Cosmeceuticals are the new wave in skincare. They are topical cosmetic-pharmaceutical hybrids intended to enhance the health and beauty of the skin. Skin is the largest organ in the body, both by weight and surface area. In adults, the weight of your skin accounts for about 16% of your total body weight. The skin separates the internal environment from the external. It is essential to protect and preserve the skin for your own personal health and self-esteem.
Cosmetic skin care products only serve to cleanse and beautify. As opposed to cosmetics, cosmeceuticals will alter the structure and function of the skin. Let’s take a 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 6 months, which is why you will not find it in stores. This amazing material reduces the appearance of stretch marks and is currently being researched for its effects on varicose veins.
The FDA recognizes Salicyclic Acid as a proven anti-bacterial destroying agent.
Retinol is a vitamin A treatment, which accelerates the skin cells natural exfoliation process and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Glycolic Acid is a natural fruit acid, which accelerates the skin’s cellular turnover. It improves circulation and produces vibrant, smoother, younger-looking skin.
Alpha Lipoic Acid is a powerful antioxidant proven to shrink pores, reduce under-eye puffiness, and erase fine lines and wrinkles while improving circulation and brightening your overall complexion.
DMAE is a natural substance that stabilizes and strengthens the cell’s plasma membrane. Dramatically tightens, firms, and tones the neck, eyelids, and facial muscles, resulting in a lean, toned, and youthful look.
Sodium Hyaluronate is a protein that functions as a lubricant between the connective tissues of the skin, allowing the retention of skin natural moisture, leaving the skin soft, supple, and silky smooth.
Other ingredients include Dimethicone Copolyol Meadowfomate, which is an anti-irritant, retinyl palminate an anti-wrinkle agent, and actifirm, a skin-firming agent. In short, a combination of these ingredients will reverse sun damage and treat acne. They also reduce the appearance of wrinkles, old age spots, and stretch marks. I hope I have convinced you that cosmeceuticals will improve your happiness and your health. I encourage you to contact me with any questions, concerns, or your own rave reviews.