This facial oil has the incredible ability to leave skin soft and supple without being greasy. When used with your recommended serum or moisturizer, Matrix Oil will give an extra boost of hydration. For extremely dry skin, Matrix Oil should be used at night with a moisturizer. This special blend of oils can also be used to quickly heal household scrapes, scratches and minor burns. Appearance Yellow non-scented vitamin light-weight oil. Use Spa & Home – Apply to cleansed skin morning and night for best results. Directions for extremely dry skin: Use this oil with your moisturizer at night. In the morning, add a drop or two before applying your daytime moisturizer or sunscreen. If results are limited, apply the Aloe & Azulene Gel Masque or Soft Papaya & Pumpkin Masque once a week at bedtime. Directions for oily skin: This facial oil offers all of the benefits of regulating oil production. If you think that just because you have oily skin, you can’t wear oil, well you’d be wrong. This bottle of magic contains light oils that will help with controlling “unwanted” oil, and dry patches. For extra boost in hydration: This oil can be used in conjunction with your recommended serum, moisturizer and/or special treatment. Use serums first before applying this light facial oil, then apply your moisturizer or sunscreen as last step. Tip: For occasional hormonal blemishes or problem breakouts use Retinol Night Crème at night. Always use sunscreen for daytime protection. Key Ingredients Retinol – This formula has a low dose of encapsulated delivery system that provides maximum release with reduced irritation typically associated with retinoid use. Retinol diminishes the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. Additionally, Retinol stimulates cell regeneration to enhance skin tone and texture and to reduce the appearance of discolorations, age spots, and occasional blemishes. This mild but effective dosage can be used during the day and night. Recommended using sunscreen for daytime use. Vitamin E (Tocopherol) – an antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin. The atoms that comprise your body try to maintain an even number of electrons – that’s what makes them stable. If an atom has an uneven number of electrons, it will steal an electron from another atom to become stable. When your skin takes a beating from harmful effects like UV rays from the sun your body can produce free radicals. Free radicals are atoms with an uneven number of electrons, and when they form inside your body, they steal electrons from healthy cells like the one that make up your skin. This causes damaging chain reaction, and that is where antioxidants like the vitamin E come in. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and prevent cellular damage from occurring. Vitamin E is one of the most powerful antioxidants, but your body cannot produce it, which means you have to make sure you are getting enough of this valuable nutrient in your diet or skin care formula. Good sources for Vitamin E are fruits and vegetables like apples, and spinach for example. Argan Oil – This ingredient comes from the fruit of the Argan tree that only grows in the semi-desert region of Morocco. Argan Oil is extremely high in anti-oxidants vitamin E, phenols, phenolic acid, essential fatty acids, carotene, and squalene. Perfect for both skin and hair, Argan Oil is moisturizing, helps to balance sebum production also known to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce redness, and repair sun damage. Ubiquinone (CoQ10) – Ubiquone naturally decreases in our bodies with aging and is used effectively on the skin as an anti-aging ingredient. Ubiquinone is thought to penetrate the skin easily, and reduce free radical damage via its antioxidant properties. It is also been found to assist cells in building collagen and elastin, therefore reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ubiquinone also has properties that allow it to prevent or reduce oxidative damage to tissues. Silk Amino Acids – pure silk protein (glycoprotein extract), very rich in moisture preservation characteristics. A natural non-animal protein. Other Ingredients Aqua, Glycerin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Retinol, Tocopherol, Ubiquinone, Silk Amino Acids, Lecithin, Polysorbate 80, Polysorbate 20, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid.