The skin is the largest organ in the human body weighing approximately ten pounds and covering an area of about 16 square feet. Our skin protects us from heat, cold, excessive water loss, and pathogens. It also provides us with sensory information about the nature of the external world. The skin is also an excretory organ, removing toxins from the body via perspiration.The skin, as the outermost barrier of the body, is exposed to various sources of oxidative stress which can negatively affect its appearance, in particular UV-irradiation and environmental toxins such as cigarette smoke, air pollution, etc. Cross-linked (glycated) proteins are classic characteristics of apparent skin aging. Cross-linked proteins in the skin result in an unsightly leathery appearance.The structure of the skin is supported by collagen, the main constituent of connective tissue. Epidemiological studies strongly indicate an association between tobacco smoking and skin aging.Various animal and human studies have shown that topical solutions which include antioxidants such asvitamins A, C and E, as well as alpha-lipoic acid are beneficial to healthy-looking skin.Replacing moisture lost to aging is a prime reason why people use face creams. Most commercial face creams are oil-based and work by blocking the release of water from the skin. As people grow older, however, they cannot rely on oil-based preparations to block the release of moisture. That is because aged skin loses the ability to attract moisture in the first place and fundamentally becomes dehydrated. At this point, aged skin needs to be replenished with its natural moisturizer complex in order to attract and retain water.However, there is good news. Research indicates that we may have more control over the rate at which our skin appears to age than any other organ of the body. To slow the appearance of skin aging, an individual must take a comprehensive approach to managing all the factors that have been identified. The scientifi
Water, Glycerin, Sodium Polyphosphate, Taurine, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Maleated Soybean Oil (Ceraphyl NGA), Punica granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-12 Glyceryl Distearate, PEG-23 Glyceryl Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Pyrus malus (Apple) Saccharides, Beta-Glucan, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Potassium Sorb
After thoroughly cleansing your skin, apply a small amount of serum on your face and neck morning and evening. May be used alone or under makeup. Can be used for all skin types.
|Shipping Weight||3.2 ounces|