Your skin is an accurate reflection of your general health. By nourishing your skin with carefully selected quality ingredients you will enjoy healthy glowing skin.
Glutathione is considered the ‘master antioxidant’. It is effective in the treatment of blemishes and pigmented skin, both of which are caused by oxidative stress. Glutathione binds liver toxins and facilitates the process of waste disposal, thus promoting clearer, healthier skin. The strong antioxidant effect of glutathione keeps cells functioning optimally and also inhibits the development of melanin, which determines skin tone.
Silica is a foundation mineral, indispensable for the integrity of connective tissue. With ageing, silica levels diminish leading to parched, wrinkled skin, brittle nails and dull hair. Supplementing with this mineral can delay the ageing process by replenishing and sustaining connecting tissue leading to younger looking skin, rich glossy hair and strong nails.
The unique properties of pycnogenol render it a fascinating cosmeceutical which supports healthy skin. It functions by binding to collagen and elastin thus inhibiting enzymatic degradation – a process which protects these proteins from destruction. Pycnogenol also serves as a micro-circulation enhancer thereby delivering a greater quantity of oxygen, nutrients and moisture to the skin as well as aiding detoxification by removal of toxins from the skin. Research shows that by augmenting these respiratory processes, skin elasticity and smoothness is increased, leading to fresher, more youthful complexion. Studies also support Pycnogenol’s ability to correct hyper-pigmentation, lighten dark spots, reduce the visible effects of photo-aging and UV light damage thus effectively brightening the skin’s appearance.
Beta-Carotene prevents colds, flu, other infections and certain skin disorders. By enhancing overall immunity it repairs the skin and delays the ageing process. Its ability to increase cell turn-over proliferates the outer layers of the skin hence assisting wound healing and preventing scarring. An improved skin texture and tone are thus evident.
Co Enzyme Q 10
This miracle ingredient stimulates collagen production and neutralizes harmful free radicals which are the main cause of ageing and skin damage. It has a profound effect on energizing the skin consequently repairing damage and renewing skin cells – culminating in clearer, brighter skin.
MSM improves cell wall permeability allowing nutrients to flow freely into the cells, waste and toxins to flow out and water to perfuse readily in both directions. This purification process stimulates collagen production promoting elasticity, healing and repair. Radiance, tone and clarity ensue.
Additional benefits of MSM
- Oxygen availability is increased
- MSM reduces inflammation and equalises the pressure on the two sides of the cell membrane.
- Treats skin conditions – studies have proven that MSM confers healing in eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne and other dermatoses.
- MSM maintains an ideal pH balance
- MSM helps the body bodies to absorb more nutrients – vitamins and minerals “lock” with MSM, allowing the body to fully utilize them.
Vitamin A maintains the skin and mucous membranes in a moist healthy condition resisting cell damage. This increased hydration is conducive to the treatment of various skin disorders and also inhibits bacterial and viral proliferation. It also delays the appearance of wrinkles and reverses the harmful effects of sun damage culminating in a younger, healthier look.
Supplementing with Vitamin D reduces inflammatory skin ailments which include psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, severe acne and other dermatological conditions. The anti-inflammatory effect encourages reconditioning and rejuvenation of the skin.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which protects skin cells from the detrimental effects of ultraviolet light, environmental pollutants, drugs, and other free radical producing agents. By neutralizing free radicals Vitamin E counteracts this toxic effect. Free radicals are atoms with an uneven number of electrons – a situation which antioxidants -particularly Vitamin E – correct, leaving atoms stable. Fine lines and wrinkles are therefore prevented leaving the skin more vibrant and toned.
Dermatological benefits of Vitamin E
- Vitamin E causes outer skin layer regeneration
- Regulates vitamin A in the body, which in itself is important for healthy skin
- Treats skin disorders
- Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
- Minimizes the effects of discoloration and age spots
- Maintains the skin’s oil balance
- Strengthens the skin’s barrier function causing a reduction in trans epidermal water loss with better hydration
Vitamin C has a vital role in maintaining skin health. It is key to healthy connective tissue and the synthesis of collagen; a protein that aids in cell growth, conferring firmness, strength and self-repairing ability.
This skin-friendly mineral is one of the most prevalent trace elements in the body. It is fundamentally important in the treatment of acne which is often a symptom of zinc deficiency. Taken orally, zinc regulates the skin’s oil gland activity discouraging acne. Zinc is further known to facilitate healing of blemishes as well as reduction of the inflammatory component of skin disorders. By encouraging the production of elastin, collagen and dermo-proteins it aids the skin‘s capacity to heal. It also supports the underlying structure of the skin dermo proteins consequently promoting elasticity, tautness and flexibility thus making zinc an invaluable mineral for restoring healthy, youthful looking clear skin.
Selenium conditions heart tissue encouraging improved cardiac contractility and circulation. The improvement in micro-circulation induces suppleness, better texture and blemish free skin. Selenium in its detoxifying role combats acne and the effects of injurious free radicals. This allows the skin to retain its quality and ameliorate the effect of aging. Scientific studies have demonstrated the ability of selenium to deter the damaging effect of the sun’s rays on the skin and protect against ultraviolet-induced damage. Together with vitamin E it has a mutual synergistic effect.
Copper is considered the most effective skin regeneration and remodelling ingredient. By stimulating the body’s innate restorative processes to increase production of “regular” collagen, it repairs damaged skin by reducing scar tissue – the result healthier new skin.
Manganese facilitates mineral transport and absorption in the body. It is also required for collagen assembly in skin cells and is crucial to the skin support system.
Resveratrol regulates water homeostasis in the skin, thus keeping it ideally hydrated to maintain its beauty, radiance and glow.
- Firms and lifts the skin. Administration of this antioxidant keeps the skin looking fresh and supple.
- Contains anti-aging properties which prolong cell life. Due to this process, the onset of aging is delayed ensuring a youthful look for longer.
- Removal of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.
- Detoxification of the skin.
- Nourishment of the skin.
L-Cysteine is an amino acid which contains sulphur. It advances repair and replaces damaged skin tissues to restore smoother, clearer looking skin. Its homeostatic pigment function (pheomelanin and eumelanin) is therefore essential in the treatment and regulation of skin tone.
The Bilberry Extract sourced from Northern Europe contains anthocyanins which prevent bacterial infection and resist harmful microbes and pathogens. Bilberry extract strengthens the inner and outer skin layers and improves its protective function. It impedes premature ageing by facilitating the delivery of oxygen-rich blood to the skin aiding the absorption of nutrients more effectively and therefore maintaining its vibrancy, elasticity and suppleness. Bilberry Extract also contains quercetin, a skin-conditioning agent that upholds nutrition to the skin enhancing the look, feel, and overall beauty of the skin.
Collagen is a protein which is a key structural component of connective skin tissue. It is used for its rejuvenating and hydrating properties promoting firmer, more even toned skin. It also minimises the development of lines and wrinkles consequently delaying the aging process, favouring a glowing, radiant and more youthful complexion for longer.
- Advances elasticity, and increased hydration of the skin
- Lightens skin pigmentation
- Stimulates immunity
- Encourages hair and nail rejuvenation
Grape Seed Extract promotes skin health and restores skin elasticity. It is proven that intake of grape seed extract nourishes the skin and has a lightening effect on melasma and other visible hyper-pigmented areas, age spots, and acne. It also improves skin suppleness resulting in a “natural face-lift”.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha lipoic acid is remarkable in that it treats skin cells from both the inside and outside. It also safeguards the skin against the detrimental effects that sugars have on protein, a process which contributes to premature aging and poor skin quality. It effectively replaces damaged collagen fibres invigorating the skin.