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What are Free Radicals?

Free radicals are unstable molecules that form in the skin and attack healthy skin cells in order to stabilize. They break down the DNA in collagen, peptides and other cells, therefore are one of the greatest contributions to ageing. The main creator of free radical formation is sun exposure. Anti-oxidants are the skin hero’s as their main function is to neutralise the free radical before it destroys your skin cells. They are consumed in our diets and supplements, but have the most direct effect when applied topically.

General ingredients in the creams:

Hyaluronic acid: binds 1000x its weight in water, thereby hydrating the skin

Hyaluronic is seriously good for your skin. First off, don’t let the word “acid” fool you. Hyaluronic acid isn’t harsh or skin-stripping at all. In fact, it’s the exact opposite—a powerful humectant (aka moisture-binding ingredient) that keeps skin plump and hydrated and, yes, young-looking.

“Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (carbohydrate) in the human body,” explains Arielle Kauvar, M.D., director of New York Laser and Skin Care. “It’s present in large amounts in the spaces between skin cells, where it provides moisture, plumpness, firmness and suppleness to the skin. It’s also present in the eyes and in the joint spaces, where it acts as a lubricant and ‘shock absorber.’ ”

Know how a baby’s skin always looks so deliciously dewy and pillowy? It’s because babies are born with a high level of hyaluronic acid, which keeps their skin plump and smooth. Unfortunately, your body produces less and less hyaluronic acid over time. “The amount of hyaluronic acid in skin diminishes with age, most significantly after age 40,” notes Dr. Kauvar.

Use a serum or moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid.  You will see benefits in the form of softer, smoother, more hydrated skin.“Even though hyaluronic acid is a relatively large molecule, when you apply it topically it penetrates the dead cell layer (stratum corneum) and permeates the skin,” says Dr. Kauvar. “It increases hydration, improves elasticity and also reverses free radical damage, so it may have some benefit in protecting from UV damage.”

Tocopherol (vitamin E): strong anti-oxidant

Ascorbic acid: Vitamin C, powerful anti-oxidant


Green Caviar

Caulerpa lentillifera (green caviar): resembles bunches of grapes, the great ingredient in our favourite beverage, therefore could be considered to be vinotherapy for the face ;) Botanical caviar and vegetal stem cells obtained through a bio-technological process that acts efficiently to improve tone and elasticity of the skin. It addresses skin ageing, improving skin structure and firmness, reducing sagging skin and smoothing wrinkles.

Opuntia ficus indica stem cells – free radical scavenger


Colloidal gold: Gold is an important stabilizer of collagen. Colloidal gold remedy is used available as ointment to take care of numerous skin disorders. It consists of eczema, skin rash, fungal infections, injuries, skin burns and so forth. It’s used being an component in anti-aging natural skin care products.

Colloidal gold action is closely connected with the electrons present in the cells, forming new bonds and thereby recreating broken cellular connections. Such combinations are totally positive in their structure and in the response they trigger from the body, speeding up the recovery process for even the most deteriorated skin structures.

It regenerates cells, keep their normal elastic properties and also improves skin condition.

Colloidal gold in creams are usually great for the use of dry and wrinkled complexions for instance, as the mineral renders the smoothness of the tissues by the regeneration process it speeds the cells into.


Nicotiana sylvestris leaf cell culture: Environmental factors such as oxidative stress, UV and pollution cause DNA damages (chromosome breaks and mutations) that lead to an acceleration of cellular ageing. If our DNA is not guarded, protected and preserved, our skin ages faster. Wrinkles appear, and skin becomes saggy and dull. Many of the visible signs of ageing are related to the collapse of collagen and other proteins present in human cells. Peptides, which are short chains of amino acids, activate specific genes that slow down the ageing process.

Sirtuins are important regulators of cell longevity, DNA stability and DNA repair. After oxidative stress, (in other words free radical formation), they can interact with other cellular proteins, activating DNA repair and stress protection mechanisms.


Argireline: is a hexapeptide (a chain of 6 amino acids)

A Peptide  able to interact with the neurotransmitterscatecholemines that    control muscle contraction, reducing expression lines and wrinkles caused by      repeated facial movements.

This, on a lower scale, resembles the effect of Botox, which reduces facial tension and movement by paralyzing facial muscles.

So far, the evidence to support the benefits of Argireline at a 10% concentration has been shown to reduce the depth of wrinkles up to 30% after 30 days of use. This therefore helps to relax the muscle so that wrinkles don’t form so hastily.