The Science of Healthy Skin

Phytoceramides and essential fatty acids

For your skin to maintain a proper skin moisture balance, the permeability barrier must be functioning optimally. We use Phytoceramides and essential fatty acids in our products, because this combination is a key factor that determines skin permeability. In vivo human assessments have shown this combination of ingredients to strengthen the permeability barrier function for healthier skin. Additionally, our formulas have been scientifically verified to enhance hydration and improve the recovery rate of damaged skin.

Linoleic acid

Our carefully cultivated elixirs contain high levels of active Linoleic acid. We have chosen this ingredient because studies have clearly demonstrated its benefits to the stratum corneum (outermost layer of the skin) in high concentrations by preserving the barrier, enhancing barrier repair, and improving hydration.

Triterpenes

We utilize Triterpenes to increase cell migration, cell proliferation, and collagen production. In simple terms, this means that the Triterpenes in our products will increase the rate of repair and development in your skin, as well as strengthening the skin and improving elasticity and hydration. The aging process results in decreased collagen production, which leads to dry skin and the formation of wrinkles by weakening the bond between dermis and epidermis. However, studies have shown that, by increasing collagen, Triterpenes can slow the aging of skin by reducing dryness and wrinkles. Anecdotal evidence also suggests that collagen helps prevent acne and other skin conditions. Collagen is also great for your body’s overall health by relieving joint paint, boosting muscle mass, and improving heart health.

For more information on the scientific research and studies we have referenced to create our ideal formulations, please read:

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Ganceviciene, R., Liakou, A. I., Theodoridis, A., Makrantonaki, E., & Zouboulis, C. C. (2012). Skin anti-aging strategies. Dermato-endocrinology4(3), 308–319. https://doi.org/10.4161/derm.22804

Gillies, A. R., & Lieber, R. L. (2011). Structure and function of the skeletal muscle extracellular matrix. Muscle & nerve44(3), 318–331. https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.22094

Kader Mohiuddin, A. (2019). Skin Aging & Modern Edge Anti-Aging Strategies. International Journal Of Dermatology And Skin Care. doi: 10.36811/ijdsc.2019.110002

Lin, T. K., Zhong, L., & Santiago, J. L. (2017). Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils. International journal of molecular sciences19(1), 70. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19010070

Lodish H, Berk A, Zipursky SL, et al. Molecular Cell Biology. 4th edition. New York: W. H. Freeman; 2000. Section 22.3, Collagen: The Fibrous Proteins of the Matrix. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK21582/

Oh, M. J., Cho, Y. H., Cha, S. Y., Lee, E. O., Kim, J. W., Kim, S. K., & Park, C. S. (2017). Novel phytoceramides containing fatty acids of diverse chain lengths are better than a single C18-ceramide N-stearoyl phytosphingosine to improve the physiological properties of human stratum corneum. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational

Sibilla, S., & Borumand, M. (2015). Effects of a nutritional supplement containing collagen peptides on skin elasticity, hydration and wrinkles. Journal Of Medical Nutrition And Nutraceuticals4(1), 47. doi: 10.4103/2278-019x.146161

Sibilla, S., & Borumand, M. (2014). Daily consumption of the collagen supplement Pure Gold Collagen® reduces visible signs of aging. Clinical Interventions In Aging, 1747. doi: 10.2147/cia.s65939

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Zdzieblik, D., Oesser, S., Baumstark, M. W., Gollhofer, A., & König, D. (2015). Collagen peptide supplementation in combination with resistance training improves body composition and increases muscle strength in elderly sarcopenic men: a randomised controlled trial. The British journal of nutrition114(8), 1237–1245. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114515002810