Frequently asked questions

Which active ingredients does the AND SHINE YOUTH PATCH use?

Our formula combines 3 naturally derived ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Cross Linked Hyaluronic Acid and AHP-8 Peptide on a patented gel-type micro-cone strip:

  • Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is like a water magnet that can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water and is naturally found in our skin. However, HA molecules are too large to penetrate the skin in superficial applications like moisturizers and serums. Our patches with micro cone technology deliver HA directly under the skin, for lasting hydration benefits.
  • Cross linked hyaluronic acid (CLHA) is a patented ingredient that lasts 4 times longer in the skin than HA which is used for the first time on a micro cone patch.
  • Peptide Argireline® (AHP-8). A naturally-derived hexapeptide that reduces muscle contraction and is considered a topical alternative to Botulinum Toxins (Botox). AHP-8 destabilizes the SNARE complex, reducing the formation of expression lines induced by muscle contraction on the skin’s surface and inhibits glutamate release, an indicative of wrinkle activity. In vivo tests have shown a reduction of wrinkle depths, volume and lengths and a positive effect on skin smoothness. (Read more at www.lipotec.com). AHP8 also improves the global photodamage score after repeated use

Where do I best use the patches and when?

Clinical studies have shown best results when patches are used on crows feet, nasolabial area or on forehead. The best time to use our patches is over night, after washing and drying your face. The micro-structures work best when applied at least 4 hours on your skin without removal but can be left on during the whole night.

Is it painful?

No. When you activate the micro-structure on your skin with slight pressure from your fingertips, you will feel the prickly texture of the micro-cones, which is necessary to activate the process.

Is it safe?

Yes. Our patches have been clinically proven and dermatologically tested on all skin types. The application of our patches does not leave any mark on your skin and will not cause infection if used properly. Our state-of-the-art production facility in South Korea undergoes strict quality regulations and is manufacturing certified by international quality standards (SGS – ISO 22716 – Cosmetics – Guideline on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)), to ensure only the highest quality in ingredients and material.

Are your patches free of harmful substances?

All of our patches are free of fragrances, parabens, silicones, sulphates, aluminium, bha, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oils and synthetic dyes. They have not been tested on animals and are created of naturally derived products. (Cruelty-free and vegan.) 

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a substance found naturally in the human body and in our skin. Imagine HA like a water magnet that can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. However, HA molecules are too large to penetrate the skin in superficial applications like moisturizers and serums. Our transdermal patches with micro-cone technology deliver HA directly under the epidermis, which improves hydration, giving the skin a glowing appearance.

Can I reuse the patches?

No. Since the micro structures dissolve completely in the skin when applied correctly, the patches are ineffective after a single application. 

What about the packaging? 

The microstructure of our patches is very sensitive to light and oxygen and travels in an airtight plastic pouch. Most of our patches should be applied within an hour of opening, as the effectiveness of the active ingredients decreases over time. Our packaging is recyclable and we are actively working to reduce our environmental footprint.

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