The skin is the largest organ in the human body, making up around 15% of our body weight. It protects us against external agents and aggressions, regulates our body temperature and the entrance and exit of substances (selective permeation). It is divided into three layers: the epidermis, the upper layer; the dermis, the intermediate layer and the hypodermis or subcutaneous layer, the lower layer.
Just like every organ of the body, the skin undergoes changes with age. Cutaneous aging and the subsequent changes in appearance onset gradually and can be accelerated by external factors, with these responsible for dysfunctions in the self-repair mechanism and the natural protection of the epidermal cells. The aging process brings with it a histological degradation of the skin that leads to a modification of its constituent elements:
• Global reduction in epidermal thickness
• Flattening of the dermoepidermal junction
• Imbalance of the hydro-lipid film and reduced functioning of the sebaceous and sweat glands
• Metabolic capacity becomes deficient
• The texture of the dermal tissues changes in line with an irregular grouping of the collagen fibers; the intermolecular bonds increase, and the skin becomes less able to retain water. As a consequence, the dermis becomes inflexible and the skin loses its elasticity
• The fibroblasts lose their capacity to produce enough fibrous proteins and glycosaminoglicans
The use of fructooligosaccharides associated to silanetriol is very common to minimize these changes.
It is a complete and intensive-action biological complex, thanks to the association of innovative molecules with a ‘dermo functional’ action.
– Marine Collagen Silanetriol POLYPEPTIDES
– Phytoplankton POLYSACCHARIDES
– Fructose OLIGOSACCHARIDES
– Glutamic acid-derived BIO-PEPTIDES
This association enhances the Dermo-Relax effect, in which the lines and character lines deepened by repeated facial movements are reduced and the skin microrelief texture improves (the ‘retexturizing’ effect). In addition to this effect, it also promotes:
• A rapid and gradual result.
• Biological restructuration: action on skin microrelief and action on the constituents of the extracellular matrix and the dermoepidermal junction.
• Helps alleviate character lines via the effect of molecular bio-adhesion.
• Stimulates the biosynthesis of collagen and elastin, promoting the mechanism of cellular stimulus, increasing cutaneous density, and the biosynthesis of glycosaminoglycans and improvement of the dermal papillae junction.
• Acts in the process of skin immunomodulation, the importance of which is linked to the integrity of the skin’s structure.
• Acts in the enzyme systems (serine proteases of the stratum corneum) of the extracellular matrix, which is involved in tissue hydration, inflammation and catabolism. It acts on certain cytokines (interleukin-1 and prostaglandin PGE2) which play a part in the inflammatory process.