DermaFix ‘Science-Centric icons’
DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care has launched our new visual identity as a transformative skin care pioneer. This includes ‘science-centric icons’, each representing a key area of focus for a healthy skin, providing uncomplicated, potent products that really work!
The 8 ‘science-centric’ icons by DermaFix Advanced Skin Care
One of our 8 ‘science-centric’ icons focuses on Barrier Repair. Our natural skin barrier is an incredible thing! It locks in moisture, keeps our complexions hydrated and ensures that our skin remains supple and protected, but various environmental exposures can damage this barrier, breaking down the coating around the cells that maintains the integrity of the skin. This results in the skins inability to hold water and it becomes dry and flaky. Adding insult to injury, the lack of protection also means that irritants, allergens and bacteria can make their way into the skin resulting in itching, infection and potential inflammation.
We all know that it is essential to wear sun protection every day for the prevention of sun damage. Radiation triggers free-radical and oxidation damage which in turn causes collagen to break down wrinkling the skin, weakening elastin so that skin sags, and bringing about unsightly hyperpigmentation. Both UVA and UVB rays in excess are detrimental to the skin causing photo-ageing. It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to use sunscreen regularly and liberally in order to prevent photo-ageing and sun damage. Using a sunscreen in your daily skin care routine is an essential step in protecting your skin.
Products assisting to improve chronological ageing are becoming the buzz within anti-ageing skin care products. One of the keys to prolonging chronological ageing is the assistance of Cell-to-Cell Communication, improving cellular vitalisation with the application of plant stem cells. Plant stem cells are rich in epigenetic factors that, when applied to the skin, offer protection to the epidermal stem cells, whilst furthermore working to improve upon healthy cell renewal within the skin.
Today’s constant quest for youthful skin has resulted in anti-ageing products being the new standard. Skin care products are aimed primarily at anti-ageing, comprising of the latest technology and active key ingredients for the boosting of collagen and elastin within the skin. We all want more powerful products, more powerful protection and ultimately more powerful results. And we can achieve this by combining result driven ingredients!
According to Research, 90% of visible skin ageing is caused by exposure to the sun and pollution. Pollution is a growing concern that has been shown to contribute to the breakdown of anti-oxidant defences in the skin, therefore leading to skin ageing. Whilst a high protection sunscreen offers suitable protection against sun-related ageing, it does little to guard us against the effects of pollution on the skin. It is for this reason that the daily application of a topical anti-oxidant serum starts to become a necessity. DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care recognises the benefits of topical anti-oxidant use, and makes use of Vitamin C in various forms to help provide this necessary protection and defense.
Wounds are areas of fibrous tissue that replace and restore normal tissue continuity after injury. A scar results as a natural part of wound healing in the skin and other tissue within the body. With the exception of very minor lesions, most wounds will result in some degree of scarring. Scar tissue is composed of the same collagen as the tissue that it replaces, but the fibre composition is different. In scar tissue, the collagen cross-links and clumps together to form a pronounced lesion in a single direction rather than the normal ‘basket-weave’ formation that is noted in healthy collagen development.
The majority of individuals experience problematic skin at some point. These concerns can range between clogged pores, oiliness, breakouts, pustular lesions to acne flare-ups; and may especially be noticed during times of puberty, seasonal change, hormonal fluctuations, high stress and lifestyle changes. Despite a busy lifestyle, one should always incorporate a basic routine to improve skin health and help to keep these concerns under control.
When our skin is healthy, the pigment-making melanocytes “feed” the surrounding cells evenly with melanin, so the skin is a uniform colour. As skin becomes damaged, or affected by hormones, the body can produce too much melanin and it disperses it unevenly, resulting in dark, patches on the surface of the skin. This increase of melanin is a result of inflammation within the skin and an overexposure to the sun.
We all want that cover-girl skin. The smooth, perfectly even, flawlessly golden and refined texture that every magazine cover throws at us. The reality however, is that dullness, uneven skin tone and more especially pigmentation, are skincare issues that the majority of us have to contend with at some point in our lives. DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care offer the solution for uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation related concerns.