Japanese skin care innovator Ya-Man has debuted in the U.S. market with the launch of its Medi Lift brand Needle Lift Daily Care skin care collection. The products feature a micro-spicule technology that reportedly delivers active ingredients more effectively than leading topical creams.
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The microscopic spicules are topical, needle-like structures derived from underwater sea sponges. As the company explains, they create micro-channels in the skin, allowing for active ingredients to penetrate deeper and thus mimicking the effects of a gentle microneedling. These micro channels are said to stimulate both cellular regeneration and collagen and elastin production, and allow for improved absorption of the brand's Golden Needle Complex.
The complex contains a blend of 24K gold colloid, five plant-based actives, and additional skin-nourishing ingredients. Once the spicules reach the epidermal layer of the skin, the actives are released for maximum efficacy and help prepare the skin for the absorption of other ingredients in the formula. Users can feel the tingling sensation as the micro-spicules meet the skin and begin to work, according to the company.
The Medi Lift Needle Lift Daily Care Collection includes five skin care products, each with the Golden Needle Complex at the core of the formulation: Needle Lift First Essence, to hydrate and resurface the skin; Needle Lift Serum, with the collection’s highest density of micro-spicules (1.4 million per tube), to smooth fine lines; and the Needle Lift Cream, Cream Tone + and Cream Deep Moist.
Ingredients: Needle Lift First Essence: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Diglycerin, Hydrolyzed Sponge, Hydrolyzed Acacia Macrostachya Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hexanoyl Dipeptide-3 Norleucine Acetate, Gold, Terminalia Arjuna Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Bulbine Frutescens Leaf Juice, Collagen, Hydrolyzed Collagen, AMPD-Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Aphanothece Sacrum Polysaccharides, Butylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Bis-Ethoxydiglycol Cyclohexane 1,4-Dicarboxylate, Alcohol, Sodium Bicarbonate, Phenoxyethanol.