Skin health begins in the dermis, our skins living layer.

Whilst topical application of nutrients is a logical solution, our skin is pretty resilient.

And when you consider damaging UV, pollutants, medications, harsh treatments and poor absorption of skin nutrients, it’s no wonder our skin gets a bad rap.


I believe the future of skin care needs to see a significant shift of focus towards delivery systems.

Why? Because in order to truly fight premature ageing, we need to target dermal and not epidermal activity.

I have started to introduce liposomal delivery into a number of my formulas, which is proven to boost penetration 10-fold over traditional creams.

Liposomes are very similar to the layers of our skin, which means active ingredients transported in liposomes, merge easily with the barrier layers, they address the integrity of our dermis, which directly affects the health and appearance of our visible layer of skin.

Both Fortify barrier repair cream and Bio lipid are intelligent anti ageing formulas that contain liposomal delivery. They have been specifically formulated with skin identical ingredients including ceramides and lipids, to restore the barrier function and reduce inflammation, which is at the heart of all premature ageing.


This cool little tool is also a delivery enhancer, that’s said to take you’re skin to the next level.

And whilst it looks a little like a lawn aerator for the skin, don’t be alarmed, your not embarking on an adventure in narcissistic masochism.

Derma rolling is in fact designed to stimulate the restorative processes within our body.

It works by enlarging pathways through our skin with cosmetic needling, creating pin pricks or tiny micro injuries, which instigate collagen production.

One of a number of cosmetic devises, that allows as much as 80 percent more nutrients to penetrate.

So it transports nourishing vitamins and minerals right to the source.


There have been a number of studies showing that the derma roller is effective in treating the following conditions:

  • Diminishing fine lines
  • Fading stretch marks
  • Improving skin texture
  • Treating hyper pigmentation
  • Stimulating hair growth
  • Improving atrophic (rolling, pitting) acne scars
  • Breaking down scar tissue, allowing re-organisation of cells

Several treatments may be required, before over all skin health improves.

So how exactly does it work?

The Derma roller is said to trigger your bodies own healing process, by stimulating levels of elastin and collagen, which work together to repair damaged skin.

Because the needles create microscopic tunnels, anything you apply afterwards is absorbed quickly.

This means you get extra mileage out of all those luxe anti-ageing ingredients.


I would steer away from at home treatments and recommend seeing a trained aesthetician.

They will help to keep the integrity of your skin intact, because your skin will go through specific phases.

They understand the phases of wound healing, which involves optimum timing for treatment and modalities to obtain the best success.

  • For instance prolonging the inflammatory phase between day 1-5 days, will result in more growth factors.
  • Photo-modulation and lymph drainage are improved from day 2-14
  • Collagenase peaks at around day 14 to reorganize collagen fibrils, converting collagen 3 to collagen 1.

It therefore makes no sense to re-injure the skin more frequently than every 30 days.

After this time, cosmetic rolling combined with Sonophoresis and micro-current are beneficial, to assist maximum delivery of nutrients to cells.


Since you’re literally poking holes in your skin the jury is still out for me.

The area is numbed with an anesthetic and then the device is moved across the skin in the treatment area, in different directions for a period of about half an hour.

This is what is said to trigger the natural collagen regeneration or wound healing.

And whilst the majority of modalities used for skin rejuvenation do incorporate the wound healing process, the biggest challenge for skin specialists, is to find the balance between the degrees of injury and the best outcome.

Derma rolling is thought to bridge this gap, by preserving the epidermis, maintaining environmental protection, and diminishing downtime.


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