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Hyaluronic Acid is a natural structural component of the skin, and is present in connective tissue throughout the human body. It has been well documented that newborn skin contains large amounts of HA and that it decreases as we age. Therefore, a practical way to recapture youth is by applying pure HA topically to revitalize the damaged and decreased HA content of the skin. It penetrates the skin’s upper layers to improve and benefit the skin.
- Hyaluronic acid molecules have a unique ability to attract and retain more than 1,000 times their weight in water…thus HA is a hydration agent to your skin.
- HA firms, plumps and smooths skin for a younger, fresher, more radiant look and feel.
- HA penetrates the skin’s layers better and restores natural and youthful elasticity to the skin.
- HA can be used for post laser treatments, post peels, and sunburns.
- HA is fantastic for itchy, flaky red skin that gets red and is scaly and dry.
- HA also provides antioxidant defense against free-radical damage and reduces inflammation.
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At Cynergy Health Science, we have formulated an organic, daily facial moisturizer and anti-aging lotion which relieves the appearance of aging skin, blemishes and blotchiness. We call this a "face finishing moisturizer". Along with other antioxidants like Vitamins C and E, it also contains Ellagic Acid which helps to protect the skin from cellular damage caused by sun and chemical exposure, both of which lead to a proliferation of free radicals. These free radicals cause a breakdown in the production of collagen, one of the essential supporting proteins that give skin elasticity and flexibility. Without adequate collagen production, skin begins to sag and fine lines and wrinkles appear. Antioxidants such as Ellagic Acid inhibit this process, destroying free radicals thus allowing collagen production to go on unimpeded. But Ellagic Acid is no ordinary antioxidant! It also has the ability to directly inhibit certain known carcinogens, such as nitrosamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, from binding to DNA. This further protects skin on a cellular level against the ravages of UV radiation.
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Peptides vs Retinol in skin care products? Which one is more important?
Peptides and Retinol are the two ingredients that are really recommended to have as an ingredient when you’re buying skin care products. But, which one of these two are actually the best ingredient and gives the healthiest skin? Here are the facts around peptides and retinol to answer this question.
Peptides are one of the most important ingredients for any anti-aging skin care product. However, peptides are more beneficial for healing scars and scratches without any scarring. Normally, with the peptides, glycolic acid and salicylic acid are also two ingredients that will work together in fighting the appearance of aging.
Peptides can also be used to reduce the appearances of wrinkles because of aging. What peptides are doing to the skin is actually natural skin signals that stimulate the reproduction of collagen and elastin. These are two proteins that the skin depends on to be healthy and smooth. When you use a skin care product with peptides as an ingredient, you will have stronger, thicker skin that can reduce the aging process, and even scars in your face that you might have.
Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that you also can find in anti-aging skin care products. Retinol is mostly used in anti-wrinkle creams because it really reduces the appearance of wrinkles, especially the wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.
Retinol smooths the skin and also triggers the reproduction of collagen and elastin, which normally slows down as we’re getting older. It penetrates our skin very deeply, and starts working to make more collagen and elastin. You will start seeing the results very fast. The results will be a much smoother skin with less wrinkles.
Which one is really more important?
Because they are basically doing the same thing, it really doesn’t matter which one you’re going to use in your skin care products. The only thing that you should consider is the fact that with the peptides, you can heal damage skin like scars or scratches, which you can’t do with retinol.
However, the other side is that retinol will be the main ingredient in most of the anti-wrinkle creams, no matter what brand you’re buying. Answering the question of which one is really more important, the answer is that they are both important.
They have mostly the same functions, and with the peptides, you will frequently find glycolic acid and salicylic acid that’s important for anti-aging and a healthy looking skin.
Some people may prefer using Peptides, while others prefer Retinol. Both of these ingredients are important and are great anti-aging ingredients that you should look for. And, if you’re having problems with scars and scratches on your face, you might want to try peptides first. They are a great product to heal old wounds and scars faster. But you won’t make a mistake in using skin care products that have Peptides or Retinol as ingredients, especially if you’re looking for the best anti-aging products.
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TIPS TO HELP BRIGHTEN YOUR COMPLEXION
We all desire a healthy, bright complexion. If you are fortunate enough to have clear skin…then it is one less thing you have to feel insecure about. If your complexion is dull, it is harder to feel good about yourself…HOWEVER…there is good news! A brighter complexion IS attainable. Take a look at your diet, your lifestyle, and your daily skin care regimen and find out what could be causing your dull skin.
EAT THE RIGHT FOODS - you are what you eat. We all use to hear this when we were younger. Ah… but words of wisdom are wasted on the young. At least that was in my case. However, this saying is really true. You can’t put bad gas in your car and expect it to run properly. In the same sense, you cannot continue bad eating habits and expect your skin AND your body to respond in a positive manner. What you put into your body will definitely have an effect on your health and your appearance.
MINIMIZE ALCOHOL – While alcohol in moderation can be somewhat healthy for your body, it can also dehydrate and dull your skin. When consumed on a regular basis, alcohol can increase the blood flow to the skin’s surface which results in a flushed appearance that over time can be permanent. Try to keep alcohol intake to a minimum.
EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN – No matter how hard you try, dead skin cannot be moisturized. Dead skin is dead, dry and flaky. It does not go away until you have sloughed it off. Exfoliating your skin is a key to a brighter complexion. Several ways to exfoliate are:
. Daily using a washcloth for gentle exfoliation
. Using an exfoliation treatment product
. Microdermabrasion or a skin care brush for deeper exfoliation
Daily exfoliation consistently sloughs off the dead skin cells and leads to a brighter complexion
START YOUR DAY WITH VITAMIN C – Of course Vitamin C in orange juice is healthy and nourishing for the body, but Vitamin C as a topical serum on your face is an excellent anti-aging product. It is packed with antioxidants to nourish and increase cellular turnover in your skin. This turnover will give you a more youthful, supple glow. Try our Vitamin C Serum.
BOOST YOUR SKIN’S MOISTURE LEVEL – Every day you should wash your face morning and night…women and men both. Women need to get rid of their makeup and men have dirt and oil build-up on their skin’s surface which clogs pores and causes breakouts. After washing, your skin always needs a dose of hydration with a moisturizer. Use a daytime moisturizer and a nighttime moisturizer. Wash and moisturize…wash and moisturize…ALWAYS.
USE A WEEKLY FACE MASK – There are face masks for all types of skin…from dry to oily. Masking your face can slough off dead skin cells, brighten your skin, and restore your skin to a well-balanced and hydrated state.
BRIGHTEN YOUR SKIN WITH GOOD MAKEUP CHOICES – Don’t drown your skin in heavy liquid or cream foundations. If you attain a healthy, glowing complexion by following the previous steps, your skin will shine through. You will want the natural health and youthful glow that you have worked hard to achieve.
DRINK MORE WATER: Most of us do not drink enough water every day. Water is essential for our body to function. Our body is made up of more than 60% water. Since we are constantly losing water every day through urine, bowel movements, perspiration and breathing...we need to replenish it.
EXERCISE: Get moving! Movement is critical to your life span. Research shows that daily exercising boosts your immune system bringing tremendous benefits to your health, including weight loss, lowering risk of diseases, increasing bone density. Exercising improves your mental outlook, preventing anxiety and depression. Choose to walk instead of ride…climb the stairs instead of taking the elevator…take up a sport or join an exercise class.
GET ENOUGH SLEEP: Lack of sleep causes premature aging in your body and also shows up on your face. When you don’t get enough rest, you compensate by eating more food (leading to weight gain) and usually it will be junk food. When you get enough rest, you won’t be grabbing unhealthy food choices to stay awake.
EAT A WIDE VARIETY OF VEGETABLES AND FRUITS: Pick bright colored fruits and vegetables. They are high in antioxidants, which remove free radicals in our body that cause damage to our cells. White (banana, mushroom) Yellow (pineapples, mango) Orange (oranges, papayas) Red (apples, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon) Green (guava, avocados, cucumber, lettuce, celery) Purple/blue (blackberries, eggplant, prunes).
CUT DOWN ON PROCESSED FOOD: Processed food is anything that is not in its natural and raw form. Most food at the grocery store is processed. Processed foods contain a high amount of salt, which leads to high blood pressure and heart disease. Look for salt/sugar as the first ingredient in a product and stay away from them. Go for natural foods as much as possible.
MEDITATE: Being still and quiet can be beneficial to your body by calming your spirit and soul, lowering your blood pressure, and giving you a positive outlook on life. Respect your “Me” time. You will become more productive and focused on the things that are important to you.
BUY SOME HAPPINESS: We all have basic psychological needs to love, feel loved, feel secure, be connected to others and be good at what we accomplish. Money doesn’t automatically fill these requirements, but it can help. Look for ways to spend your money on the things worthwhile that make you happy. Take a trip to see your family and keep in touch, buy gifts for others or for a project for yourself to help you function and work more efficiently, (camera for picture taking for special events to make a scrapbook for memories), purchase garden tools for a relaxing experience in getting back to nature, take a vacation to somewhere that will put your life into perspective and expand your horizons, spend money to promote better health and vitality, and lastly support causes that are important to you.
EAT! SLEEP! and BE HAPPY!