Did you know that most shaving related skin concerns are not caused by the razor but are the result of inadequate skin preparation and post shave care?
optiphi® formulated a two-step, easy and convenient system, to incorporate into your daily shaving routine to improve the shaving experience and reduce trauma to the skin during a shave. To fit into our fast-paced lives, the two-step system can alternatively be used as a cleanser and moisturizer as a daily skincare regime.
‘Trauma associated with poor shaving techniques, inferior products and lack of regular skin care conspire to diminishing the skin barrier, which creates a further challenge to skin health.’ Head of Formulations, optiphi® Research & Development
Skin issues associated with poor hair removal approaches are common and include, irritation, razor burn, even nicks and cuts from grooming as well as trapped or ingrown hairs.
The two-step system specifically targets the skin issues by focussing on shaving in the following ways:
- Pre-Shave preparation
The first consideration in pre-shave preparation is to reduce the hair cutting force required, which directly translates in improved shaving comfort. The force required to cut a hair decreases dramatically as hydration increases. The second consideration is exfoliation, to prepare the skin and hair for the shave, creating a smooth shaving surface.
- Post-shave treatment
The post-shave focus addresses skin hydration to target razor traumatized skin, while emollients concentrate on protection and lubrication, leaving the skin smooth and soft to minimize razor-related skin problems. Barrier restoration is another key focus after the process of shaving is completed.
CLEANSE+SHAVE – 150ml – Improved shaving comfort
A viscous foaming gel, that may be used as a daily cleanser and shaving medium, containing a blend of humectants, to provide a protective anti‐friction layer. The clever formulation improves razor glide for a smoother, more comfortable shaving experience and assists in locking moisture in the hair.
- Cleansing and exfoliating aids in the removal of sebum and residues that may interfere with shaving
- Antimicrobial and calming properties
- Hydration of the hair which softens the hair
- Release of trapped hairs
- Reduce the incidence of nicks and cuts
- Reduction of friction between the blade system and skin surface
Vitamin B5 (D-Panthenol)
- Swells hair and prevent extra-follicular penetration
- Potent humectant that aids in the absorption of moisture, causing the hair stem to swell
- Antimicrobial properties, aims to reduce growth rate of bacteria associated with infection of ingrown hairs
- Soothes and calms redness, anti-bacterial and exfoliating effects
- Exfoliates, enhancing the release of hair and prevent trans-follicular penetration
- Targets the prevention of present and potential ingrown hairs
- Prevents the build-up of dead cells and damaged skin cells in turn preventing ingrown hair
- Enhances exfoliation to release hair and prevent trans-follicular penetration
- Enhanced exfoliation smoothes skin texture to fade discoloration and unclog pores
- Promotes cell turnover, leaving skin brighter and more even
Dispense a small amount onto the fingertips and lather onto a wet skin. Shave as per usual, or use daily as a cleanser.
POST SHAVE – 50ml – Soothing Skin Protection
The post shave serum can either be used as a soothing and protecting medium after shaving, or as a daily oil-free moisturiser. It is a fast absorbing, easy to spread gel-serum for all day hydration, designed to deliver moisture, barrier building properties, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and peptides to limit redness, irritation, excess heat and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
- Assists the alleviation of redness, burning and swelling
- Strengthens the skin’s natural defences to tolerate stress better
- Soothes irritated and damaged skin
- Targets restoration and maintenance of barrier function
- Powerful stress protecting molecule which binds to surrounding water molecules creating a protective shell around cells, enzymes and proteins which in turn prevents cell damage
- Soothes irritated and damaged skin
- Supports repair and improvement of damaged, aged or stressed and irritated skin, promotes skin barrier repair and long-term hydration
- Increases anti-pollution efficacy and blue light protection, while supporting a healthy skin microbiome
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
- Decrease water loss, by assisting the skin in improving its natural production of skin-strengthening ceramides
- Improves brightness of skin, reduces blotchiness and uneven skin tone
- Boosts anti-oxidant activity
- Assists in the regulation of sebum secretion
- Helps visibly minimize enlarged pores, tighten lax pores
A powerful blend of Butylene Glycol+Hydrogenated Lecithin+Sodium Oleate+Oligopeptide-68+Disodium EDTA
- Inhibitory action on dark spot formation for a brightening effect
- Biomimetic peptide encapsulated in a phospholipid liposome enhances skin penetration and continuous release in skin
Boswellia Serrata Gum
- Ecocert® approved
- Supports a powerful soothing action for sensitive or over-reactive skin types
- Assists in reduced irritation for sensitive skin formulations or shaving
- Ecocert® approved
- Anti-irritation effect, targets skin soothing
- Enhances skin protection and acts as a free radical scavenger
Disodium Acetyl Glucosamine Phosphate
- Addresses 3 key aspects of skin repair (control of the inflammatory processes, activation of remodelling mechanisms, and stimulation of skin restructuring)
- Targets superficial lesions – erase small scratches, sunburns, and superficial injuries
- Sensory agent – provides cooling effect to the skin
- Works by directly stimulating nerve ending receptors to produce a cooling sensation
- Provides a long- lasting cooling effect which builds gradually during the first 20 minutes after application
- Helps with skin detoxification and defence against physical and chemical aggressions
- Assists in damage-prevention to DNA and proteins caused by UV radiation
- Aids in the prevention of photo aging
- Fights the detrimental effects of UV radiation in human skin, protecting DNA, thus avoiding the appearance of premature aging signs
- Promotes DNA repair activity
Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract
- Helps delay the glycation process and prevent oxidative aging
- Enhances anti-aging and anti-glycation
- Visibly diminishes hyperchromatic spots and brightens the skin
- Aids in the reduction of acne lesions
- Alleviates melasma on ethnic skin
- Effective at increasing the amounts of collagen and elastin produced by fibroblasts, this helps to give a youthfulness glow to the skin
Dispense 1 pump onto fingertips and apply to the shaven area or onto entire face, morning and evening. Once applied to the face after shaving, a slight tingling sensation may be experienced for up to 5 seconds in impaired barrier skins. With continual use, the condition of the skin will improve, and the sensitivity will subside. A daily application of SPF is recommended.
Where to buy?
Visit www.optiphi.com to locate your nearest optiphi® professional.