VELVETY SMOOTH.  INSTANTLY REFINED.

Great skin is yours. Reveal it! 
 

  • PRODUCT
  • SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND
  • KEY INGREDIENTS AND TECHNOLOGY
  • FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • SUGGESTED USAGE

PRODUCT

ARTISTRY INTENSIVE SKINCARE Advanced Skin Refinisher is the fourth and latest product
to launch in our exciting INTENSIVE SKINCARE product range. It is an intensive "Smart Pore Eraser" for instantly softer, more even-textured skin and a progressively more refined look and feel. Fast-acting, it minimizes imperfections with a velvety smooth, concentrated formula.*

  • For dramatically softer, smoother, more even-textured skin from the first use*.
  • For visible pore size reduction 
  • For more even-textured skin
  • Velvety skin effect 

Targeted, intense treatment is no longer limited to the professionals. ARTISTRY research scientists invented the new, exclusive Refinishing Complex to bring the resurfacing ability of fractional laser science into your home as a daily treatment for rough, dull skin. An exclusive, concentrated blend of optical diffusers and natural ingredients refines skin texture with the precision and power of a professional fractional laser treatment.** From sweeping away dullness to visibly tightening pores, skin appears softer, smoother, more even-textured from the first use.*

* Based on studies conducted by Amway
** Results not equivalent to surgical/cosmetic procedures

 

SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND

SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND

What are skin pores?

Figure 1: Cross-Section Showing Pores Containing Sweat vs. Sebaceous Glands.
 

 

Sebaceous vs Sweat Gland

Pores are microscopic channels embedded within the skin’s tissue, which serve as an
outlet for excretion of bodily fluids (such as perspiration or oil), and growth of hair. Our
body is comprised of over 4 million of these tiny openings, with an estimated 20,000
on the human face.

There are two primary types of pores on the human body:

  • Eccrine pores regulate body temperature by perspiring (sweating). These pores are present on most of the skin’s surface (with dominance on palms, soles, forehead, arm pits and groin). Eccrine pores are not visible to the unaided human eye, and can only be seen during active perspiration.
  • Sebaceous pores are tiny visible openings containing oil-producing sacs called the sebaceous glands. These glands produce an oily substance called sebum, which helps lubricate hair and soften skin tissue. Visible pores are often accompanied by a hair follicle, and are predominately located on the face, scalp, back, chest and groin regions.

WHAT CAUSES VISIBLE PORES TO BE ENLARGED? 


                        
Skin Pores              Young vs Old Skin

Dilated pores can affect both men and women of all ages and are the result of two main causes: aging and excess sebum. Both causes are affected by many internal and external factors, including genetics, hormonal fluctuations, psychological stress, and environmental exposure.

  • Pores slacken with Aging

With aging, visible pores have a tendency to become stretched and elongated
[See Figure 2 - Pictorial of Young vs. Aged Skin showing slackened pores and dermal
compression]. This is caused by a weakening of the surrounding and supporting
tissue in the dermis, which allows pore walls to become slackened. Accumulated sun
exposure leads to degradation of collagen and elastin in the skin’s inner layers. It is
estimated that for every 10 years of life beyond the age of 20, the dermis becomes
6% thinner, and is 3% less elastic.

  • Excess Sebum Production increases Pore Size:

In addition to the effects of aging, excess sebum production (known as seborrhea)
also increases pore size. Sebum is a complex mixture of natural oily/waxy substances
which lubricate and waterproof our skin. Our sebaceous glands are influenced
by adolescence, hormonal fluctuations, psychological stress, sun exposure and
variations in humidity. Under elevated temperatures, sebum has a tendency to form a
more uniform film with sweat on our skin. Suppression of sebum through inhibition of
internal triggers can reduce pore size and output.

Figure 3: Pictorial of the Epidermal Cellular Renewal Process

Epidermal Renewal Declines with Aging and Leads to Enlarged Pores: Build-up of surface debris and dead skin cells can also enhance the appearance of pores, by creating a rugged uneven canvas on the outermost layer of the skin
(stratum corneum). New skin cells are born at the base of the epidermis and slowly move upward, losing moisture and flattening out as they rise until they form a barrier at the top of the epidermis. Regeneration begins in the deep subsurface layers of the epidermis; which serves as the factory for creation of new skin cells. Millions of cells are born daily, which gradually migrate and transition to the upper, outermost dead layer of the skin. With aging, this process of migration and cellular renewal slows from approximately two to four weeks, and skin’s surface—including pore openings—can
appear more unevenly textured.

* Based on studies conducted by Amway
 

KEY INGREDIENTS AND TECHNOLOGY

The Refinishing Complex targets five distinct areas for improvement, ranging from the surface to the “core of the pore”. Invented by the dedicated scientific team behind ARTISTRY INTENSIVE SKINCARE, the Refinishing Complex is an exclusive, concentrated blend of optical diffusers and natural, yet highly effective, ingredients designed to work on
each of the five factors that affect skin texture and the appearance of visible pores.
 

1. ON THE SURFACE

Optical Diffusers mattify and smooth the skin’s surface for a soft-focus appearance—an instant “WOW” look and feel.
The Refinishing Complex contains a tri-optic particle system [polymethylmethacrylate, polysilicone-11 and titanium dioxide] which creates a fine, microscopic layer of translucent particles on the surface of the skin. These light-diffusing particles & elastomers “flexibly”ill into pores and imperfections while providing sustained absorption of excess oil. Instantly upon application, a visible and tactile improvement in skin texture is achieved.

Figure 1: Tri-Optic Particle System which Softens & Diffuses Surface imperfections
 


BEFORE using ADVANCED SKIN REFINISHER
 


AFTER one use of ADVANCED SKIN REFINISHER

2. WITHIN THE SURFACE



Patented Oat Extract and NMF Sugars exfoliate the skin’s surface to unclog pores and smooth away roughness.

The Refinishing Complex provides gentle non-acid exfoliation of pore-clogging, dead skin surface cells. Using our patented hydrolyzed oat extract with NMF [Natural Moisturizing Factor] sugars, this unique combination works synergistically to unveil a smoother, younger-looking complexion by assisting the natural renewal process of the epidermis.

"Oat Extract was demonstrated in-vivo to increase skin cell renewal by >21%"*

3. IN THE WALL LINING

Anti-oxidant rich Lentil Seed Extract counters the hollowing effect in the wall lining of the pore.

Through extensive dermatological research, our ARTISTRY™ scientists uncovered a new finding associated with enlarged pores. With aging, an imbalance in cellular growth exists within the pore walls when compared to the surrounding tissue: cells within the walls of the pore hyperactively multiply due to an elevated insulin growth factor. Simply put, when cells replicate more rapidly inside of the pore versus outside of the pore, an undesirable build-up of cells and surface debris collects in the pore (the funnel region). This can be visibly perceived as a “hollowing” effect of the pores.
The Refinishing Complex features Lentil Seed Extract, which helps reduce pore distortion.

Formula includes Lentil seed extract, which was clinically tested to reduce the visible appearance of pores by 62% in just 4 weeks.

4. AT THE CORE OF THE PORE

The “hero” of the Refinishing Complex: Patent-Pending Java Tea Extract helps suppress excess sebum production, down to the core of the pore.

Visible pores contain oil-producing sebaceous glands, which are located in the skin’s dermis. Dermatological research indicates that excessive oil production is directly associated with enlarged pores. The Refinishing Complex features Java tea extract, which was clinically tested to help suppress excess sebum while significantly reducing visible pore size and imperfections. Harvested in the islands of Indonesia, Java tea is very rich in numerous antioxidant molecules (such as polyphenols, triterpenes and sinesetine). Unlike many cosmetic ingredients which provide temporary absorption and astringency to oil, Java tea uniquely suppresses the actual production of sebum by inhibiting internal hormonal signaling to the sebaceous glands (from dihydroxytestosterone.)

"Java Tea Extract was tested in-vivo to reduce shine and visible pore size by 30%"

5. OUTSIDE OF THE PORE

Star Fruit Extract reinforces the outside area of the pore’s structure to reduce slackening, visibly tightening pores for an even skin texture.

IIn the subsurface layers of the skin, degradation due to photoaging weakens the tissue surrounding pores leading to visible slackening and dilation. Pores become stretched and enlarged. Star Fruit Leaf extract, in conjunction with the Refinishing Complex, helps strengthen skin surrounding the pore walls.

* Based on studies conducted by Amway 
 

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

ARTISTRY INTENSIVE SKINCARE Advanced Skin Refinisher is an intensive “Smart Pore Eraser” for instantly softer, more even-textured skin and a progressively more refined look and feel. Fast-acting, it minimizes imperfections with a velvety smooth, concentrated formula.

With technical guidance and inspiration, ARTISTRY scientists created a new formulation offering skinsmoothing benefits comparable to a professional fractional laser treatment.**

CLINICAL TESTING RESULTS*

  • 98% of women felt their skin was softer and smoother over time
  • 92% of women felt their skin texture was improved over time
  • Oil-absorbing, oil-balancing, shine-free finish lasts 8 hours

 

BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

These pictures show an immediate visible improvement in skin texture, smoothness and pore minimization on the cheeks, as well as a reduction in oil and shine.

SKIN SMOOTHING EFFECT

"Before" photo taken at Clinical Study baseline. "After" photo taken immediately following cleansing and application of the ARTISTRY™ INTENSIVE SKINCARE ADVANCED SKIN REFINISHER.

* Based on studies conducted by Amway
** Results not equivalent to surgical/cosmetic procedures

 

SUGGESTED USAGE

Turn the dispenser counterclockwise, click on it twice, apply 2 pumps of serum onto clean skin every morning and evening, avoiding the eye area. 

It is easy to fit ARTISTRY™ INTENSIVE SKINCARE Advanced Skin Refinisher into your daily skincare regimen. Use it two times per day as the TREAT step.

  • CLEANSE - Wash face with a gentle cleanser, like the ARTISTRY YOUTH XTEND™ Rich Cleansing Foam.
  • TONE - Use a Toner, such as the ARTISTRY YOUTH XTEND Softening Lotion.
  • TREAT - Once skin is dry, apply 2 pumps of ARTISTRY INTENSIVE SKINCARE Advanced Skin Refinisher to entire face.
  • MOISTURIZE - Follow with a moisturizer, like the ARTISTRY YOUTH XTEND Protecting Lotion/Cream SPF15 for daytime or the ARTISTRY YOUTH XTEND Enriching Lotion/Cream for nighttime, and an eye cream, such as ARTISTRY Creme LuXury Eye Cream. 

The INTENSIVE SKINCARE Renewing Peel and INTENSIVE SKINCARE Advanced Skin Refinisher can be used together to manage skin radiance and texture. The following regimen is suggested for optimal results*: Use the ARTISTRY INTENSIVE SKINCARE Advanced Skin Refinisher in your regular skincare regimen, 2x each day on non-INTENSIVE SKINCARE Renewing Peel**days. Do not use the ARTISTRY INTENSIVE SKINCARE Advanced Skin Refinisher immediately following the ARTISTRY INTENSIVE SKINCARE Renewing Peel application; use only 1x each day on peeling days. 

ARTISTRY INTENSIVE SKINCARE Advanced Skin Refinisher should not be used with any other exfoliating products, such as ARTISTRY essentials Polishing Scrub, ARTISTRY essentials Alpha-Hydroxy Plus, ARTISTRY INTENSIVE SKINCARE 14 Night Restore Program or ARTISTRY INTENSIVE SKINCARE Anti Wrinkle Firming Serum.***

* Based on studies conducted by Amway
** After a one day use of ARTISTRY INTENSIVE SKINCARE Advanced Skin Refinisher in the morning and INTENSIVE SKINCARE Renewing Peel at night, 94% of panelists showed an improvement in the appearance of pores. After two weeks, see a boosted effect when used with the ARTISTRY INTENSIVE SKINCARE Renewing Peel. After two weeks, see a boosted effect when used with the ARTISTRY INTENSIVE SKINCARE Renewing Peel
***  Except ARTISTRY INTENSIVE SKINCARE Renewing Peel