Stratagem I. - V.
S K I N + I N T E L L I G E N C E
The human skin is the largest human organ. And it is a battlefield.
It has evolved to have its own mechanisms of defense + healing. It has an intelligence system that you must advocate for.
And we only wish to provide you the essential Stratagems in your arsenal.
Stratagem I. Cleanse
As surfactants, soaps "pull" oils + fats off the skin surface ostensibly to wash away "germs".
The acid mantle however, is a protective film on the skin's surface that could damaged by highly alkaline soaps.
Here is our strategy for thorough but helpful cleansing:
Stratagem II. Exfoliate
Mechanical / Chemical Exfoliants
While in general, it is not recommended to exfoliate more than once a week, we have a selection of mild exfoliating Stratagems that you can use for when you need to.
EXFOLIANTS are designed to remove dead skin cells and stimulate production of new ones. Done carefully and properly, the process can promote visible skin health and glow.
Stratagem III. TONE
pH Balancing "Acid Mantle" Tonic
The "acid mantle" coined in 1928 by Heinrich Schade and Alfred Marchionini (MD's) is protective film of oils, sweat, bacteria, amino acids etc on the skin.
It has a pH level of 4.5 to 6.2...
The hydrosols, or "essential waters" in our Toning Stratagem with pH of 4.5 - 5.5, is designed to gently counter the alkalinity of soaps/ cleansers/ scrubs.
It literally, sets the "tone" of the skin to restore the often disrupted and damaged "acid mantle".
Stratagem IV. Nourish
Essential Nourishment Mist
With the skin and its acid mantle re-balanced, they are now ready to benefit tremendously from sources of vitamins and amino acids.
The milky "Essential mist" is formulated to be a light nurturing Stratagem to reinforce the "acid mantle" and to infuse the skin with collagen enhancing Vitamin C + E + Retinol.
Stratagem V. Seal
Serums & Salves
The Stratagem V. come in the forms of
a) A Serum which is a light but concentrated concoction of key ingredients such as antioxidants, moisturizers, anti-inflammatories
b) A Salve which has all the important ingredients in a heavier and longer lasting carrier
BOTH to guarantee the health, care and the protection of your skin.