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The Next Generation of Anti-aging
By: Abby Penning
Posted: February 1, 2012, from the January 2012 issue of GCI Magazine.
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Immupure’s products include not only its signature colostrum, but also a range of vitamins, minerals and additional ingredients that help promote healthy skin. “We use vitamins B and D, amino acids, human growth factor proteins, hyaluronic acid, novel delivery systems and more to bring nutrition to the skin,” says Fuhrmann. “In each product, the ingredients are formulated and optimized to work in concert together while also being natural.”
More and more products also include stem cell and human growth factor ingredients. “Cellure Stem Cell Skin Care’s patented technology Lipotein is a combination of adult human stem cell media extract that consists of collagen, fibronectin, elastin, human growth factor and peptides, all which have different functions in the skin and together make a very powerful anti-aging ingredient,” says Sappenfield.
And ingredient compatibility, as always, remains a key factor in product effectiveness. “If the ingredients are compatible with each other, consumers are going to get a bigger bang for their bucks,” says Anthonavage. “The natural state of skin isn’t just doing one thing at a time—its physiology is multifactorial. You have to push and tickle and touch several different aspects to reduce redness and improve texture and moisturize to lessen wrinkles, and so you are better off with a product that includes many compatible ingredients.”
“Our cells are made up of so many different components that affect the aging process, and to my knowledge, there is not one single ingredient that addresses each of these,” says Sappenfield. “Using a combination of ingredients in a skin care regimen will maximize the skin’s ability to regenerate.”
Of course, introducing an additional element to anti-aging products can also assist with effectiveness. “My clinical practice involves using lasers to improve the skin, much of the time to reverse the five signs of skin aging,” says Bernstein. “Topicals alone can get you pretty far, and if you’re only doing one thing, topicals are the best choice. When you combine quality topicals with the right devices, however, it can turbo boost your treatments, and I think that is going to be a huge, huge thing for the future. Especially because at-home skin care devices are on the cusp of becoming very big, and more and more are being developed in conjunction with topicals by beauty companies.”