Sun damage is the number one cause of extrinsic ageing contributing to dehydration, age spots, wrinkles and thinning of the skin. Damage is cumulative and starts from the very first exposure as a child. Over 90% of sun damage experienced by the skin is due to incidental exposure such as the commute to work, driving or even walking to the shops. There are 3 forms of rays that affect ageing of the skin UVA, B and C. Whilst UVA and C are responsible for skin cancer, the breakdown of collagen fibres and stimulating age spots, UVB contributes to skin burning creating redness, flakiness and acute inflammation. Every day use of a broadspectrum, SPF 30 or greater is paramount in providing environmental and radiation protection. Don’t forget to apply even in winter and on overcast days where silver skies can create a higher UV index. Re-application every 2 hours is necessary when in prolonged direct sunlight or swimming at the beach.
Synthetic power peptides are pharmaceutically developed building blocks made from skin-identical amino acids. Naturally contributing to the metabolic function of our skin and body via increased communication, building and repair, the development of synthetic peptides have enabled active corrective products with targeted skin missions. With a host of rejuvenation abilities, peptides can simultaneously signal new collagen synthesis re-enforcing skin structure and form whilst promoting the increase of potent skin hydrators including hyaluronic acid for the ultimate in re-volumisation. Skins experiencing inflammation, sensitivity and reactivity benefit from targeted repair peptides that reduce pro-inflammatory molecules and strengthen the skin’s matrix whilst fortifying barrier protection. The skin’s processes are stimulated and enhanced, promoting optimal function.
A potent cell-signaller, Niacinamide (also known as Vitamin B3) provides multi-tasking treatment of inflammation, pigmentation and breakouts. Increasing essential fatty acids and ceramides, the skin’s barrier function is re-fortified, trapping in vital hydration and balance for reactive, sensitised and stripped skins. The excessive production of hyperpigmentation (age spots and melasma) is reduced as Niacinamide inhibits the transfer of pigment cells to the skin’s surface providing a more even-toned and brighter complexion. This inhibition of pigment not only lightens the appearance of old acne marks, but Niacinamide activates desquamation enzymes gently removing follicular debris and preventing the formation of acne bacteria.
The most potent (and gentle) form of Vitamin A without a doctor’s prescription, Retinaldehyde is clinically proven to reverse, prevent and repair the skin’s ageing process. Targeting damaged DNA, Retinaldehyde corrects cellular malfunction enabling the proliferation of healthy, normalised cells. An avid multi-tasker, Retinaldehyde simultaneously re-surfaces dulling cell residue whilst providing increased antioxidant capabilities for a refreshed and radiant skin. Cumulative daily use stimulates collagen and elastin production for a plumper, re-structured and firmer complexion. Retinaldehyde is best recommended for evening use and the daily application of sunscreen is essential to maximise dramatic results.
An essential vitamin not naturally produced by the human body, Vitamin C actively promotes collagen synthesis, reduces hyperpigmentation whilst serving as an actively efficient power-antioxidant. Fibroblasts (the cells that produce collagen) are reliant on Vitamin C as an activator to synthesise collagen – the protein that provides young skins with optimal and voluminous support. Vitamin C not only promotes fresh production, but along with iron creates tightly woven fibres that promote skin firmness, tone and contour. An active power-antioxidant that neutralises environmental debris and pollution, Vitamin C suppresses active enzymes that over-produce melanin (the pigment in age spots) to reveal a more evenly toned and brighter complexion.
Copper peptide serum is an oil free, liquid based ingredient that has several uses in skin care. The most common benefits of Copper peptides are the reduction of blotchy skin and improved skin healing. Copper peptide serums are also believed to delay the onset of aging skin by fighting free radicals that damage skin cells. The active ingredient in these serums have anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidant effects, and even stimulate healing of micro wounds on the skin.
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Potent free-radical fighters, antioxidants neutralise and fight systemic and environmental aggressors. Including vitamins A, C, E, Chlorella, Chamomile and Cucumber, botanically sourced antioxidants are rich in polyphenols, flavonoids, tannins and resveratrol to calm skin inflammation and to protect against UV radiation, pollution and smoking. Negative oxidants created by stress, lifestyle, diet and medication are effectively diffused, rebalancing and strengthening skin function. The skin’s integrity remains preserved and balanced with reduced signs of fatigue, stress and ageing. The greater the variety of antioxidants in both topical skin care and diet, the greater the protection and benefits. Twice a day, every day.