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Our favorite skin glow tips and tricks

Here’s a question that has crossed every woman’s mind: what is the key to skin’s glow? And what does it even mean to have a “glowing skin”? Simply put, it means that your skin is not only clear and smooth, but that your complexion is so beautifully healthy, it emits a certain…radiance. A face glow. How to get closer to this beauty ideal, is the key question. Fortunately, there is a whole category of skin glow creams and serums out there that can help, making your skin look plump and fresh, even when you might not be.

The selection goes from the popular vitamin C based products, to those containing niacinamide or even the anti-aging retinol. 1 in 4 RÉDUIT users relies on some kind of brightening or skin glow product on a regular basis*.

But it’s not only the products that can make your skin glow. You can also do so much on your own to enhance – and maintain – it. Here’s a quick skin glow cheat sheet that might come in handy.

1. EXFOLIATE REGULARLY

Exfoliation is a process of removing the top layer of dead skin cells. With age, our cell regeneration slows down and, as a result, the body produces less new skin cells and sheds the old ones more slowly as well. And the old skin cells can make your skin appear dry, rough, and lifeless. Simply put, exfoliation, when done correctly and regularly, exposes the fresh new skin cells underneath.

2. A HEALTHY AND BALANCED DIET

Healthy and glowing skin comes from within. While skincare products can address skin issues superficially, having a balanced and nutritious diet will not only improve your overall health but the health of your skin as well. Make sure to include foods high in vitamin E (almonds, avocados), vitamin C (oranges, lemon), selenium (broccoli, tomatoes, eggs), and essential fatty acids and Omega-3’s (berries, spinach, wild salmon) for guaranteed complexion perfection.

3. DAILY FACE MASSAGES

Facial massage stimulates blood circulation, tightens skin, minimizes the appearance of dull skin, wrinkles and fine lines, and leaves your face with a healthy shine. You can do it yourself, using warm hands and gentle pressure. Simply apply some oil or serum on the palms and tips of your fingers and gently massage your face, forehead and neck in one smooth, continuous motion. 

4. BEAUTY SLEEP IS A MUST

While you sleep, your body increases blood flow to the skin, resulting in a healthy face glow when you wake up. If you don’t get enough sleep, your skin may appear dull and lifeless. This is why it is very important to sleep for at least 7-9 hours, to allow your body to regenerate and, of course, to make your skin even more beautiful.

5. LET BOOST HELP

Various skincare products will promise that beauty glow effect, but it’s often uncertain just how successful they really are. This depends on how good the product is, of course, but also how well their actives can get absorbed into your skin, i.e. how well they are delivered where they need to be.

And that’s exactly what BOOST does. Taking your personal data into account, its Enhanced Delivery technology will increase the absorption of skin glow inducing agents – such as niacinamide, Vitamin C or hyaluronic acid – significantly, by 2 times or more*! BOOST will personalize your routine and make sure those precious molecules find their way exactly where they are needed the most, so your skin can look healthier and more radiant than ever!

Many of BOOST users are already experts when it comes to skin glow products, successfully dealing with concerns such as dark spots, dull skin and pigmentation. Here are some of their glowing skin favorites**: The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%, Supergoop Daily Dose Vitamin C + SPF 40 Serum, Dr. Barbara Sturm The Better B Niacinamide Serum, The Inkey List Niacinamide, and Garnier Skin Naturals Glow and Anti-dark spots Brightening Serum.

Whether you use one of these skin glow products or have a favorite of your own, you can always rely on BOOST to do its magnetic magic and help you achieve better results, faster.

Ready? Apply. BOOST. Glow!

*Source: In-vivo results, BOOST vs finger application

**Source: RÉDUIT database, 2022

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5 Amazing Facts About Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is one of the most talked about ingredients in cosmetics today, whether we are discussing some best face moisturizer or the newest skin hydration solutions. This naturally occurring substance can be found in creams, serums, and injectables, all of which contribute to a more hydrated and youthful look. But what makes it so popular? 

First of all, hyaluronic acid, along with collagen and elastin, is one of the top three building ingredients in your dermis. However, sun exposure, smoking, and various other external factors, can cause it to deplete over time, resulting in wrinkles, fine lines, and drier looking skin overall. This is why supplementing the skin’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid is necessary, resulting in rejuvenation and increased moisture, i.e. hydration. But that’s not all – here are the 5 amazing facts about hyaluronic acid:

1. HYALURONIC ACID IS A NATURAL SUBSTANCE IN OUR BODY 

Commonly known as hyaluronan, hyaluronic acid is a transparent, gel-like material – a type of large sugar molecule, really – naturally produced by your body. Its highest concentrations can be found in your skin, connective tissue, and eyes. Its primary purpose is to hold water in, in order to keep your tissue lubricated and moist. Indeed, hyaluronic acid holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water to keep our skin hydrated and plump.  This is exactly why it has found its way into cosmetic products.

 

2. IT ACTS AS AN ANTI-INFECTION BARRIER

Hyaluronic acid works as an anti-infection barrier. Dry skin can cause infection and damage – hyaluronic acid improves your skin’s protective barrier by providing more moisture. Also, it firms and tones the skin, smoothing the fine lines and wrinkles.

 

3. IT MAKES YOUR SKIN FLEXIBLE

Hyaluronic acid, or HA for short, makes your skin flexible, decreasing its wrinkles and assisting it in stretching more easily. But, similar to collagen and elastin, the amount of naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid in our bodies decreases as we get older. Replenishing it can make your skin appear more rejuvenated and hydrated.

 

4. HYALURONIC ACID HELPS REGENERATE SKIN

HA encourages new skin cell growth. Because of this, it can help remove the older, unhealthy skin cells that have been harmed by the sun and replace them with younger, healthier ones. Not only that: HA helps regulate oil production and maintain the right balance of skin moisture. As a result, breakouts may be less frequent, keeping your skin clear.  When applied to wounds, HA has been shown to reduce the size of skin wounds, decrease scarring and even act as a pain relief.

5. IT ACTS AS A HUMECTANT 

Acting like sponges, humectants retain the moisture after it has been gathered, in addition to attracting water. In that way, HA offers more hydration to the skin, thus protecting the skin barrier.


Getting hyaluronic acid to where it’s needed the most

So there you have it: HA hydrates your skin, keeping it moisturized and radiant, and healthy-looking. Along with its healing properties, it prevents the development of wrinkles, and is, therefore, something of a miracle ingredient, really. But how can you get more HA into your skin and your body? 

You can take HA orally, topically (on your skin), in eye drops, by injection, and under your skin. Hyaluronic acid can be found in some types of food, but it is also available both as a pill and nutritional supplement – there is even a liquid form, which you can mix with water. Plus, many skin creams and serums today contain this amazing ingredient. And that’s where BOOST comes in, making their results even more amazing. 

Thanks to RÉDUIT’s very own Enhanced Delivery technology, BOOST ensures better absorption and deeper penetration of active ingredients in all your skincare products, for way better results. Hyaluronic acid included. Simply put, BOOST can increase the amount of hydrating agents – such as hyaluronic acid – that actually get into your skin by 5.6 times! It will make sure most of those precious HA molecules find their way exactly where they are needed, so your skin can look healthier and more radiant than ever!

Our users worldwide can confirm this. Some of the most popular skincare products BOOST has been supercharging lately have been in the skin moisturizer category, often enriched with hyaluronic acid, of course. Here are some of our users’ favorites*: La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Concentrated Hydrating Essence, and Tatcha the Dewy Skin Cream, to name but a few. Whatever your preference, whatever your skin type or skin concern, BOOST will help you make your product perform better and last longer, ensuring great results. Your skin needs all the care – and all the active ingredients – you can give it!

*source: REDUIT BOOST app database, 2022

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BOOST WAVEFORMS – THE FUTURE OF HYPER-PERSONALIZED SKINCARE

We all have our trusted skin creams, serums and lotions. Each of these best skincare products is enriched with active ingredients – one or two or three of them – that make all the difference. Or should make all the difference. Because they often don’t, do they, falling short of the results they promise. Why is that?

First of all, when applied by fingertips alone, only a tiny amount of active ingredients in your cream or serum will actually get absorbed into the skin. The rest will simply stay on the surface and not do much.

Second, not all the active ingredients belong to the same layer of skin, even if they do get in. Antioxidants, for example, need to get to the deepest layers of the epidermis to function, while brightening and hydrating agents belong in the middle layers, and UV protection agents should remain on the surface.

And third, it’s even more complex than that. In the end, the exact “delivery address” for active ingredients – i.e. your actives’ skin delivery destination – will depend on your own skin and its needs, on everything from your skin type (for example, whether you have dry, normal or oily skin), to the climate you live in, and so on. 

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And that’s how RÉDUIT BOOST came about. As you know, BOOST is the world’s first personalized skincare applicator. What does that mean? Aided by a smart App, BOOST identifies the active ingredients in your favorite skincare products and automatically adjusts its Enhanced Delivery waveform to push the right ingredients into your skin at the right depth for you, for the very best results.

Wait a minute… A waveform

Yes, a waveform. Simply put, this is a hyper-personalized set of numeric instructions that is based on the aforementioned user’s data. YOUR DATA. This one-in-a-billion set of instructions then enables BOOST to configure and adjust its low-energy and time-varying Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) so that the actives in your skincare products can get delivered right where they are needed.


Once you download the BOOST App and have it identify your skincare product, you will be able to enter all the factors that impact your skin, including your age, skin type, location/climate you live in, and so on. Based on this, BOOST will adjust its waveform and create the skincare ritual made just for you!

BOOST works with the molecules’ diamagnetic nature, utilizing an inductive iontophoretic component to create temporarily increased permeability in your skin. Simply put, that translates to better absorption and deeper penetration of active ingredients, with the results that – speak for themselves.

Using the power of diamagnetics, BOOST will improve both absorption and penetration of active ingredients* in your skincare products as follows:

 

  • UV protecting agents: 1.5 x
  • Brightening agents: 2.0 x
  • Anti-aging agents: 2.2 x
  • Antioxidants: 2.4 x
  • Hydrating agents: 5.6 x

So there you have it. Now you know the waveform secret behind the world’s first personalized skincare applicator! All you have to do now is get BOOST and – supercharge your skincare!

*Source: In-vivo results, BOOST vs finger application

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5 EASY WAYS TO MAKE YOUR SUNSCREEN DO THE JOB

With summer approaching and the sun hitting its peak, your skin will require all the protection and care it can get. What’s the best sunscreen for your face, how to prevent sun burns and itchiness, what about the UV index scale… So many questions. SPF is your BFF, of course, but today there’s so much more to it than that. It’s a whole science, really. Whether you are using chemical or physical sunscreen products, here are 5 easy ways to protect your skin better, preventing it from sun burn, damage and quicker aging, including how to use BOOST to make your sun block even more effective.

1. AVOID DIRECT SUNLIGHT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE

First of all, the simplest advice: you should avoid direct sunlight between the hours of 10AM and 5PM, remaining in the shade whenever possible. If you do decide to sunbathe anyway, at least make sure you do it when the sun is not at its highest. And, of course, always make sure to apply your sun protection.

2. GO WITH A HIGHER SPF AND BROAD SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN

To prevent skin damage and that aging effect, make sure to use sunscreen with a higher SPF. SPF, or the “sun protection factor” is a number that suggests how long you can stay in the sun without burning. For example, an SPF 50 will offer longer protection than an SPF 30 (and is usually used for the more sensitive skin areas, like the face). Keep in mind, though: SPF indicates protection against UVB ultraviolet rays (they cause skin burn and itchiness), but you should not forget about the UVA rays that penetrate the skin deeper (and cause lines, wrinkles, pigmentation). So make sure to go for the so-called “broad spectrum” sunscreen products. 

3. REAPPLY SUNSCREEN EVERY COUPLE OF HOURS

62%* of people using sunscreen have light and fair skin prone to sun burn. If you must – or want to – stay longer in the sun, don’t forget to reapply sunscreen every couple of hours, especially with the lower SPFs. The only way to make sure that your skin is as protected as possible is by reapplying your sunscreen regularly. Some of it will evaporate, some of it will rub off and simply vanish. In most cases, your sunscreen will provide protection for up to two hours, or just 40-80 minutes when exposed to water.

4. GO WITH A WATER-RESISTANT FORMULA

Because we’ll be spending a lot of time in the sun, swimming, or simply “sweating it off,” a water-resistant formula will come in handy. When you go swimming or enjoying any other physical activity, you won’t have to be concerned about your skin being protected. Nobody has time to think about their sunscreen application when all they want to do is relax and enjoy the great summer weather.

5. USE BOOST TO MAXIMIZE YOUR SUNSCREEN PROTECTION

Sun blocking elements in your sunscreen need to remain on the skin’s surface and its outer layers, but the active ingredients – be they hydrating, antioxidant, or brightening – need to be driven deeper into the skin. And this is not possible to do with your fingers alone.

This is where BOOST comes in. This smart device is well known for its Enhanced Delivery of active ingredients. Using magnetic technology, BOOST will enhance the delivery of sun protection to the skin’s upper layers, where it is most needed. But even more importantly, BOOST will push the active ingredients in, to keep the skin nourished. 

For example, if your cream contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin during and after sun exposure, BOOST will help push it where it’s needed the most. Sun is both making our skin drier and making us sweat and, therefore, lose water. BOOST will simply push that same hyaluronic acid 5.6x deeper into the skin leaving it hydrated longer, while the sun-protecting agents will remain on the surface of the skin, right where they are supposed to be.

Source: clinical test: Skin hydration measured after 5 minutes using Corneometer.

According to REDUIT consumers’ preferences*, some of the best sunscreen for face are: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Age Correct SPF 50, Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, and Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock SPF 70. What is your favorite sunscreen product?

So there you have it. Stay cool and stay well protected. And get yourself BOOST.

Rest assured – your skin will thank you for it!

*source: REDUIT BOOST app database, 2022.

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Personalized skincare – one of the hottest beauty trends today

Beauty trends may come and go, but the world’s latest obsession with customization, personalization, and all kinds of tailored treatments might stick around for some time to come, especially when it comes to skincare. Your age, gender, skin type, skin tone, skin concerns, ethnicity, various external factors: today all these elements can be – and indeed are – taken into account when tailoring products to consumer demands.

The reasoning behind the trend is easy to understand: if the customer indeed comes first, it is only logical to personalize products and services to suit his/her every need. At the very center of this trend is the idea of individuality and uniqueness, and the result is the simplified decision making and – time saved.

Needless to say, beauty brands have been obsessing over personalization for quite some time now, but have had trouble implementing the idea fully, mostly because of the technology lag. Sure, you can have your quizzes and questionnaires to narrow down the selection, but what about actual devices that would be smart enough and advanced enough to support the thinking and deliver results?

Fortunately, recent developments and innovations are showing that technology is catching up. Finally.

From custom-made lipsticks and foundations to all kinds of individualized and interactive treatments, the companies are now competing in finding new, creative (and fun!) ways to attract customers, and keep the existing ones happy. Studies have shown that 75% of consumers are willing to pay more for a personalized product or service, especially if the very recommendation was made for them, personalized to them. They get to feel special and taken care of; instead being just another order number.

Personalized beauty-tech market

Overnight, beauty companies have started to experiment with a variety of new ideas and technologies, such as AI & AR (artificial intelligence or augmented reality), incorporating devices, smart apps, cameras, and similar gadgetry. Some things have worked better than others, some failed to deliver.

Various at-home devices have been tested for a whole range of new uses, from measuring and diagnosing skin conditions, to scanning faces and mixing makeup to suit ever changing daily needs and desires.

One thing is certain: brands will continue to develop hyper-personalized offerings in order to differentiate themselves from competitors and cater to consumers more effectively.

Discover BOOST – the time is right for the ultimate skincare personalization 

The RÉDUIT team has been developing BOOST for quite some time now. It started as an idea, and it became a mission. The challenge: to create a product that would be a) smart, b) practical, c) easy to use, and d) universal. 

So, now that it’s out – what is BOOST and why do you need it today? Simply put, BOOST is RÉDUIT’s brand new, smart skincare device that makes your favorite cream or serum more effective. To make things even better – and more practical – you don’t have to stop using your favorite skin cream or serum – BOOST works with virtually every cream or serum out there. Its Enhanced Delivery technology simply makes them way better!

This proprietary skincare technology leverages the power of diamagnetics to push the active ingredients in your favorite products further in.

It uses magnets that work on the diamagnetic nature of most all molecules while utilizing an inductive iontophoretic component to create temporarily increased permeability in your skin.

That translates to better absorption and deeper penetration, and skincare results that, well, speak for themselves.

BOOST’s hyper-personalization

Once you download the BOOST App, it will identify your skincare product, or you will enter it in yourself. This will help identify the active ingredients in it. Once this is done, you will enter your profile data, meaning all the factors that impact your skin, including your age, skin type, and the location/climate you live in, etc.

Based on this extensive and very personal input, BOOST – paired with the App – will have its waveform adjusted in order to push the right ingredients into your skin at the right depth FOR YOU.

That means BOOST will create a one-in-a-billion skincare ritual made just for you!

It’s easy to see why this approach is winning over the beauty fans worldwide: the win-win recipe means you don’t have to change anything drastically, you simply have to reach for BOOST and embrace the future of beauty! Things ought to be easy and efficient: let the award-winning BOOST enrich your skincare routine and your life in general!

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THE BEAUTY OF MOTHER’S DAY

Every day ought to be a Mother’s Day: a chance to honor all those wonderful, selfless women who gave us life, raised us well, made us who we are today. For those of us who are still blessed with having them in our lives, Mother’s Day is an opportunity to show love, give both hugs and gifts, pamper and make them feel special. Because they deserve it.

In today’s hectic, busy world, this lovely May day often catches us by surprise: what gift is thoughtful enough, will she love it, will she use it, does she need it? We sure understand your stress, and are happy to share some last-minute gift ideas that will for sure come in handy. Because RÉDUIT products are all about pampering and CARE – skin and hair care, to be precise – and smart beauty. Products that are easy to use, and easy to love. We are sure your Mom will love it, and will love you for it. 

The world of luxurious revitalizing skincare

How about a luxurious revitalizing skincare treatment? Our SPA PRO AGE REFRESH and SPA GOLD AGE REFRESH beauty sets do what they say, and they do it well.

These exclusive, anti-aging sets have everything mom needs to turn back time a bit and feel more confident in her own skin. The devices are made for boosting skin elasticity, improving collagen production, and reducing wrinkles.

Also, they both provide all-day skin protection, with extra skin hydration. Included in the sets are Ageless Mist and Precision Shield skinpods, which will prevent further signs of aging and shield the skin from damage. The best part: they contain no unnecessary ingredients that could harm the skin. Instead, they give it a youthful glow.

If you think Mom might love a device more compact and practical, the UNI AGE REFRESH set would be the perfect solution. The precise treatment with its ultra-fine Ageless Mist skinpod, leaves the skin nourished without the use of pore-clogging textures. The great thing is that she can use the UNI device for her hair as well, with our hairpods.

Skincare subscription comes to rescue

For all-year skin nourishment, an ideal Mother’s day gift is our AGE REFRESH subscription: we offer free worldwide delivery for every subscription containing two or more pods, and a free UNI device with a subscription to one of our recommended sets. 

For mothers who only want to protect their skin and give it a shine treatment, our ENHANCED SKIN DELIVERY SET will even out skin tone, hydrate and protect the skin, while giving it a healthy finishing glow. 

Lastly, for the ones who want to stick with their usual, traditional skincare creams and serums but wish to make it better (way better!), BOOST, our newly launched smart device, will be the perfect choice.

BOOST ensures better absorption and deeper penetration of active ingredients in the products, giving better long-term results.

Nourishing care for her hair 

We did not forget about haircare: it has always been an essential part of everyone’s beauty routine and an integral part of our product line.

For a nourished hair shine and a pro-grade treatment, which one usually gets in hair salons alone, check out our ENHANCED HAIR DELIVERY SET. It repairs the hair using RÉDUIT’s own Precision Conditioner and Shine Diffusion hairpods, revitalizing and volumizing damaged hair. 

Our UNI STRENGTHEN & REPAIR will make her – and your – hair healthier, protecting it from everyday heat styling. As a result, the hair gets strengthened, less prone to breakage, is smoother and easier to style.

For that extra dose of hydration, nourishment, and protection, go with the UNI NOURISH & PROTECT set: it has everything she needs to restore her hair, making it silky and more vibrant again. 

Subscribe to beautiful hair

We offer monthly haircare subscription sets as well. For example, our powerful PRECISION START subscription set evens out, brightens, hydrates and protects not only your skin but it protects and repairs your hair as well, while providing instant radiance for a healthy shine. If that does not say “I love you”, what does? 🙂 

Activating a recurring subscription means no more worries about running out of skin & hair care favorites: she will always have a timely supply arriving at her door.

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We hope some of these ideas and suggestions “will do the job” and put a smile on her face – and on yours, as well. Because very few things make us happier than seeing mom happy.