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

Youthful Skin At Any Age Using Stem Cells

Scientists have discovered a unique Swiss apple called Uttwiler Spätlauber that is blowing the doors wide open in anti-aging science to make you look years younger… by harnessing the power of stem cells within your own body.


Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body. In addition, in many tissues they serve as a sort of internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive.

Given their unique regenerative abilities, stem cells offer new potentials for treating diseases such as diabetes, and heart disease. Just imagine being able to clone your own skin, creating brand-new cells that are undamaged by age, sun or pollution. It would be the Holy Grail of skincare, the answer that every woman over the age of 30 has been looking for. That day may be closer than you think.

What was keeping these apples alive?, What was the secret to such prolonged youth?

And, naturally, how quickly could this miracle ingredient be harnessed to stop the aging process – in people?

Scientists discovered that the key to the apple’s longevity lay chiefly in its unusually resilient stem cells. Stem cells in plants function much as they do in people: Their job is to maintain and repair tissue. Adult stem cells in human skin have a limited life span, and as we age and as we expose ourselves to inevitable environmental assaults – like UV light, i.e., sunshine – they decrease in number, as does their ability to regenerate tissue. The result is the familiar loss of skin elasticity and radiance, and finally wrinkles.


Welcome to the apple. New technology made it possible to replicate the cells of the nearly extinct Uttwiler Spätlauber in the lab. In clinical tests, the apple’s stem cells appeared to be protecting the human stem cells. Like a youth tonic, they were nourishing and stimulating them, defending them from UV radiation (like a natural SPF booster), even delaying their aging and death. These stems cell are now scientifically available in an exciting new encapsulated extract: Malus Domestica, and are incorporated in the amazing apple stem cell cream called Lifecell.

LifeCell cream has incorporated the clinical potency of the Uttwiler Spätlauber stem cell to rejuvenate your skin and “youth activate” it.






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The Number One Enemy Of Youthful Skin

Aging Generations

As we grow older, skin cells regenerate more slowly, making it difficult for the epidermis to repair itself. We also produce fewer hormones with age, causing the skin to thin, leaving it more vulnerable to damage. What’s more, oil-producing glands become less active, resulting in dry, fragile tissue. These effects are exacerbated by environmental conditions such as ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which harms skin proteins and accelerates the visible signs of aging, including blemishes, discoloration, sagging, and fine lines.

While this is the harsh reality, the best way to deal with it is to know how to grow old gracefully. This doesn’t mean fighting aging skin with chemical creams, Botox injections, and other unnatural, invasive treatments. A healthier approach to growing old is to exercise, use natural skin care products and to eat right.

Eating right is even more important to aging right than previously presumed. Eat RightNew research shows that a diet rich in certain nutrients may prevent and reverse skin aging more effectively than expensive treatments. A study of more than 4,000 women found a strong correlation between aging skin and poor dietary habits, such as getting too few vitamins. Women with above-average intakes of vitamin C and linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid found in plant-based oils) who ate fewer fats and carbohydrates were more likely to have healthier, youthful skin.

Antioxidants have certainly generated a buzz in the media lately. And for good reason. These powerful defenders give your skin the protection it needs to fight against free radicals on a day-to-day basis.

This protection is exactly what you need to keep your skin smooth and firm, no matter what your age. In fact, antioxidants could be the reason why one 50-year-old woman can have smooth skin and another can have wrinkles that make her look many years older.

Free radicals are unstable atoms that come from pollution, smoking, even overexposure to the sun. And they cause damage to the healthy cells in your body.

I consider them to be the number one enemy of youthful skin

That’s why antioxidants are so important. Antioxidants are nutrients that come from fruits and vegetables. And they help neutralize free radicals before they have the chance to do damage to your skin.

                                      Free Radicals

Fight free radicals with powerful fruits and vegetables.

If you always find yourself grabbing lunch on the go or munching on a power bar between meetings at work, you’re probably not getting enough nutrients from the foods you eat. But don’t beat yourself up. I’ve been there.

The majority of us don’t get the antioxidants we need every day to keep our skin healthy. And without these vital antioxidants, your skin is even more susceptible to damage.

The good news is that cleaning up your nutrition for just a few days is enough to visibly improve the quality of your skin.Healthy Food

Some great ways to give yourself some skin-essential nutrients are through these foods rich in Vitamins A, C, and E:

Sweet potatoes
Green peppers
Kiwi fruits

Remember, the brighter and more diverse the selection, the better!

Other great sources of antioxidants include: white tea, rooibos tea and dark chocolate.

Ubiquinone, also called Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ10) is a powerful antioxidant that provides support for cellular energy production and helps maintain normal healthy functioning of the heart.

Preventive measures: Curb your consumption of simple carbohydrates, which include the obvious treats, like soft drinks and candy, but also seemingly innocuous choices, such as white rice, and white bread. These foods are quickly converted into sugar in your body and put your skin on the fast track to glycation. If you need something sweet, a small square of dark chocolate contains antioxidants that can protect you from free radicals, those unstable atoms in the atmosphere that latch on to skin and lead to fine lines. Also, increase your intake of vitamin C as it helps generate collagen which provides the skin with strength, flexibility, and resilience.

How we eat massively affects our skin and how we age. A diet full of healthy, whole foods provides important nutrients and antioxidants to slow the effects of aging and enable cell repair.

In addition to eating right, it’s important to take care of the skin by using a high quality anti-aging skin care treatment like our CELL INFUSE CoQ10.