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Hydroxy Acids

What are Alpha Hydroxy acids (AHA’s) & Beta Hydroxy acids (BHA’s)


Hydroxy acids have been used throughout history in a various forms to promote a radiant and healthy complexion, long before the chemical structure, or even their existence was known. Egyptian women took baths in sour milk in order to improve their skin. French women in the court of Louis XIV washed their faceswith old wine for the same reasons. Old fashioned facial masks made from fruit, honey or yogurt were also unknowingly taking advantage of “fruit acids” as their active ingredients.

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Retinol An Anti-ageing Skincare Ingredient

In recent years, skin care companies have released many products advertising the benefits of retinol.
Retinol, a form of vitamin A, is a naturally occurring fat-soluble vitamin found in animal products such as fish oils and liver.
It is also manufactured in the form of retinoids, tritonin, and retinyl palimitate.
Retinol was first used to treat acne but is now frequently used to treat signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarge pores, blemishes, acne scarring or age spots .

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Growth Factors

Taking your complexion beyond AHAs, Retinols and Topical Vitamin C to improve the health and appearance of your sun damaged and aging skin without burning, peeling or irritation.
Scientists are developing ways to hinder the aging process by growing new skin more rapidly.
They are using growth factors as a way to maintain skin's youth.
Growth Factors or Proteins promote the organization and maintenance of cells and tissues within our bodies.

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Copper Peptide

Copper has long played an essential role in the body’s healing processes, but only recently has it been recognized in the cosmetic world . As we age, our skin thins, and lines and wrinkles develop as our bodies become slower to produce collagen and elastin. We find ourselves exposed to free radicals through the sun's UV rays, environmental factors such as pollution, cigarette smoke and alcohol. As a results, age spots appear and skin becomes dull and lifeless as cell renewal slows and surface layers tend to sag and the skin's ability to retain moisture is diminished.
The power of copper’s antioxidative features stimulates the occurrence of cellular turnover, encourages tissue reformation and supports the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. Also works as an antioxidant to defend the skin against free radicals.

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In addition to retinoids, antioxidants and hydroxyacids such as glycolic acid, peptides show efficacy in preventing and treating premature skin aging.

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So why is it important to be applying Antioxidants?

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Glycation - Sugar and Aging

Research now indicates a major contributor to skin aging is the process of glycation.

Glycation is a reaction between sugars and proteins that, over time, causes your skin to become stiff and less supple. Glycation causes significant damage to your skin's structure, leading to collagen depletion and loss of skin elasticity. As a result, noticeable signs of skin aging occur such as wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging.

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A Medik8 Combination Treatment For Optimal Results

Medik8 - The skincare experts
explain the anti-ageing benefits of Vitamin C and Vitamin A

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Vitamin C

Medik8 - The Vitamin C experts - explain the benefits of Vitamin C & what you should know about Vitamin C products :

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Polyhydroxy Acids (PHA’s)

Ingredients such as gluconolactone and lactobionic acid are types of polyhydroxy acid (PHA).

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Dr. Pinnell Q&A by Skinceuticals : Talks about  Antioxidants

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Vitamin C, Vitamin A & Growth Factor Serums

 Medik8′s Vitamin C, Vitamin A & Growth Factor (EGF) Serums.

Since the popular introduction of Medik8′s Growth Factor Youth Activating Serum (with Epidermal Growth Factor: EGF) the same questions come back regularly:

“I already use Vitamin A, should I use Growth Factor Serum (EGF)?

Should I replace Vitamin A by EGF?

Should I carry on using Vitamin C too?…”

The answer is here…

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Azelaic acid

Azelaic Acid a  Multi-Correction Treatment 

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