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“FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH” IN YOUR DAILY LOTION
By Anna Golub
When people began living longer, aging skin became an area of research for scientists and experts in the skin care industry. That, coupled with a growing over-50 population in hot pursuit of the “fountain of youth” who began frequenting esthetic clinics and spas, there are now a number of new techniques and fresh products for skin regeneration.
According to the latest pharmaceutical researchers, many innovative active ingredients are being created which cosmetic chemists are using to formulate advanced and improved skin topicals. Reliable studies have confirmed that cutting edge topical ingredients can dramatically regenerate the skin. One of the largest research studies in the field was done by Carmen Fusco, a professor of nutrition at NY Medical College. She focused on nutrient-dense compounds that provide a regenerating effect for a skin. According of her 35 years of work, topical nutrients are able to inhibit DNA damage and thus, protect cells.
Fusco believes that “Active ingredients in our moisturizers work cooperatively to repair the tissue, boost cell energy and prevent free radical damage”. Signs of aging occur when the fibroblast cells that restore damaged collagen fibers can no longer complete the repair. Topicals containing some of the new ingredients, applied directly to the skin, complete the repair process and effectively balance the skin. The result is the restoration of skin balance and a more youthful appearance! The role of skin care professionals is to educate clients that their youth can be reclaimed with key anti-aging ingredients in a topical product.
In order to nourish the skin topically, scientists identified some the most effective compounds that are responsible for long term skin rejuvenation:
Alpha Hydroxy Acids( AHA)- A group of water soluble acids that hold skin cells together. They stimulate fibroblasts to produce collagen and elastin to strengthen the matrix, and firm the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid - A humistant and volumizing agent, that naturally promotes a skin hydration.
Marine algae extract - Improves the extracellular matrix, or dermal network of collagen, elastine and hyaluronic acid.
Peptides group - Collagen formation and helps transportation of nutrients to the deepest skin layers. They work by sending biochemical messages to the cells.
The most popular peptides:
Acetyl hexipeptide 8, Pentapeptide (Matrixyl)
Lipids - Ceramides, Sphingolipids Phospholipids- Cell hydration and regeneration. Antioxidants and Botanicals: Vitamins A, C, E, Bioflavonoid, Polyphenols.
Plant Stem Cells - Collagen boosters, cells rejuvenators.
The full range of topical agents works synergistically, resulting in more youthful, firmer, healthier and vibrant skin.
Delivery System - Essential factor for SKIN CARE
Have you ever wondered why some products penetrate immediately on the skin surface and others remain on the skin without absorption? In order to deliver superior results, the product formula must have a good delivery system as it is essential for the ingredients to get to the deepest layers of the skin.
Like using daily multi-vitamin supplements, these active compounds could be spread on as a lotion, providing inside-out regeneration. Commercial skin care products normally focus on not more then 2 or 3 active ingredients which is not enough to repair skin damage.
Homecare is a most important part of any skin care program, because it regenerates the skin and the cells by active substances 24/7. Everyone, regardless of age, wants to see healthy, glowing skin looking in the mirror. Ask your skin care specialist about designing the best anti-aging program specifically for your skin to protect it from undesirable age factors. Adding these nutrient-rich, essential topical compounds into your daily skin care regimen will be a great multi-factorial defense against the loss of youthful-looking skin.
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Anna Golub is an award-winning skin care specialist, nutritionist and herbalist with a background in biology and medical technology. As an innovator and proponent of organic skin care, Anna accumulated more then 20 years of study, research and professional experience in paramedical esthetic as well as anti-aging and holistic skin care. She presents education for advanced aesthetic technology including: Cold Laser, Needle-free Messotherapy, Microdermabrasion, Pressotherapy for cellulite reduction and lymphatic drainage. Golub is a specialist in the anti-aging sciences, including the effects of nutrition, hormonal changes and lifestyle on the skin. She is the owner of Renaissance Clinique and formulator of Vitana skin care as well as a contributing author of publications "Skin as a Mirror of our Health" and a member of American Association of Nutrition Counseling.