Did you know your skin is made up of 75% Collagen?

Collagen Elixir and Regenisis Vitamin Serum anti-aging products

I never stop researching the research and today I focus on the percentage of collagen in the skin… I have become so very passionate about how we can increase the Collagen in our skin, hence the introduction of our bringing onto the market our Collagen Elixir a few weeks back.

organic velvety soft collagen elixir

This Elixir contains a number of 100% natural Plant Extracts having gone through a unique extraction process keeping the extracts very potent and active. Some of the world’s highest source of Vitamin C.

Packed with powerful polyphenols and their derivatives, these extracts are changing the direction of natural skin care enormously.

How else can we get that Increased Collagen Production in Your Skin?

Is Vitamin C the only way to assist with the rebuilding of collagen?

Here are two other ways…

Tone Your Skin With This Heart Nutrient… 

CoQ10 benefits for collagen productionMany people think of CoQ10 as a supplement you take orally. But you can also use it topically. You see, CoQ10 is a small molecule that easily penetrates the skin’s surface. It gets down to the living layers of the epidermis. It absorbs quickly into your skin cells.

A Japanese study found that applying CoQ10 to skin cells boosts production of a special type of collagen that connects your skin’s outermost epidermis layer to its deeper dermis. It anchors your skin so it doesn’t sag and wiggle around. It visibly reduces crow’s feet and wrinkles.

Rose Hip Oil, also in our products…

organic rosehip oil skincare benefits

This contains retinoic acid. This can help tighten skin and improve elasticity. It also helps reverse collagen damage. In a double-blind, placebo controlled study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, daily use of retinoic acid increased collagen production by 80%.

One of the best ways to replenish lost collagen is with vitamin C taken orally. Duke University researchers found that vitamin C boosts collagen production regardless of age.

As I have said previously…

Camu Camu vitamin C skincareThe best source of vitamin C I’ve found for your skin is the Camu Camu. It helps rebuild collagen to firm your skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. I enjoy Camu Camu in a powder form, Look for it online and in your health food store.

I like to add the dried powder to my Protein shake of a morning. Start off slowly then increase over time. It is considered we can consume up to 3,000 mg a day from supplements and food.

This will also greatly help to produce collagen to repair and rebuild your skin.

Today we put two powerful Collagen building products together for you to see the benefits personally. Regenisis Vitamin Serum and Collagen Elixir at a special price. Plus you’ll receive a bonus CoQ10 sample and FREE SHIPPING!
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CELL INFUSE skin care products for collagen production

Younger-Looking Skin at Home with Bamboo Extract

Let’s take a look at at what Bamboo Extract can do for your skin and hair, but today in particular your skin.

Bamboo extract.
Bamboo is the richest source of the mineral silica, one of the most important components in making collagen. In one study, patients were given silica both orally and topically for 90 days. At the end of the study, the participants’ skin showed significant improvement in thickness and elasticity. Suggested recommended dosage is taking 50 mg of bamboo extract daily.

What Makes It So Special?
It is an important ingredient in a number of topical solutions as it is  designed to help improve a wide range of skin concerns. Not only does it help to replenish collagen stores and improve skin’s flexibility, it also contains Glycosaminoglycans, known as GAGs.

What are they you might say? …they are polysaccharides that exist naturally in the dermis of the skin as natural moisture factors that bind nearly 1000 times their weight in water.

The most commonly known GAGs are hyaluronic acid and dermatan sulphate. When they are at their optimum level, prevent moisture loss within the skin.

benefits of bamboo for skin care

This powerful combination of benefits means that aging skin treated with products containing Bamboo Extract will start to look smoother, firmer and plumper with regular use, which is why often it is such a popular ingredient in Asian skin care products especially moisturising creams and masks.

Aside from the high concentration of silica, Bamboo contains a number of natural antioxidants which can protect the skin against harmful free radicals and UV-induced damage, which ultimately contributes to a more even and radiant complexion.

It is also an anti-irritant, meaning Bamboo Extract is safe for sensitive skins, providing a much needed soothing and calming benefits that can even help to reduce the symptoms of dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It can also strengthen the surface area of the skin hence you will not have sensitivity or irritation.

Both our DAYTIME and STEMULATE has great amounts of Bamboo giving a dual approach for collagen, hydration giving smoother, firmer and plumper skin. These products are contained in our DAY & NIGHT Pack which will give you amazing results for your face and neck.

Also remember the importance of looking after the rest of your body. We want you to experience the beautiful feel of the CELL INFUSE Organic Body Custard, which will nourish and hydrate your skin.

For a limited time we are giving away a FREE 50ml Organic Body Custard when you purchase the CELL INFUSE DAY & NIGHT Pack. Click here to order now.

Can you make your skin GROW younger?

hyaluronic acid for younger looking skin

Can you make your skin not just Appear younger. But GROW younger too??

I have a great love for knowledge and spend time each week researching the research. If you said I have been a sponge for the last 20 years, you would be absolutely right. Let’s look at new and exciting research together…

Many times I have shared the wonderful benefits of Hyaluronic Acid. It is in so many skin care products today, due to the great benefits it gives. Hyaluronic acid is wonderful for aging skin. As we have heard many times a babies skin has high levels of Hyaluronic Acid but as we age we lose it.

make your skin grow younger

In one study showed it…

  1. Decreased wrinkles
  2. Improved firmness and elasticity
  3. Boosted skin hydration

Hyaluronic Acid is the greatest discovery in anti-aging skin care. many know it is  one of the best ingredients for penetrating skin, hydrating it and assisting it to look younger, and studies prove it. But as I research i learn it turns out hyaluronic acid has a more important use. This is even more exciting!!

It can be what’s included with the Hyaluronic Acid which can make skin not just Appear younger, but GROW younger too. Because hyaluronic acid is so easily absorbed, it can then deliver other healing and rejuvenation ingredients deep into your skin.

Concentrated extracts assisting collagen, addressing inflammation, can assist in melting  away common signs of aging wrinkles, fine lines blemishes and crow’s feet.

This is one of the reason I put Uncaria tomentosa in the products or more commonly called Cat’s Claw. Studies prove Uncaria Tomentosa activates the enzyme telomerase. It can signal your telomeres to grow longer and produce younger cells. That is what we want !!!

STEMULATE is your answer right here at CELL INFUSE Australia with all of the nutrients. Other CELL INFUSE products with hyaluronic acid are Advanced Moisture Repair and Anti Aging Spritz.

Hyaluronic Acid in skin care products

Special Offer: CELL INFUSE Advanced Moisture Repair Serum and STEMULATE together for $153. Normally $181. Click here to order now.

Enjoy your free Camu Camu sample included in our Collagen Pack

Camu Camu

CELL INFUSE Organic Regenisis Vitamin Serum

A powerful combination of Vitamins A, B3&5, C & E with Pure Organic extracts that will work synergistically to promote cell turnover, soothe the skin, repair and rejuvenate to bring about a visible difference.

We can do more than just consume Vitamin C

Vitamin C is great for our skin as it works wonders in helping build & maintain collagen & it fights free radicals that cause premature aging of the skin. We don’t offer think of this, but collagen is a protein produced by the body to provide the supportive framework for cells to develop.  As we age the amount of collagen in our skin reduces rapidly, hence Vit C is essential in improving collagen levels.

Clinical studies around treating of skin found that topical Vitamin C is essential in the anti-aging process as it rejuvenates aging skin, bringing back vibrancy & that youthful look.

Let’s look at how we can increase the benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin E is an outstanding anti-aging nutrient. It prevents the effects of UV light, helps to keep free radicals at bay & also prevents scarring & fights skin inflammation. Vitamin E works in powerful synergy with vitamin C. Together; these antioxidant vitamins form a chemical bond that shields your skin from the environmental pollutants & protects against sun damage. Studies show that Vitamin E can turbocharge the benefits of Vitamin C.

For this reason, Vit C and E are two of my top recommended nutrients for keeping your skin looking youthful and glowing.  Another popular skin loving vitamin in many anti-aging skincare products is Panthenol & for good reason.

Panthenol, otherwise known as Vitamin B5 (a member of the B-complex family) is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that eases irritation and inflammation. Its one of the best vitamins for skin health as its a natural hydrator that will moisturize, soothe and regenerate skin. Dry skin becomes smoother and more elastic.  Studies show it can speed the healing of skin wounds by 30%. Thats about getting results!!

Our next powerhouse “B” is Vitamin B3, also known as niacinamide. Vitamin B3 can help firm and reduce signs of aging, erase skin discoloration and revive healthy tone and texture. B3 also reduces the breakdown of collagen whilst increasing the growth of skin-healthy fibroblasts to promote overall firmness and elasticity, too.

 

CELL INFUSE Organic Regenisis Vitamin Serum natural anti-aging solution also contains Kakadu Plum Extract, Green tea extract, Pomegranate, Goji, Gotu kola and Aloe, all in quite good amounts to allow the deep penetration & moisturize down into the dermis. This is all designed to brighten & renew your skin and give your complexion that smooth, youthful and vibrant glow!! Its gentle and safe for even the most sensitive skin.

SPECIAL OFFER: Receive a FREE sample of Camu Camu when you purchase the CELL INFUSE Collagen Pack which contains the Organic Regenisis Vitamin Serum and Organic Primer. All for the reduced price of $110 + FREE shipping.

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STEMULATE rich in Stem Cells has real lifting power!

stem cells for skin rejuvenationMy great passion and love to bring the latest research to you in organic and natural skin care always continues. Many people are getting to know about stem cells and I certainly have shared how I have included them in our CELL INFUSE STEMULATE but as we go into future years you will get to truly know the power of them not only in skin care but in so many areas of health and the amazing benefits for overall well being.

Many people are choosing to have stem cells implants for anti aging, others for regeneration of organs etc. Along with stem cell injection for arthritis, the list is endless.

I’ve personally been a great advocate and consumer of them as a supplement from a health perspective for many years following a cancer some years ago. I’ve come to learn that skin care and cell regeneration of the skin, it is more important to know what goes with them from a science aspect to truly see the power of what stem cells can do.

We use Stem cells in dense amounts in our CELL INFUSE STEMULATE along with the right native extracts in correct proportions, to support the stem cells during the time of healing and renewing on the skin. So you can expect to see collagen enhancement and moisture retention & these are the two areas that cause aging of the skin. Then comes Lipids/oils from all over the world & these have been added to totally nourish the skin.

stem cell research for anti-aging productsThey are always a popular area of research, particularly in the anti-aging field and for good reason. Stem Cells help regenerate new cells, so harnessing their power can mean great things for renewing the skin. Recently I read of a new line of research, this was published in the appropriately named journal “Stem Cells”.

This focuses on cells’ natural life cycles. Somewhat different from replicating or manipulating stem cells in the lab as they were collected – then stored and cells were observed.

The findings were… stem cells collected from human fat were able to make proteins, how exciting is that!  Something they didn’t expect. This helped them replicate easily while remaining stable, even when the researchers collected the cells from older participants.

They don’t necessarily need to be manipulated in the lab to function normally; hence they could be very useful in future anti-aging treatments.

This also helped researchers understand natural aging processes due to the consistency received.

This study has added confirmation that stem cells are great resources for anti-aging products.

My grandson cut his finger on his knuckle deeply recently & he rang me, his nannie saying, “what can I do” as he had work commitments. He is saving hard for a vehicle and didn’t want to lose the money so I turned to an aloe base with dense amounts of stem cells, vitamins etc. Within two days he rang to say his finger was fine and I had a very happy seventeen year old.

I can’t tell you how excited I am as I research and see first hand what stem cells and the right science with them will do to the skin. It is a very hot subject!! And STEMULATE is giving answers to so many of our clients. Here is what one of our clients has said.

Sue says: ”My skin feels wonderful! Whatever you have used in this is far superior to anything I have put on my skin.”

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What if we could look better? Defy aging!!

Slow Down Aging and Turn on Smoother, Younger-Looking Skin …… with toxin-free organic products

younger-looking skinWe know we can be years younger biologically than our chronological age & many tests prove that.

We deserve much more than the absence of disease, and to know what we can do to improve and take care of ourselves in the best way.

Taking relevant supplements to lengthen telomeres, which I have talked about and shared many times will have you looking years younger inside and out than your age!!! This will result in more energy and vigour, enabling you to get the most out of your life.

But there’s even more to achieve… because we also want to look as young as we feel. So today I want to show you how in as little as three minutes you can:

  • Improve the look and feel of your skin
  • Have a more youthful appearance
  • Replenish the nutrients and moisture that harsh commercial products rob you of.

You see, as I dug deep into the information of younger-looking skin, I took a look at the ingredients in most skin and hair products. It soon became apparent that with prolonged use of many skincare products on the market (actually) speeds up the appearance of aging.

Did you know that many cleansers are based on Sodium Laurel Sulphate – SLS? It’s a pretty effective cleanser but you do need to know it’s also a skin irritant and it sucks moisture out of your skin. 

Commercial toners/spritzers aren’t any better. Most of them are loaded with up to 60% alcohol. Alcohol dries your skin. Use them long term, and these toners will make your skin look older, not younger.

You deserve better.

So instead of harsh chemicals, let me share with you my all-natural “three-minute skin system.”

slow down aging with toxin free productsYou’ll get much better overall results applying moisturising ingredients, and adding organic extracts to anti-age & help your skin fight the effects of exposure along with assisting collagen production.

Collagen is one of the basic building blocks of all your skin and connective tissue. Collagen helps add elasticity and firmness to your skin. When your collagen levels are healthy, your skin looks less droopy. It is tighter and more vibrant, looking more like younger skin.

Adding moisturizing ingredients along with the correct extracts promotes and repairs damaged skin.

So while you cleanse your skin, you’re also helping it to rebuild collagen and repair. This eases the look of fine lines and wrinkles. At the same time you are naturally rejuvenating your look with long-lasting moisture.

  1. In just one minute a day, this gentle cleansing and nourishment can help reverse the damage done by years of applying harsh irritants to your skin. Use the CELL Infuse Hydrating Cleanser with Lime Caviar, Aloe, Coconut and Sunflower wax, Kakadu Plum, Pomegranate, Rosella, Vitamin E and many more powerful moisturizing and collagen enhancing ingredients.
  2. Next, you need to build on that base you use CELL Infuse Primer with Aloe, Papaya, Kakadu Plum, Snow Flower & Finger Lime Caviar. To tone and moisturize your skin effectively defying aging and building collagen. This is where years of wear and tear can begin to drop away, rebuilding collagen and bringing the moisture levels back into the skin.
  3. Apply the Primer mixed with the CoQ10 Complex under your STEMULATE at Night and also over your RESTORE Cream by day.

You will soon have the level of moisture and the look of smoother younger-looking skin.

 

 

Bring back the beauty and youthful appearance of our skin

I totally understand what it’s like to deal with aging skin — because my skin is aging too. That’s why I developed and am passionate about bringing products that will make a real difference to you. The Ultimate answer to Youth – Enhancing.

cat's claw facial creamCELL Infuse skin care products… with mainly organic ingredients so women can have a real, healthy option for enjoying young, smooth, wrinkle-free skin no matter what their age. The key is to have no toxic ingredients that will cause mimic estrogen and age the skin further.

But today, I want to share what recent Harvard study reveals…

telomeresUnder the microscope researchers could see that cat’s claw extract supported telomeres by… 201% (note cat’s claw in a plant, not animal as some of you may have wondered) We have used an extract as I am always looking to get the best results. Telomeres are the protective caps at the end of each strand of your DNA. You know I have talked about this amazing discovery previously but just to recap …when you are young, your telomeres are long. But every time a cell divides the telomeres get shorter. Over time, your telomeres get so short they can’t protect your DNA as well. When a cell divides, new cells are defective. You begin to develop the signs and diseases of old age.

Imagine 200% support for your telomeres. And this very ingredient – is Cat’s Claw.

With Cat’s Claw, even after you wash it off, you can literally go to bed and it is still working. That’s wonderful news!!!

Other ingredients to enhance the Cat’s Claw include a number of the new anti-aging wonders, one being…

Prickly Pear Oil… which is extremely high in essential fatty acids & rich in amino acids to stimulate collagen production to promote faster cell turnover. Prickly Pear Oil is also rich in Vitamin K, which brightens under-eye dark circles, and also promotes your skin’s elasticity.

Kakadu Plum… is a native extract known for its healing properties and dramatically increases the synthesis of collagen.

pomegranate benefits for skin care-jpgPomegranate… As pomegranates are rich in antioxidants, they not only nourish the skin, but also prevent damage caused due to free radicals.

Also assists cellular regeneration – In addition to being effective anti-inflammatory and high in essential fatty acids, pomegranate possesses potent anti-aging compounds, which helps in stimulating keratinocyte cells (skin cells) thereby aiding cellular regeneration.

Anti-ageing – Vitamin C present in pomegranate plays a key role in formation of collagen (skin is made up of collagen and elastic fibres), thus enabling various proteins responsible for making healthy and stronger skin. Moisturizer – Organic pomegranate juice not only penetrates deeply into the skin, but also moisturises the skin with micronutrients and phytochemicals. Exfoliation – Pomegranate acts as an excellent natural aid for exfoliating dead cells present on skin.

Other ingredients were added to maximise rejuvenation of the skin supporting telomeres to remain healthy and strong, to bring back your beauty.CELL Infuse Glow Facial Mask

Usage: Smooth on this creamy mask and you will feel it cleaning, firming, lifting and exfoliating. It can be left on the skin for 5- 15 minutes then rinse off well. I have been leaving mine on now for 15mins even longer, and seeing the smoothness, firmness and uplifted skin. “Just love the feel and look of my skin” a friend said after using it.

This is really one of the most exciting products we have brought to the LifeCell Australian market and one of the first products to support the telomeres. Plus all the other amazing benefits, you will see for yourself.CELL Infuse Power Scrub for Men

And wait …. there’s more good news & this is for the guys who want to reduce wrinkles & slow ageing with nature’s most effective cell protector. We have our ORGANIC & Natural Minerals formulation: CELL Infuse Power Scrub for men. Click here to find out more… https://www.cellinfuse.com.au/product/cell-infuse-power-scrub-men

Here’s to a more beautiful you!

Judy & Team

Vitamin C and skin aging – the science behind it

Vitamin C is not just for eating!

Did you know Vitamin C is essential in combating the aging process on the outside of your body as well as the inside?


Vitamin C for skin careVitamin C is great for our skin in two ways
– it fights free radicals that cause skin to prematurely break down and sag – and – it is essential in the creation and maintenance of collagen in our skin. An impressive array of clinical studies have demonstrated that treating your skin with topical Vitamin C can quickly rejuvenate aging skin – making it look smoother, younger and more vibrant.

The Science is this:

Free radicals are chemically unstable molecules with an unpaired electron, which means they seek out other molecules with an unpaired electron to bond with. Free radicals wreak havoc on our skin because they ‘steal’ electrons from the molecules that make up healthy cell structures – including our collagen proteins. This causes the collagen to break down and causes the skin to sag, lose elasticity and firmness.

Vitamin CFree radical are very hard to completely avoid because they are just about everywhere – we are exposed to them through air pollution, diet, drugs, stress, smoking and even inflammation, excessive exercise and exposure to sunlight.

The good news is that nature has the answer in the humble Vitamin C which can neutralize free radicals before they get a chance to steal from your collagen. A potent antioxidant, vitamin c works by acting as an `electron donor’ – bonding with free radicals on a molecular level to neutralize them before they have a chance to damage the skin.

Vitamin C is also the very nutrient responsible for the creation and maintenance of collagen in our skin – Collagen is a protein that essentially forms the framework that makes skin firm and smooth. We know as we age, the amount of collagen in our skin drastically declines. For this reason Vitamin C is an essential tool for improving collagen levels as we age.

CELL-Infuse-Regenisis-Vitamin-SerumWhich is why I developed the Cell Infuse Regenisis Vitamin Serum here in Australia to include in the LifeCell Australia range. The first task in developing this wonderful anti-aging serum was to find the best Vitamin C available. Why? Because getting the right kind of Vitamin C for your skin is vitally important. Our cutting-edge form of Vitamin C, unlike others, is also lipid-soluble. This gives our Vitamin C the unique ability to penetrate deep into your skin and fight free radicals on a cellular level. Within days you will notice that Cell Infuse Regenisis Vitamin Serum has given you – smoother, firmer, more supple skin – fewer fine lines and wrinkles – reduced dark spots and discolorations – a brighter, more radiant complexion – more even skin colour and tone – better overall skin health.

But Vitamin C is not enough on it’s own to fight against the signs of premature aging, which is why we have included in our Cell Infuse Regenisis Vitamin Serum a range of carefully selected ingredients to support and enhance and unlock the magic of our fabulous Vitamin C. Vitamin B3 and B5 for firmness and increased elasticity, Vitamin E and A and some beautiful Pure Organic extracts to moisturise and de-age the skin.


citrus fruits containing Vitamin CWhy is it so important to apply Vitamin C directly to your skin?

While our skin naturally contains high levels of Vitamin C in youth our levels begin to decline as we age, and it’s hard to replenish. Vitamin C is water-soluble, which means most of the vitamin C we consume is rapidly excreted. This is why consuming Vitamin C is not enough; applying it directly to the skin has been shown to be the most effective way of improving collagen synthesis in the skin.

Good skin means better health

There is something else you should understand about caring for your skin – it’s not just a matter of looking good. Your skin is a protective barrier for your entire body, and its aging not only affects how old you look, but can also expose you to significant health risks such as infection, exposure to environmental chemicals and UV radiation. So it’s vitally important to keep your skin healthy! And research has shown that one of the very best ways to do that is with topically applied vitamin C.

Yours in good health,
Judy and TeamCELL Infuse Regenisis Vitamin Serum

Make time for YOU with this indulgent routine, you will love the results.

skin care routineAs I moved into my sixties I knew there had to be more to my skin care regime.

As you age, the amount of collagen in your skin declines drastically. This ongoing process is typically accelerated by factors like exposure to sunlight and environmental pollutions, as well as inflammation. As a result we lose firmness, the skin starts to sag and wrinkles and lines form. Yes we can take Collagen internally, but I do say to you, know the source of the collagen! The best way to add collagen.

So before you consider Botox or Collagen Injections? Stop!!! We have the answer – I wish I had started this regime back in my forties, but it is never too late.

The answer…. Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid

Vitamin CUnlike Botox and collagen injections, which can leave your skin bruised, sore and even puffy— not to mention proned to itching, and infection — these new additions to your skincare regime can be your little secret! No one will ever look at you and notice the tell-tale signs that you’ve “had work done.”

What you may not know is that Vitamin C, as well as the many health benefits we are aware of, is also a vital component in the body’s production of collagen, which is essential for firm, smooth, youthful-looking skin. Vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant that has been shown to help rejuvenate aging and sun-damaged skin.

Long before scientists even examined the effects of Vitamin C on the skin, natives were using Vitamin C-rich rose hips and petals to make a paste for healing and moistening their skin. These are the results you can experience when you use the right Vitamin C topically, along with nutrients to unlock the magic of Vitamin C.

You’ll notice more radiant skin almost immediately with results that get better over time! The stabilized, lipid-soluble Vitamin C found in Regenisis provides powerful support for increased collagen production, antioxidant protection and smooth, firm, even-toned, healthy skin.

hyaluronic acid for smooth skinIt is further enhanced with hyaluronic acid in the mornings (CELL Infuse Advanced Moisture Repair). This naturally occurring polysaccharide provides moisture, firmness and suppleness. As you age, your skin’s natural levels of hyaluronic acid decline, and applying it to your skin’s surface results in softer, smoother, more hydrated skin. It also gently accelerates skin cell renewal with the organic potent extracts and vitamins helping to gently exfoliate the skin, without irritating it. As well as these organic ingredients providing additional phytonutrient benefits.

Regenisis Vitamin Serum contains only pure, organic ingredients along with vitamin C, A, B3,B5 & E. Unlike most anti-aging creams and serums, which can be loaded with chemicals and harsh ingredients, CELL Infuse Regenisis Serum contains only pure, and potent ingredients— no artificial fragrances, parabens, phthalates or other toxic chemicals.

So here’s your new indulgent skincare regime for firmness, collagen to smooth out wrinkles and lines:-

As you use this regime…

You will see the difference, you will start receiving complements, some immediately, others of you it will take a little longer, but they will come.

Recently I had a beautiful lady in her seventies sharing how her skin has improved with the Regenisis plus pack products, along with a young person who has suffered with a skin condition eczema, now all cleared up. I guarantee you will see the change!

Here’s to a more beautiful you!

Judy & Team

 

Do We Need To Take Collagen & Increase Our Elastin?

layers of skinThe skin, a wonder of life that constantly renews itself, consists of three layers. The first, the hypodermis, is the deepest layer. The dermis is the intermediate layer, and the epidermis is the third and last, making up the outer shell that creates our aesthetic appearance.

But the skin also possesses a mysterious structure. This structure serves as a kind of “glue” that ensures that all skin cells adhere perfectly. This perfect glue is called “collagen” and is the most important skin protein.

What is collagen?

collagen benefits for skinCollagen is a group of proteins that together form the building blocks for your skin (and connective tissue); it makes up the majority of the dermis, the layer of skin just below the surface. Collagen gives our skin volume, flexibility and strength, and makes it look healthy and young.

What does collagen do?

Collagen gives skin its firmness, elasticity and resistance, creating important support for facial muscles and preventing the formation of wrinkles in the form of deep furrows. As our skin ages our natural production of collagen changes as well. The ‘glue ages’ and our skin becomes wrinkled – much like a balloon that creases when it loses air.

Now for the other part of the equation…

retinolCollagen is only half the story when it comes to youthful skin – another essential component is elastin, a protein that helps maintain your skin’s elasticity. Your body does not produce elastin after puberty so applying a natural retinol is one of the best ways to support your skins elasticity. It’s important you choose a natural source of retinol to minimise the toxic load on your body.

Retinol is effective because it is naturally absorbed through epidermis to the deeper layers that contain collagen and elastin. Here it helps to improve the production of new skin cell growth and repairs damaged cells caused by the sun, pollution and chemicals.

How to defy ‘ageing’ skin

collagen-capsulesWhen we say our skin is ‘ageing’, what we’re actually seeing is the naturally occurring collagen and elastin breaking down. The effects of this are wrinkles, sagginess and lines. LifeCell Collagen Booster capsules contain compounds and antioxidants to help us naturally build up and restore collagen. They contain three of the most powerful anti-ageing agents: collagen, of course, plus resveratrol and hyaluronic acid. Combined, these superheroes not only make us look younger, but feel younger on the inside.

CELL Infuse Naturel RetinylFor improving skin elasticity without chemicals, I developed CELL Infuse Natural Retinyl. The active ingredient, buriti, is rich in essential fatty acids assisting elasticity and firmness, and it greatly supports the production of collagen. The formulation also includes Vitamin E-rich beta-carotene and Vitamin C, both powerful antioxidants. CELL Infuse Natural Retinyl penetrates deep down into the lower layers of the epidermis to support collagen production and deeply moisturise your skin, making it look fresh and vibrant, no matter what your age.

Have you noticed more fine lines and wrinkles? Do you have any further questions about the role of collagen and elastin? Do let me know!

Yours in good health,
Judy and the LCA Team