredients.
NO ANIMAL-DERIVED INGREDIENTS
In keeping with Shaklee’s “cruelty- free” philosophy, no products are tested on animals, and no ingredi- ents derived from slaughterhouse byproducts are used. It’s important to note that many beneficial skin care ingredients — such as glycerin and fatty acid compounds — may be derived from vegetable sources… and that’s the humane choice that Shaklee makes!
A “new kid on the block” sunscreen ingredient, avobenzone currently does not meet Shaklee’s strict standards for product stability — in fact, avobenzone has shown a disturbing tendency to decompose when exposed to UV light…particu- larly unfortunate for a sunscreen! Enfuselle’s sunscreen products are patented (U.S. Patent No. 6,015,548) because they combine a low level of sunscreen agentswith the patented Vital Repair+® complex (U.S. Patent No. 6,036,846) to achieve the desired SPF to provide reliable, full protection against UV damage.
ONLY HYPOALLERGENIC FRAGRANCES
The few Enfuselle products which benefited from including a light fragrance have been extensively tested on an international panel of sensitive people under the supervi- sion of a dermatologist. The Enfuselle products which contain hypoallergenic fragrances are:
• Purifying Cleansing Gel
• Hydrating Cleansing Lotion • Gentle Action Cleansing Bar • Purifying Toner
• Hydrating Toner
• Balancing Moisturizer
• Hydrating Moisturizer
What Would an Average Day Look Like Using Enfuselle?
I stand by these products and so does Shaklee. Shaklee has a 100% guarantee on all of their products. What does that mean for you?! That means that if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you just let me know and you get your money back. Not many companies stand by their products with this sort of confidence. Do your skin a favor, you can thank me later.
I get a FREE membership with the purchase of an Enfuselle Skin Care Kit? You betcha! What does a membership mean exactly? Well, it means you get to save 15% on all your purchases from here on out. It means you will be rewarded with my member specials and most importantly it means you are choosing to join a company that wants to be in harmony with nature. No monthly minimums. No mandatory Autoships. None of that trash. Just good a nice discount and lots of extra perks!
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