I remember when Dermalogica first introduced Power Rich (its maximum-intensity skin regenerating treatment), more than a decade ago. It was a game changer in the industry, as it was one of the first moisturizers formulated with high concentrations of collagen-stimulating peptides.
So what are peptides anyway? Proteins are made up of smaller fragments called amino acids. In the laboratory these amino acids can be joined together to make specific formations called peptides, of which there are hundreds of possibilities, each one having a very specific benefit to the skin.
In the case of Power Rich, the Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 stimulates the skin to make collagen (the protein that gives our skin strength and resilience). This peptide also helps the skin to create more glycoaminoglycans (ie hyaluronic acid) which help to maintain and support collagen, keeping it healthy. The end result...firmer, more resilient skin.
But the power in Power Rich doesn’t end there. An active blend of biostimulating botanicals treat the loss of strength, elasticity, and moisture in skin tissues. And high-tech cosmaceuticals and ingredients including antioxidant Vitamins A, C, E, and B6, support the ability of Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 to stimulate collagen.
The reason I call it a ‘Retinol Alternative’ is because of its acid-free smoothing agents that are non irritating and non sensitizing. If your skin does not respond well to Retinol, Power Rich might just be your new best friend. Rather than using traditional hydroxy acids or retinols to exfoliate the skin, this formula (with Glucosamine, Yeast Extract and Algae Extract) gently enhances cell renewal and promotes natural exfoliation without any irritation or flaking.
You can use Power Rich once or twice daily as an all-over moisturizer, or just spot treat areas with signs of visible aging (such as around the eye area). It can even be used as a regenerative treatment under any Dermalogica moisturizer. It is not recommend to be used with BioLumin-C, however. If you’ve fallen in love with BioLumin-C, you will want to alternate, using one in the morning and the other at night.
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