Stratagem I. Cleanse
As surfactants, soaps "pull" oils + fats off the skin surface ostensibly to wash away "germs".
The stratum corneum (also known as "acid mantle") however, is a protective film on the skin's surface that could damaged by highly alkaline soaps, detergents, and alcohol sanitizers.
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 Toner
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...
Our Toning Stratagem 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 stratum corneum.
Stratagem IV. Nourish
Essential Nourishment Mist
With the skin's stratum corneum re-balanced, it is 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 "stratum corneum" and to infuse the skin with regenerative Vitamin C + hyaluronic acid + natural moisturizing factors + ceramides.
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.