Discover what happens to your skin as you age, our recommended routines and complementing products by age group.
Our skin has three layers: the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneous tissue. The simplest way to understand the ageing process is this; the epidermis is the outer most layer, and it thins with age, it needs a constant layer of oil to keep it supple so it springs back when you smile or frown, many skincare products contain chemicals which strip away this hydro-lipid film thus causing the opportunity for prematurely aged skin. The dermis provides the structural support, or springiness, via collagen and elastin fibres, and these get damaged from UVA / pollution / even make up, the No1 priority is protection and our products provide that protection. The subcutaneous tissue provides the cells that keep our faces plump. We lose these cells as we age, and so our faces sag but there’s a lot you can do to slow down this happening and even reverse damage done…
Our skin quality deteriorates when the molecules within our skin cells are attacked by free radicals and left in a damaged state. Free radicals are unstable molecules in our environment and are hugely accelerated from certain chemicals which are called heavy metals, its theses heavy metals you get in make-up, from petrochemical skincare products and pollutants. Also, exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA rays from sunlight causes immense damage on its own, with some reports suggesting it causes up to 90% of the symptoms of premature ageing and SPF’s do little to stop this damage, they are geared to the UVB protection ie the surface burn( it should also be noted that skin cancer mostly comes from UVA so protecting your self by using our oils which neutralise the damaging aspect of UVA makes huge sense .
An attacked skin molecule can itself become a free radical, thus triggering a chain reaction that can lead to the destruction of the entire skin cell including the very important mitochondria one. The older we are, the more free-radicals we accumulate so a battle ground occurs within the skin.