Two essential proteins, collagen and elastin, determine your skin’s suppleness. Ageing causes these structures to break down and become stiff and rigid; as a result, your skin becomes less supple and loses its bounce and snapback. Peptides are clever molecules that inhibit glycation, reducing the deposition of cross-linked elastin and collagen molecules in your skin.
Sallowness that can be seen in actinically-damaged skin is also thought to result from the glycated cross-linked yellow-brown proteins that we often associate with mature skin that has been exposed to a lot of sun. Bee venom helps reduce this sallowness, increasing blood circulation to the deep layers of your skin, which stimulates cellular regeneration and elastin production in the dermis to repair the structure of sagging skin.
Dimethylaminoethanol [DMAE] is an essential component of cell membranes that has a skin-lifting effect. Several clinical studies have found that DMAE can help to reduce wrinkles and tighten sagging skin on both the face and neck. A clinical study that looked at subjects treated with a 3% DMAE gel-cream showed significant improvement of skin strength, making it ideal for skin prone to sagging. Another study using 9% DMAE topical concentration found that it significantly increases collagen thickness in the dermis, an important finding as dermal thickness can decrease by 6% each decade of your life.
Honey from New Zealand’s native Manuka flowers is rich in nutrients, vitamins, amino acids, and minerals that nourish, protect, and renew. The ‘Manuka factors’ it contains make it one of the most bioactive honeys for your skin.
The result: an anti-ageing superstar, where expression lines are softened, skin’s elasticity and firmness are enhanced, and your facial contours are defined for truly youthful, glowing, and lifted skin.