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Aestivál™ Gentle Skin Polish - STEP 2
Item #5002
Deep-pore, exfoliating cleanser that gently buffs away dead cells and smoothes your skin's surface.
4 oz. Tube
Sugg Retail: $17.00

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Skin Polish

Everyday, your skin produces millions of dead cells on its surface. In time, the cells naturally fall away, making way for a new layer of skin. Often, the outermost layer of dead cells will not come loose, and layers of dry skin form, dulling the skin and exposing any imperfections, including fine lines. Aestival's Gentle Skin Polish acts a a deep-pore exfoliating cleanser that gently buffs away dead cells, smooths your skin's surface and gently prepares skin for the remaining Aestival steps. This special polish helps accelerate and enhance the skin's own natural ability to regenerate new skin cells and provide a more youthful and healthy appearance. Gentle Skin Polish features walnut shell powder as a key ingredient to help remove dead skin cells. Our skin care experts selected walnut shell powder after much research because of its soft, rounded edges that gently glide over the skin, exfoliating effectively without causing harsh abrasion. No artificial dyes. Aestival products are never tested on animals.

Facial Care Strategy:
When washing and exfoliating your face, avoid applying manual pressure. If you're using a quality product, such as those in the Aestival line, it's unnecessary to use force, which may cause damage to your delicate facial skin. To help you control the amount of pressure applied, use your middle and ring fingers instead of your pointer finger to apply a cleanser or exfoliating product. Or, hold the wash cloth with the hand you use least. By using the weaker fingers or hand, you'll naturally apply less pressure.

Directions for Use:
Use twice a week following Aestival's Facial Cleansing Gelee, step one. Apply with fingertips or wash cloth to face and neck area by gently massaging in circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. Immediately follow with Aestival's Skin Renewal Treatment, step three.


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RESEARCH BRIEF

Skin is the largest organ in the body, both by weight and surface area. In adults, the weight of your skin accounts for about 16% of your total body weight. The skin separates the internal environment from the external. The skin serves as a barrier to the environment, protects us from water loss, protects us from UV rays of the sun, produces vitamin D, helps regulate body temperature, helps regulate metabolism and has aesthetic qualities. However, skin diseases and infections can compromise that barrier.

The skin is composed of several layers. The lowest layer is called the dermis. This layer is composed of a connective tissue, blood vessels, nerve endings, hair follicles, and sweat and oil glands. The outermost or top layer of skin is called the epidermis. This is the layer of skin we see. This layer rests on top of the dermis. The thickness of the epidermis varies with your age, your sex, and the location on the body of the skin. For example, the epidermis on the underside of the forearm is about five cell-layers thick. On the sole of the foot, the epidermis might be 30 cell-layers thick. The epidermis is, for the most part, impermeable to water.

The epidermis consists of many layers:

The stratum corneum, or outer layer.This layer is made of flattened epithelial cells in multiple layers. These layers are called keratinized layers because of the buildup of the protein keratin in those cells. Keratin is a strong protein that is specific to the skin, hair and nails. This layer of skin is, for the most part, dead. It is composed of cells that are almost pure protein.

The translucent, or transitional layer.This is a translucent, thin layer of cells. This layer is sometimes visible in thick skin; however, nuclei and other organelles are not visible. The cytoplasm (the amorphous area between the nucleus and the outer membrane of the cell) is mostly made of keratin filaments.

The suprabasal layers.This layer is just above the basement membrane and the dermis. It is a single layer of cells that undergo cell division to renew the upper layers of the epidermis

The basal or cell-division layer.This layer is just above the basement membrane and the dermis. It is a single layer of cells that undergo cell division to renew the upper layers of the epidermis.

The human epidermis is renewed every 15-30 days. Proper surface nutrition feeds the cells of the basal layer. Exfoliation will remove dry or damaged skin of the outer layer to allow newer cells to be visible.


FAQs

Q. Can the Gentle Skin Polish further damage skin that has been scarred from acne?
A. No. The gentle nature of this product (step two) will deeply cleanse pores without harshness and abrasion. As emphasized in the instructions, take care not to apply any manual pressure to the face when using the polish. Use a gentle, slow, circular motion to receive the optimum benefits.

Q. Will the small granules in the Gentle Skin Polish cause my skin to turn red temporarily?
A. No. The special micro-sized polish, unique to Aestival, will help return your skin to its natural glow without any negative effects. Should some redness occur, you may have applied the polish too aggressively.


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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.