Ageing Insights – what you need to know
With age, the skin goes through natural wear-and-tear, just like the rest of our bodies. But much of what we think of as natural aging is in fact due to sun exposure and other factors. That means it can be avoided, and it's never too late to start.
What is skin ageing
Under the skin is a fibre meshwork of collagen and elastin proteins that keeps the skin firm. When the skin is stretched, this protein matrix snaps it back into place.
Primary factors contributing to ageing skin are exposure to the sun and pollution, and loss of subcutaneous support (fatty tissue between your skin and muscle). Other factors that contribute to ageing of the skin include stress, gravity, daily facial movement, extreme weight fluctuation and irregular sleeping patterns.
Signs of skin ageing
• Skin becomes rougher.
• The loss of the elastic tissue (elastin) in the skin with age causes the skin to loose elasticity.
• Skin becomes more transparent due to the thinning of the surface layer of the skin.
• Skin becomes more easily bruised due to thinner blood vessel walls.
Combat visible signs of ageing with pHformula
#1 Homecare is everything
The A.G.E. homecare offers a complete skin resurfacing regimen for ageing skin with controlled pre and post resurfacing care during the treatment prescriptions.
The A.G.E. skin resurfacing kit includes:
A.C.T.I.V.E. formula – specially formulated to assist in normalizing all skin disorders and to maintain overall results. Apply on a clean dry skin in the morning. Always apply under your pHformula P.O.S.T. recovery cream prescription. Use daily for optimum results. Night time use
A.G.E .recovery – A unique combination of active ingredients that assist to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and to maintain the overall skin health through superior anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
E.X.F.O. cleanse – A gentle cleansing exfoliant, which helps to effectively remove makeup and impurities. Contains specific actives, which assist in loosening rough keratinized cells and therefore is ideal to use in combination with all the pHformula skin resurfacing treatments.
P.O.S.T. recovery cream – This rich emollient cream contains a blend of humectants for maximum hydration. It helps alleviate immediate skin dryness and provides excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
The perfect introduction to the pHformula HOMECARE prescriptions.
#2 Keep the skin nourished
Your skin reflects your inner being. Aside from lifestyle and genetics, what we consume has an impact on skin health. Eating the right foods and using the right skin care regime will not only enhance your natural barrier, assist to minimize wrinkles, acne, inflammation and other skin-related conditions.
The ABC line of masks and moisturisers contains three essential skin vitamins introduced at highest concentration levels and is formulated in a 24-hour moisture-retaining complex comprised of a synergistic blend of natural moisturizing factors to assist in prolonged hydration and protection of the skin for beautiful skin.
Vita A Rejuvenating MaskA powerful rejuvenating mask that accelerates skin renewal and reduces the appearance of skin ageing overnight. Active micro-encapsulated retinol helps increase cell turnover resulting in a healthy radiant skin. Apply an even layer to cleansed face and neck area. After 10 to 15 minutes, gently yet thoroughly rinse with warm water. Apply once per week. Follow with your prescribed pHformula moisturizer.
Vita B3 Vibrance Boost Mask This rich creamy mask delivers gentle, soothing hydration to reduce redness and soothes sensitive skin. It is packed with natural extracts and Niacinamide to strengthens the skin barrier and its availability to deal with external stress. Apply an even layer to cleansed face and neck area. After 10 to 15 minutes, gently yet thoroughly rinse with warm water. Apply once per week. Follow with your prescribed pHformula moisturizer.
Vita C bright overnight maskAn overnight vitamin C infused moisturizing mask to remedy dry, stressed skin. Uniquely formulated to deliver time-released hydration for lasting suppleness. Help restore moisture levels for healthier, smoother skin. Apply an even layer to cleansed face and neck and leave on overnight. For extra hydration, apply a generous layer on clean skin and leave on for 10 minutes. Remove or blend in any remaining product. Apply 2-3 times per week.
Vita A cream
Contains pure retinol and should be used as an advanced treatment product for ageing skin. Retinol helps to stimulate cell regeneration to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots from both photo- and intrinsic ageing. Retinol is also effective in correcting blemishes and blotchiness often associated with problematic skin.
Vita B cream Essential to prevent and reverse visible signs of redness, pigment changes, and skin ageing. pHformula has developed a highly concentrated vitamin B3 cream with 24-hour moisturizing properties to offer immediate and intense hydration. The light textured Vitamin B3 cream contains Niacinamide at prescription strength, which results in superior skin correction benefits, ideal for daily and year-long application.
Vita C cream A light textured Vita C cream that contains Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate at prescription strength, which results in superior anti-ageing benefits, ideal for daily and year-long application.
#3 Use broad-spectrum Sun Protection
The ultraviolet rays from the sun penetrate into the skin. There, they damage the elastic fibres that keep skin firm, allowing wrinkles to develop. Sunlight is also responsible for age spots or "liver spots" on the hands, face, and other sun-exposed areas.
C.C Cream SPF30+ The multifunctional complexion correcting C.C. cream instantly minimizes the look of imperfections while the sun filters block ageing-accelerating UVA-UVB rays. Available in light, medium, dark and dark plus.
U.V Protect SPF50+ a unique combination of state-of-the-art ingredients. The U.V. protect SPF 50 + provides superior protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays whilst reducing inflammation produced by infrared radiation.
Compact Foundation SPF 50+ provides powerful protection and natural coverage. This long-wearing formula provides a broad-spectrum UVA-UVB protection, easy to blend without feeling heavy or greasy.
#4 Professional Treatments
It is recommended to have a professional skincare treatment every 10 – 21 days or as prescribed by your skincare practitioner in order to maximise results supported by the correct prescribed homecare routine.
For best results and to reduce the risk of ageing, it is recommended that patients should use the correct pHformula topical prescription products 2 – 3 weeks prior to the treatment. Your skincare professional will be able to assist you with the correct prescription
A.G.E Solutions Active and effective skin resurfacing solutions for the treatment of typical signs of ageing like photo-ageing, pigment changes, dull shallow appearance, superficial and medium expression lines or wrinkles on the face.
A.G.E mesoresurfacing™ treatment A specialized MESO resurfacing treatment addresses skin ageing at an advanced level. Within the facial area there is special focus on natural collagen induction therapy in combination with the pHformula A.G.E. solution.
It’s possible that the genes for good skin were one of yours, but no matter what kind of skin you inherited, you can take action to keep the skin you have looking young. Consult your pHformula skincare professional to find the skin resurfacing regime that best suits your needs.