Grand Amino Cushion Cream
For anytime, any face.
Skincare routines are so varied, but they all must end with one crucial step: protection. Properly protecting and sealing in your treatments makes the whole rigamarole worthwhile. Grand Amino Cushion Cream was created with the skincare minimalist as well as the skincare fanatic in mind — if they could share one moisturizer, here it is. Consider it your desert island beauty champion — the universal cream that really can rule them all. Its formula is a 5-star, all-you-can-absorb buffet of peptides, vitamins, ceramides, amino acids, antioxidants, and botanical oils. It includes everything to help rebuild, brighten, and strengthen your skin barrier without any comedogenic occlusives, like lanolin, waxes, or silicones.
Like a multi-vitamin for your face, this moisturizer is a concentrated formula of peptides, ceramides, vitamins, and a blend of 11 amino acids.
Thoughtfully formulated to contain everything skin needs to enhance resilience, support water retention, and revitalize itself — this overachiever puts other serums and treatments to shame.
Its creamy, adaptable texture is beneficial for all skin situations and types — lightweight enough for oily skin types but able to be layered for buildable hydration for thirstier skin types. It absorbs into skin upon application for a velvety soft feeling that’s not slippery or greasy.
How to use
Apply as the last step in your skincare routine (don’t forget to layer SPF over it in the daytime, though). Massage and pat in a small amount over your entire face and neck. Repeat to build additional layers of moisture, depending on how thirsty your skin is feeling.
WARNING External use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes.
Pore Confession: Quality over quantity pertains to your skincare routine too.
Rethinking Skincare As Skin Situations
Skin types describe a baseline of skin’s behavior. But sometimes skin decides to misbehave, and that’s when we have a situation. Situational Skincare is taking a solution-oriented approach to skincare based on what it needs day-to-day.
And their benefits
Blend of 11 Amino acids
11 Amino acid blend includes: Arginine, PCA, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Theonine, Proline, Histidine, Phenylalanine. This potent pack contains the building blocks for healthy skin. They help skin synthesize important proteins and nutrients, better retain water to stay hydrated, repair free radical damage, and help make your skin barrier more resilient against premature aging and environmental stress.
This skin-identical ingredient is the goopy good stuff in between skin cells, keeping them cushioned together while filling in any gaps that could cause water loss.
AKA Vitamin B3, this skincare superstar helps soothe irritation, fade pigmentation, assist ceramide synthesis, and prevent hydration loss.
This triple-amino acid peptide is a prime cell-communicating ingredient that helps protect and boost collagen synthesis, helps firm skin texture, and helps increase elasticity. Clinically active level 2.5%. *After 4 weeks, women noticed an increased collagen level +76% in skin.
This triple-amino acid peptide boosts the production of 6 major components (including collagen and hyaluronic acid) of the skin matrix that can result in more even skin and fewer wrinkles on the forehead and crow’s feet. It can also deeply replenish nutrients. Clinically active level: 2% . *After two months, women between the ages of 42 to 70 reported a decrease in signs of aging up to 100%
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (THD)
This is a stable, oil-soluble form of Vitamin C, which is a hero antioxidant for repairing free radical and environmental damage, brightening skin tone, and boosting collagen. Because it’s oil-soluble, it can penetrate into skin deeper to help restore more thoroughly.
Antioxidants: Morus Alba (White Mulberry) Leaf Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris (Algae) Extract, Hydrolyzed Rhodophycea Extract (Red Algae), Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract
The botanical extracts contribute to a healthy diet for high-functioning skin. They help skin to expel damaged and defective cells, while helping to restore and energize healthy cells for skin that better heals, brightens, and hydrates itself. Overall benefits when they work together may encourage brighter skin tone, firmer elasticity, smoother texture, and less visible fine lines.
Natural Moisturizing Factors: Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA
These humectants attract and trap water to more effectively hydrate skin. They also help calm irritation, smooth rough texture, and contribute to that plump, bouncy skin texture that radiates a healthy glow.