SKINCEUTICALS A.G.E. Interrupter
Moisturiser. Mature skin, post-menopausal skin, age-related moisture loss, dry, dull, thinning or delicate skin
SkinCeutical A.G.E. Interrupter, an anti-ageing skin formulation restores the appearance of elasticity and firmness to the skin. A.G.E. Interrupter is a unique treatment formulated with 4% blueberry extract, 30% Proxylane™ to help prevent the glycation process and correct severe signs of intrinsic ageing in mature skin.
Size: 48 ml
Massage a thin, even veil into the entire face, neck, and chest once or twice daily. Use as a 2 – in – 1 corrective moisturiser.
Intrinsic aging, caused by internal factors such as hormonal shifts and metabolic slowdown, contributes greatly to skin sagging, creping, thinning, and cracking. While glucose is a vital cellular fuel, as we age and our metabolism slows, glycation causes excess glucose molecules to stick to collagen and elastin, leading to cross-linked fibers. This cross-linking forms chemical bridges between these proteins that result in advanced glycation end-products (A.G.E.). Glycated fibers become rigid, less elastic, and have reduced regenerative ability, which leads to damage such as laxity, cracking, and thinning skin. Another major contributor of intrinsic skin aging is the flattening of the dermal epidermal junction (D.E.J.). In young skin, the D.E.J. has the appearance of a mountain range that helps anchor the epidermis to the dermis, forming a network of supportive collagen fibers. As skin ages, fibers in the D.E.J., that are primarily responsible for the appearance and texture of skin. In addition, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), the essential molecules responsible for holding water, nutrients and modulating the extra-cellular space in the D.E.J., break down. Both glycation and GAG depletion lead to the degradation of the extra-cellular matrix and the flattening of the D.E.J., resulting in sagging, creping, and severely wrinkled skin.
1. Prevents the rigidification of collagen and elastin fibers (cross-linking of collagen: AGE’s)
2. Exhibits a pro-matrix effect – stimulating synthesis of procollagen I and III
3. Remodels tissue structure in the dermal epidermal junction (D.E.J.) and increases elasticity and thickness — as if the skin’s mattress has been re-inflated from the inside
4. Increases bound moisture in the epidermis
5. Rich, moisturizing base hydrates thin, dry, cracking skin
6. Helps to alleviate the discomfort associated with dry, aging skin
4% BLUEBERRY EXTRACT
Main Centres: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria.
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