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

Our AFA Gels are the most important products and 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

Our concentrated creamy cleanser with foaming qualities leaves your skin feeling smooth, clean, and refreshed. Our milky white non-fragranced cleanser is formulated with AFAs, L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), and Dead Sea minerals. The gentle foaming qualities promote exfoliation, but are gentle enough as to not dehydrate the skin. This cleanser ideally compliments the effectiveness of the Home-Care Program and preps the skin for the application of our Gels.

Our cleanser effectively removes make-up residue, oil, and other impurities from the skin without stripping the skin from its natural oils. The pH has been adjusted to match that of the so that we don’t remove the protective natural oils of the skin.

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

Primary Skin types include: For all skin types

Available for retail and professional/clinical use


AFA™ Moisturizer

This moisturizer is great for everyday use. Our moisturizer hydrates areas of the face and neck without the greasy feeling so many moisturizers tend to leave behind. It is ideal for normal to dry skin types. It is fortified with AFAs, L-Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), Purines, and Dead Sea minerals.

Our moisturizer is elegantly designed with our formulation that increases the skins ability to hydrate and rejuvenate aging skin. 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

Available for retail and professional/clinical use


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


AFA™ Eye Cream


Extremely effective yet extra gentle our AFA Eye ream provides maximum hydration and protection around the eye area. Our gentle eye cream is specially formulated with an optimal amount of AFAs, purines, L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and Dead Sea minerals. Our eye cream is designed to smooth, hydrate, and protect the ever so delicate area of the eye without any irritation.

Our Eye cream helps reduce the appearance and diminish signs of:

Puffiness

Primary skin types: For all skin types

Available for retail and professional/clinical use


AFA Oil-Free Moisturizer

Our oil-free moisturizer is ideal for patients with oily skin. It is extremely light and absorbs quickly onto the skin. This moisturizer hydrates as well as provides the skin with additional anti-oxidant qualities. Our oil-free moisturizer is fortified with AFAs, L-Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), Purines, and Dead Sea minerals.

This soothing oil-free moisturizer is more effective than many other heavier formulations on the market. This is an ideal moisturizer because of its soothing qualities, light consistency, and its 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.

Available for retail and professional/clinical use


AFA™ Advanced Treatment Body Lotion

Our concentrated Advanced Treatment Body Lotion is specifically formulated to enhance and create longer lasting effects of the AFA Clay Peel for the Body professional procedure. Our body lotion is an anti-aging lotion. This lotion should be used on treatment areas only and is not a general purpose, all over body lotion. Our luxurious body lotion increases the skins ability to retain moisture, noticeably firms/tones, and reduces the appearance of aging skin and sun damaged areas. This treatment compliments and facilitates the overall outcome with other in-office treatments such as IPL, microdermabrasion, and other non-ablative lasers. The 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

Available for retail and professional/clinical use


AFA™ Sunscreen

Our sunscreen provides the skin with SPF 30. Our sunscreen helps protect the skin from aging and damaging rays. It is specially formulated with sunscreen agents to help diminish premature aging caused by prolonged exposure to the UVA/UVB rays of the sun. Our sunscreen contains a combination of physical and chemical sunscreens to receive maximum protection from the sun. Physical sunscreens actually reflect the suns harmful rays and chemical sunscreens absorb and filter the suns harmful rays.

Our 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

Available for retail and professional/clinical use


Basic- Toner-Mist

AFA™ Toner-Mist


Our Toner-Mist is designed to refresh, rejuvenate, and moisturize. It is great to use during in-office professional/clinical procedures. Our Toner 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. Our Toner helps promote hydration and creates a cool and soothing effect.

Other uses of the Toner-Mist:
It is used to bring the pH of the skin back to its normal pH level.
Set make-up before or after the application
Creates a soothing and cooling the skin before or after a facial peel
Before or after microdermabrasion or other laser treatments.
Primary skin types: For all skin types

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

Available for retail and professional/clinical use


Exfoliating Products- AFA Micro Exfoliating Masque, exZit

AFA™ Micro Exfoliating Masque

Our AFA Micro Exfoliating Masque is a powerful combination of our elegantly designed antioxidant based product to promote the greatest amount of exfoliation with minimal amount of irritation and dryness. This creamy clay masque dries onto the skin to lift dead skin cells, oils, and other impurities from the skin that your everyday cleanser does not remove.

Our masque leaves the skin looking, toned, firm, and refreshed. Our mask is designed to gradually lighten dark pigmented areas, help smooth uneven texture, and exfoliate. To see these results we recommend weekly application of our 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

Available for retail and professional/clinical use.


exZit

This remarkable light AFA gel is specifically formulated for acne prone skin. It is formulated with an optimal amount of AFAs, and L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). Our gel 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. It helps restore the skin so you will have smoother and 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

Available for retail and professional/clinical use