Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Skin Logic Masques : Product Spotlight







I've tried all these Skin Logic Products except the Foot Peel and I really do like them . My favourite would be the Epidermal Growth Factor Masque as well as the Eye Hydrogel Patches. A great tip is to store your masques in the fridge - extra refreshing to use especially during this terrible heat wave.

Skin Logic is an advanced skin care range developed by dermatologists from the University of Seoul in Korea. These products combine the latest features in advanced skin care with the restorative properties found in nature.

Epidermal Growth Factor Or EGF:

Is a natural occurring substance within the body that plays an important role in the regulation of cell growth, proliferation, and differentiation.
Discovery of EGF is credited to Dr. Stanley Cohen and Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini who jointly received the Nobel Prize for their work in 1986. EGF is a small protein molecule made up of 53 amino acids. It is the cells natural signaler that stimulates skin (epidermal) cells to grow. Because it is only the signaler, very small amounts of EGF are needed to stimulate cell growth.
In the body, EGF is made naturally by the salivary gland, prostate, kidney, cerebrum and in smaller amounts from other tissues. As people age, the amount of EGF in the tissues of their body decreases, resulting in thin and weak skin.
After the age of 25, your body’s production of EGF starts to wane; as a result your skin begins to get thinner and thinner. Many people, by the time they reach their sixties and seventies, have almost transparent skin on the back of their hands. This is the visible effect of waning EGF production. Crows feet and wrinkles are other effects of this process. Some other factors contributing to thinning and damaged skin are over exposure to the sun, exposure to cigarette smoke, alcohol, stress, and lack of sleep and/or exercise.
Medical studies show that the topical application of EGF speeds the healing of wounds and reduces scarring. If you have seen an injured dog licking its wounds, you have seen the topical application of EGF, as the salivary gland is a potent producer of EGF.

Peptides

Human skin is comprised mostly of collagen. When collagen is destroyed by age and environmental factors, including sunlight, it is not completely replaced. As a result, smooth, young skin gradually becomes thin and wrinkled over time. As collagen breaks down, certain peptides are released.
By applying peptides to the skin you encourage the skins own natural production of new collagen. Thereby successfully minimising wrinkles and giving your skin a more youthful appearance.


Astaxanthin ( This super anti- oxidant is also in Lamelle's new range Nourish)


Is a breakthrough ingredient that has kept a relatively low profile in spite of its momentous promise.
During normal cellular metabolism, environmental stressors such as UV light, smoke, pollution, and even oxygen create damaging by-products, or free radicals that make the skin appear older than it actually is.
Astaxanthin effectively shields the skin and slows down premature signs of aging caused by the environment. In addition it helps reduce moisture loss, promote smoothness, and elicit cellular renewal.
Dr. Debasis Bagchi at Creighton University demonstrated that Astaxanthin can eliminate free radicals 6,000 times more effectively than vitamin C, 800 times more than CoQ10, 550 times more than vitamin E and Green Tea, 75 times more than Alpha Lipoic Acid, and 20 times more than beta-carotene.


Marine Collagen:

Collagen is vital to healthy skin, hair, bones and joints. Reduced levels of collagen are especially noticeable in the skin because the skin loses its elasticity and becomes prone to sagging with age.
Marine collagen maintains skin elasticity and strength by stimulating the synthesis of new collagen and as a result minimising the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines. Marine collagen encourages the renewal of cells and minimizes facial muscle contraction; the cause of wrinkles.
As you reach the age of 40, natural collagen synthesis slows down. 

Although this collagen cannot be absorbed through the skin it gives the skin a temporary topical boost


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