Derma-E - Hydrating Eye Creme With Hyaluronic Acid and Pycogenol - 0.5 oz. (14g)
Derma E Natural Bodycare Hyaluronic & Pycnogenol Eye Crème Deeply hydrating the sensitive skin around your eyes, this blend of skin specific nutrients and antioxidants is highly effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It dramatically hydrates and nourishes for optimum skin health. Only derma e has blended these two highly effective, deeply penetrating ingredients with other supporting skin vitamins into a rich, nourishing crème that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the delicate eye area.
- Fragrance Free
- Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
- Natural and Organic
Products containing Hyaluronic Acid (moisture magnet) are perfect for rehydrating dry skin. Hyaluronic Acid can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water and has the amazing ability to bind moisture to tissue to soften, smooth, tone and rehydrate your skin. With age, the body's ability to produce its own hyaluronic acid diminishes and topical application helps replenish the skin. derma e's exclusive products blend this remarkable moisture binding agent with skin vitamins and botanicals to maximize hydration, help improve skin tone and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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Moisturize and Help Soften and Smooth Fine Lines and Wrinkles For Younger Looking Skin
Nicknamed "Nature's Sponge" or "Moisture Magnet," hyaluronic acid, hydrates skin in a way that no other ingredient can and is a recent addition to the list of exceptional skin care ingredients. This remarkable molecule earned these nicknames for its amazing ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. Hyaluronic acid (HA), also called Hyaluronan, plays an essential role in hydrating our tissues, especially the skin. Now available in moisturizing crèmes, hyaluronic acid skincare delivers just what it promises: the hydra-power of nature.
Found in the eyes, joints, connective tissue, and skin, hyaluronic acid performs many crucial functions in the body. In the joints, hyaluronic acid is present in cartilage and synovial fluid, acting as both a lubricant and shock absorber. In the skin, hyaluronic acid is present in large quantities in the extracellular matrix (the space between the cells is filled with collagen, elastin, water, hyaluronic acid, and other components). Together, collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid form the scafolding of the skin, providing structure, texture and tone. Because of its remarkable ability to aDerma-E - Hydrating Eye Creme With Hyaluronic Acid and Pycogenol - 0.5 oz. Derma-E - Hydrating Eye Creme With Hyaluronic Acid and Pycogenol - 0.5 oz.ract and bind water molecules, hyaluronic acid helps maintain the collagen fibers in the skin, keeping collagen hydrated and healthy. Properly hydrated, healthy collagen means hydrated, plump youthful looking skin.
Although hyaluronic acid only recently attracted public attention, the medical community began taking advantage of this exceptional molecule years ago. Doctors use hyaluronic acid injections to treat osteoarthritis of the knee and hyaluronic acid solutions during ophthalmic surgery. Just as collagen injections fill wrinkles and plump up skin, hyaluronic acid injections are also an approved wrinkle treatment. Recent research focuses on the role of hyaluronic acid in wound repair, and several studies have now shown that topical application of hyaluronic acid accelerates healing and is associated with reduced scarring. Another study demonstrated that applying a hyaluronic acid solution to tissues before surgery decreased the occurrence of post-surgical tissue adhesion. Doctors are also using topical hyaluronic acid as a vehicle to deliver drugs to treat actinic keratoses, small, precancerous, rough spots on the skin caused by overexposure to the sun. Incredible, isn't it? One molecule has so many beneficial uses, and as the research continues, many more are sure to be discovered.
Hyaluronic acid is essential for skin health, structure and hydration. Various oral HA supplements for skin and joint health are available as well as skin care products containing hyaluronic acid. Moisturizing hyaluronic acid crèmes lock moisture into the skin, hydrating the skin and protecting it from water loss. The controversy surrounding hyaluronic acid is whether or not the skin absorbs topically applied hyaluronic acid; the answer remains unclear. Hyaluronic acid is a fairly large molecule suggesting that it cannot penetrate the outer layer of skin. However, a 1999 study conducted in Australia demonstrated that topically applied HA penetrates both the epidermis (the outer layer of skin) and the dermis. Only further research can definitively answer the question, but on the skin or in the skin, hyaluronic acid restores moisture levels and radiance to skin.
We have seen the results: hyaluronic acid delivers the ultimate moisturizing power of nature. Topically applied HA has the amazing ability to bind moisture to tissue to help soLen, smooth away ?ne lines and wrinkles and rehydrate for more youthful-looking skin. When choosing products containing hyaluronic acid, make sure you know the source of the HA. Much of the commercially available hyaluronic acid comes from rooster combs or other animal byproducts. For people concerned with hyaluronic acid derived from animal sources there is a safe and effective alternative called Actimoist™ Bio - 2, a form of hyaluronic acid produced by bacterial fermentation. Lastly, hyaluronic acid may be listed in cosmetic ingredient lists by its chemical name: Sodium Hyaluronate.
Medicine men and doctors have prescribed pine bark to treat a variety of conditions for over two thousand years. Hippocrates, considered the founder of modern medicine, used pine bark as a remedy for inflammatory diseases in the 4th century B.C. Native Americans consumed pine bark in food and drinks and medicinally applied it to inflamed wounds and ulcers (Packer, Rimbach, and Virgili, 1999). When the French explorer Jacques Cartier found his ship stranded in the dead of winter, 1535, the crew began to suffer from scurvy. A friendly Quebec Indian suggested a tea mad from pine bark; miraculously, the sailors recovered. In the 1960's Canadian scientist Jacques Masquelier found Cartier's writings, searched for the specific species of pine that had saved the explorers, and later, patented this powerful compound under the name Pycnogenol (Packer and Colman, 125-126). With the rediscovery of this extremely powerful antioxidant, modern science has begun to document and discover the strong protective and healing properties of Pycnnogenol.
A Super Antioxidant
Today, Pycnogenol is extracted from the French maritime pine grown in Southern France. Trees must grow at least 20-25 years before being harvested to guarantee a consistent complex rich in proanthocyanidins (a class of flavonoids), catechin, epicatechin, and taxifolin, as well as other still unidentified components.
The raw product - a light rust brown colored powder - gives Pycnogenol cremes, gels, and lotions their characteristic color. If a skin care product claims to contain Pycnogenol yet is not colored, it probably does not contain enough Pycnogenol to be therapeutic.
In studies comparing Pycnogenol antioxidant activity with that of other antioxidants, Pycnogenol outperformed vitamin E and Vitamin C. Furthermore, Pycnogenol also enhances vitamin C function by recycling vitamin C (Pycnogenol can accept the free radical from vitamin C so that the vitamin C molecule can scavenge another free radical) and extends the life of vitamin E by protecting vitamin E from degradation. Pycnogenol both functions as an extremely powerful antioxidant itself, and works with other antioxidants in the body, strengthening their function. Since Pycnogenol was identified as a unique blend of antioxidants, scientists have conducted numerous studies demonstrating Pycnogenol's amazing effects on health and elucidating the physiological mechanisms.
Soothing, Protective, and Anti-inflammatory
Just as Hippocrates first noted, Pycnogenol reduces inflammation. Exposure to UV radiation causes sunburn and an inflammatory reaction characterized by edema (water retention or swelling). Topical application of Pycnogenol after UV exposure significantly decreased the inflammatory response, resulting in less edema. Studies suggest that Pycnogenol inhibits pro-inflammatory molecules called cytokines thereby inhibiting the inflammation. Another study also demonstrated that Pycnogenol significantly reduced swelling and redness caused by chemical irritants. Pycnogenol can soothe irritated skin and diminish inflammation.
Additionally, if Pycnogenol is applied before exposure to UV radiation, Pycnogenol protects the skin cells. In one study, fifty-percent of unprotected skin cells died after UV radiation. However, if Pycnogenol was applied before exposure only fifteen percent of the skin cells died. Remember that free radical damage due to prolonged exposure to the sun photo ages skin causing wrinkles, lines, and older looking skin. Pycnogenol acts as a natural sunscreen protecting the outer layer of skin from harmful UVB rays and preventing photo aging and consequent wrinkling of skin. Regular usage of Pycnogenol will protect skin, soothe skin, and inhibit inflammation.
Improves Circulation and Skin Tone
Several studies also document Pycnogenol's ability to improve circulation by strengthening the capillary system and relaxing constricted blood vessels. In response to certain stress hormones, blood vessels constrict decreasing the flow of blood and nutrients. Pycnogenol relaxes these constricted vessels, restoring blood flow and nutrient delivery. Well-nourished, well-oxygenated cells are healthier cells. Weakened or damaged capillaries leak fluid causing fluid retention and impaired circulation.
Pycnogenol protects capillaries from degradation by scavenging free radicals. It also binds to the collagen fibers that line capillary walls, protecting the collagen, strengthening the capillary wall, and possibly even repairing damage to collagen fibers. In a study described in The Antioxidant Miracle researchers attached weights to collagen fibers and soaked them in water for twenty-four hours, simulating years of aging. When Pycnogenol was added to the water, the collagen fibers shortened. The Pycnogenol helped strengthen and repair the aged collagen. Skin cells depend on collagen and elastin for their structure. Damaged, aged collagen results in sagging, wrinkled skin; strengthening the collagen fibers will help improve skin elasticity and tone and revitalize skin. Pycnogenol's selective binding of collagen supports the capillary system and restores skin health.
Pycnogenol for Skin Health
Pycnogenol is an amazing combination of over forty antioxidants, one of the most powerful compounds yet discovered. It is non-toxic and can be used by everyone, including those with sensitive skin (remember, it is always a good idea to test a new ingredient by first applying a little to the inside of the arm). Applied as part of your daily skin care routine, Pycnogenol will act as a natural sun screen, protecting skin from free radicals caused by UV exposure, and help skin recover from a day in the sun.
By improving microcirculation, Pycnogenol can help reduce under-eye puffiness caused by leaky capillaries (but not fat pads). Pycnogenol strengthens capillaries, preventing leakage, and encourages the capillary system to reabsorb the fluid.
Pycnogenol is an extremely powerful antioxidant, scavenging free radicals before they can damage skin structures, and enhancing the antioxidant activity of both vitamin E and Vitamin C. Pycnogenol will rejuvenate the skin and slow down the skin aging process. Although Pycnogenol is available as a supplement, for optimum skin health, use Pycnogenol topically. This assures that your skin receives enough Pycnogenol to stay healthy and radiant.
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