3 things that destroy your skin

Did you know that skin damage can happen even in the cold winter months?  Check this out from www.skincancer.org:

“It’s easy to associate winter with frostbite and windburn, but most people are unaware that UV rays can be every bit as damaging on the slopes as on the beach,” said Perry Robins, MD, President, The Skin Cancer Foundation. “With the winter sports season ahead of us, it’s more important than ever to take proper precautions on the slopes.”

The top 3 skin destroyers you need to know about:

#1 – Free Radicals

UV exposure is the main contributor to premature aging and http://www.dermatology.com goes as far as to say this- “UV radiation is one of the major creators of free radicals. Free-radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that have only one electron instead of two. Because electrons are found in pairs, the molecule must scavenge other molecules for another electron. When the second molecule looses its electron to the first molecule, it must then find another electron repeating the process. This process can damage cell function and alter genetic material. Free radical damage causes wrinkles by activating the metalloproteinases that break down collagen (see #3). They cause cancer by changing the genetic material, RNA and DNA, of the cell.

#2 – Glycation

“When you have sugar molecules in your system, they bombard the body’s cells like a meteor ­shower—glomming onto fats and proteins in a process known as glycation. This forms advanced glycation end products (commonly shortened, appropriately, to AGEs), which cause protein fibers to become stiff and malformed…The proteins in skin most prone to glycation are the same ones that make a youthful complexion so plump and springy—collagen and elastin. When those proteins hook up with renegade sugars, they become discolored, weak, and less supple; this shows up on the skin’s surface as wrinkles, sagginess, and a loss of radiance. The presence of AGEs also makes the complexion more vulnerable to bad-news assailants such as UV light and cigarette smoke.” www.Elle.com

When dealing with glycated skin conditions, it is essential to remember that the skin needs products that have anti-inflammatory ingredients and that will hydrate the compromised cellular structure of the dermis.

# 3 – MMPS: Collagen-eating enzymes

Enzymes activated by inflammation, often caused by UV exposure, MMPs (Matrix metalloproteinases) destroys the skins support structure which leads to sagging skin, lines and wrinkles.  MMPs help to keep collagen levels in balance, without these enzymes damaged collagen and elastin would accumulate and lead to skin blemishes.



Skin Renaissance Revival

Gerda Spillmann is dedicated to beautiful, healthy skin at any and all ages and stages of life.  If your skin has suffered damage, neglect or extreme changes then perhaps it is time for a Renaissance.

Renaissance Age Serum

This silky, light-weight serum works quickly to improve skin texture by aiding in production of collagen; limiting the loss of collagen; eliminating free-radicals; aids the skin in creating new, healthy cells and retaining skin’s essential hydration. Proven to be highly effective in Swiss laboratory studies, high performing Amino Acids and Tamarind Seed Extract, help to quickly repair irritated or damaged skin. Tamarind Seed Extract significantly improves skin elasticity, hydration and smoothness. In a recent study, this extract was found to outperform Hyaluronic Acid. Naturally grown Swiss Edelweiss has been established as a significant free-radical reducer, preventing further damage to the skin. These ingredients effectively work with the skin to give both immediate and long-lasting anti-aging effects.

Renaissance Pro Age

The newest product in the Gerda Spillmann line of Swiss products, the Renaissance Pro Age is a decadent 24-hour cream quickly absorbs to help dry and damaged skin feel revived and look more youthful by hydrating and repairing the skin’s cells. Extracts of Wild Yam, Lemon, Cucumber and Avocado combine with the potent power of Amino Acids to effectively fight against aging and damaged skin while nourishing and protecting the epidermis. Swiss Edelweiss works to eliminate free-radicals, caused by UV exposure, environmental irritants and even the natural process of aging, protecting against further damage. Renaissance Pro Age helps to reduce the breakdown of essential collagen in the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin and gives you a natural, healthy and youthful glow.

Recently named The Must Have Anti-Aging Product by a panel of Skin Care Experts.

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Galvanic Wand

Use the same technology found in the big Galvanic Systems at your favorite spa or salon in the privacy of your own home.  This revolutionary Galvanic Wand uses a positive charge to promote increased effeciveness from the products you apply.  This gentle Galvanic current may also help to stimulate collagen and elastin within the epidermis to fight fine lines, wrinkles and crows feet.  This is safe enough to use around your eyes!

Renaissance: a renewal of life, vigor, interest, etc.; rebirth; revival

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New! Renaissance Pro Age Amino Acid Complex Moisturizer

Renaissance Pro Age is the ideal product for aging, damaged or undernourished skin with a unique proprietary blend of Amino Acids, Swiss Edelweiss, and natural age fighting extracts from Wild Yam, Lemon, Cucumber and Avocado.

This is a decadent cream that quickly absorbs to help dry and damaged skin feel revitalized and look more youthful by hydrating and repairing the skin’s cells with an Amino Acid Complex.

Proline Amino Acids found in Renaissance Pro Age, are crucially needed for collagen production. This provides the skin’s cells with cellular repair maintenance and aids in cell reconstruction to improve skin texture, elasticity and hydration.  Amino Acids are naturally found within our bodies to protect joints, produce cartilage, keep muscles flexible and break down proteins to create new, healthy cells.  Proline is biosynthetically derived from enzymes that allow topical products to absorb quickly and deeply into the epidermis.  These cutting edge Proline Amino Acids improve skin texture allowing skin to appear more youthful, radiant and with less wrinkle or fine line depth.

Renaissance Pro Age also contains Swiss Edelweiss, found to be twice as potent at Vitamin C, which works to eliminate free-radicals that are caused by UV exposure, environmental irritants and even the process of aging.  Renaissance Pro Age is Paraben Free, Mineral Oil Free and Animal Testing Free.  All GS Products have received the Swiss Crossbow of Excellence.

Initial reviews on this advanced cream have been given glowing approval for the improvement seen in the skin in just a few weeks.  Brittany Harris, an industry expert and Master Esthetician, who is sought after for her extraordinary ingredient knowledge has called Renaissance Pro Age “the newest and greatest anti-aging cream for anyone over 25.”

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