As we age, our skin undergoes structural changes that affect its appearance. These changes can be broken down into 2 categories: intrinsic (natural) ageing which is controlled by genetics and health conditions and extrinsic (environmental) factors like pollution, particulate matter, and damaging UV rays. Lifestyle choices like diet and smoking can also impact skin’s structure.
Over time, these environmental and lifestyle factors lead to the accumulation of molecular damage in the skin. This affects skins structure - ultimately resulting in fine lines and wrinkles.
There are three primary biochemical reactions within the skin that lead to these structural changes and premature ageing:
1. Reactive Oxygen Species (ROSs)
Generated by aggressors such as UV rays and pollution, ROSs (also known as free radicals) can damage cell structures - causing wrinkles over time and compromising the skin’s ability to repair itself. ROSs also destroy lipids and cause inflammation. They also come from just breathing/metabolism and our bodies are designed to defend against them to a certain degree, however this ability reduces with age plus we are bombarded with FR’s from pollution, UV, stress, poor diet, smoking etc. This leads to an accumulation of oxidative stress that the body and skin can't deal with. This accumulation of molecular damage over time results in lines, wrinkles, pigmentation etc.
2. Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs)
They are enzymes that breakdown our collagen and inhibit formation of new. Found naturally within skin to breakdown old fibres but they are activated by UV, stress and inflammation in the skin causing more breakdown than we can reproduce.
3. Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs)
This is the reaction between sugar and protein such as collagen. So influenced by poor diet. Sugar glycates the collagen = cross linking of the fibres and loss of elasticity.
How does Biolumin-C defend against these 3 biological processes?
The Ultra Stable Vitamin C Complex found in Dermalogica’s Biolumin C Serum is one of the most potent antioxidants available and it’s scientifically proven to tackle each of these 3 biochemical processes that lead to prematurely aged skin. It also acts as a photo-protectant - so minimising the free radical damage from UV (sunscreen can only lock out 55% of free radicals.) This Ultra Stable Vitamin C Complex also aids in wound healing and balances out pigmentation for even skin tone. All of which will keep skin looking youthful and healthy.
In short, if you are suffering fine lines and wrinkles, you can try Dermalogica’s Biolumin C Serum in full size or sample form from our website - now.
BioLumin-C Serumbrightening vitamin c serumSkincare30ml: £80.50
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