Technical Information for Therapists
Our skin ages for many reasons but here are some of the main causes we need to be aware of:
Decreased water content of the S. Corneum
Gradual loss of estrogen which results in less blood flow to the skin, reduced nutrient and oxygen supply to the cells, slowing down of epidermal cell turnover and reduced fibroblast numbers (therefore decreased GAG, collagen and elastin production).
Accumulation of free radicals leading to increased cell damage and glycation of collagen.
Increased levels of matrix metalloporteinases which break down collagen, elastin and GAGs.
It is easy to think that there isn’t much we can do about ageing, but if you look carefully at these factors one by one, you realise that as a beauty therapist we can address them and reduce the impact they have on our skin.
Firstly, Janesce Skin Care has a huge focus on hydration of the S. Corneum. Integral steps like soaking and products such as the hydrating mists, concentrates, Perfecting Gel and Age-Defying Serum are all that is needed to correct this basic problem that is capable of doing so much damage to our skin.
Estrogens are known to be able to easily penetrate our skin and numerous studies have shown that signs of ageing caused through a lack of estrogen can be reversed through topical application of estrogen (NOTE: however only the area of application benefits). Plant estrogens or phytoestrogens are a safe way of gently replacing the supply of this important hormone to the areas that most need it.
Many plants have anti-inflammatory benefits for the skin.
Most plants have some sort of anti-oxidant benefit.
Some plants have the ability to inhibit the detrimental effects of increased levels of destructive matrix metalloporteinases (MMP’s), reducing their damaging effect on our healthy collagen, elastin and GAG’s.
The Re-Energising Complex has been designed to address all of these issues in one powerful product. It is hydrating, contains herbs that are estrogenic, powerfully anti-inflammatory and high in anti-oxidants as well as containing herbs that inhibit MMP’s.