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ALINA: Inspired by the world?s first cream, Cr?me Ancienne is an antiaging formula made entirely by hand in a monastery. A pillar of Fresh Skincare, it is a celebration of authenticity and craftsmanship. LEV: I was looking to create a formula that is extra rich and ultra nourishing. While I was doing research, I came across an ancient book in my laboratory in France that contained a unique formulation developed in the 2nd century by Claudius Galenus, esteemed doctor to Emperor Marcus Aurelius, to heal gladiators? wounds. It was just what I was looking for: the right balance of oils and waxes with an unusually small amount of water, exactly what we needed to create this unique, highly nourishing formula. We preserved this exceptional formula and managed to refine it even further by adding the finest precious oils and exquisite floral waxes available today. These natural ingredients are so fragile that each must be poured in a particular sequence at a specific dose at a determined temperature all in perfect balance. Requirements that can only be met by hand. ALINA: We turned to a monastery to hand-blend the cream. Monasteries are an important part of the cream?s heritage, as monks have been the keepers and protectors of knowledge throughout history. Without them, Galenus?s original recipe would be lost. And historically, if a formula was not produced by a monk, it was considered witchcraft. After months of research, we discovered the monastery whose monks were qualified to hand-blend each jar. LEV: This is truly our miracle cream, and the results are astonishing. This ultimate antiaging collection works to visibly reduce the signs of aging and firm and smooth the complexion. And because it contains very high levels of precious oils and almost no water, it is incredibly nourishing. Among these precious oils is meadowfoam seed oil, which is so rich in fatty acids that literally feed the skin with essential nutrients. ALINA: I like to use Cr?me Ancienne Eye Cream followed by Cr?me Ancienne every night. When I need extra nourishment, I apply Elixir Ancien prior to Cr?me Ancienne. LEV: And if you have deeply dehydrated skin or have been exposed to harsh elements, you can also use the collection morning and night.
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