Four reasons why you should snuggle up with ASI’s R3 this winter
Aahhhh… dry, flaky winter skin… why do you torment me so? You were fine just a few weeks ago, but now you’re drier than the Sahara Desert. And that expensive foundation you made me buy, when you were looking SO damn GOOD... well, now it just sits on me like I’m an extra on some B-grade zombie movie!
Keeping your skin looking smooth, radiant and dewy-fresh during winter can definitely be a challenge. That rough, flaking, itchiness you may be experiencing is a sign that your skin’s natural protective barrier is under attack.
The low humidity and cold, windy temperatures often causes skin to become lipid dry (not enough oil), causing our natural protective skin barrier to become impaired and allowing a secondary dryness to take hold… dehydration.
This double dryness causes your skin to crack and flake, often feeling tight and sensitive. Skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea often flare up leaving the skin looking red and irritated and leaving it open to infection such as Acne or simple break-outs.
But don’t stress! We’ve got the perfect remedy to help you step up your skincare game and calm your winter skin woes.
ASI R3 with Calendula
This versatile healer is a soothing remedy that will gently restore your skin back to glory. A potent cosmeceutical multipurpose remedy loaded with pure restorative vitamin C and anti-inflammatory Calendula to relieve, repair and restore a dry and dehydrated winter skin.
The perfect year round soother for any sensitivity or irritation, R3 Relieve, Restore, Repair is also effective in alleviating skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis and has been formulated to be applied after stimulating professional beauty treatments to repair and heal the skin.
What is Calendula?
More commonly known as the Marigold, the Calendula flower has been used for hundreds of years, with it's pretty orange, yellow and gold coloured petals and powerful seed oil used as both ingestible and topical treatments - dating right back to the Middle Ages.
This rock star floral extract packs some serious skin-boosting benefits, visibly improving the skin’s appearance every time you use it - treating sensitivity, sunburn, skin irritation, heat discomfort and dryness as well as helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and redness.
Four Reasons Why You Should Add ASI’s R3 with Calendula To Your Winter Skin Routine:
#1 It Hydrates A Thirsty Skin
Packed with vitamin C and Calendula, the R3 - Relieve, Repair and Restore cream helps to stimulate collagen production and boost natural hydration levels by restrengthening the skin’s winter affected protective barrier. A strong skin barrier means less of your skin’s natural moisture is lost and less likely for it to look dull, dry or flaky. Not only that, the Calendula flower is naturally filled with vitamin E, a mega hydrating antioxidant that also helps to keep the skin feeling plump and firm too.
#2 It Calms A Red And Angry Skin
The Calendula flower extract is a major redness reducer with the ability to sooth various types of skin inflammations such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis as well as calming general irritation caused by cold weather. In fact, herbal and holistic healers have long promoted the calendula plant as a substitute for powerful antibiotics and topical steroids because of its effectiveness in calming irritation. Additionally, vitamin C is well known for its ability to repair and rebuild a sensitive skin, making R3 not only the perfect winter defender, but also an ideal remedy to help the skin recover from advanced skin treatment such as Skin Needling, Beauty Boosters and IPL Skin Rejuvenation.
#3 It Prevents Breakouts
Although everyone can benefit from R3’s soothing and calming formula, for those who struggle with acne and breakouts, this remedy will soon become your skin’s BFF! That’s because Calendula is actually a powerful astringent that fights acne by interfering with the ability of the p-bacteria that causes acne to use iron - which they need in order to multiply. Together with the antioxidant properties of vitamin C and it’s ability to synthesis collagen, adding R3 to your daily skin routine will help to create a hydrated, bacteria negative environment which allows the skin’s natural immune systems to take hold and clear acne.
#4 It’s An Anti-Ageing Skin Conditioner
Not only is R3 a gentle and soothing hydrator - helping to keep our skin looking dewy and glowing with health - but the Calendula and vitamin C formulation also protects the living skin cells against oxidation. Human skin contains carotenoids - antioxidants that protect the living skin cells from UV light and external pollutants. Calendula also contains carotenoids that help protect the skin from environmental stressors by inhibiting tissue degeneration. Together with vitamin C, these two powerful anti-oxidants maximise the effects of your topical SPF by neutralising free radicals while supporting the skin’s structure to delay the signs of ageing.
How To Use R3 Relive, Repair, Restore:
To get your winter skin back on track or to care for a sensitive, irritated or acne prone skin, simply use R3 twice daily. Apply 2 pumps (.50ml) to a cleansed and dry skin, then layer on your favourite serums and moisturisers to finish.
Best Paired with:
In winter, switch to ASI’s Radiant Cream Cleanser with vitamin E, Rose Otto and calming essential oils. The perfect nourishing and refreshing cleanse for the dry winter months.
After applying your R3, layer over your favourite day time or nighttime moisturiser. Try ASI’s Rejuvenating Day Cream with SPF in the mornings and Rejuvenating Night Treatment with vitamin A at night.
And for a weekly hydrating boost, go ahead and treat your skin to ASI’s Purifying Hydration Mask, a potent cosmeceutical mask enriched with detoxifying Volcanic Clays, hydrating Sodium Hyaluronate and an advanced Perfection Peptide. Formulated to purify, heal and hydrate a thirsty winter skin!
Top Tip: R3 Relieve, Repair and Restore is not just for the face! Use it anywhere on the body where skin irritation or sensitivity occurs, especially after waxing, laser hair removal or even advanced skin treatments that cause temporary sensitivity.