Ageing is a natural part of life, and at Sally-Ann Creed we believe it is something worth celebrating. While we cannot stop this process, we can help our body age in the best possible way – we like to think of it as ageing with grace. Sally-Ann Creed has always believed that everyone can achieve holistic wellness through nutrition, and that by eating clean, healthy foods and supplementing where necessary, we can optimise our body’s natural processes.
Today we’re about to begin a new journey. A journey where we focus on our biggest organ – our skin. The first step on this journey begins with the launch of our new skincare range – Grace. Consisting of a Collagen Moisturiser, Daily Cleanser, and 3 incredible serums – Collagen Serum, Retinol Serum, and a Vitamin C Serum. Grace has a single purpose – allowing all of us to age with grace. This incredible new range is specially formulated using the best possible ingredients to provide your skin with intense, hydrating moisture, while stimulating targeted skin cell renewal to produce a smoother, more even-skin-toned appearance, and a revitalised glow.
Our skin is made of 3 layers – the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin that serves as a protective layer to lock in moisture and nutrients, while keeping out harmful pollutants. It also provides protection against the sun and its UV rays. The dermis is the middle layer where you will find nerves, proteins, glands, enzymes and blood vessels. Finally we have the hypodermis, also referred to as the subcutaneous tissue. This is the base layer of our skin where you will find fat cells, nerves and blood vessels.
When we’re young, our skin is naturally plump, hydrated, and has a noticeable ‘youthful glow’ as we so often hear. Our skin is made up of collagen, hyaluronic acid, elastin, moisture, and many other intricate elements. As we age, our natural collagen stores decline, collagen and hyaluronic acid production decreases, and elastin starts to break down, resulting in a less supported dermis, with saggy skin and less hydration. In the epidermis layer, lines and wrinkles start to develop, and skin hyperpigmentation may occur due to this natural ageing process, as well phyto damage caused by UV ray exposure.
We all know the wonderful benefits of supplementing with Pure Hydrolysed Collagen and Vitamin C, so why would we need a topical option too? The benefits of collagen may take time to physically manifest as our body first directs the collagen to areas that need it most, which in many cases is our joints, muscles, and digestive system, leaving us waiting for it to take effect on our skin, especially as we fight the effects of sun damage, stress, and general ageing. By applying collagen topically, we are able to quickly and safely provide intense hydration and moisture to our outer epidermis layer. A topical Vitamin C application allows for direct absorption by the skin, resulting in quicker, more visible benefits.
Over the past couple of months, we have consulted with many skincare experts and industry manufacturers on our quest to formulate the perfect skincare range. We wanted to develop a range that not only provides lasting results, but also supports our ethos of only using the purest and cleanest of ingredients. We insisted on alcohol-, paraben- and fragrance-free formulations. This is why we deliberately decided to exclude a skin protection factor from the moisturiser, we will leave that up to you to decide how you wish to protect your skin from the sun. Where applicable, we included essential oils for their incredible scent and effective medicinal properties.
Each product in this range has been specially formulated to provide amazing results, and to work in conjunction with one another. From the specific active ingredients to the overall formulations, we developed a range specifically designed to provide your skin with intense moisture, while increasing collagen production and skin cell turnover. These key driving factors are instrumental in the overall health and appearance of your skin. By using this complete range you will find your skin is more nourished and healthy, with fewer wrinkles and a radiant glow!
We know how daunting it is to try any new skincare product, so we’ve put together a wonderful trial set consisting of sample sizes of all 5 of these incredible products. While we’ve taken every measure to ensure that our products are as pure as possible, it’s always best to make sure that your unique skin is compatible with all of them before you make the move.
Available immediately through our online store, and in our wonderful little shop in Westlake, this range of products are the perfect complement to our wide range of existing wellness products. View the full range at sallyanncreed.co.za/grace
Sally-Ann Creed’s care and passion for her clients are the cornerstones of Creed Living. Her tireless work over the last 30 years has made Sally-Ann Creed® one of South Africa’s most-loved brands and the embodiment of best practice, innovation, purity, and trust. The Creed Living team are obsessively committed to preserving Sally-Ann’s legacy and she is the inspiration that guides us forward.