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Ageing Skin & Photoageing

Skin ageing results from biological changes in the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. In the epidermis, barrier function is reduced causing an increase in transepidermal water loss. Skin cell turnover slows causing dryness and there are pigment production changes, aggravated by sun exposure, leading to uneven skin tone. 

 

The main factors in this are:

  • Collagen Depletion  (Thinning of the dermis)

  • Free Radical Damage  (Pollutants and leads to lines and wrinkles. ultraviolet radiation produce free radicals).

  • Slow cellular turnover (leading to dull, thinned skin).

 

In the dermis, collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid levels decrease leading to reduced firmness, elasticity and hydration. This results in fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and decreased skin tone. Hypodermis ageing is marked by the loss of fat in the face, which leads to decreased fullness, sagging skin and wrinkles. 

 

Ageing of the skin can be divided into two categories: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic ageing, known as natural or chronological ageing, normally begins in our mid-20s and is determined by genetics.  Extrinsic ageing accounts for up to 90% of skin ageing and is largely controllable. The most common causes are: 
 

  • Sun exposure - the major cause, often referred to as PHOTOAGEING • Pollution and environmental stressors

  • Lifestyle choices, such as smoking and alcohol consumption

  • Stress 

 

The good news is that you can reverse some of this damage and prevent future negative effects on the skin. 
What does ageing skin look like? 
While the visible ageing process varies from person to person, some common skin changes include:

 

  • Dehydration

  • Dull appearance

  • Rough texture

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Loss of elasticity or ‘snapback’

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Lack of firmness

  • Loss of fat and fullness.

Treatment Pathway

1. Antioxidant protection for cells 

L-ASCORBIC ACID

2. Stimulate collagen production

MATRIXYL® SYNTHE 6®

3. Increase cell
turnover

RETINOL

4. Protect against UVB & UVA 

ZINC OXIDE

Treatment Choices

Cleanse

Purifying Gel Cleanser - This foamy gel cleanser is perfect for an oily skin type.  It soothes, whilst removing impurities, oil and environmental pollutants.

 

HydraBoost - This gentle yet hydrating cleanser will remove impurities, excess oil and make-up.  It is suitable for normal/dry skin.

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Exfoliate

Bright and clear solution - A refreshing skin conditioning solution that refines skin complexion.  It brightens the skin whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 
 

AHA Renewal serum - This powerful AHA enhances the texture and tone of the skin, whilst reducing the visible signs of ageing. It promotes smoother brighter and more radiant skin.

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Treat

Retinol Resurfacing Serum 0.25 & 0.5 - These micro encapsulated resurfacing serums dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst improving the tone and texture of your skin. This formula will also improve the size of pores, and even skin tone. The micro encapsulated technology enables soothing and hydrating of the skin overnight in comfort.

 

Alumience A.G.E - This exclusive formulation reduces the visible signs of ageing caused by free radicals, pollution and free radicals. It helps to reduce the appearance of glycation (a brittle appearance to the skin) by providing the ultimate daily protection from daily pollutants and UV damage. 

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Moisturise

HydraLight (Normal / Oily) - A hydrating formula that is packed with powerful peptides, antioxidants and soothing ingredients. It helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst helping to neutralise free radicals.

 

HydraDew (Normal / Dry) - An intensely hydrating cream that is loaded with powerful peptides, antioxidants and soothing ingredients. It will nourish and firm the skin whilst combating the signs of ageing.

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Protect

Choose from the range of broad spectrum SPFs.

 

Moisture Matte - A broad spectrum physical barrier that smiths and hydrates whilst absorbing excess oil to give a matte finish. It comes in the shades Ivory, Sand and Amber.

 

Sheer Hydration - A powerful broad spectrum physical SPF that is soothing and moisturising. It is offered in both tinted and untinted.

 

Clear shield - A light weight, non-comedogenic physical sunscreen that gives a powerful broad spectrum protection.

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