What causes our skin to age?
Many factors cause our skin to age. Some things we have no control over, such as our genetically determined natural aging process. However, other causes, we can influence. Our environment and lifestyle choices can cause our skin to age prematurely. The medical term for this type of aging is “extrinsic aging.”
Ultraviolet and Infrared radiation from sun exposure is a leading cause of extrinsic, or premature, aging of the skin. UV and IR radiation penetrates the skin and breaks down the collagen which causes the lines and wrinkles to appear in your skin. Another leading cause of extrinsic aging is our exposure to free radicals - charged chemical particles, or molecules, in our environment that damage our skin cells. Free radicals not only damage our skin cells causing wrinkles, lines and blemishes to form in our skin, but can also cause inflammation, increase signs of sun damage, and in some cases, even contribute to the development of skin cancer.
Don’t Just Treat – Prevent
Antioxidants play a crucial role in our body’s defense against free radical and environmental damage to our skin. As their name implies, antioxidants stop the oxidative damage that these harmful molecules cause to our skin, therefore helping to keep the youthful appearance of our skin. Antioxidants also work to help speed up the skin’s natural repair systems, directly inhibiting further damage.
Not only do Airelle® products contain powerful, highly concentrated antioxidants, they also contain BERRIMATRIX®, a proprietary ingredient developed by Airelle®. BERRIMATRIX® is becoming a major player in skin protection and wrinkle prevention. A clinical study has shown that BERRIMATRIX® significantly protects skin cells against harmful UV and IR radiation, which breaks down the collagen in skin cells leading to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. By helping to prevent collagen breakdown, BERRIMATRIX® can prevent wrinkles and fine lines from forming in the first place!
Super-Natural Skin Care and Doctor Recommended
Airelle® combines BERRIMATRIX® with the world’s most powerful, highly concentrated antioxidants, and other natural ingredients proven to help nourish and reverse the signs of aging in the skin. This combination of Super Natural ingredients has demonstrated, through scientific studies, to have amazing results in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles! The efficacy of Airelle® products has been so significant that some of the world’s top Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons, and other physicians agree that Airelle® is the best natural anti-aging skin care product on the market! We are proud to be the first, natural anti-aging skin care product recommended by over 50 Dermatologists and other physicians in Southern California, and continue to gain physician support throughout the U.S.!
Some of the powerful, skin-boosting antioxidants and other Super Natural ingredients used in Airelle® products are listed below, along with their benefits to the skin:
Aloe Extract - Helps prevent water loss in the skin, and helps soothe irritated or inflamed skin. Aloe extract also promotes a clear, smooth complexion.
Blueberry - Contains phytonutrients called Anthocyanins, which have been shown to stabilize collagen matrix, help promote collagen synthesis and improve circulation. Blueberry also contains Polyphenols, which are natural compounds that have been shown to protect the skin against photoaging. Lastly, blueberry improves the skin's firmness and overall appearance.
Sodium Hyaluronate - The sodium salt of Hyaluronic Acid, helps give skin its volume by holding onto water inside the skin. This very popular anti-aging ingredient helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a youthful appearance. Sodium Hyaluronate is found to be more effective than Hyaluronic Acid itself in topical, anti-aging skincare products due to its smaller molecular size making it easier to absorb into the skin. The larger macromolecules of Hyaluronic Acid are most effective when injected, and therefore found in injectable fillers.
Vitamin C – Shown to help rejuvenate aged and photodamaged skin by preventing collagen breakdown and assisting in new collagen growth. Vitamin C also helps improve skin firmness, boost skin elasticity and mitigate the harmful effects of free radicals.
Peptide – Naturally derived, and provides significant, long-term reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Knotgrass Extract – Also known by its scientific name, Polygonum aviculare, this botanical extract has been shown to increase firmness and elasticity. In addition, it has also been shown to limit sun damage.
Chondrus Crispus Extract – a seaweed extract, this skin conditioning agent is packed full of vitamins and minerals that are vital to the maintenance of healthy skin. Also plays a role in protecting the skin against UV rays which contributes to premature aging of the skin.
Witch Hazel – used throughout history for medicinal purposes, this ingredient’s astringent properties have made it beneficial for people with oily skin and blemishes. It is known for its cell-protective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and has been found to be beneficial in helping with dry, itchy skin.
Copper Gluconate – simply known as copper, this mineral is an important element in human health, and has been found to stimulate fibroblasts that build healthy collagen in the skin. Also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities.
Cocos Nuciferos Oil – simply known as coconut oil, its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties have been shown to be beneficial in reducing the appearance of skin blemishes. Also known for it’s moisturizing and conditioning properties.
Glycolic Acid - derived from sugar cane, helps to safely remove the outer layer of dead skin cells on your skin, bringing your fresh, new skin to the surface. Can also help to lighten discoloration of the skin, such as sun or age spots.
Manuka Honey – Produced in New Zealand and Australia from the nectar of the mānuka tree, this honey exhibits anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. In addition, Manuka honey is packed with anti-oxidants, which are very beneficial for the skin.
Acai Berry Oil – Powerful extract from a South/Central American berry with high antioxidant levels. The antioxidants help fight skin damage caused by harmful free radicals.
Vitamin B - Antioxidant for the skin, which has been shown to help retain moisture and increase circulation, improving the skin’s appearance and overall health.