Let me clear up a common skin care treatment misconception for you: there is no such thing as "anti-aging." The only thing that can stop the aging process is death, so let's set our expectations up in a way that we gain success when it comes to our skincare.
A New Phrase for Skin Care Treatments
What we CAN do is age management. This is the process of working WITH our skin as we move through the years to reduce the impact of the aging process, defend our skin to the best of our capabilities to prevent further damage, and to feed our skin the nutrition it deserves (and demands!) from inside and out when it comes to skin care treatments.
I use the word nutrition here very purposefully. In 2022, I believe we are all acquainted with the foods we eat having an impact on our skin care treatments: antioxidants, proteins and amino acids, water for hydration, and the foods to avoid that causes inflammation and degradation to our overall cellular structure. I won't go over that here for this blog, what I'm referring to is the nutritional value from we can derive from the products we use topically. What I look for in regards to nutrition is a complete formula consisting of ceramides, amino acids, antioxidants from botanical extracts, hydrators, and vitamins. This profile hits on all the nutritional needs of the skin: fats, acids, hydration, proteins and protection.
Importance of Nutrition with Age Management
The greatest tools we have in the age management battle are protection and nutrition. These are both proactive measures to help defend against external aggressors like the sun, pollution, blue light damage, and free radicals. But because we tend to live in a reactive versus proactive culture, we have to work harder as a reaction to established damage than what would have happened if we had prevented the damage in the first place.
A prime example of that is the damage inflicted by years of unprotected sun damage that leads to hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and even cancer. Nobody knew that impact of sun damage back in the 70's and 80's and many of us are paying for it now. We know now just how vital SPF is when it comes to skin health and keeping appearances as youthful as possible for as long as possible.
But not many people know that the nutrition we feed our skin topically is just as vital as the protection we apply daily.
All About Ceramides
One of the key elements of protection for our skin is our own barrier protection layer. Our skin makes elements like ceramides and sebum to act a means of defense against external factors.
I'm going to highlight ceramides here because they are an often over-looked element of our skin. They are the cellular glue that holds our skin together. Consider them the mortar that holds the bricks of our skin cells together. Without them, our skin would sag, wrinkle, and be sunken. It would also be more prone to burns from the sun and wind, would be inflamed and sensitized, and could even become brittle and scaly. Ceramides are fatty acids that protect and preserve multiple layers of our skin.
The unfortunate part about ceramide production within our skin is that as we age, that production level falls off. That means we need to supplement our ceramide levels with the topical products we apply daily.
CLE Cosmetics has created a nutritionally complete formula loaded with ceramides, antioxidants, amino acids, and more to feed the skin all the elements of nourishment and protection it needs to defend itself and repair past damage.
Here is an overview of key ingredients:
- 4% Ceramide concentration
- Ferulic Acid to fight lines and wrinkles
- Hyaluronic Acid for hydration
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) to fight inflammation
- Licorice Root Extract to fight hyperpigmentation
- Tremella Mushroom Extract for enhanced elasticity
- Amino Acids for strengthened immune system of the skin
These are just the KEY ingredients for skin care treatment. This formula is jam packed full of goodness for the skin, and has a nutritionally-complete profile to target every need of the skin. Pair it with an SPF and you have a totally complete skin care treatment routine to repair past damage and fend off future damage. All of that and it is free from: gluten, parabens, vegan, and cruelty-free.
So the next time you're shopping for a one-stop-shop product for your skin to maximize your results while minimizing your investment, this is the product for you.