Anti Aging News

You see what you eat...

Studies done by the WHO (World Health Organization) show as many as 2 billion people worldwide are deficient in micronutrients such as Vitamins A,C,E and the minerals zinc, iron and iodine. Magnesium is required for thousands of enzyme and muscle reactions and is a common deficiency, especially in women due to stress, hormonal replacement and birth control pills. The effects of just magnesium deficiency can present as high blood pressure, muscle cramps and numbness, moodiness, insomnia, cold hands, brittle nails, PMS and excema.

Phytochemicals (there are over 900) like: plant Phytosterols, Favonoids, Lipoic Acid, and Ubiquinone interplay and impact your health and skin. When you eat an apple an estimated 100 phytochemicals move into action.

Lack of necessary macro and micronutrients can be seen on the skin (face and body), as skin issues. Deficiencies can be from lack of fresh fruit and vegetable intake, poor digestion, which can include issues with digestive enzymes, food allergies, a decreased ability to eliminate toxins, and the bioavailability of the nutrient.

For example: hair loss can be associated with deficiencies of iron, biotin and zinc, excessive oil production on the nose, scaliness and redness: Vitamin B2, forehead acne: Vitamin B6, rosacea: Vitamin B2, zinc, essential fatty acids and hydrochloric acid.

The Linus Pauling Institute on Micronutrient Research for Optimum Health says, much of the role of nutrition in skin health focuses on the effects of deficiency, since the structural components of the skin are supported by a variety of nutritive factors, such as peptides, minerals and vitamins, which serve as enzyme cofactors, activators or inhibitors

Skin Nutrition depends on the interaction of 4 elements:

1). Functioning relationship between connective tissue, collagen and elastin.
2). Proper circulation in the Epidermal skin layer.
3). Hydration of cells in the Epidermal skin layer and a healthy interaction of lipids (fats) and trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL).
4). The immune response and free radical protection.

When we experience skin issues, the questions to ask are: what are you eating, are you sleeping, what are you drinking and what are you using on your skin?


Ref: A Michels, Micronut­rients and Skin Health, Linus Pauling Institute/​Oregon State University (Sep 2011)



Acne, Psoriasis, Rosacea and Stress...

Dermatologists are researching a connection between the nervous system, acne, psoriasis and rosacea. Richard D. Granstein, MD, FAAD said, "Nearly everyone has some form of stress in their life, so it's difficult to determine whether stress can actually make the skin's appearance worse," "However, it's been known for a long time that the nervous system, which processes our stress, has an impact on conditions such as psoriasis." "If you interrupt the nerves' path to an area of a patient's skin affected by psoriasis, the psoriasis improves," said Dr. Granstein. "In addition, the condition improves if you inject local anesthetic into psoriasis patches. This information strongly suggests that nerves play a role in how psoriasis operates."
Although it is common belief that stress has an impact on skin aging, Dr. Granstein says it has not been proven to be the cause. However, skin issues like acne and rosacea can also be impacted by decreasing stress levels.

"If we could block specific steps in certain pathways between the nervous system and the skin – without impacting the whole body – we would likely have new ways to prevent or treat some skin disorders," said Dr. Granstein. "We're gaining a greater understanding of the mechanisms underlying many skin conditions, which will help us develop new therapies."

Why hair products will change skin care...

Isn’t it interesting that hair care products are ahead of skin care products when it comes to dropping the use of silicones (which are a mainstay ingredients in most personal care products). So why are hair care product companies more savvy? Great question, maybe because in consumer testing, people feel like the product weighs the hair down, or that’s what many of the TV ads say… or maybe because in Japan there have been reports of the negative effects of silicones on the scalp, or the current push from the popularity surge of Korean products, which are looking for solutions to silicones.

Why do skin care companies push an ingredient that is a plastic based polymer, with thousands of derivatives, some banned for use in the EU and Canada, and many known to be unsafe for the environment? Simple, silicones give products a silky glide and fill in minor imperfections in the skin, so when you touch your face and look in the mirror, your skin appears smooth. Savvy consumers know that your skin is the largest organ in your body, and one of the main functions of the skin is gas exchange. Hmmm, so what happens when you put a plastic based polymer over something that is suppose to breathe? For more info you can read our info page on silicones and skin care here:


Cosmetics Bill in Congress

A bipartisan bill was introduced by U.S. Reps. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Don Beyer (D-VA), Joe Heck (R-NV) and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), The Humane Cosmetics Act, H.R.2858, to ban the animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients for cosmetics in the US, finally joining the US to more than 30 countries that ban animal testing of cosmetics.

Science fiction and skin care…

Science fiction and skin care… University of Illinois scientists are working with skin care companies using a flexible electronic sensor that is similar to a quarter size sticker and holds 100K of data measuring skin hydration, temperature and blood flow. Researches can collect the data on environmental pollutants and UV damage as well to increase and affect the efficacy of skin care product ingredients. Read more here…


Sunscreen for Plants?

Ever wondered why plants aren’t affected by UV damage? Interesting isn’t it?
Did you know that just like us, the DNA in plants can be damaged by UVR (ultraviolet radiation) and cause a decrease in the growth of the plant? Scientists at Purdue University discovered that molecules in plants called sinapate esters protect the outer leaves of plants from UVR damage, kind of like a plant sunscreen. Timothy Zwier said, “ This molecule is a fantastic sunscreen and can absorb a remarkably broad spectrum of UV-B light – the entire spectrum”. “ It also is incredibly good at soaking up those rays, with each molecule capturing an impressive amount of UV-B light.” New possibilities for sunscreen and Anti-Aging product ingredients... 

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Does your brush do this?

From UV patches to alert you to UV overexposure, to the latest, a hairbrush that has a built in microphone to tell you if you are over aggressively brushing your hair what else will your smart phone link you to in 2017? No joke, the Kerastase Hair Coach just won this year’s International CES Innovation Award, and is yours, for $200!

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Food Allergies and Skin Care

Some pure ingredients from food sources in skin care products can still pose a problem for people with severe food allergies.

"Surprisingly, some of these products contain foods which are known to cause allergy," Professor Robyn O'Hehir, Director of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine said. "Goat's milk, cow's milk, nut oils and oats are common ingredients in 'natural' cosmetics." The study, in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, demonstrated a link between cosmetic use and food allergies.

"While unlikely to be a problem for most people, application of these to broken or eczematous skin may lead to a severe allergic reaction when the food is next eaten," Professor O'Hehir said. "To ensure allergies don't develop, if you have eczema, it's important to use skin care that is bland and avoid agents capable of sensitization, especially food."



Lasers Gone Wild?

Interested in Lasers, you may want to check up on the laser technician… Good questions include, May I see your renew laser safety training certificate, how often is your equipment checked and maintained, and you both should be wearing goggles. OSHA has compliance regulations, so if you don’t see indications of laser safety signs, and covered windows to minimize reflection, you may want to look deeper…

Kisses thru your phone?

Not a problem with Shiseido’s new Rouge Rouge Kiss Me app! Rolled out to lead its new lipstick line, you invite friends by SNS or a link, pick one of 16 colors and then kiss the screen in sync with your friend, the kisses then morph into your personalized kiss…

Will Algae become the next GMO source issue?

Did you know that the Natural Products Association defines “natural’” as ingredients that come from, or are made from renewable resources found in nature?

Interesting… companies are looking into microalga as a source of fatty acids for the cosmetics industry. Industry sources say they are appealing as they can be grown in “bioreactors”.  That sounds intimidating! They have high growth rates and apparently can be manipulated to produce higher lipid contents, which have an impact on the skin barrier and tissues.

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Battle of wrinkles and sleep...

Did you know that wrinkles you get from sleep are different from facial expressions, like frowning?

In a recent article in Skin Inc., Goesel Ansen MD, of Ansen, Edwards & Higging, Plastic Surgery Associates, told Healio.com, "A wrinkle is not just a wrinkle!  Facial distortion during sleep deserves further study. The mechanical forces acting on the face during lateral or prone sleep positions are very different from those that occur during standing and we spend a significant amount of time sleeping." 

Basically, sleep on your back!

“A wrinkle is not just a wrinkle! Facial distortion during sleep deserves further study. The mechanical forces acting on the face during lateral or prone sleep positions are very different from those that occur during standing and we spend a significant amount of time sleeping.” - See more at: http://www.skininc.com/skinscience/physiology/A-Good-Nights-Sleep-Can-Put-Years-on-Your-Face-388176382.html#sthash.bOz4zBVe.dpuf

More Info:  http://bit.ly/2d7oXWL


Nano News and Warnings...

Science day! As product sophistication increases, so do the systems that deliver high tech ingredients. Here’s some current information of interest on nano particles.

Scientists at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory, recently published research in ACS Nano, with interesting results from research on nanoparticles and the effect on immune cells, ranging from diminished activity to cell death. This is important for consumers, as nanoparticles are used in beauty and personal care products, including sunscreen. 1,4

The findings studied the effects of silicon, iron, and cobalt oxides. Researchers have been studying the effects of nanoparticles on cells, and in particular, oxidative stress. Sounds stressful just saying it doesn’t it! Simply put, it is the stress put on the body by free radicals that the body is not able to neutralize, resulting in cell damage, or cell death.

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have identified 6 genes affected by nano-sized Titanium Oxide (TiO2), used in sunscreen. 2 Interesting to note that the EU, in July, approved the use of nano-sized Titanium Oxide in the use of sunscreens (…having banned the admittance of Zinc Oxide, as an alternative to chemical sunscreen ingredients, for decades).3 The EU is limiting the amount in products to 25%, and cannot be used in spray sunscreen, due to issues with lung inhalation…

Followed by Researchers at ETH Zurich, who published their research on carbon “nanobubbles” for ingredient delivery systems in products. 5 Which has been problematic, as shown by research from the University of Michigan, that showed a carbon nanomaterial can pass through immune cell membranes.6

A whole bunch to consider on this topic…

  1. http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/Formulation-Science/Non-toxic-nanoparticles-used-in-personal-care-and-cosmetics-disrupt-immune-function
    2. http://www.cosmeticsdesign-europe.com/Formulation-Science/Research-points-to-nano-sized-titanium-oxide-contributing-to-oxidative-stress
    3. http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/Regulation-Safety/European-Commission-gives-nod-to-nano-titanium-dioxide-as-UV-filter
    4. http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/Formulation-Science/Advancements-in-nanotechnology-and-what-it-means-for-the-industry
    5. http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/Formulation-Science/New-carbon-nanocapsules-could-mean-more-ways-to-deliver-cosmetic-actives
    6. http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/Formulation-Science/Carbon-nanoparticles-can-pass-through-immune-cell-membranes-say-researchers




How much radiation is your phone putting out?

Top 5 phones with the highest radiation are below, what do you think about this?

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel released testing results for electromagnetic radiation levels of cellphones.  Cell phone antennas release a form of energy called radiofrequency (RF) waves. RF waves are a form of non-ionizing radiation.   Rather than damaging DNA inside of cells, like stronger types of ionizing radiation, like x-rays and UV light, RF waves (at high levels) can heat up body tissues (like a microwave).

Associate Director for the NIH Toxicology Program (National Institutes of Health), said, ““As of now, with only 10-12 years exposure, and use increasing dramatically, there is a concern of increase in brain cancer, related to use."

Concerns also include higher risk levels for children, due to deeper penetration of radiation.

What can you do to decrease risk? The closer the antenna is to the head, the greater the exposure.

  • Limit the amount of time spent on a phone
    • Use a hands free device, or speakerphone
    • Distance to cell towers (farther away, or inside a building requires more energy)
    • Amount of cell phone traffic (higher traffic requires more energy)
    • Phone Model (different levels of energy with phone models)

The amount of RF energy absorbed into the body is called the specific absorption rate (SAR). Cell phone manufacturers are required to report the maximum SAR level for their products to the FCC (US Federal Communications Commission). However, levels for the SAR value is configured to the phone operating at its highest power (not normal use).  More info:  monthlydietrecepies.press and cancer.org

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Your skin, the sun and English Ivy?

What does your life, your skin, the sun and English Ivy have in common?

Would it surprise you that compounds in the roots of the English Ivy have UV protectant properties?
Curious isn’t it, the same liquid excreted by the roots of the Ivy that bind it to surfaces, is part of a really cool, as Professor Mingjun Zhang, from Ohio State University calls, “a superfamily of hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins present in the extracellular spaces of plant cells.”

What are they? Nanosperical araginogalactan proteins (AGPs).

The study submitted to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, (PNSA), by the team, “Nanosperical arabinogalactan proteins are a key component of the high-strength adhesive secreted by English ivy” , shows promise for not just adhesives for medical and cosmetic applications, arabinogalactans have some other super properties… I’ve come across them before and let’s just say you’ll hear more about this one from me soon!

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Smart makeup?

Smart makeup apps? Popular cosmetics brand Smashbox is using an interactive card on their Shape Matters Pallette eyeshadow that when touched to your smart phone shows you to target your eye, face and brow shape with customized videos!

Epidermx II/NaturDerm products Testimonials: Love it!


Links to photos sent to us from our customers, they are dramatic!


"I love it! My skin has never looked better...fresh, alive and rested! I am addicted! Thank you! Gregory Zarian actor of TV and film

As a makeup artist, I can tell you this is an amazing product! Everyone should use it! Wendy S.

I am a model with Wihelmina - all of us just love your EpidermxII! Lauren E. CA

I used the EpidermxII for the first time last night...love it! Blake Woods Ford Models NY

This is a revolutionary approach to skin care. The results we see in our client's skin is truly remarkable! Dr. Arnel Beaubrun, ND

I am so crazy about this cream, I am turning everyone in the newsroom onto it! Dana Fowle FOX news

Great product!! I love it!! Beth Galvin Health Reporter FOX news

I have used your new products for almost three months now and am thrilled with the results!I was worried about the cost of the products but, when I think about it, I'm not buying any other products, so I guess it all comes out in the wash (no pun intended!) Sandy

Kelly (my boss) was talking all day about the Epidermx II and Chrysalyx. She would not stop!!! She was telling all the staff in great detail everything about the products and the stories about how you started (she read all the info) and your daughters. She was so depressed that she had to wait for it to arrive, she kept saying again and again "I want it to be in my mailbox when I get home!
USA - MAC makeup representatives

The Epidermx II has made a huge difference in my skin in a week! I work in cosmetics and I have had dreadful problems with foundations breaking me out so I think I have tried almost every skincare product out there - a lot of very pricey ones and I don't think anything has made such a difference so quickly! I am amazed. I can't stop telling everyone about it. Kat P. WA

Here are 12,885 of > 20,000 positive reviews of Epidermx II and NaturDerm products on eBay US and International - with more testimonials below that have been sent to us from customers.

Love to use it with my Clarisonic ® , makes it work better! Patricia D. CO

I love the new Epidermx II. Gosh I have used the old one since the beginning, I like that Epidermx II is much faster. This does make your skin seem smooth and it feels like there is less oily residue left on the skin. I use the Epidermx II and Chrysalyx, when I put on my make-up and the lines around my lips and at the corners of my mouth appeared not as deep as they were. Along with aging skin I still have teen-age skin, my pores become easily clogged . My whole face appears tighter, but I have been using the Epidermx II religiously. It is very hard to find silicone free products, it is in everything,
Marilyn J.

I have used Epidermx for over 4 years and I was worried about the new one - I should've known you wouldn't bring out something else that didn't top it- all I can say is - WOW!!- I cannot believe how effective and easy this is EpidermxII is - I barely use anything. It smells divine, feels great and the difference it has made for my skin is night and day! Thank you! Elizabeth J. CA

I just wanted to let you know that I used this product for the first time last night, and I'm dumb founded. My skin has never looked this bright and smooth.!!!! I can't wait to see how it will look after continued use. I am definitely going to let me friends
know about this wonderful product. The fact that it's natural is a big big plus too. I am now a lifetime customer! Bella S.

As for the new products. I am just blown away. BLOWN AWAY! I just can't get over how great my skin looks and feels. I won't bore you with more gushing....I'm sure you hear the same stuff over and over again....but mark me down as one satisfied little lady! Sara, LA

I am a RN and work for a Plastic Surgeon with several offices. We carry many skin care products and have never seen products work as fast as these! We actually use the Epidermx II as a skin prep before treatments! Tamra B. CA

I love the new Epidermx II. Gosh I have used the old one since the beginning, I like that Epidermx II is much faster. This does make your skin seem smooth and it feels like there is less oily residue left on the skin. I use the products - when I put on my make up and the lines around my lips and at the corners of my mouth appeared not as deep as they were. Along with aging skin I still have teen-age skin, my pores become easily clogged . My whole face appears tighter, but I have been using the Epidermix II religiously. It is very hard to find silicone free products, it is in everything, Marilyn J.

I got my husband doing the facial also, I love the cream. Thanks so much for your honesty. Shirley

I have tried others and nothing else compares to this!! I love the smell! Christine S.

I wanted to let you know that I love the Epidermx . My skin looks and feels amazing! I have been having derma-planing procedures, where they use a scalpel to exfoliate the top layers of the facial skin and I have to say your product left my skin glowing and feeling just like the derma-planing procedure does, at a fraction of the price. Derma-planing cost $75 for a 20 minute procedure., Thank you so much. I can't wait to share these products!  Kathleen H. Media Agent

Everyone that I have given a sample of your product has RAVED. You should see MY skin. I look younger than friends 10 years younger than me; I am so IMPRESSED! Just so amazing and one of my friends is HARD CORE critical and studying to get her aestheticians credentials.Please let me know when you want me to test any of your new products!
 KaZ Akers-Brownlee - Winterhaven Productions Inc. - Lifestyle and Information TV programs

Thanks again! This stuff is great! By the way shortly after I bought it someone asked me how I liked it. I definitely gave it the thumbs up. Not that you need it but if you have any skeptics feel free to have them email me. I used to work in a beauty store and I know skin products and ingredients pretty well and your scrub is by far superior to anything I have seen in the stores.Thanks and take care! Cindy

WOW! I've paid more for peels with less results-used only 5x so far. Penny D.

AWESOME PRODUCT!!! Could see results after only one use! SPECTACULAR-amazing results! Wendy S.

I Love this product-it really does work. Makes skin sooo smooth! Thanks much! Amy Z.



I tried your product this evening and I can say that I am impressed. I have very sensitive skin, acne, scarring, and redness. When I try a product I usually throw it away because it will break out my face or my face will become irritated, and that did not happen with yours! Thank You, Cindy T

GALS...buy this and use it 2X...GREAT results, and I'm a miracle-cream skeptic!! Shari C.

Just wanted to let you know how much I love the new products. I didn't think the new Epidermx II could be any better than the old Epidermx. But lo and behold, my acne scars are less noticeable than they were! I am also noticing the lines under my eyes fading and all this has happened in 2 weeks! Janice C. TX

Great product! Awesome results already! Thanks! Jennifer B.

Nicer than Dermanew®...Kim T.

I LOVEEEEEE your product!! When I first tried the original Epidermx about 3 years back it did not agree with my skin. But this new product has been amazing. It is so easy to use and such fantastic results.Thanks a ton for your brilliant products, Molina W.

Nicer than Dermanew...Will order more! Lisa H.

Nothing compares to Epidermx II, I sing your praises all the time. Claudia Q.

This is good 4 all types of skin!!! Thanks!!! Eva P.

By the way the new Epidermx II is amazing. I was afraid at first because I was not sure if it would work as well as the old stuff, but I must say I love it more. Karla T.

Superb! Love This Product - You'll Be Hooked Too! Mayumi H.

I have discoloration from years of shaving; used for 2 days and see progress. Debra R.

OH MY! Gray Matter came off my face! Your micro creme ROCKS! A+ Ramona B.

Hi! I just want to say how great your cream is! i will be forty this week and your cream has made me feel 25 or 30! its really great stuff! my mother also used it and loves it! she is 60 and really is amazed with the results! she has tried everything! thank you! we will be buying more!!! Barbie H.

Thank you for the microdermabrasion cream! I absolutely love it !! I also wanted to tell you what a wonderful product this is and that I appreciate someone telling others about it. Please let me know what to do to place an order! Thanks again, Robert B.

WOW! works so much better than Youthful Essence - you can't even compare the two! My scar after a week is already smoothing out, I am shocked! S.LePore, PA

I purchased this a little while ago. I have used it 2 times, WOW what a difference!!!! GREAT STUFF!!!! S.Kirby
Hi, I got this item from you about 4 weeks ago and really, really just love it! I've tried others but my skin is so soft and smooth now. I'm 57 years old and have been using one face cream or another for years! Everything else is in the trash because your product is all I need. ...Thanks, CAROL

Great products!!! The Chrysalyx takes years off of the face!!! WOW!! Diane N.

I started to use the Epidermx II and was really shocked!!! Immediately my face felt so smooth - I just turned 48 and tho I am a guy - I care that my lines on my forehead are getting deeper - you see - I am a businessman and in today's world - appearances can make or break a sale - a promotion - lots of things - I was actively looking for a product that would work - I tried all kinds of stuff - from raspberries, new acid stuff - peels - and then this simple little product fell into my hands!! Within 3 days the lines on my forehead began to smooth out - I am really shocked - it has been 3 weeks now and yesterday someone told me they thought I was 28 - This is truly an incredible product!!! I am also black and have been plagued with ingrown hairs on my face - the cream makes the hairs pop right out !!!!!! Michael J. Arizona

This is Wendy..got your samples...lovelovelove it...it is amazing...makes the skin smooth like glass!!!! Wendy S.

I just used EpidermxII for the first time. - my goodness is my face soft. My hands feel great from massaging the product in and I am already a satisfied customer. I will keep using it and I hope to be able to send in another great report. Love it, Love it! Heather Edwards Brown

I don't know what I would do without your products!! When I run out, I can see it right away. What an amazing difference!! I love the Naturdermx it has changed the texture of my skin, so smooth!! I told my husband, these products are not a luxury, they are a necessity and that they are all I want as gifts!! Dorothy G. New York

Yesterday I received my EpiDermxII cream from you. I have been using the Susan Lucci microdermabrasion product with the little tool, and even though it was hard to get all of the crystals off of my face after I was finished, I thought I was happy with the product. However, after using just a bit of your product this morning, my face feels incredible. I can't even imagine what the results would be if this was used regularly. In any case, I would like to purchase more. Just tell me how to do it - I just turned 50 and am just trying to retard the effects of time, as well as minimize age spots and deep wrinkles. I love the effect after one treatment, and can't believe how smooth and tight my skin is. I look forward to hearing from you! I just know it's something I will want to use FOREVER. I used a tiny bit of it again this morning after cleansing and my face looks even better today then it did yesterday. I love the way it just rinses and works itself away. The Youthful Essence® crystals just didn't want to leave - that is why the instructions said most people get into the shower to wash it away when they are done. Your cream fits right in with my lifestyle. This is truly a great product, and believe me, I am up on all the latest skin care. I will be cancelling my Youthful Essence subscription this morning, and look forward to doing business with you. Thanks again for such a great skin care find. Cathy G.

*These are personal testimonies of actual product users. Individual results may vary.

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?Dehydrated Skin?

Skin dehydration is not just a problem in winter. Environmental changes in the seasons, heating and air conditioning, UV damage, medical conditions and lifestyle choices such as smoking, and dietary intakes high in salt, sugar and stimulants such as coffee and tea, all have an impact on skin hydration.

Here are a few helpful product ingredients that professionals recommend.
Niacinamide: A form of Vitamin B-3 that impacts ceramides and fatty acids in the stratum corneum of the skin. Research has shown that Niacinamide can decrease transepidermal water loss (TEWL), by up to 20% in 24 days.1
More info click here:  

Hyaluronic Acid: Well known and loved for its hydrating properties, it also plays a critical role in wound repair and the healing process. When the natural levels of Hyaluronic Acid in our skin degrades, the skin can become dehydrated and fine lines and crepey skin can become more prominent.2

Acetyl Hexapeptide: Not only has this ingredient had a dramatic impact on the visible signs of aged skin, it also plays an important role in skin hydration. Aquaporin is a protein in the skin that plays a key role in the movement of fluids between the basal layers of the epidermis and the strateum corneum, which impacts hydration and collagen production.
More info click here:  

  1. D Bissett, Topical niacinamide and barrier enhancement, Cutis 70 6 suppl 8–12 discussion 21–23 (Dec 2002)
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyaluronan

New science on age spots and hormones...

New science on hyperpigmentation and skin discolorations like melasma and vitiligo. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have identified receptors on skin melanocytes that interact with progesterone and estrogen. Targeting these receptors makes it possible for product formulators to be creative with new products to counteract skin discolorations and browning of the skin.

Saggy Pores?

“Make my pores smaller!” that’s what Mary P. Lupo, Professor of Dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine says her patients ask her to do…

Leslie Baumann, professor and director of cosmetic dermatology at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, says genetics, skin type and age determine pore size, and as we age, the breakdown of collagen and elastin in our skin also has an effect on our pores.

Jeannette Graf, Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at New York University Medical Center says, "They begin to stretch and sag around the edges, which can make them look bigger. Pore-minimizing products will help your pores look clearer, and therefore appear smaller, if you use them on a regular basis.”

Dr. Mary P. Lupo says, exfoliation is key to a refined complexion, “ While we can't shrink our pores with any permanency, the right skin-care products and treatments can help keep the skin clear and tight, making pores less noticeable.” Dr. Lupo recommends the use of moisturizers that contain vitamin C or retinol. "These stimulate cell renewal and collagen production, which will firm up the connective tissue around the pores," Graf says. "Over time, they'll appear tighter and smaller."

Epidermx II is an easy effective way to improve the appearance of pore size. A quick nightly massage of 5-30 seconds removes all the debris from your day that is in your pores and boosts the ability of those great ingredients for absorption from Chrysalyx, which contains 4 antioxidants, Vitamins A, C and E, 16 botanicals, peptides, and DMAE to lift and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin – really! You’ll love it, best priced product of its kind and silicone – paraben free!


Aging Hands

Did you know that Hand Rejuvenation is a big trend? Up to 90% of hand aging is due to UV damage and can be seen as age spots and a leathery texture. A great treatment is to massage Epidermx II on your hands daily and rinse - you’ll be surprised! Years ago when we first started out - this is what we did, the difference was visible even with children. Kind of like when you clean a carpet and you can see the area you just cleaned, it is that dramatic!

Skin and cell phones??

Scientists are developing silicone wafers to act as “nanogenerators” to charged particles. When the devices are activated by human, or mechanical movement, the result is electrical energy. The device is called a “biocompatible ferroelectret nanogenerator (FENG).” Wonder what you’ll do with that paper thin apparatus? How about charge your cell phones? Research is being done on applications for skin care and UV monitoring. More info: http://bit.ly/2hXb1k1

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