Essential Six Kit | Rationale
Essential Six Kit
Skin Conditions
Blemishes
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) helps to reduce blemishes by regulating sebum production and calming inflammation. Vitamin E functions as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent and helps to encourage healing processes within the skin, reducing the risk of acne scarring. Vitamin C brightens the complexion and stimulates collagen production to minimise scarring post-breakout. Zinc calms redness, soothes inflammation and helps to reduce breakouts.Australian SolarProtective Botanicals strengthen capillaries to reduce vascularity and redness while SolarRepair Botanicals reduce inflammation and regulate sebum production.
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Dry Skin
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) helps to prevent moisture loss through the layers of the skin, whilst boosting the skin’s ceramide production and fortifying barrier function. Broad Spectrum Antioxidants defend skin from solar-induced oxidation and glycation, while nourishing dry skin. Natural Moisturising Factors and intercellular Lipids boost essential skin hydration. Ceramides both gently cleanse and reduce water loss through the layers of the skin. Hyaluronic Acid replenishes skin hydration levels. Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids gently recalibrate skin pH to a healthy acidic level, boosting skin resilience, smoothness, hydration and clarity. Vitamin A helps to rejuvenate dry and sun damaged skin. Australian SolarProtective Botanicals replenish the skin with Antioxidants, further preventing skin damage and dryness while SolarRepair Botanicals help to reduce irritation and increase hydration.
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Pigmentation
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) inhibits the transfer of melanin to surface layers of the skin, preventing pigmentation and helping to fade existing sun-induced discolouration. Broad Spectrum Antioxidants help to prevent the formation of free radicals that cause the oxidation of skin cells and can result in pigmentation. Zinc and Melanin help to protect against the formation of pigmentation. Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids gently recalibrate skin pH to a healthy acidic level, working to boost skin cell renewal and fade epidermal pigmentation, evening out skin tone, texture and achieving instant clarity and radiance. Vitamin A reprograms cellular pigmentation synthesis to break down pigmentation in the skin and prevent its formation. DNA Repair Enzymes repair and reverse the effects of sun exposure, targeting hyperpigmentation. Australian SolarProtective Botanicals boost the skin’s solar resilience, prevent glycation and protect against sun damage while SolarRepair Botanicals help to boost natural solar defence mechanisms to prevent further pigmentation from the sun.
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Rosacea
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) boosts skin immunity, supporting it’s natural anti-inflammatory function for enhanced skin resilience and reduced vascularity. Zinc acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory, calming irritation, reducing redness and preventing sun damage by neutralising the effects of UVA and UVB. Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids gently recalibrate skin pH to a healthy acidic level, calming inflammation and strengthening its barrier function. Vitamin A encourages the elasticity of vascular networks which prevent against capillary damage. Ceramides hydrate and strengthen the skins barrier. Australian SolarProtective Botanicals reduce redness and inflammation while SolarRepair Botanicals help to boost skin resilience and reduce inflammation.
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Sensitivity
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) boosts skin immunity and fortifies barrier function. Vitamin E encourages healing processes and reduces inflammation. Zinc Oxide soothes inflammation, reduces redness and protects skin from solar damage. Skin identical Ceramides and Lipids gently cleanse, helping to soothe, strengthen and reduce inflammation. Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids gently recalibrate skin pH to a healthy acidic level, reducing irritation and strengthening barrier function. Vitamin A helps to gently rejuvenate compromised skin. DNA Repair Enzymes work to repair damage caused to sensitive or sensitised skin. Australian SolarProtective Botanicals reduce inflammation and irritation within the skin while SolarRepair Botanicals help to strengthen skin resilience.
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Sun Damage
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) boosts skin immunity, strengthening solar resilience and fortifying barrier function. Broad Spectrum Antioxidants protect skin from solar-induced oxidation and glycation whilst helping to re-firm and rejuvenate sun damaged skin. Zinc Oxide and Melanin absorb and scatter UV light. Skin identical Ceramides and Lipids gently cleanse, rehydrate the skin and replenish its natural barrier, firming and helping to protect against sun damage. Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids gently recalibrate skin pH to a healthy acidic level that stimulate and promote collagen production. Vitamin A re-firms and rejuvenates skin cells, stimulating collagen production to prevent against fine lines and wrinkles. DNA Repair Enzymes work to repair DNA damage caused by the sun in order to reverse the effects of pigmentation and ageing. Australian SolarProtective Botanicals increase the skin’s natural solar defence mechanisms while SolarRepair Botanicals help boost solar repair processes within the skin.
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Essential Six Kit

The Rationale Essential Six is a medically proven combination of skin identical actives at the correct concentrations to deliver luminous skin for life. Includes three products in the morning for complete protection and three at night for optimal repair. Luminous skin in just six steps. For all skin types.

Benefits
  • Immunologist Serum promises skin clarity and calmness by boosting the skins immune responses and intercellular communication.

  • Super Antioxidant Serum rejuvenates, refirms and boosts skin luminosity with skin identical antioxidants and anti-glycation actives.

  • PhotoDynamic Day Cream SPF15 harnesses the power of light to rejuvenate the skin, boost Vitamin D levels and deliver an immediate dewy luminosity.

  • ProCeramide Cleanser simultaneously boosts skin hydration, firmness and softness while cleansing.

  • Catalyst Serum instantly boosts skin luminosity, firmness, hydration and clarity.

  • DNA Night Cream rejuvenates and repairs, nourishes and firms. 

Directions

DAY

  • Smooth 1-2 drops of Immunologist Serum over face, neck, chest and backs of hands each morning.

  • Follow with 1-2 drops of Super Antioxidant Serum.

  • Finish with Photodynamic Day Cream SPF15 for maximum rejuvenation and protection.

NIGHT

  • Lather a small amount of ProCeramide Cleanser over face, neck and chest.

  • Rinse thoroughly with tepid water. A second cleanse may be required if heavy makeup is worn.

  • Follow with 1-2 drops of Catalyst Serum.

  • Finish with an application of DNA Night Cream for optimal nourishment and repair.



Active Ingredients

IMMUNOLOGIST SERUM

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

  • Boosts skin immunity
  • Fortifies barrier function
  • Regulates sebum production
  • Fades and prevents hyperpigmentation
  • Calms redness

Australian SolarProtective Botanicals

  • Protects against solar induced DNA damage
  • Enhances solar resilience
  • Stimulates healthy collagen production
  • Strengthens capillaries + barrier function

Amino Acids (Acetyl Glutamyl Heptapetide-1)

  • Boosts skin immunity 

Adenosine Triphosphate

  • Provides vital source of cellular energy

Ascorbyl Glucoside (Vitamin C) 

  • Stable form of Vitamin C
  • Brightens hyperpigmentation
  • Prevents damage to skin immune cells

SUPER ANTIOXIDANT SERUM

Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate)

  • Potent, stable form of Vitamin C 
  • Stimulates collagen synthesis 
  • Brightens hyperpigmentation
  • Re-firms and rejuvenates skin 

Vitamin A

  • Stimulates collagen synthesis  
  • Protection of DNA when absorbing UVR 
  • Encourages healthy skin cell rejuvenation 

Vitamin E (Tocopherols + Tocotrienols)

  • Enhances solar protection
  • Blocks the formation of ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species)
  • Reduces visible signs of UV damage
  • Helps fade hyperpigmentation 
  • Augments Natural Moisturising Factors within skin 

Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10)

  • Supports cellular energy production
  • Neutralises superoxide radicals
  • Augments + protects intercellular lipids

Glutathione

  • Potent Antioxidant
  • Prevents the formation of free radicals

Superoxide Dismutase

  • Deactivates damaging superoxide radicals

Australian SolarProtective Botanicals

  • Enhances skin's natural solar defence mechanisms 
  • Prevents solar-induced DNA damage 
  • Stimulates healthy collagen production 
  • Strengthens barrier function 

PHOTODYNAMIC DAY CREAM SPF15

Zinc Oxide

  • Skin nutrient and sunscreen found naturally in the body
  • Absorbs and scatters UV radiation
  • Rejuvenating effect on skin connective tissue
  • Powerful Anti-inflammatory

Melanin

  • Sunscreen found naturally in the body
  • Absorb 99.9% UVR and transforms it to heat which rejuvenates skin 
  • Potent protector against UVR induced DNA damage

Vitamin D Pre-Cursor

  • Precursor to Vitamin D found throughout the epidermis 
  • Converts to Vitamin D within the skin
  • Strengthens barrier function and skin resilience 

Acetyl Tetrapeptide-22

  • SolarProtective Peptide
  • Stimulates synthesis of Heat Shock Protein-70
  • HSP-70 protect cells from thermal or oxidative stress

Antioxidant Vitamins (A, B, C, D, E) 

  • Firms and rejuvenates 
  • Provides Antioxidant protection against free radical damage 
  • Converts UV + Visible Light to low energy coherent light

Australian SolarProtective Botanicals

  • Boosts the skin's natural solar defence mechanisms
  • Protects against free radicals caused by the sun 

 PROCERAMIDE CLEANSER

Ceramides + Lipids 

  • Elicits natural cleansing mechanisms within the skin
  • Increases hydration 
  • Fortifies barrier function 

Propanediol

  • Emulsifies oil, dirt and makeup
  • Stimulates ceramide synthesis

Hyaluronic Acid

  • Boosts skin hydration dramatically

Bitter + Sweet Orange Oil

  • Natural cleansing agents anti-bacterial properties 

Australian SolarRepair Botanicals

  • Enhances solar repair
  • Strengthens barrier function
  • Anti-inflammatory properties 
  • Potent Antioxidant properties

CATALYST SERUM 

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Lactic, Citric + Malic Acid) 

  • Recalibrates skin to a healthy, acidic pH 
  • Reduces ageing enzymes
  • Increases youth enzymes in the skin 
  • Stimulates collagen synthesis 
  • Increases skin hydration
  • Encourages skin cell renewal 
  • Brightens hyperpigmentation 
  • Treats and prevents the signs of sun damage

Beta Hydroxy Acid (Salicylic Acid) 

  • Decongests pores of dirt, debris and excess sebum 
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory, reduces redness and irritation 

Furanocoumarin

  • Reduces solar-induced inflammation 
  • Prevents oxidative damage within the skin 
  • Increases skin firmness and elasticity

Australian SolarRepair Botanicals

  • Enhances solar repair 
  • Strengthens barrier function
  • Reduces inflammation

DNA NIGHT CREAM

Vitamin A Complex

  • Skin cell rejuvenation 
  • Stimulates collagen production 
  • Fades hyperpigmentation
  • Decongests and prevents breakouts 

DNA Repair Enzymes

  • Supplement the skin's own DNA repair capacity 
  • Identifies, excises + corrects damaged DNA
  • Encourages quality DNA replication 
  • Reverses the damaging effects of UV exposure
  • Targets signs of sun damage before they appear 

Ceramides

  • Increases hydration and boosts NMFs within skin 
  • Strengthens barrier function 

Australian SolarRepair Botanicals

  • Boosts natural solar repair processes in the skin
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory
  • Downregulates sebum production