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Anti-aging Core Product- AFA™ Gels (Gel Mild, Gel Plus, Gel Max)

Our AFA Gels are the foundation of the AFA Home care program. AFA Gels are powerful, yet gentle exfoliants. They’re also potent antioxidants that result in much less irritation than other commercially available products. AFA Gels are highly concentrated--only a small amount is recommended. Results are speedy, often seen after just a few applications.

Our Gels are specially-formulated to help improve skin tone, texture, skin, sun damage and the appearance of enlarged pores. They’re suitable for all skin types. And they’re available in three strengths: Gel Mild, Gel Plus and Gel Max.

Benefits of AFA gels:

Helps improve tone and texture
Helps improve the appearance of sun damage
Helps improve the appearance of enlarged pores.
AFA Gels are non-comedogenic, fragrance free, and hypoallergenic.

Primary skin types: For all skin types




xCel’s AFA™ BRIGHTENING GEL For Hyperpigmentation and Age spots

AFA™ Brightening Gel, designed to be used on the hands, face or body, is a new generation facial brightener which contains ingredients that work synergistically to target both the cause and visible effects of hyperpigmentation and age spots. AFA™ Brightening Gel restores clarity and radiance to uneven skin tone caused by age spots and pigmentation in a formulation proven to be effective for all skin types and colors.

Overview of Key Ingredients

AFAs™ are a unique, patented formulation based on the body’s same natural acidic amino acids which serve to retain moisture in human skin. AFAs™ contain potent antioxidants and effect a dynamic improvement in pigmentation by exfoliating the epidermis without the irritation commonly associated with other acids.

Asafetida is produced by extracting the resin in water and glycols from the root of the plant, Ferula foetida. Asafetida Extract exhibits strong in vitro anti-tyrosinase activity, which reduces or blocks melanin production, resulting in an even skin tone and helps promote skin lightening.

Cause of Hyperpigmentation
In the skin (1)melanocytes continuously produce melanosomes; the (2)melanosomes convert tyrosine to melanin, giving skin its color. Under the stimulus of hormones, sun, or irritation, the (3) production of melanosomes increases, resulting in hyperpigmentation
Tyrosinase is the enzyme responsible for the initial conversion steps in the synthesis of melanin
The most common means of minimizing pigmentation is to reduce the activity of the enzyme, tyrosinase, which can be accomplished by blocking the production of the enzyme, inhibiting tyrosinase activity, or preventing the uptake of tyrosinase by the melanosomes
Decreasing the amount of tyrosinase activity present, or inhibiting the precursory steps, may result in an overall reduction of melanogenesis

Addressing the Cause
Asafetida inhibits the precursory step, tyrosinase activity, which is the initial conversion step in the synthesis of melanin, which presents as hyperpigmentation.

And Effects
The acidic amino acids in the AFA™ formulation exfoliate the visible signs of hyperpigmentation and restore transparency to dull, uneven skin tone.



AFA™ Gentle Cleanser

AFA Gentle Cleanser is milky-white and concentrated, with foaming qualities that leave your skin feeling smooth, clean, and refreshed. It’s formulated with AFAs, L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), and Dead Sea minerals to promote exfoliation without dehydration. AFA Gentle Cleanser ideally complements the effectiveness of the Home-Care Program and prepares the skin for the application of AFA Gels.

AFA Gentle Cleanser effectively removes make-up residue, oil and other impurities from the skin without stripping the skin of its natural oils. This fine balance was achieved by matching the pH of the Cleanser to that of the skin.
AFA Gentle Cleanser is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and fragrance free.

Primary Skin types include: For all skin types


AFA™ Moisturizer

AFA Moisturizer is ideal for everyday use. It hydrates areas of the face and neck without the greasy feeling so many moisturizers leave behind. It’s fortified with AFAs, L-Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Purines, and Dead Sea minerals.

AFA Moisturizer is elegantly formulated to increase the skin’s ability to hydrate and rejuvenate itself. It leaves your skin feeling incredibly smooth and silky, all day long.

Our moisturizer is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and fragrance free.

Primary skin types: normal, normal to dry, dry, and sensitive skin


Moisturizers- AFA Gentle Eye Cream, Oil-Free Moisturizer, Advanced Body Treatment Lotion, Sunscreen


AFA™ Eye Cream


Extremely effective, yet extra-gentle AFA Eye Cream provides maximum hydration and protection around the eye area without any irritation. It’s specially formulated with an optimal amount of AFAs, purines, L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and Dead Sea minerals.

Our Eye cream helps reduce the appearance and diminish signs of:
Fine lines
Puffiness
Primary skin types: For all skin types


AFA Oil-Free Moisturizer

Our Oil-Free Moisturizer is ideal for patients with oily skin. It’s extremely light and absorbs quickly onto the skin. Fortified with AFAs, L-Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), Purines, and Dead Sea minerals, it hydrates and provides the skin with antioxidant qualities.

This soothing formula is more effective than many other heavier formulations on the market. No other product can match its soothing qualities, light consistency, and fast absorption rate.

Our Oil-Free Moisturizer is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and fragrance free.

Primary skin types: For all skin types, but ideal for oily to acne prone skin.


AFA™ Advanced Treatment Body Lotion

Our concentrated Advanced Treatment Body Lotion is specifically formulated to complement and enhance the AFA Clay Peel for the Body professional procedure.

This is not a general purpose, all-over body lotion, but an anti-aging lotion designed to be used on treatment areas only. It increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture, noticeably firms and tones the skin, and reduces the appearance of aging skin and sun damage. This product also works well with other in-office treatments such as IPL, microdermabrasion, and other non-ablative lasers. Advanced Treatment Body Lotion is fortified with a high concentration of AFAs, L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), and Dead Sea minerals.

Our body lotion benefits:
Helps improve pigmented irregularities(sundamaged areas)
Elasticity
Dramatic change in texture and tone
Our body lotion is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and fragrance free.

Primary skin types: All skin types


AFA™ Sunscreen

SPF 30 AFA Sunscreen helps protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays.

It contains a combination of physical and chemical screens that provide both UVA and UVB protection. The physical screens actually reflect the sun’s harmful rays while the chemical screens absorb and filter them.
AFA Sunscreen is oil, fragrance, and PABA FREE.

Key ingredients: AFAs, Octyl Methoxycinnamate 7.5%, Menthyl Anthranilate 5%, Octyl Salicylate 5%, and Titanium Dioxide 2.5%

Primary skin types: For all skin types


Basic- Toner-Mist

AFA™ Toner-Mist


AFA Toner-Mist is designed to refresh, rejuvenate, and moisturize the skin. Ideal for use during in-office professional and clinical procedures, AFA Toner-Mist is alcohol free, non-astringent, and is designed for all skin types. It is fortified with a combination of AFAs, L-Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and Dead Sea minerals, which are natural moisture- retaining agents. Best of all, it helps promote hydration and creates a cool and soothing effect.

Other AFA Toner-Mist facts:
Brings the pH of the skin back to its normal pH level.
Make-up can be applied before or after the application
Creates a soothing and cooling the skin before or after a facial peel
Can be used before or after microdermabrasion or other laser treatments.
Primary skin types: For all skin types.

Our products are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and fragrance free.


Exfoliating Products- AFA Micro Exfoliating Masque, exZit

AFA™ Micro Exfoliating Masque

The AFA Micro Exfoliating Masque is an elegantly-designed formulation, loaded with special antioxidants. This creamy clay masque dries onto the skin to lift dead skin cells, oils, and other impurities that an everyday cleanser does not remove.

It leaves your skin looking, toned, firm, and refreshed. And it’s designed to improve sun damaged areas of the face. For fast results, we recommend weekly application of the patented AFA Micro Exfoliating Masque.

Our Masque is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and fragrance free.

Primary skin types: normal, normal to dry, sensitive, and oily to acne prone skin


exZit

This remarkable light AFA gel is specifically formulated for acne-prone skin. It’s formulated with an optimal amount of AFAs, and L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). Like all of our other AFA products, exZit has powerful yet gentle exfoliating qualities.

The gel penetrates deep into the pores to help remove excess oil, make-up residue and other impurities from the skin. The end result is smoother, healthier looking skin.

exZit facts and benefits:
Formulated specifically for late teens early twenties
Removes oil, make-up residue and other impurities in the skin.
Exfoliates with little to no irritation.
Our gels are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and fragrance free.

Primary skin types: Acne prone skin