Stress Less 30ml
This light and silky gel formula contains high amounts of Beta-Glucan from Oat and Madecassoside from Centella Asiatica that soothes and repairs the skin. Stress Less is designed to improve sensitive, damaged, irritated and dehydrated skin types with the combination of Beta-Glucan & Madecassoside - these two molecules have fantastic skin soothing, repairing and hydrating abilities.
Suitable for all skin types - Stress Less is great if your skin is prone to dehydration, sensitivity, redness and irritation, or if you are using strong actives (e.g. anti-acne such as benzoyl peroxide or anti-aging such as retinol treatments) known to dry the skin or compromise the skin barrier.
Within this formula Geek & Gorgeous uses 0.2% Beta-Glucan and 0.3% Madecassoside. These percentages may not sound large, however when it comes to these two actives, they are. Studies use Madecassoside from as low as 0.05% (shown to inhibit UV induced melanin production) or at 0.1% combined with 5% Vitamin C for anti-aging benefits.
0.2% of Madecassoside has barrier-supporting, skin moisturising, as well as redness & itching reducing properties in atopic or psoriasis-prone skin. In-vivo studies (tested on consumers), by the manufacturer of Beta-Glucan shows that the molecule improves skin barrier recovery used at 0.05%, while its moisturising ability is as good as that of hyaluronic acid. Used at 0.1%, Beta-Glucan makes the skin firmer, smoother and more elastic.
Geek and Know to Glow tip 💘: use Stress Less with C-Glow in the morning for added smart-aging benefits.
Cruelty-free | Vegan | Fragrance & Essential oil free | Gluten-free | Malassezia-safe | Pregnancy-safe
Madecassoside: One of the main biologically active components of the famous medicinal plant Centella Asiatica, also known as Gotu Kola or Cica. It has well-established wound healing, skin soothing and antioxidant activities.
Beta-Glucan: A super-molecule coming from Oat that has intensive skin-repairing and wound healing properties, while being a great skin soother and moisturizer, even showing some anti-aging benefits. It is a large polysaccharide (sugar) molecule, somewhat similar in structure to Hyaluronic Acid hence showing similar (or some claim even greater) skin hydrating properties. While the larger beta-glucan fractions stay on the top of the skin to hydrate & smooth it, the smaller fractions penetrate deeply (even into the dermis, the middle layer of the skin) showing promising anti-aging benefits.
Saccharide Isomerate: A skin-idententical carbohydrate molecule that binds to the skin like magnet and keeps the skin hydrated longer than most other humectants.
How to use
Shelf life: 2 years from production (unopened), 6 months PAO (period after opening)
Aqua (Water), Methyl Gluceth-20, Saccharide Isomerate, Glycerin, Madecassoside, Beta-Glucan, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol