Cosmeceuticals are the new wave in skin care. They are topical cosmetic pharmaceutical hybrids intended to improve the health and beauty of the skin. The skin is the largest organ in the body, both in weight and size. In adults, the weight of your skin accounts for about 16% of their total body weight. The skin separates the internal from the external environment. It is essential to protect and preserve the skin for your own personal health and self esteem. Care products cosmetic skin only serve to cleanse and beautify. Unlike cosmetics, cosmeceuticals will alter the structure and function of the skin.
Let’s look at some of the ingredients and the science behind why they work. Centella Asiatica is a botanical agent, which increases collagen production by inducing its precursor enzyme. This ingredient has a shelf life of six months, so you will not find in stores. This amazing material reduces the appearance of stretch marks and now is being investigated for its effects on varicose veins. The FDA recognizes salicylic acid as an anti-agent result of the destruction of bacteria. Retinol is a vitamin treatment, which accelerates the exfoliation process of natural skin cells and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Glycolic acid is a natural fruit acid, which accelerates skin cell renewal. It improves circulation and produces vibrant, smoother, younger looking skin. alpha lipoic acid a is a powerful antioxidant proven to reduce pores, reduce swelling in the eye, and erase fine lines and wrinkles, while improving circulation and general brightness of your complexion. DMAE is a natural substance that stabilizes and strengthens the cell plasma membrane. Dramatically tightens, firms and tones the neck, eyelids and facial muscles, resulting in a lean, toned, and youthful. Sodium Hyaluronate is a protein that acts as a lubricant between the connective tissue of the skin, allowing the retention of the skin’s natural moisture, leaving skin soft, supple and silky smooth. Other ingredients include dimethicone copolyol Meadowfomate, an anti-irritant, retinyl palmitate an anti-wrinkle agent, Actifirm, a skin firming agent. In summary, a combination of these ingredients to reverse sun damage and treat acne. They also reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots and stretch marks.