THE BIRTH OF THE ANTI-AGEING REVOLUTION
Matrixyl 3000 and Hyaluronic Acid
LET US TALK ABOUT MATRIXYL AND HYALURONIC ACID
Both excellent anti-ageing ingredients they have changed the entire way that women approach their skincare regime.
The purpose of both products is to stimulate collagen (we lost roughly 10-15% per decade) to reproduce. The more that collagen is stimulated the less signs of ageing we will experience.
Collagen synthesis is an intra-cellular and extracellular process that is complex and involves polypeptide chains, with molecular and enzymatic occurrences. This process slows down with age.
Elastin gives the skin its firmness and elasticity. This in turn leads to a sagging of the skin. Often referred to as Jowls- This is where the platysma bands drop which causes the drooping effect under the chin.
Elastic fibres are bundles of proteins found in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue. These fibres can stretch up to 1.5 times their length, and snap back to their original length when relaxed. Healthy foods rich in proteins include tofu, nuts, seeds, milk and cottage cheese.
Fibroblasts (skin cells) in mature skin produce new elastin much slower. This deficiency does not appear to be a result of the loss of fibroblasts so elastin can therefore be stimulated and restored at some level using the right internal and external supplements/diet/serums.
Desquamation prior to the application of Serum allows a deeper penetration into the skin, speeds up skin turnover and removes dead skin cells resulting in a brighter complexion.
Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) is the most commonly used form of vitamin B used by the skincare industry. This boosts the protein collagen, which is responsible for reducing the signs of ageing often associated the reduction in the production of the protein elastin responsible for elasticity, skin tone, tightness fine lines and wrinkles.
THE SUPER PEPTIDE MATRIXYL 3000
Matrixyl 3000 is an anti-ageing ingredient developed by Sederma that helps prevent superficial fine lines and wrinkles. The Matrixyl 3000 is one of the main products available that protects the skin against aging. In previous studies it has been shown to help to kick start metabolism and stimulate Collagen I, IV, VII, XVII as well as Nitrogen I proteins. The product contains two peptides i.e. palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide 7 which have been named as super peptides. Super Peptides are said to influence the reversal of ageing extensively.
Matrixyl 3000 also brightens the skin and smooths out impurities with regular use.
It contains super peptides (these are the little molecules that are produced when collagen breaks down). Generally, peptides are a common in anti-ageing products, however it is quite rare for producers to reveal the exact peptides that are included in their products. In the case of Celebrity Red Carpet Skincare and the use of Matrixyl 3000, we reveal the specific peptides and ingredients present in our products. These peptides are palmitoyl-oligopeptide and palmitoyl-tripeptide.
These Super Peptides stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin synthesis.
Peptides act as building blocks to repair the skin and have a direct result on cell renewal
Vegans and Vegetarians can make use of the product that is sometimes called the ‘wonder ingredient’.
WHAT IS COLLAGEN
Collagen is what makes the skin look full and plump. When we are young, we have plentiful amounts of collagen. Even when it is cross-linked, our bodies can easily replace it. As we age, however, the skin becomes less able to restore these collagen layers. They begin to break down.
Like earlier stated, it is collagen that helps to ensure that the skin remains radiant and healthy. Collagen production is more plentiful in young people than adults. We lose between 10-20% of collagen per decade. The same applies with elastin which continues to breakdown and not able to work as well with collagen. This leads to the sagging of the skin often referred to as ‘Jowls’, and overall lack of plumpness and superficial fine lines and wrinkles.
An extra benefit of Matrixyl 3000 is the fact that hyaluronic acid is equally produced in the process. This acid helps in providing nourishment that moisturises the skin. With the restoration of elastin, the cells are better positioned to retain moisture which makes them to appear younger and full. In addition, cells are replenished and hydrated.
Clinical Studies of Matrixyl 3000
At the Angel Academy of Teaching and Training which was established in 2003 we have taught over 2000 students. During this time, they have trialled our products and here are some of the results.
‘My husband said it took 5 years off me’
‘I am thrilled that at last my acne scars have faded using this amazing serum’
‘This deep wrinkle on my forehead has always bothered me and I didn’t want to resort to needles. This is a Wonder cream and I am so pleased’
‘I now incorporate this into my daily skincare regime and find it has brilliant results when I combine it with Cosmetic Needling or Microdermabrasion’
Tips on how to Reduce the Signs of Ageing with Matrixyl 3000
We are now considered to be in the stages of ageing from 25 years. Levels of our Hyaluronic Acid, collagen and elastin reduces drastically per decade (10-20%). Regardless of aging we are still able to delay the onset and boost the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin using internal and external processes.
Drink 2 litres of water daily in order to keep your skin cells thoroughly hydrated.
Eat your daily dose of fruit and vegetables rich in antioxidants
Take oral supplements such as Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen which will encourage production from within.
Daily topical application of Matrixyl 3000 as well as Hyaluronic Acid two-times daily will boost volume and collagen.
HYALURONIC ACID COMMONLY KNOWN AS HYALURONAN
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance produced by our body and is found in the connective tissue, joints and in the eyes. It helps our skin to stay hydrated as it binds with water molecules. If our skin is hydrated it will be plumped out and signs of ageing will be minimal. However, there are factors that can contribute to the decrease of Hyaluronic Acid.
Our lifestyle will impact on our health and the overall appearance of our skin. The recommended daily fluid intake is 8 glasses of water per day. If we do not drink enough our body will become dehydrated and take resources from elsewhere within the body in order to maintain its fluid balance. This is not healthy for the Homeostasis and well being of the body.
The recommended Fruit and Vegetable intake per day is now 4-5 pieces of fruit and 4-5 pieces of vegetables. These act as antioxidants which protect the body both internally and externally from free radicals.
Alcohol dehydrates the body and depletes its water bias. Smoking also has a detrimental effect on our skin cells.
External or Environmental Factors
Every day we are subjected to free radicals which attack the water balance and hydration of the skin. These include Pollution, Dust and Petrol. You’ve only got to see how black your nostrils are after travelling on the tube or underground.
These pollutants will play havoc with the skin and accelerate the ageing process.
Hyaluronic Acid can help to diminish and reduce these signs of ageing if taken internally (orally) or used externally (serum) on the skin.
Other beneficial results include aiding:
Anti-bacterial and infection
Aids Tooth decay
Relieves and eliminates Joint Pain
Relieve Dry Eye and Discomfort
Preserve Bone Strength
Could Prevent Bladder Pain