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Alpha hydroxy acids (abbreviated AHAs)

Alpha hydroxy acids (abbreviated AHAs) are naturally derived from milk or plant sources. Two of the most common types of AHAs are glycolic acid and lactic acid. AHAs are often used to exfoliate skin and stimulate collagen production. A 2006 study conducted in Japan found that applying AHAs for six weeks rejuvenated skin that had been damaged by the sun. An Australian study on a skin cream containing AHAs, as well as vitamins B3, C and E, improved skin elasticity and decreased the appearance of wrinkles.

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CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), a fat-soluble antioxidant, prevent free-radical damage to the skin’s surface lipids. However, CoQ10 concentrations decline significantly after age 40. people. The loss of this important protective nutrient for aging skin may result in negative outcomes.

An 8 year old study  in Italy showed a direct correlation between CoQ10 levels and the progression of melanoma, the deadliest of skin cancers.

Matrixyl 3000 According to a study by  Sederma, the developer of Matrixyl 3000, the use of this component drastically increased the skin matrix by 2.5 to 3.5 times the normal. Also, the production and synthesis of Type 1 collagen was increased by 258% and increased natural hyaluronic acid by 179%.

According to the Dermatology Review, Matrixyl has significant increased effect on collagen synthesis, reduces inflammation and promotes skin integrity.

B3(Niacinamide)- According to clinical evalautions by Medical College of Cornell, and Columbia University- Presbytarian hospital  Niacinamide levels in skin cells decrease with age, and supplementing it provide “greater magnitude ofappearance benefits”  such as decrease pore size, improve fine lines and wrinkle and decrease hyperpigmentation.

The effect of probiotics on immune regulation, acne, and photoaging Mary-Margaret Kober a,, Whitney P. Bowe b : Probiotics improve acne and protect aging skin against photodamage

a SUNYDownstateMedicalCenter,DepartmentofDermatology,Brooklyn,NY b IcahnSchoolofMedicineatMountSinaiMedicalCenter,NewYork,NY 

Salicylic acid is a compound extracted from plant sources such as white willow bark and wintergreen leaves. Several studies have shown the effectiveness of salicylic acid in treating mild to moderate acne. A 2013 study from China showed that antioxidant-optimized salicylic acid improved acne for 95 percent of study participants. An earlier study showed that salicylic acid was more successful at treating acne than benzoyl peroxide.

Ceramides are lipid molecules that occur naturally in your skin. Ceramides used in skincare are synthetic or extracted from plant sources. As an ingredient in face serum, their power seems to lie in their anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties.

In a review published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, a panel of dermatologists recommended moisturizers containing ceramides for acne patients. A 2011 study found that ceramides were an effective treatment for atopic dermatitis. A 2008 study also found that ceramides can effectively treat eczema.

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that incredibly holds 1,000 its own weight in water. A 2016 study  found that “The regular use of hyaluronic-acid containing anti-wrinkle creams for over three months showed clear and positive effects on wrinkle-depth and skin-tightness.”

Green tea extract is well known as a potent antioxidant that reverses damage caused by free radicals and UV radiation. A Medical College of Georgia study showed that green tea extract does rejuvenate dying cells. 

Did you know that serums consist of smaller molecules for the purpose of enhanced absorption into the skin. The finer the molecules, the excellent the penetration into the site of action.

Did you know that oil based products typically have a larger molecular weight and can prevent other ingredients from seeping through for high performance.  So if you incorporate oils in your regimen, they should be used last. No oils immediately after cleansing or toning.

Role of Nutrition in Skin Health

Did you know that nutritional status  (both macronutrients and micronutrients) is vital for skin health and appearance Evidence of this is provided by the many Vitamin deficiency diseases resulting in skin disorders serve as evidence. For instance dermatological signs of B vitamin deficiency may manifest as patchy red rash, seborrhoeic dermatitis and fungal skin among other symptoms.  

Did you know that Nutritional status is important for maintaining normal functioning of the skin during collagen synthesis.

Did you know that the skin ages from inside out.

 

 

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