Skin Health and a Loss of Firmness
As we begin to age, the firmness and plumpness of our skin starts to deteriorate. When we are young, our faces are firmer, more round and free of wrinkles. As we get older, our skin health is affected and we experience a loss of skin volume. This is caused when the structural framework which supports the skin becomes depleted of Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid.
Environmental factors including, sun damage, smoking, stress and pollution can cause the dermal matrix to prematurely break down which leads to premature ageing.
We can’t avoid ageing, however there are different ingredients and treatments that can help support the skin’s natural production of collagen, elastin and hyalauronic acid. All of which improve skin health and help prevent and even reverse premature skin ageing.
Topically applied Vitamin C in the correct formulation is an anti-ageing hero because it delivers pure Vitamin C to fibroblasts. These are the cells responsible for producing dermal Collagen.
Studies have shown the production of dermal collagen can increase by up to 300% when fibroblast cells are exposed to Vitamin C. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant that helps to counteract the damaging effects of oxidation of the skin. Oxidative stress (or free radical damage) can accelerate the ageing process by damaging the natural cell function which causes visible skin ageing.
Peptides also help to boost collagen in the skin. Peptides are chains of amino acids, which send signals to the cells and improve their function. Some peptides, signal fibroblasts to produce more collagen or elastin. Microelastin® is a peptide fragment of elastin with a lipid attached to ensure absorption into the upper layers of the skin. The application of Microelastin® helps the skin to look and feel firmer and more youthful. Your skin health will thank you.
At Katrinas we have a range of products and treatments which greatly improve the appearance and function of your skin.
Why not book a consultation with one of our friendly Skin Therapists to discuss all the options we have to help you.
Ultra C10 Firming Serum $98
This is an age defying serum which helps to improve the firmness of the skin. It is designed to support the skin’s dermal renewal process and provide antioxidant protection to help minimise and combat the first signs of ageing.
What are the active Ingredients?
It combines 10% pure Vitamin C with Ultraceuticals powerful peptide Microelastin to help improve skin health, resilience and firmness.
Who is it suitable for?
For all skin types and clients wanting to improve skin resilience and firmness.