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Is Carnosine the Answer to Reversing the Effects of Glycation?

Posted by on 5/26/2017 to Glycation      Share  | 
Is Carnosine the Answer to Reversing the Effects of Glycation?
The anti-aging skin care market is constantly flooded with new “superhero” products and supplements that claim to be the miracle cure for improving the appearance of aging skin. What many of these products fail to factor into their approach, however, is a chemical process called glycation, which is one of the largest contributors to accelerated lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and nearly all other visible signs of aging on the skin. This begs the question, is there a product or ingredient that can help to slow or even reverse the damaging effects of glycation on the skin? While the answer may be a bit more involved than using one simple ingredient, research shows that carnosine, which is made up of two amino acids, possesses strong anti-glycation properties. Read on to learn more about what glycation is and how amino acids and other anti-glycation ingredients may be able to help.

Understanding Your Skin: Why Keratin and Amino Acids Are So Important

Posted by on 5/25/2017 to Amino Acids      Share  | 
Understanding Your Skin: Why Keratin and Amino Acids Are So Important
When it comes to taking great care of your skin and getting the radiant, healthy-looking complexion you want, it pays to understand a little more about the inner workings of your skin and how to optimize it from the inside out. The skin is an incredibly complex organ with a large variety of important components that cannot be overlooked when trying to achieve healthy, gorgeous skin. One of these components is keratin, a key protein found in the skin, hair, and nails. Here is an overview of what keratin is and why it and the amino acids that comprise it are so integral to your skin’s overall health and appearance.

Alpha vs. Beta Amino Acids: Which Are Best for Your Skin?

Posted by on 5/24/2017 to Skin Care      Share  | 
Alpha vs. Beta Amino Acids: Which Are Best for Your Skin?
The popularity of amino acid skin care has skyrocketed in recent years, thanks to continued research and clinical trials that demonstrate just how effective, safe, and gentle these ingredients can be for a wide range of skin concerns. That said, not all types and forms of amino acids are the same, just as not all amino acid skin care products are formulated in the same way. For this reason, it’s important to distinguish between terms like alpha amino acids and beta amino acids to help you choose the best skin care products for your needs. Here is an overview of the primary differences between alpha and beta amino acids, as well as why these ingredients have become so popular and sought-after in the anti-aging skin care market.

Why Amino Acids Are the Key to Tightening Skin without Surgery

Posted by on 5/23/2017 to Skin Care      Share  | 
Why Amino Acids Are the Key to Tightening Skin without Surgery
For both women and men, the look and feel of sagging skin around their eyes, mouth, and forehead is a top cosmetic concern. Although there are invasive surgical procedures like facelifts and eyelid lifts that can address this problem, many people are not interested in undergoing an extensive surgery with weeks of downtime afterward just to get the younger look they want. Fortunately, there is a much simpler alternative: amino acid skin care. If you’re trying to tighten your skin’s appearance but don’t want to opt for surgery, here’s why you need to try topical amino acids – ingredients that are poised to become the skin care solution for a wide range of common skin concerns, including sagging, lines, and wrinkles.

Here’s the One Ingredient You Need to Look for in Your Eye Cream

Posted by on 5/22/2017 to Skin Care      Share  | 
Here’s the One Ingredient You Need to Look for in Your Eye Cream

“Anti-aging eye cream” is one of the most-searched skin care terms, and understandably so. Many men and women are looking for ways to improve the appearance of under-eye circles, fine lines, and wrinkles in the eye area, yet this thin, delicate skin can be difficult to care for. Because of this, you may find yourself switching from product to product without getting the results you want. On top of this, using product after product can actually make your skin condition worse, especially if these products contain harsh, irritating ingredients, including retinol.

If you find yourself in this predicament and are struggling to find the perfect eye cream that will actually work without damaging your skin, choose a product that contains properly formulated peptides. Here’s why.

Skin Microbiome 101: What You Need to Know for Healthy, Clear Skin

Posted by on 5/19/2017 to Skin Care      Share  | 
Skin Microbiome 101: What You Need to Know for Healthy, Clear Skin
The term “microbiome” has been tossed around a lot lately, in both the health care and skin care worlds. However, this is a subject that can be easily misunderstood, especially with the conflicting information that tends to arise from a quick internet search. To help you navigate the ins and outs of your skin’s microbiome and how you can keep it balanced and protected, here is an overview of what a microbiome is and why keeping it in check is crucial to getting the clear, healthy complexion that you want.

Amino Acid Skin Care for Men: Here’s Why You Need It

Posted by on 5/18/2017 to Skin Care      Share  | 
Amino Acid Skin Care for Men: Here’s Why You Need It
Although more men are now actively taking responsibility for their skin’s health and appearance by paying close attention to the products they use, many others may still be under the impression that skin care products just aren’t for them. The truth is that by taking care of your skin now, you can avoid unwanted problems later, such as premature wrinkling, discoloration, and even scarring. Further, many of the “chronic” skin conditions that men may be struggling with could be greatly improved or even cleared altogether just by picking up an amino acid skin care product or two.

Here’s Why Your Skin Can Pass on Mesotherapy for Anti-Aging

Posted by on 5/17/2017 to Skin Care      Share  | 
Here’s Why Your Skin Can Pass on Mesotherapy for Anti-Aging
In case you haven’t heard, the latest skin care craze is something called mesotherapy, which has been touted as a sort of “miracle” cure for just about any cosmetic facial issue that you can think of, from melting fat away to getting rid of your wrinkles. But before you jump on the bandwagon just yet, you might want to consider your other less invasive options. Here’s what you need to know about mesotherapy and why it’s probably not exactly the fountain of youth you’re hoping for.

How to Optimize Muscle Growth and Skin Repair with Branched Chain Amino Acids

Posted by on 5/16/2017 to Amino Acids      Share  | 
How to Optimize Muscle Growth and Skin Repair with Branched Chain Amino Acids
Amino acids are powerful little molecules that can pack a huge punch, especially when it comes to building muscle and repairing and improving your skin’s health and appearance. A particular group of amino acids, called branched chain amino acids, or BCAAs, specialize in both of these functions, making them vital nutrients if you want to optimize the way your body is able to repair muscle and skin tissue. Read on to learn more about what these amino acids are and how they might be able to help you reach your goals.

Can You Improve Rosacea Symptoms with Amino Acid Skin Care?

Posted by on 5/15/2017 to Skin Care      Share  | 
Can You Improve Rosacea Symptoms with Amino Acid Skin Care?
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that millions of men and women struggle with each year. Some of the biggest challenges in dealing with rosacea are that 1) the exact cause of this condition is still unknown, although there are a few strong possibilities, and 2) there is currently no cure for rosacea. That said, there are some ways that you can better manage your symptoms and lead a happier life with fewer flare-ups.