What is a smart ingredient? And why is it a good idea to include them in your skincare routine?
Let’s start with looking at the composition of a product. For example, to make a cream or a serum, the formulation needs more than only the functional ingredients. We always strive to use as few, high-quality ingredients as possible but without compromising on your experience. To do so, each product is not only formulated with functional ingredients but also with components to ensure smooth textures, skin conditioning and to include some antioxidant properties. To remain effective, a product needs to have preservatives and be stored in the right environment.
Nevertheless, behind our products is a careful decision-making process to ensure each of these ingredients are smart- focusing on what makes them unique and their benefits on the skin. We only include smart ingredients in our products to ensure the absolute best experience and results.
Vitamin A, the golden standard of skincare, backed by a lot of research and studies. This is one of the greatest stars in beauty. Most of us have different experiences with different ingredients, but when it comes to Vitamin A, most agrees on one thing: it works.
However, being a powerful ingredient, not all skin types can handle it. It’s not uncommon to have side-effects like visible redness and dehydration when you first start to use it. The key is to give the skin the correct introduction to the ingredient. By starting slowly with low concentrations, the result on the skin can be very beneficial.
So, what makes Retinol 8 unique? We use a Vitamin A complex eight times more effective than standard retinol but with less to no irritation. This makes it possible achieve results with low concentrations, reducing the unwanted visible stress on the skin.
But what exactly does it do? Retinol 8 helps to slough off old skin cells faster from your epidermis. This action can improve: The appearance of an even skin tone and visibly plumped skin. Reducing the appearance of dryness and fine lines. Protection the skin from the visible effects of environmental stressors, including the appearance of irritated skin. Reducing the appearance of oily skin. By helping the skin to keep pores unclogged from oils and old skin cells, it can diminish the appearance of blemishes.
Lastly, Retinol 8 is a powerful antioxidant that helps the skin to stay protected from the visible effects of daily exposure to pollutants. We recommend that almost everyone should use at least one product with Retinol to improve the health of your skin.
All these products have different concentrations of Retinol 8 and comes in different forms.
When introducing Retinol 8, we recommend that you start slowly. Even if it’s less prone to appearance of irritation than a traditional retinol, your skin still needs time to adjust. Start by introducing it every third evening and build up the usage depending on the skin’s tolerance. If you never used Retinols before, we recommend that you start with a cream as they generally are less concentrated than serums.
A completely new unique molecule, NEAR 1 (Niacinamidoethyl Retinoate). NEAR 1 is Verso’s patented molecule. It is a versatile skincare technology combining two hero ingredients: Vitamin A and Niacinamide. It is the outcome of our ambition to create an effective and stable Vitamin A technology causing little to no irritation. NEAR 1 is developed from Vitamin A (Retinoic Acid) and Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide). After combining these ingredients, together with a unique link, a new vitamin A derivative (an ester of Vitamin A) is produced. The technology uses Niacinamide to further help stabilize and enhance the benefits of Vitamin A. This results in Vitamin A being more stable, gentle, and effective, there is nothing like it on the market.
What makes NEAR 1 unique? What sets NEAR 1 apart is its unique ability to utilize Niacinamide to stabilize and enhance the effects of Vitamin A. Due to its stable form, NEAR 1 can harness the enhanced Vitamin A benefits while being suitable even for sensitive skin.
NEAR 1 provides Vitamin A´s visibly rejuvenating and brightening benefits and its ability to effectively slough off old skin cells faster from the outermost layer of the skin. This can improve the look of a fresh, even skin tone with a healthy radiance. Further, it can enhance Vitamin A´s power to a visible reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and the appearance of less oily skin. Studies show and confirm that NEAR 1 has outstanding brightening properties and is highly efficient at creating a glowing complexion. In short, NEAR 1 brings out the best of Vitamin A in a powerful, versatile technology.
Or Vitamin B3, is another smart ingredient found in the Verso range that almost everyone should consider to include in their daily skincare. It has a unique soothing effect on the skin with multiple benefits for almost all skin types. It promotes the skins natural protection and reduces transepidermal water loss, resulting in a more balanced skin with increased resistance to the visible effects of external stressors. It’s known for its brightening effect and its possibility to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and enlarges pores.
Niacinamide is very stable unlike many other functional ingredients. As the ingredient is gentle, even enough to suit most sensitive skin types, your skin can handle multiple layers of Niacinamide in your routine.
A widely studied botanical from Southeast Asia, this is an important key ingredient in the Verso products. It has a great soothing effect and helps to protect the skin from the visible effects of environmental stressors. The antioxidant benefits can visibly brighten the skin resulting in a radiant complexion. It offers a calming sensation and improves the appearance of irritated skin. As the fragrant, colorful, natural curcumin has a natural yellow tone, it causes the products formula to both have a color with a hint of yellow and a slight scent. In addition to the natural curcumin, we have added the synthetic, color-free turmeric, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, typically used for its brightening effect.
Optimizes the skin’s hyaluronic acid level, strengthens the skin to help it to become more resistant against visible effects of environmental stressors. The overall effect is a smooth, supple, and more resistant skin.
Oat is known in skincare for its versatility. The secret of the skincare benefits found in oat is its variety of skin identical lipids and fatty acids, including its profile of very powerful antioxidants.
It has visibly calming properties and is highly efficient when it comes hydrating and softening the skin. Oat improves natural skin protection making the skin more resistant to the visible effects of environmental stressors.
Exfoliating acids helps to enhance the effect of your daily skincare routine. You can regularly add your exfoliator to target a certain skin condition, such as dehydration, appearance of hyperpigmentation, mature skin or skin prone to blemishes . It’s also good to use when you are looking to boost the effect of the other products in your daily skincare routine.
The Alpha Hydroxy Acids that Verso uses are derived from fruits. It’s a water-soluble acid that exfoliates old skin cells resulting in a radiant complexion. Commonly used in skincare to diminish the look of lines and wrinkles, while visibly improving firmness, texture and brightening the skin. AHA has remarkable water binding properties.
Poly Hydroxy Acid functions in the same way as AHA. What makes PHA different from AHA is that it is less irritative due to its larger molecular structure. PHA has soothing, moisturizing and antioxidant benefits. It assists the skin’s exfoliation process.
Beta Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, visibly calms and soothes the skin. BHA effectively unclogs pores of excess oil and dirt.
Our body is made of collagen and elastin: proteins made of long chains of amino acids linked together. A peptide is a chain of just that- amino acids linked together. There are amino acids known as “essential” which can’t be synthesized on their own. Including peptides in cosmetics is the only way to supply them for a strong healthy-looking skin. The “non-essentials” can be produced by the body, but with age, the production slows down resulting in a visibly unbalanced skin. Adding peptides to your routine can help to tighten and firm your look.
Verso’s mission is to help you improve the health of your skin with effective, simple and unharmful products. All our products include high-quality ingredients verified by science with concentrations documented to have effects on skin: all to ensure a healthy-looking skin. Without unnecessary ingredients.