Beautiful Celavive Vivid White Sheet Mask from USANA
- The targeted formula easily absorbs into skin for visible brightening
- Reduces appearance of discoloration of skin
- Suitable for any skin type
- No harsh chemicals, Paraben-free
The Vivid White Sheet Mask is a toning mask built to brighten and enhance the skin on your face. It’s a part of the Celavive Brightening product line launched by USANA. The mask’s formulation includes 2 percent niacinamide, licorice, and Palmaria palmata extract sourced from red algae. It also contains shea butter and jojoba oil.
Indulge in a Daily Brightening Routine for Banishing Dullness
Your face can look dull for a few different reasons. Skin can look dry and flaky from layers of dead skin build-up. This is why bi-weekly exfoliation is essential. Sun exposure also dulls the face. Getting lazy about applying sunscreen doesn’t help. If you’re stressed and not drinking enough water, it could show on your dull skin too. Or when you’re drinking alcohol, smoking, or not using the right moisturiser. Age has its role to play in all of this as well.
If you want to get the brightness back in your face, you must adopt the Cleansing-Toning-Hydration routine.
You mustn’t forget to exfoliate twice a week or apply sunscreen when you go out. If you’re already taking care of your skin and it continues to be dull, your skin may need some extra support. The next step is to support your routine with bio-active ingredients that help pulp and brighten your skin. USANA has designed the Vivid White Sheet Mask for this purpose.
Niacinamide is a Consumer and Cosmetologist Favorite Ingredient with Anti-oxidative Brightening and Smoothing Effects
Niacinamide (or nicotinamide) is a form of vitamin B3 that you’ll usually find in food. It’s also used as a supplement taken orally for pellagra. Topical B3 has been for a few years studied for its skin-clearing effects. The compound is known to help reduce redness and hyperpigmented spots. Age-related problems like fine lines and wrinkles, yellowing, and elasticity improve with regular topical use of this miracle compound
The critical questions to ask here are – can niacinamide penetrate the skin barrier quickly enough to have the desired results? Do we know how it works in human tissue?
The stratum corneum is the skin barrier that tries to prevent water loss from the top of the skin and strange compounds from going in. Many studies with women trying niacinamide have raised interest. Anywhere between 2.5% and 5% niacinamide applied twice a day for a few weeks has cleaned up dark spots, wrinkles, fine lines, and brightened skin.
6 Ways where Niacinamide benefits for your skin:
- It has antioxidant effects. It increases something called NADP in your skin, which has antioxidant properties. Since antioxidants remove toxins, your skin condition improves.
- It seems to improve the skin barrier against harmful products. The exact mechanism for this isn’t apparent. But niacinamide applied to your skin may produce more ceramides or fat lipids on your skin. This has a protective effect.
- It reduces the yellowing of your skin. Yellowing comes from oxidative stress, a result of aging. Niacinamide’s anti-oxidative properties help to slow this down and give you smoother skin.
- It may reduce blotchiness and irritation by merely improving the skin barrier against irritants in the environment.
- It increases protein production on the skin. Proteins make up collagen, the stuff that makes your skin elastic. This, in turn, helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines that come with aging.
- Niacinamide reduces hyperpigmentation by reducing the transfer of melanosomes to epidermal cells. Melanosomes are the cell bodies where melanin, the stuff that pigments skin, is made.
Algae Offerings for Improved Skin Pigmentation
Along with niacinamide, the red algae extract (Palmaria Palmata) targets discoloration on the skin. Algae has been a favorite with skincare product manufacturers for some time now. The lipids, proteins, and sugars in this particular algae boost radiance on the skin.
Some studies have found the algae, also called dulse, causes less oxidative stress. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, the algae extract may help protect the lipids on your skin from oxidizing. Also USANA Proflavanol C200 has extremely beneficial results for the skin acting as a powerful anti-oxidant.
Skin discoloration generally comes from oxidative stress; this can be from smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and a poor diet. Light and long periods of sunlight can cause oxidative stress. Each does this through different mechanisms. But the result is the same. They trigger melanocytes – the cells that make melanin or skin pigment – and you get sunspots.
Like niacinamide, red algae extract protects the skin against oxidative stress and pigmentation that comes from it – so it’s very beneficial to have this as part of your skincare regime with USANA Celavive Products
Licorice Extract for Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Microbial Effects
USANA’s Vivid White Sheet Mask also contains licorice extract. A favorite sweetener for the health-conscious, licorice also has anti-inflammatory effects. It’s applied topically for eczema as a part of folk medicine.
There’s something called glycyrrhizin in licorice, and this active compound has anti-oxidative properties. It’s increasingly popular as an ingredient in anti-aging products. Since anecdotal evidence isn’t enough, some studies happily give us clear clinical proof.
Moisturize for Brightness
In addition to the beneficial ingredients in the USANA Celavive Vivid White Sheet Mask, moisturizing agents are also important for improving skin appearance. Lack of hydration is well-known for causing facial dullness. The jojoba oil and shea butter add another layer of protection on the skin against moisture going out.
The best time to use a mask like Vivid White Sheet Mask is after you’ve cleansed your face. The mask is best applied when your face is dry as the ingredients will be better absorbed on a dry face. Since the mask doesn’t have to be washed off, you can follow it up with serum and moisturizer right after.
The active ingredients and moisturizing ingredients in the Vivid White Sheet Mask together even out skin tone and brighten skin.
Niacinamide and licorice are common ingredients in brightening face masks because they work. But the addition of the other supporting extracts and moisturizing oil makes the Vivid White Sheet Mask more potent than many other brightening masks available.
How to use:
Apply Vivid White Sheet Mask to clean, dry skin. After 20 minutes remove & massage any excess residual product into the skin. Follow up with a Celavive Moisturizer or Celavive Serum. Remember to preserve the brightened appearance of your skin with the use of an SPF daily, like USANA Day Lotion
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