Geri Giagnorio, whose skincare and beauty line specializes in nutrient-packed products, noticed a glaring lack of restorative and protective skincare brands she could stand behind as a skin expert and makeup artist; so she shifted her focus, creating a product she could be proud of. Geri launched the skincare and cosmetics company, GERI G ® Beauty and Transceutical® Skincare and Cosmetics, almost four years ago, to help people heal their skin with minimal time and effort.
The hero of her products is a super compound comprised of sea-based extracts, which feeds and nourishes the skin while compensating for the skin’s nutrient loss and supporting the daily anti-aging and dysfunctions that commonly occur when the skin is malnourished. “MacroMarine 5® utilizes organic extracts from marine and botanical life that assist the skin in its quest for nourishment, hydration and protection from environmental aggressors and dietary deficiency on a daily basis,” Geri says of the proprietary formula used in her entire product line.
The reality is, for most people, the long lists of ingredients in skincare are hard to decode. Add in any issues you are trying to address with your skin along with non-stop advice from unreliable sources, and things only get more confusing. Geri is creating a new standard for skincare, one that delivers the proteins, omegas, and nutrients the skin needs — and it only contains five ingredients.
Geri takes a holistic approach: looking at what is feeding your body internally and your lifestyle (sleep and stress, primarily) in conjunction with the products you are using (externally). The skincare industry is a free-for-all, so many of your favorite products are stuffed with toxic ingredients that are disruptors to the skin’s natural processes. Frankly, these brands are not forthcoming with what exactly these ingredients are, but, thankfully, Geri spotlights her ingredients to help you understand exactly what you’re putting on your skin.
“I don’t believe there is one ingredient that can do everything. It takes a team because one extract will not fortify the skin with everything it needs,” she explains.
Meet the MarcoMarine5 Ingredients:
Fucus: A brown algae that helps to restore fibroblast (collagen) in the skin, which means less fine lines and wrinkles and stronger, thicker skin texture.
Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel): Flavonoids (plant chemicals), phlorotannins (tannins found in brown algae) and antioxidants that aid with redness and blemishes. This ingredient acts as a natural source of Vitamin C and E.
Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn): An abundant source of Vitamin A, which is a crucial nutrient for the skin to shed dead cell buildup and help skin retain a youthful glow. This ingredient also controls pigmentation, pre and post inflammation.
Laminaria Digitata: A seaweed is rich in amino acids and polyglycosides (non-ionic surfactants) that remineralizes and moisturizes the skin.
Macrocystis Pyrifera: Kelp, as this ingredient is better known, works to balance pH levels in the skin, reduce and soften wrinkles, promote hydration, and soften hair and skin.
Identifying the ingredients in the MacroMarine 5® compound is the first step to understanding what makes this blend the most effective for our skin (and our skincare routine). “Instead of choosing a high dose of just one complex or using a combination that covers up your symptoms, I wanted to create a product that supports the natural functions of the skin,” she explains. “This specific combination of extracts encourages the skin to evolve and thrive. We are providing the nutrients your skin needs with a balanced combination of nourishing and restoring ingredients from nature.”
The skincare expert follows the philosophy that everyone should have normal skin — even though everyone has a unique composition, the fundamentals work to heal every “skin type.” For example, if your skin is oily, it is dehydrated and malnourished, and you need a product that supplements the loss of nutrients. She advises everyone to “use products that lead us to correct our symptoms (instead of covering them up) and make the skin healthy and normal again.” Your skin is the first sign that your body is lacking nutrients, so pay close attention.
In an era when a new product hits the shelf each week, whittling your skincare collection down to the essentials may seem hard; but it’s doable. Shop the entire (short-but-sweet) product line from GERI G. Beauty here.
This article is sponsored by GERI G. Beauty.