EltaMD's Skin Recovery Toner restores skin barrier damage, calms the skin and thwarts the risk of irritation. Powered by amino acid technology, this calming toner helps to maintain hydrated and more resilient skin. Antioxidants defend against free radical damage, while rich minerals help to detox the skin. Ginger root extract maintains a smooth, even and youthful appearance.
Ideal for these Concerns: Aging, Redness, Dryness and Dehydration, Sun Damage, Free Radical Damage, Hypersensitive Skin, Itchy Skin, Acne-prone Skin
Key Ingredients (the science behind it):
Taurine: an amino acid used in skin care products, particularly anti-aging lines, where it is said to help calm the skin and when combined with glycolic acid it is also said to have an exfoliating effect that helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Taurine is believed to inhibit glycation [when sugars attach themselves to the amino acids in collagen—promoting wrinkles, sagging, and “creping,” one of the main causes of cellular aging]. Taurine modulates multiple skin-damaging pathways when applied topically, evidence suggests taurine repairs the skin barrier, rehydrates keratinocytes (the main cells of the upper skin layers), inhibits apoptosis (cell death), and reduces free radical damage. Taurine also offers antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-toxin benefits—protecting against premature aging and environmental toxins. Taurine is used in topical anti-acne and atopic eczema therapy, and is effective in treating the underlying causes of psoriasis.
Arginine: an amino acid that has been shown to significantly increase urea in the stratum corneum and continually increase cell moisture, improving the clinical symptoms of dry skin.
Glycine: an amino acid that is primarily used in anti-aging skincare products because of its ability to improve moisture retention, increase collagen production, and promote skin repair and regeneration. Glycine helps prevent tissue breakdown and is a key amino acid in collagen (collagen is composed of about one-third glycine). Data support the findings for glycine playing an important role in epidermal differentiation and epidermal barrier formation.
Ingredients: Water, Propanediol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Glycerin, Taurine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Arginine, Citric Acid, Malachite Extract, Glycine.