Designed for mature skin; SR-Skincare Youth Restore Anti-ageing Moisturiser with folic acid (vitamin B9) and carnosine targets the key processes that impact the ageing of the skin
By the time we hit our 50s most of the biological processes that protect and maintain our skin have been significantly compromised so for the first time our skin’s ability to defend itself against the internal and external factors that age our skin is unequal to the task.
Youth Restore Moisturiser features Folic Acid – a remarkable vitamin that is well known for its importance during pregnancy. Extensive research has demonstrated that the application of a carefully appraised therapeutic level of this important vitamin to the skin via a cream or serum has remarkable rejuvenation benefits for the complexion. Our moisturiser also features therapeutic levels of Carnosine which confers similar benefits.
Fibroblasts are specialised cells that, amongst other things, are responsible for the synthesis of collagen and elastin in the skin. Folic acid promotes the growth of fibroblasts which leads to an increase in the skins production of collagen and elastin. The increases in collagen and elastin results in a more toned. supple, and firmer complexion and a reduction in lines and wrinkles.
Protection from photo-ageing
Folic Acid can protect the skin from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB. Considering that over-exposure to sunlight is one of the biggest factors in premature ageing of the skin. The ability of vitamin B9 to mitigate against photo-ageing will help you maintain a more youthful complexion
The visible effects of skin ageing is primarily a result of damage to the DNA sequences in skin cells. When the cell divides it passes on the damaged sequence to the next generation of skin cells which in turn will be subject to further damage to its DNA. Folic Acids most remarkable attribute is it’s ability to repair the damage to DNA
“Intrinsic ageing is partly due to reduced turnover in skin cells, whereas photo-ageing is partly due to a pathway triggered by UV light that damages DNA in dermal fibroblasts. As folic acid can slow down premature skin ageing by stimulation of skin cells such as fibroblasts while repairing DNA damage at the same time it is a powerful active for cosmetic products designed to fight ageing as well as photo-ageing”
Youth Restore Moisturiser also features nourishing plant oils – peach, macadamia, and hazelnout oil – which supply beneficial vitamins and mineral to the skin; and is packed with skin hydrating and moisturising ingredients – hyaluronic acid, jojoba esters, and betaine.