When it comes to day creams, we all want something that will set us up for the day ahead, providing lasting moisture and protection without the greasy residue. To make sure every day is a good skin day, we created Nourishing Day Cream, the ultimate advanced daily moisturizer, scientifically designed to provide lasting hydration while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
With the combination of powerful active ingredients and a potent antioxidant blend that neutralizes free radicals, skin is hydrated and protected.
Carefully selected active ingredients support the skin’s natural processes, including the production of collagen and elastin to firm and strengthen your skin.
This unique formula, also available lightly scented with hints of plum and vanilla blossom, will provide lasting hydration, leaving you with a vibrant, rejuvenated, radiant complexion.
Nourishing Day Cream Benefits:
- Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Supports the growth of new skin cells
- Protects against damage from oxidative stress and free radicals
- Supports youthful levels of collagen and elastin
- Provides lasting hydration throughout the day
We are passionate about providing genuine nutrition for your skin. That’s why this product contains Kanapa™ – our exclusive formula containing a powerful blend of natural ingredients including the powerhouse antioxidant Astaxanthin. Products that include Kanapa™ have been clinically proven to reduce the signs of aging, including a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Learn more about Kanapa™ and see the full results of the study here.
Restorative Day Cream has been dermatologically tested and is suitable for every skin type including sensitive skin. It does not contain Hydroquinone or any harmful chemicals including BPA, Bisphenol compounds, parabens, or mineral oil, and is cruelty-free.
Our signature blend of high-quality plant-based ingredients, Kanapa™ is naturally and scientifically formulated to deliver proven results. Learn more about this breakthrough blend and its clinically proven efficacy here.
Derived from the Crocus plant, DermCom acts as an intense age-defying treatment, rejuvenating the skin’s surface by promoting firming and lifting as well as supporting the skin’s natural repair processes.
This rich tropical butter is packed with essential fatty acids, encouraging moisture retention and supporting the growth of new skin cells. Quickly absorbs for optimal hydration, helping to reduce visible signs of aging.
This power-packed antioxidant locks in moisture while helping to support skin health. It is rich in natural vitamin D, and is known to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
CoQ10 is essential for cell health. This topical coenzyme Q10 penetrates beneath the skin’s surface, helping to fight free radicals that are attracted to collagen and elastin.
Manuka honey is a natural moisturizer and antioxidant, sourced in New Zealand. Dense in nutrients, it feeds your skin with essential vitamins, minerals and proteins.
A skin superfood packed full of essential fatty acids, phytosterols and antioxidants. Shea Butter is packed with nutrients including vitamins A and E, to support the production of collagen and elastin.
What are some of the key ingredients in the Nourishing Day Cream?
Nourishing Day Cream is a lightweight, daily age-defying moisturizer for all skin types formulated with Kanapa™, Xtend-Life's unique age-defying, hydrating, and radiance-boosting blend. Kanapa™ includes eight special ingredients to support collagen and hyaluronic acid, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, moisturize, and soften the skin. Some of these are:
- Kanapa ™ blend - Xtend-Life's unique Kanapa™ blend, contains a potent mix of eight plant-based ingredients to moisturize, soothe, defy aging and support the skin from oxidative stress. You can read all about the ingredients that make up this unique blend by clicking on the Ingredients tab.
- DermCom - This helps to support collagen and elastin production while supporting the natural growth factors of the skin. It also helps to renew the skin's resilience, helps to defy premature aging and rejuvenates the skin, promoting firming across the skin's surface.
- Nano-Lipobelle H EQ10 - This topical coenzyme Q10 penetrates beneath the skin's surface to help support the amount of ATP in the skin for improved overall function.
What are some benefits I can experience from using the Nourishing Day Cream?
Nourishing Day Cream is intended to penetrate deeply to nourish, replenish and strengthen skin helping to promote a smooth, healthy complexion and reinforce skin elasticity. We are proud to incorporate our exclusive Kanapa™ blend, which contains a number of native New Zealand plant extracts.
This unique, innovative formula was developed specifically to immerse the skin in the healing properties of exceptional botanicals rich in omegas, which are known to help promote the skins natural renewal process, while providing concentrated immediate & long-term hydration for a radiant and refreshed complexion. This age defying formulation drenches your skin with hydration while working to help resist free radicals and protect skin from the invisible drivers of aging - pollution, stress and fatigue. This leaves your skin bright, healthy, plump and revitalized.
Nourishing Day Cream supports softer, smoother, firmer skin and a more even skin tone. Over time your skin is refined for a firmer, more youthful complexion. This precisely balanced Nourishing Day Cream is rich in plant botanicals, omegas, minerals, and antioxidants which deliver optimal results - skin that is healthy and luminous.
How is the Nourishing Day Cream different to the Restorative Night Cream?
These two products contain many similar ingredients; however, the Nourishing Day Cream is slightly lighter and more suited to daytime use, underneath make-up. It contains some ingredients that are not found in the Restorative Night Cream such as Grapeseed Oil, which helps to enhance absorption of the cream, leaving the skin feeling hydrated without feeling greasy.
How long will it take your product to provide noticeable benefits?
This product does not contain collagen itself, but it may certainly help support its regrowth. The Nourishing Day Cream may help to reduce the visible signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles. It contains key ingredients that help to stimulate the growth of collagen, elastin and new skin cells, which help to produce firmer and visibly younger looking skin.
How do I use Nourishing Day Cream?
Specifically formulated with a moisture replenishing complex to leave skin soothed, comfortable, optimally hydrated and looking beautifully healthy. With regular use, skin becomes noticeably smoother, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be reduced, and radiance restored.
- Cleanse your face with lukewarm water.
- Apply Nourishing Day Cream to the face, neck and décollété.
- Massage the cream until completely absorbed, using an upward and inward motion.
- Use daily for the best results.
NOTE: Our Nourishing Day Cream has been formulated to be used along with Restorative Night Cream to support optimum skin health both day and night.
Is the Nourishing Day Cream suitable for use under makeup?
Yes, it is. Our Nourishing Day Cream has been formulated to help create a barrier to protect the skin against environmental pollution; therefore it may help to prevent makeup from clogging the pores. After applying the day cream, we recommend waiting a few minutes in order for it to penetrate into the skin before applying your make-up.
Why does my skin feel dryer than when I began using the Nourishing Day Cream about two weeks ago?
The best results are achieved from our products through long-term use and it may take some people a week or two to get used to the ingredients in the blend. If your skin has become accustomed to particular products, introducing our range may cause slight, temporary changes to your skin. This may occur especially if the products you have been using contain a majority of chemical ingredients, which upset the natural pH balance of the skin. Our products help the skin to find its own natural balance and as this occurs, it is possible that the skin may either feel dryer, or oilier, than usual. This should not remain for long; once the pH has become balanced, your skin should feel hydrated, supple and rejuvenated.
We encourage you to persevere with the Nourishing Day Cream; within two to three months you should notice some fantastic improvements to the tone, texture and firmness of the skin, as well as a reduction in the appearance of fine lines.
Why don't you include an SPF factor in your skincare products?
We do not include SPF in any of our skincare products for a number of reasons.
Firstly, we believe that skin damage caused by the sun occurs only through over-exposure to the sun rays. General and safe exposure of the skin to the sun is essential for health and can provide useful benefits in some cases, such as for sufferers of acne. The first point of call for sun protection should be avoiding the sun during the hours of 10am and 3pm when it is at its most intense. Sitting in the shade and wearing a hat, sunglasses and long-sleeved clothing is a good idea. Of course, in some instances, it is essential to apply a sun protection lotion to the skin, when over-exposure cannot be avoided. When this is the case we recommend using the most natural options possible such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide-based sunblocks.
There is a range of SPF products available on the market but none of these are completely natural, therefore we have chosen at this time not to include SPF in our skincare. Some current SPF products may be absorbed deeply into the skin and there is not sufficient research to indicate the long term effects that this may produce. Xtend-Life takes great pride in using the most natural, as well as safest ingredients possible so these ingredients are not acceptable to us.
Some other SPF ingredients, such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide, are not able to be absorbed into the skin and create a barrier on the surface. Kanapa™ skincare is designed to be deeply absorbed into the skin to achieve the maximum benefits, a process which would not be possible if we were to add oxide-based sunblocks into our range. These products can also often create a white film upon the skin which is not aesthetically desirable in facial skincare products.
Is it okay to apply Nourishing Day Cream on broken skin?
While it is unlikely to cause discomfort, we do not recommend applying the day cream to an area of irritated or broken skin. It is preferable to allow the skin to heal and repair itself, after which you may then use the cream again. A number of the ingredients in the blend, such as Harakeke Oil and Mamaku Fern Extract may even help to support cell regeneration and reduce scarring.
Does Kanapa™ skincare contain any mineral oils?
None of our products contain mineral oils. Mineral oils can clog the pores, interfere with skin's ability to eliminate toxins, and encourage break outs. We use nourishing plant based oils which nourish the skin without aggravating acne.
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