High quality skin care products which pinpoint glycation address issues at the cellular level.
For those not completely familiar with glycation, it's all about a natural physiological response which happens as people grow older. An overabundance of sugar molecules in the skin adheres itself to lipid or protein molecules and the results are malformed collagen and elastin fibers.
Glycation also interferes with the protective function of the skin's own antioxidant defense cells, the super oxide dismutase. This assault to the skin from glycation results in the visible effects of facial changes such as:
- Premature fine lines and wrinkles
- Slack skin
- Uneven skin tone
- Dull facial appearance
For those conscious about their health and wellness, natural products are starting to pop up more on the market shelves.
Ones to watch out for are variations of resurfacing cleansers with sugar berry ingredients, peptide activating serum, and enlightening cell brightening serum.
While many might think that using sweet sugar cane extract is counterproductive to getting rid of glycation it really does work. The sugar has the potential to dislodge dull skin cells, diminish wrinkles, offer deep cleansing, refine skin texture, and hydrate.
Another special ingredient is chlorophyllin, a derivative of chlorophyll. This natural anti-inflammatory agent actually slows down glycation and protects collagen while its anti-bacterial properties detoxify and purfiy the skin.
For those on the natural pathway, it is possible to find products with a prescription grade but yet paraben-free, sulfate-free and has no added colors or fragrances.
An interesting side note is while the FDA mandates that all pharmaceutical products be "chirally resolved" to maximize potency and decrease any side effects, cosmetic manufacturers are not held to the same high standards.
Yet, there are a handful of skin care manufacturers out there that are imposing these demands on themselves. And this includes natural ingredient creators who are selecting lab natural peptides along with a chemical free preservative system.
Whichever pathway a person chooses to inhibit glycation, be sure to do some due diligence in picking the right product out there. Not all anti-glycation skin care lines are the same. Find one that is results driven and will restore skin back to its natural vitality for all skin types.
While eating healthy and finding the skin care products which slow the multiple types of aging side-effects of glycation, women can obtain a youthful and luminous glow at any age.
Author, Steven Stern, is also chief esthetics officer of Skin Care Heaven based in Carlsbad, California, and has immersed himself in providing an array of sterling anti-glycation lines such as DermaEarth, acne treatments, skin care items, mineral makeup products, and skin care devices at his e-commerce store and day spa. Providing skin care advice and tips fuels his passion in helping others.