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Peptides in cosmetics

One of the important ingredients of current anti-aging products is peptides. These tiny molecules, which are an important component of all the cells in our bodies, have been at the center of recent clinical research in both medicine and aesthetics. Data accumulated from these studies indicate their ability to accelerate collagen production in the skin cells, reduce wrinkles and give the skin a younger look and texture.

Vitamin C Protection for the skin

The beauty industry has been using vitamin C for skin care for many years. This is not surprising, given the vitamin’s key roles in the skin. Over the last decades, vast information has been gathered about the roles it plays in preventing and delaying skin aging and restoring it, within two key mechanisms: aging – the natural aging process of skin; and photoaging – damages resulting from sun exposure. These same roles make Vitamin C a key ingredient for skin care.

What causes wrinkles?

There is a saying according to which our wrinkles reflect our life story. The problem is that in many cases, this story is inaccurate.

5 facts about the HL PROFESSIONAL PEELS

1. The core blends of HL PROFESSIONAL PEELS, the comprehensive range of cosmetic grade exfoliators, are based on proprietary blends of natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) further enhanced with key actives such as BHA, Retinol and extracts to reach the optimal synergy point.

2. The HL proprietary blends of Alpha Hydroxy Acids comprise 5 AHAs: glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, citric acid and tartaric acid, in different concentrations and ratios. These acids are sourced from milk as well as fruits such as oranges, lemons, sugar cane, sugar maple and bilberry.

Why does oxidation harm our skin?

The terms “free radicals” and “antioxidants” have become very common and part of our daily routine for professionals in the professional aesthetics field.
What exactly do these terms mean? Why are oxidation and free radicals harmful to our skin and how can using advanced cosmetic products containing antioxidants neutralize this damage and protect the skin against accelerated aging?

Vitamin A – repairs skin damage and reduces wrinkles

In a study published in the medical journal Archives of Dermatology, it was found that creams containing Vitamin A can diminish fine lines.

Skin Aging

What should you know about vitamin C?

Vitamin C, known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble antioxidant. As such it plays a vital role in neutralizing free radicals in the water part of body tissue. The free radicals damage the skin, cause a loss of its flexibility, make it tough and rough and cause rapid aging and even the formation of carcinogenic changes.