We’re just going to put it out there: The majority of “anti-wrinkle” products available on the market today, simply do not work! Some procedures do, but, the fact remains –it is scientifically impossible to rejuvenate aging in skin, using a topical product, in less than 2-4 weeks.
To understand this statement, one must first understand the life span of a skin cell. In infants it is approximately 100 days. In young adults it can be about 50 days. By the time you are in your 40s this process happens more rapidly, shortening the cell’s life span to approximately 28 days and your skin’s ability to keep up and make new skin fast enough, slows down.
In skin care, “Cell Turnover” is the term used to describe the constant shedding of dead skin cells and the subsequent replacement with younger cells. Just like aging took it’s time so will skin cell rejuvenation. No matter what a product promises to do, it cannot be reversed overnight.
Your epidermis (the outer, protective, non-sensitive layer of the skin) is continuously making new skin cells. The new cells are at the bottom of the epidermis, and the oldest cells are at the top. The old cells at the very top layer are actually dead. This however, makes them sturdy and strong. Which is why it does a good job protecting the body. In adults, it takes 2 weeks to 4 weeks for new cells to migrate to the top of the epidermis. As this process occurs, the oldest cells flake off and newer cells take their place.
Effective treatments should positively influence each stage of this process. They should send messages to our stem cells, jolting them to wake up, proliferate and migrate to where they are needed to work and they should also maintain the effects of what proper functioning skin cells will do. These stem cell messengers are called cytokines (for e.g: EGF or Epidermal Growth factor) and are found in our RG-CELL Concentrated Restortive Serum and our RG-CELL Rejuvenating Nanopeptide Complex.
Effective treatments should also improve new collagen formation and at the same time, promote the attachment of fibroblasts to collagen fibers.
RG-CELL Concentrated Restorative Serum was shown in studies to improve collagen synthesis in in-vitro fibroblast cell cultures.
It has been well established that Vitamin C has been the gold standard for skin collagen synthesis stimulation with an increase up to eight-fold, according to Murad et al., 1981. Between Oct. 1, 2012 ~ Nov. 14, 2012. A study was conducted at Chonbok National University in South Korea, where in vitro fibroblasts cell cultures were treated with 1% Vitamin C in the control group and various concentrations of Timeslip RG-Cell serum in the study sample. Analysis for Collagen I and III synthesis were performed within 24 hours on both tested samples. The treatment group showed significant collagen I and collagen III synthesis in the study sample at a concentrations higher than compared with the control group containing Vitamin C.
Working synergistically with the serum, the Rejuvenating Nanopeptide Complex contains 15 Peptides including neuropeptides, copper peptides and penta-peptides. Peptides are the support structure for cells and help the skin to remain supple, elastic and youthful looking. You cannot afford to exclude them from your beauty regimen. They are essential components for stimulating collagen production in skin cells and will help to prevent the breakdown of proteins in the cell membranes.
Most importantly, all RG-CELL products contain ingredients of natural origins and avoid the use of harsh chemicals, drying alcohols and synthetic fillers. Every ingredient was chosen to enhance the effects of the high performing actives in the product and not simply to occupy space in the bottle. (View ingredients in Concentrated Restorative Skin Serum here and Rejuvenating Nanopeptide Complex here). Our ingredients are nano-encapsulated in a lipid sphere to ensure delivery to the depths of the skin where they are needed the most. Bear in mind, the products are concentrated, potent and science have shown they can be very effective. So, a little goes a long way! Initial results are seen typically after 2 weeks to a month and guaranteed to put your skin into a healthy maintenance mode for many years to come.
As the year begins to wind down, the cooler temperatures can also trigger the onset of dry irritated skin and with the holidays fast approaching, our stress levels can really go through the roof! Just like in our everyday lives, stress can have an adverse effect on our skin.
Stress causes a chemical response in your body that makes skin the reactive and more sensitive.
As our knowledge of the skin and aging advances, so too does the technology that improves our skin. More and more we hear about the use of peptides in skin care. But how much do we really understand about these miraculous molecules that are made primarily of amino acids.
Researchers Uncover Cellular Basis for Effectiveness Behind Alpha Hydroxyl Acids in Anti-Aging Creams
Alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA) have long been the primary ingredient in the most effective anti-aging cosmetics. According to the latest science news on skin care, researchers have discovered a mechanism that may explain how alpha hydroxyl acids work to enhance skin appearance.
Alpha hydroxyl acids are typically derived from natural sources such as fruit and milk.
Aloe has been widely used for a variety of purposes since ancient times. Egyptians called it the “plant of immortality,” because Aloe holds many benefits for the skin and general health.
Since then, Aloe Vera preparations have also been used across the globe because of its rejuvenating and soothing properties.
While you are at a supermarket or a skin care shop looking for a cleanser for your face or to defend against acne, always look at the back label, and if you spot the ingredient salicylic acid, well, you have made the right choice.
A dot, a dab or a dollop? When applying skin care products do you know how much is too much? Find out the exact amount of skin care products you really need with each application, so you get bang for your buck and reap healthy rewards from a proper skin care routine.
Everybody, from an 18 year old to a 90 year old wants to look good these days.
Cleansing is an essential part of your daily skincare routine and keeps your skin radiant by removing old surface skin cells, bacteria, dust, smoke, residue and make-up that clogs the pores and makes skin dry, dull and lifeless. While cleansing your face, appropriate products and proper technique are very important for healthy skin.
The face is the only part of the body exposed to the elements all day long.
With just three letters – DNA – we can solve an anti-aging puzzle and reverse the appearance left by aging on the skin. By repairing your skin’s DNA, you can naturally tighten up sagging skin, remove wrinkles on your face, and de-age your skin to look and feel younger.
DNA is present in all our cells, the small living units in the human body or the smallest separate living organisms.
The skin harbors a complex and distinctive system that protects against varied pathologies, like infection and cancer. Although several of the mechanisms of immune activation within the skin have been investigated, it is likewise vital to uncover the immune-regulatory parts that limit effective immunity or prevent autoimmunity.
A signaling molecule known as Axl has been discovered in immune cells of the epidermis.