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The Science of Skin: Why We Love This Skincare Brand

Welcome to 2019, the Golden Age of skincare. Now more than ever before, the science of repair and rejuvenation combined with advanced botanicals is allowing aestheticians to create custom regimens for their clients, whether they are looking to maintain already beautiful skin, stave off signs of aging or do damage control on skin cells that have been ravaged by toxins, the sun and other lifestyle choices.

OrangeTwist is beyond thrilled to announce that we’re now carrying the SENTÉ line of high-end, medical-grade skincare products. We love these so much because of the emphasis on the precise chemistry of the products.

We tapped Laurent Combredet, CEO of SENTÉ, to explain the science of these leading-edge formulas.

OrangeTwist: Tell us more about your power ingredient (or “skingredient,” as we like to say), glycosaminoglycans.

Laurent Combredet: Glycosaminoglycans are complex sugars that act as natural hydrators. With age, production and abundancy decrease faster than collagen and elastin, impairing the skin’s ability to repair itself and contributing to the visible signs of aging. To help replenish these complex sugars in the skin, SENTÉ has bioengineered proprietary analogs, such as our powerful ingredient, Heparan Sulfate Analog, to promote skin health and hydration.

OT: How does it affect your skin?

LC: Heparan Sulfate is a deep hydrator that promotes rapid rejuvenation and has multiple anti-aging benefits. It helps promote skin health by improving the appearance of photo-aged and dehydrated skin.

OT: Who is the perfect candidate for SENTÉ products? 

LC: SENTÉ products are ideal for all patient types, but especially for those with sensitive skin. SENTÉ products support many claims such as non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, paraben-free and fragrance-free.

OT: It can be hard to get customers to switch up their beloved skincare products. What’s the best way to get them to try SENTÉ?

LC: Streamlining is a huge advantage for those who don’t have a lot of time or don’t want to use a lot of products. SENTÉ products can help simplify your anti-aging routine as they have multiple benefits in each bottle that help with improving hydration while also smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles in photodamaged skin.

OT: Is there anything else people should know? 

LC: Heparan Sulfate is a skin hydrator similar to hyaluronic acid. However, SENTÉ’s patented Heparan Sulfate Analog is the latest innovation in hydration and is patent protected and proprietary to SENTÉ.


Products We Love

As OrangeTwist clients already know, we’re pretty picky about the products we endorse and sell, but SENTÉ has made the cut. Here are five products to try now, available at OrangeTwist locations:

Dermal Repair Cream: SENTÉ’s best-selling product touts hydration and anti-aging benefits of diminishing the appearance of wrinkles while improving skin tone and texture. In a four-week study, 93% of subjects showed an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles. It is appropriate for compromised and sensitive skin.

Dermal Contour Pressed Serum: Formulated with a blend of three sulfate analogs (heparan, dermatan, and chondroitin) to replace vital elements in our skin that we lose as we age, this serum helps firm up the skin while restoring volume and elasticity, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Bio Complete Serum: Touted as “the retinol for all,” HSA (heparan sulfate analog) meets sustained-release retinoids. One study showed that in eight weeks, 88% of subjects saw smoother skin, a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles; 100% saw improvements in skin texture overall. This is especially helpful for those with skin damage from the sun and environmental toxins.

Illuminé Eye Cream: This cream provides a scientifically proven way to addresses the visible signs of dark circles, fine and coarse wrinkles and puffiness; results can be seen in as little as two weeks of proper use.

Tinted Invisible Shield Full Physical Broad Spectrum Sunscreen: This sunscreen provides 52 SPF and will blend in effortlessly with other moisturizers, serums and any other product that may already be in play on your skin. It adds broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with the highest UVA protection index (PA++++) as well as a pollution shield and blue-light defense.

Come in and try SENTÉ products for yourself—either an à la carte or to follow up an OrangeTwist treatment. Not sure which is right for you? Connect with us through a complimentary consultation and we’ll talk about it.


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