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A-Defiance, Serious Skincare's original anti-aging collection features anti-aging retinol and retinyl palmitate - the most effective forms of vitamin A, that are nanofied and time released for a steady, sustained delivery into the skin. The products in the A Defiance line provide unprecedented results against the first signs of age and sun damage on the skin. This two-part skin peel helps brighten and tighten the appearance of your skin.

2-Part Skin Peel Benefits

Step 1:

  • Micro-peel and evacuate pores brightening skin's look
  • Key ingredient: Lactic Acid. Deeply dissolve and activate complete formulation floods the skin with antioxidants and nurturing skin hydrators and soothers
  • Botanical scent
  • Gel like consistency
  • Glass bottle with pump and cap
  • Made in the USA

Step 2:

  • Draw-in and decrease the appearance of pores for a tightened and unbelievably smooth appearance
  • Botanical scent
  • Creamy consistency
  • Squeeze tube with twist-off cap
  • Made in the USA

Please see the Usage & Ingredients tab for how to use and ingredient information.

For questions about product, please contact the Serious Skincare Customer Support line: 1-800-540-8662.

Why Exfoliate?
Exfoliation is a very important yet often overlooked step in the beauty regimen. It is the key to loosen and remove a dead layer of skin cells, while speeding up the skin's process of shedding (which slows with aging or mature skin). Exfoliation also helps to stimulate the blood circulation, brighten the complexion by improving color and texture, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and prevent build-up that can lead to break outs.
Without exfoliation, skin can take on an uneven tone, looking dull, patchy or even ashy. After exfoliation, skin serums and moisturizers are able to penetrate more effectively, allowing the active ingredients to penetrate more successfully and thus leading to better beauty product results.
As a general rule, you will want to exfoliate at least once per week. You can adjust your schedule according to your needs. The texture of the exfoliant may also factor in the frequency of usage. A finer grained exfoliator might be tolerated well and could be used more often if desired. If your skin becomes irritated or flaky, reduce the frequency of exfoliating or switch to one with finer texture.
Sometimes exfoliating ingredients are added to toners or also come in the form of masks. These products provide more options to incorporate exfoliating ingredients into your regimen.

How to Choose an Exfoliator
Choose an appropriate exfoliator for your skin type. Sensitive, fine or aging skin will need a finer abrasive ingredient than other types of skin. The best way to select one is to read the label description to determine the item's abrasiveness or strength. Salt, sugar, plant fiber, nut hulls, jojoba beads, apricot seeds, kernels, oatmeal, and bamboo beads are all common ingredients used in abrasive exfoliators.
Enzymes, retinols, alpha hydroxy acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid and salycilic acid preparations are referred to as chemical exfoliators. They are typically available in varying strengths in the form of a gel or serum. They can also be used once per week, or as desired after cleansing and before moisturizing to attain the same effect. They exfoliate with less irritation, and are especially recommended if your skin is on the sensitive side.

How to Exfoliate
After cleansing and rinsing the face, apply the exfoliator to your wet face. Using your fingers or a soft cloth, scrub using gentle circular motions. You will want to avoid the delicate eye area and scrub gently on the areas bordering it like the cheek bones and temple area outside of the eyes. Rinse your face and softly pat it dry.

How To Use

Step 1: Dispense a quarter size amount of Step 1 onto the palm of hand, using your fingertips apply an even layer to face and neck avoiding immediate eye area. Leave on skin for 3 minutes. Remove from skin using a damp washcloth gently wiping in circular motions until face is clean and free from Step 1. Next, splash face with cold water and gently pat dry.

Step 2: Immediately after removing Step 1 from the skin with a damp cloth, apply Step 2 with your fingertips all over face and jaw line, avoiding immediate eye area and create a smooth even mask. Allow 5-10 minutes to set. Remove with a damp cloth and splash clean with cool water. Pat skin dry.

Average Days of Supply: Depends on use.

Ingredients

Step 1: Water, Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Menthyl Ethylamido Oxalate, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Sodium Bicarbonate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Malic Acid, Ellagic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Gluconic Acid, Mendelic Acid, Epilobium Angustofolium Flower/ Leaf/ Stem Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Sorbitol, Lecithin, Retinol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Xanthan Gum, Arginine, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Proplyparaben, Isobutylparaben.

Step 2: Water, Kaolin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Ceteareth-20, Zinc Oxide, Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Polyacrylate-13, Polysorbate 20, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Copper Gluconate, Lecithin, Sorbitol, Xanthan Gum, Retinyl Palmitate, Retinol, Zinc Gluconate, Magnesium Aspartate, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Blue 1.

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