New Skin Care Ingredient Prevents Skin Cells From Aging

As the biggest organ in our body, skin acts as a protective barrier between us and the environment. The cosmetic industry is continuously researching new technologies and active ingredients that help to diminish the effects on the skin of both intrinsic and extrinsic aging.

What are the Effects of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Aging?        
Intrinsic aging is determined by our own metabolism, happening inevitably and it is characterized by smooth,dry, pale and finely wrinkled skin. In contrast, extrinsic aging is due to environmental factors that affect the skin such as pollution, free radicals, stress and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. It is associated with skin thickening, severe wrinkling and pigmentary changes.

In addition, UV radiation is responsible for a wide variety of different acute and chronic effects on the skin. Acute UV damage may cause sunburn and cumulative long-term UV damage is implicated in photoaging and skin cancer due in part to DNA alterations.

The exposure to environmental insults, as well as the natural process of aging, contribute to the generation of multiple reactive species. These free radicals cause cellular damage by direct reaction to DNA, proteins and lipids. DNA damage contributes greatly to these age-associated skin changes and DNA lesions caused by UV radiation trigger photoaging of human skin.

How Do We Combat UV Damage?
The sunscreen you use is designed to protect cells from UV radiation. Of course, research is constantly being done to find new ingredients that can prevent premature aging of the skin. A new tetrapeptide, Preventhelia, has been found to do just that.

It is specifically identified to fight the detrimental effects of UV radiation in human skin by scavenging free radicals and prevent DNA damage that results in premature aging of the skin.

Preventhelia protects skin cells from UVA-induced DNA damage and is able to promote the DNA repair system capacity. The overall result is a complete skin protection to minimise the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic aging.

This unique ingredient can be found in Pharmco Skincare Labs Anti-Aging Day Protect SPF 22. Order the revolutionary product for your salon or spa today.