When it comes to the ageing of our skin, there are three fundamental processes responsible, all of which can be directly linked to environmental influences:
Cell ageing: As we age, our cells become less efficient; they divide more slowly and function less effectively. Genetic alterations are largely responsible for this decline, but changes can be accelerated by the environment.
Breakdown: When enzymes in the body damage and collapse the structure of our skin, it’s made weaker and less resilient to environmental onslaughts. The inevitable consequence is wrinkles, thinning and sagging.
Inflammaging: Chronic inflammation in the body is never a good thing and when it comes to our skin, it damages cells, causes injury and general dysfunction. Left unchecked, destructive enzymes can be activated that reduce overall cell function. Up until now, the only way to manage inflammation has been the inclusion of ingredients that suppress it – but only after the inflammation has already been triggered in the body.