AGE Control: Anti-Glycation Serum
Glycation is a process that occurs when sugar molecules react with proteins in the body. This reaction can damage the proteins and make them less functional. In the skin, glycation can lead to a number of signs of aging, including wrinkles, sagging, and loss of elasticity.
Here's how glycation ages the skin:
- Damages collagen and elastin: Collagen and elastin are two proteins that give the skin its strength and elasticity. When they are damaged by glycation, the skin becomes less firm and more prone to wrinkles and sagging.
- Increases inflammation: Inflammation is a natural immune response to injury or infection. However, chronic inflammation can damage cells and tissues, including skin cells. Glycation can increase inflammation in the skin, which can contribute to aging.
- Promotes the formation of free radicals: Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells. Glycation can increase the production of free radicals in the skin, which can accelerate the aging process.
- Reduces the skin's ability to retain moisture: Glycation can damage the skin's natural barrier, which makes it more difficult for the skin to retain moisture. This can lead to dry, sagging skin.
Albizia julibrissin, also known as the Persian silk tree, is a plant that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
In recent years, Albizia julibrissin has been studied for its potential to protect the skin from glycation. Glycation is a process that occurs when sugar molecules react with proteins in the body. This reaction can damage the proteins and make them less functional. In the skin, glycation can lead to a number of signs of aging, including wrinkles, sagging, and loss of elasticity.
Albizia julibrissin has been shown to inhibit the formation of AGEs (advanced glycation end products), which are the harmful compounds that are produced as a result of glycation. It also helps to protect the skin from inflammation and oxidative stress, both of which can contribute to glycation.
In addition, Albizia julibrissin has been shown to increase the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that are essential for skin health. Collagen provides strength and structure to the skin, while elastin gives it its elasticity. By increasing the production of these proteins, Albizia julibrissin can help to improve the appearance of wrinkles, sagging, and other signs of aging.
Glycation causes an extreme amount of stress to your skin, resulting in a sagging, tired, discolored and aged appearance.
a.g.e. control can help the appearance of "stressed out" skin caused by glycation and other environmental stressors like the sun, wind and weather.
Developed in Europe. Patented. Available for the first time in the USA. Works with your current products. Dual treatment serum.
Helps de-stress the entire facial area resulting in a younger more rested appearance.
1.50 oz (22 ml x's 2)