Why does this make my skin tingle/burn?
The tingle is temporary as your skin gets used to the actives. It can also occur based on water type – soft water seems to increase the tingle factor. If the tingle is too unpleasant, another option would be to try our Moisture Lock Ultra Hydrator. This moisturizer is excellent for sensitive skin in need of hydration and will not cause any type of tingle sensation.
Is it okay to use this with retinol?
Our Collagen Boosting Moisturizer is the only product in the line that is not meant to be used with a retinol product. Because our moisturizer contains Glycolic Acid and a high level of vitamin C, these ingredients can cause sensitivity and irritation if used along with Retinol. It is recommended to use our Collagen Boosting Moisturizer a time separate from when you use Retinol. Typically customers will use Retinol at night and our Collagen Boosting Moisturizer during the day.
Avocado Oil(Persea Gratissima Oil) – rich in protein, essential fatty acids, and vitamins A and C. One of the most penetrating oils used moisturize, soften, and heal dry, damaged or prematurely aged skin.
Kakadu Plum (Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract) – considered a skincare superfood and believed to be the most concentrated natural source of vitamin C – approximately 55x more than a Florida orange – boosts collagen production, reduces visible dark spots & gives skin a healthy, youthful glow. Has exceptional antioxidant properties that help reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Gallic acid in the plum works as an astringent, fending off bacteria, viruses and fungi. The high levels of vit C and vit E also reduce under eye puffiness and dark circles.
Glycolic Acid – An Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), a naturally occurring fruit acid, helps to exfoliate, increasing cell turnover for a fresher, brighter complexion, used to target multiple signs of aging including hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Niacinamide – (Form of vitamin B3)
Reduces the impact of environmental damage; helps repair discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles
Encourages the production of ceramides to help make skin more supple and resistant to dryness and sensitivities
Helps skin hydration
3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
Modified vitamin C molecule that has increased stability
Protects skin from UVB damage
Helps brighten skin tone
Antimicrobial & anti-inflammatory properties help calm rosacea and breakouts
Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) Natural (Bitartrate)
Known to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark under-eye circles, and sagging skin
Shown in studies to increase the thickness of dermal and epidermal skin layers and collagen fiber thickness
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (Peptides)
Synthetic peptide known for its effects on collagen, skin health, and skin pigmentation
Helps repair visible skin damage and strengthen the skin’s underlying supportive cellular elements
Messenger peptide: tells skin how to look better, visibly fading signs of sun damage like wrinkles and rough texture
Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 (Peptide)
Comprised of four amino acids
Penetrates into deeper skin layers and activates the body’s natural production of collagen elastin and hyaluronic acid
Poria Cocos Polysaccharide
Antioxidant that improves skin’s density.
Derived from mushrooms
Only known ingredient to help control skin cell energy and improve cell metabolism to wake-up tired skin.
A sugar that occurs naturally in all living cells.
Aqua, Persea Gratissima Oil, Butylene Glycol, Glycolic Acid, Isononyl Isononanoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Glycerin, Lauryl Laurate, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Polyglyceryl-‐3 Diisostearate, Cocos Nucifera Fruit Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Niacinamide, Diisooctyl Succinate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Salix Nigra Bark Extract, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ribose, 3-‐O-‐Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Poria Cocos Polysaccharide, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Dimethylaminoethanol Tartrate, Cetyl Palmitate, Citrus Junos Peel Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sorbitan Stearate, Polysorbate 80, Glycogen, Carbomer, Sodium Phytate, Cellulose Gum, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Vibrio Alginolyticus Ferment Filtrate, Pentylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Polysorbate 20, Dextran, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-‐10, Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-‐2, Calcium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-‐1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-‐7
Naturally fragranced by an extract from the Yuzu fruit
Committed to clean beauty, our products are Non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, hormone-free, cruelty-free Leaping Bunny certififed products made with Well-Aging® ingredients sourced from around the globe
PAUSE products are housed in opaque recyclable plastic bottles which prevent exposure to light keeping everything shelf stable for as long as possible.
We require all supplier partners to follow the sourcing requirements to ensure that our finished products can be labeled cruelty free and gain the Leaping Bunny seal of conformance. Likewise, we require our suppliers as well as ourselves to ensure that no products are produced through the use of forced child labor or in unsafe working conditions.
We routinely audit our manufacturing partners to ensure the following:
Employees of all levels are treated with respect
Employees are paid a fair, legal wage
Employees work reasonable hours and are working at-will: no bonded labor, no underage employment, the doors are unlocked, and they are free to leave at any time
A safe work environment where repairs are made, and safety equipment is available.