Author: Raphaël Duérinck Chauchard
Maintaining more luminous skin is dependent upon your body’s unique ability to replace dead skin cells. This vital process of continuous self-renewal depends on the activity of epidermal stem cells. The epidermis (upper skin layer) has been shown to replace itself in just 20 days in young adults, compared to 30 days in middle-aged adults. Unfortunately, this rate of renewal dramatically declines after age 50.
The exciting news is that the decline in the skin’s capacity to renew itself may be safely slowed or even reversed.
The skin is an essential barrier to protect the body from microbial invaders, toxins, the ravages of weather, dehydration, and mechanical trauma. This protective function is governed by stem cells. There are two broad classes of stem cells: pluripotent embryonic stem cells, which have the capacity to develop into any cell type, and adult stem cells, which can differentiate to become some or all of the specialised cell types present in a specific tissue or organ. The adult stem cells in the skin reside in the deepest layer of the epidermis, close to hair follicles.
Epidermal stem cells help to facilitate the turnover of all skin cells, replenishing their supply and maintaining a continuous equilibrium of skin cells in all stages of their life cycles. Epidermal stem cells have relatively slow turnover compared to other skin cell types, but it is their tremendous reproducing potential that gives the skin the remarkable capacity to renew itself completely. These types of stem cells also are vitally important for repairing the skin after injury and enabling wound healing.
Oxynergy Paris exclusive peptides and growth factors activate the epidermal stem cells, prolonging their lives, increasing their colony-forming efficiency and enhancing their function. They stimulate the skin’s own epidermal stem cell activity, revitalising it and boosting its capacity for repair and self-renewal.
These newly activated skin cells may then engage in the important functions of manufacturing the proteins and lipids needed to repair damaged skin and thus help maintain elasticity and resilience by protecting skin cells from damage. The newly activated cells produce skin that has a fresh, more radiant, appearance. Your skin’s capacity to replace dead skin cells with new ones is critical to maintaining healthy, youthful-looking skin. This process of continuous self-renewal is governed by epidermal stem cells. With advancing age, stem cell activity dramatically declines and your skin’s capacity for self-renewal diminishes.
Skin treated with Oxynergy Paris skin care is better able to resist environmental stress and support natural, healthy self-renewal. Visible improvements have been observed in reduction of wrinkles, fine lines, and irritation, with better response to changes in temperature and humidity.
Along with pluripotent peptides and growth factors we combine for synergetic effect other proteins, aminoacids, flavonoids, vitamins, and trace elements, compounds best known for their antioxidant activity and protection from free radical damage.
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