Autumn Skin Care -Time to up Your Game
As the leaves fall from the trees, we find conkers on the ground, and we’re turning on the heating more and more. It’s a sure sign that autumn has made its beautiful, grand entrance. The gorgeous rich colours, crisp air and cosy nights indoors. Comfort food and warming drinks are all part of the charm that is autumn! But, the changes in season can bring about changes in your skin. Time to up your game with your skin care regime. If you’re not using a serum, you’re missing out…
Our Product Highlight of the Week is NCN’s DNA Serum
Layering serums can be so beneficial for your skin, as in reality no one serum provides everything that skin needs. One serum that we find clients love to add in at this time of the year is DNA Serum. It’s actually really beneficial to use all year round, however it’s star really shines in the colder months. This is when skin can lose its lustre and feel dry and dehydrated. DNA serums almost instantaneous effects of plumping, intensely hydrating and moisturising are all pretty addictive. Skin feels ‘cushioned’ and firmer – more dense. Juicier, supple and glowing! It’s golden colour seems quite apt with the seasonal colors. But there is so much more to DNA Serum… Its long-term skin benefits are really important when it comes to anti-ageing and helping to maintain healthy skin.
Juvinity and its Skin Benefits
DNA Serum contains an active ingredient called Juvinity – a clinically proven ingredient that will improve several signs of ageing in the skin.
What Sederma say about their ingredient, Juvinity:
Juvinity™ protects the cells from oxidative damage and ensures optimal mitochondrial activity. It reactivates the synthesis of major dermal constituants, preserves the cytoskeleton functionality and prolongs cell lifespan by maintaining telomere length.
In vitro tests found an increase in collagen synthesis of 483%. Together with a 32% increase in decorin synthesis and a 33% rise in Hyaluronic acid synthesis. Meanwhile, in vivo tests showed that Juvinity smoothes wrinkles. It restructures and redensifies the skin. Wrinkle depth decreased by 26.5% after a month’s treatment.
Basically, Telomeres are a component of DNA that are found within our skin. Their lifespan is limited and as we age their lifespan decreases even more. This means that regeneration is impacted. Without healthy telomeres that last for longer periods of time, our skin will show the signs of ageing faster. Wrinkles and deeper lines will appear. Skin will sag and lose its firmness. DNA Serum breathes new life into the telomeres. It increases their lifespan and delaying the signs of ageing in skin.
DNA Serum is Also an Anti-Glycation Serum
Glycation is what occurs when excess sugars bind to skin proteins through cross-linking, damaging the proteins and causing lines, wrinkles and sagging. The obvious and logical thing to do is take action by reducing the amount of sugar in our diets (it’s so ageing for skin!). It’s always better to try and prevent something than repair it. However, no one is perfect and inevitably for most people there will be some sugar in their diet, whether hidden sugars or the odd glass of wine or celebratory slice of cake. DNA Serum is your back up as it stops glycation in its tracks before it damages the skin. It’s not an excuse to eat more sugar though. Reducing sugar and using this serum will both help to prevent glycation. Daily use will help to prevent wrinkles, sagging and also UV damage. It’s also an antioxidant rich serum that will neutralise damaging free radicals that prematurely age the skin.
There are other skin-loving ingredients in this serum that make it really special. These include, Organic Aloe Vera, Sunflower Seed Extract, Amalaki Berry Extract, Algae Extract and Sea Buckthorn Oil. You can read more about Sea Buckthorn Oil and its benefits in last weeks blog post.
A Client Testimonial
This is a very nice serum that has transformed my skin dramatically after only one month of use! From dull,dehydrated,prone to break outs it has turned into glowing, moisturised, healthy and young looking skin of a happy woman. The serum has a nice, watery texture,spreads and absorbs easily and makes you addictive because of the effect.
If you’d like to read what others are saying about DNA Serum you can find it on our Serums page.
Have a great weekend!