INTENSIVE TREATMENT LEGS
REMODELLING - REFRESHING
Imparting a lighter, slimmer look, and visibly firmer skin
S’AGAPÓ DREN-HA is an innovative multi-active cosmetic with a citrus note which, due to its high concentration of active ingredients with their strong remodelling and toning action, can work intensively on the imperfections of the lower limbs. Using massage, it encourages the drainage of bodily fluids which lead to retention, reducing the formation of adipose fat deposits.
The presence of peppermint oil, known for its invigorating properties, immediately gives a pleasant, fresh sensation, useful for swollen, heavy legs.
The lightweight, fresh texture allows for rapid absorption which at the same times imparts a feeling of intense moisture – it is the perfect solution to beat fluid retention, swelling, fatigue and heaviness of the legs and ankles.
SNAIL FILTRATE: This product has been formulated with the purest snail secretion filtrate, extracted from molluscs of the Helix Aspersa Muller species which have been farmed exclusively by natural, non-invasive methods which allow for higher quality product. Snail filtrate is naturally rich in active functional substances such as mucopolysaccharides, allantoin, collagen, elastin, vitamin E, minerals, lactic and glycolic acids as well as amino acids, peptides and enzymes which all work in synergy to restore and repair and can promote the renewal of cells. The presence of α-hydroxy acids (lactic acid and glycolic acid) is particularly useful for renewing and gently exfoliating, leaving the skin more even-toned, radiant and smooth.
This delicate, natural peeling effect encourages the removal of dead skin cells located in the epidermis, thus increasing the potential of the remodelling activity of the formulation. Thanks to the molecular blend that characterizes snail secretion filtrate, the surface of the skin appears smooth, more even-toned and the appearance of cellulite is visibly reduced. The high amount of mucopolysaccharides protect against external factors and allows the formation of an invisible “hydrogel” barrier able to promote and prolong skin hydration .
IVY (Hedera helix): This extract - frequently used in products intended for blemished skin, cellulite, water retention and swelling in the legs - is rich in saponins, flavonoids, sterols, glycosides, alkaloids, caffeic acid and mineral salts.
The synergistic actions of these molecules have vasoconstriction, astringent, anti-cellulite, healing and soothing properties, making this a highly sought after ingredient. It is also useful in combatting venous insufficiency, thanks to its hydrating and soothing effect which helps reduce swelling in ankles.
AESCIN: Extracted from Horse Chestnuts (aesulus hippocastanum) and then purified to be suitable for use in cosmetics, constitutes a mix of different saponins - substances renowned for their anti-inflammatory, vasoconstricting properties which help to drain excess fluids.
Thanks to its anti-oedema properties and active antioxidants, aescin is characterized by its strong detoxifying effect useful in combatting the accumulation of toxins as well as aiding microcirculation and encouraging cell renewal.
CENTELLA ASIATICA (Hydrocotyle asiatica): A medicinal plant also known as “Tiger Grass” comes from the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae family which has long been used to treat cellulite and has significant phlebotonic abilities.
The leaves of the Centella contain triterpene saponins (Asian Acid, madecassic acid), flavonoids, phytosterols, tannins, mineral salts and sugars, and especially triterpenoid saponins (asiaticoside, Asian acid and madecassoside acid) all making it a significant ingredient in fighting cellulite. Furthermore, its triterpenic fraction has eudermic properties that stimulate the synthesis of collagen making it not only a so called phlebotonic in venous insufficiency but also improves atrophy in skin tissues. In fact, cellulite is considered hypertrophy caused by problems with microcirculation at the level of adipose tissue which alters its main metabolic functions. Therefore, by stimulating the restoration of the normal balance between blood circulation and tissue atrophy i.e. by activating the microcirculation, the vasoregulation properties of Centella encourage the reabsorption of fluids impregnating dermal tissue.
GINKGO (Ginkgo biloba): An ancient plant, also known as a “living fossil” as it is the only species remaining, that comes from the Ginkgoine family (gymnosperms or tall trunk trees) with its characteristic fan shaped leaves. The physiotherapeutic properties of the leaf extract have been known for millennia. The principal substances are flavonoids (kaempferol, quercetin, coumaric acid, catechins, proanthocyanidins...) which are especially lauded for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well as for its characteristic terpene derivatives such as ginkgolides, bilobalide and ginkgolic acids. The antioxidant properties are capable of neutralising harmful free radicals, which can accelerate the ageing process, in this way having a positive action on the capillary network by decreasing the permeability and increasing vascular tone. Due to all these capabilities, gingko leaves are used for issues with peripheral circulation (varix or varicose veins) and for treating cellulite as well as problems with water retention.
This plant also has anti-inflammatory actions attributable to the ginkgolide compounds in it, of which the most noteworthy is ginkgolide B, considered an efficient antagonist of PAF (platelet- activating factor), essential for blood coagulation and inflammatory processes.
CHONDRUS CRISPUS: Also known as “Irish Moss”, is a red alga that possesses microcirculation benefits owing to the polysaccharides and other molecules contained in its makeup. Its high amounts of Iodine help to accelerate the metabolism of lipids, reducing the appearance of unsightly fatty deposits. Iodine stimulates lipolytic enzymes and the metabolism and in so doing can prevent the accumulation of adipocytes. It also has a detoxifying effect that favours the drainage and elimination of waste products. The high concentration of polysaccharides, most notably carrageenan, have a plumping action on the epidermis which imparts a fuller, smoother look to the skin.
Other benefits of this algae thanks to the high amounts of trace minerals in it, for example zinc, starches, polysaccharides (carrageenan) and an abundance of vitamin C and B vitamins which all create a rich content able to improve the general appearance of the skin.
CAFFEINE: Some of the best-known substances with the ability to activate the circulation and encourage drainage of body fluids are methylxanthines such as caffeine, theophylline and theobromine. These alkaloids are obtained through synthesis or extraction from plants, coffee and cola. Caffeine has long been used in cellulite treatment because of its lipolytic and thermogenic properties as well as its usefulness in stimulating drainage and easing lymphatic congestion (edematous function) The use of caffeine in topical formulas has no contraindications making it quit common in cosmetic treatments indicated in the reduction of cellulite and localized fat deposits, this compound has proven catabolic effects on adipocytes such as inducing the mobilisation of fatty acids in adipose tissue. Caffeine is also able to increase blood flow thereby promoting the removal of toxins and fighting the formation of cellulite deposits which result in an orange peel effect on skin.
Caffeine contains high amounts of antioxidants too, which work to protect the skin from damage caused by harmful free radicals resulting in loss of firmness, brightness and elasticity of the skin.
INGREDIENTS: AQUA, SNAIL SECRETION FILTRATE, PROPANEDIOL, GLYCERIN, ALCOHOL DENAT., C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES, CETEARYL OLIVATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 STEARATE, HYDROGENATED ETHYLEXYL OLIVATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SODIUM BENZOATE, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, PULLULAN, PARFUM, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, XANTHAN GUM, ESCIN, HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES, MENTHYL LACTATE, LIMONENE, CAFFEINE, MENTHA PIPERITA OIL, GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT, CITRUS LIMON FRUIT OIL, CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT, HEDERA HELIX LEAF EXTRACT, CITRAL, CI 14700, CI 42090.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Apply the product to the legs, helping absorption by using circular movements starting from the lower part and moving upwards. The product can be used all year round, it is especially useful in summer to alleviate heavy legs and create a feeling of lightness.