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Its never too late (or too early) to start a good anti-ageing routine. The first signs of ageing can start to develop in your late 20s. 

How your skin ages

Ageing is a complex, progressive process that leads to functional and aesthetic changes in the skin. Probably the number one enemy is photo damage – sun damage caused by chronic UVA and UVB exposure. The effects of sun damage include molecular and genetic changes to the skin, degradation of collagen and a deficiency of Vitamin A in the skin, and the formation of spider veins, lines, wrinkles, age spots (and worse).

Level 1 ageing

The first signs of ageing are typically a loss of “bloom” and healthy colour, and the first hints of fine lines.
What can we do?
Our focus in this stage is on treatments and ingredients for illuminating and brightening, on promoting collagen-synthesis, strengthening cell walls and smoothing early expression lines.

Level 2 ageing

At this level of ageing you start to see early lines, wrinkles & loss of firmness, and the early signs of sun damage appear.

Collagen is a skin protein that is the main component of the support matrix. Around this time, collagen and elastin levels start to diminish.

What can we do?

Our focus in this stage is on treatments and ingredients that increase collagen and elastin production to firm and tighten the skin and improve skin elasticity as well as remediation of sun damage and improving overall skin health.

Level 3 ageing

In this stage the effects of sun-damage become noticeable. Lines and wrinkles start to form, pigmentation can surface and facial contours soften.
Many people start to think of Botox around this time, but it is expensive and needs to be re-injected every 3-4 months or the lines & wrinkles return.
What can we do?
Our focus is on treatments and ingredients that have an intense regenerating effect and extend skin cell lifetime, thereby repairing lines & wrinkles, and that protect the life of skin cells, improving their natural auto-repair capacity.  We ramp up repair of sun damage.

Level 4 ageing

In this level of ageing lines and wrinkles become entrenched, skin becomes thinner, dryer and loses its elasticity, and the effects of sun damage – like pigmentation and age spots – can become pronounced.

In an optimum scenario, cells maintain a perfect balance between the activity and restorative periods, and this enables them to recover from external aggressions and keep their metabolic functions in perfect condition. However, with ageing, oxidative stress and environmental aggressions, in particular sun rays and free radicals, weaken the internal skin mechanisms, damaging the DNA and throwing off balance the expression of some genes essential to fight against skin ageing.

What can we do?

Our focus is on treatments and ingredients that repair damaged DNA & sun damage, and promote cell regeneration, elasticity & firmness, help to reduce lines & wrinkles, assist with preventing transdermal water loss and work to protect the skin from oxidative stress.