- Stable: the ingredients must be in a form that ensures they are not prone to oxidation and will not break down when exposed (e.g. pure vitamin C is very unstable and becomes less effective as soon as it’s mixed with water, so Synergie Skin offers two solutions to this: it is available as dry L-ascorbic acid crystals available for mixing into certain serums just before use, or as a water-free serum in which the L-ascorbic acid molecules are enveloped in protective liposomes. Either formulation prevents the vitamin C from degrading before a consumer is able to use it)
- Effective: there must be clinical data to prove an active ingredient’s efficacy
- Elegant: the products must be lovely to use (feel, smell, etc.)
- Deliverable: the active ingredients must be able to be delivered to their target sites to deliver desired biological effects (e.g., if a molecule is too large and not going to penetrate where it would exert the desired action, it should not be included)
Skin Elegance (exclusive US distributor of Synergie Skin, Synergie Practitioner, and Synergie Minerals) owner Dr. Lambert is a highly-regarded
cosmetic physician who relocated to the United States from New Zealand. Dr. Lambert’s passion for Synergie was first sparked when she met Synergie Skin’s founder, Terri Vinson, at a conference and heard the principles the company upholds. As Dr. Lambert explains it, “What impressed me about Terri [founder and formulator of Synergie] was her passion for the principle of ‘clean science’ and her SEED philosophy. These two tenets just struck a chord with me; it was refreshing to find someone who had the same belief in keeping bad ingredients out as I did, but didn’t want to exclude the amazing benefits of tested cosmeceutical science.” As a cosmetic physician, Dr. Lambert had experience with countless cosmeceutical lines and found Synergie’s formulations and results consistently among the best. After relocating to the US, Dr. Lambert did not see an equivalent to Synergie and wanted to share the line, sparking her decision to start Skin Elegance specifically to make Synergie available to all of us in the US.