Mature skin treatment to help reverse erosion of elasticity and firmness caused by advanced glycation end products
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One main cause of visible aging is glycation, which occurs when excess glucose molecules bind to collagen and elastin fibers and prompt the formation of advanced glycation end-products (A.G.E.s) that lead to severe skin wrinkling. A.G.E. Interrupter is a unique treatment formulated with 4% blueberry extract, 30% Proxylane™ and 0.2% phytosphingosine to help prevent the glycation process and correct severe signs of aging in mature skin.
Now available in Limited-Edition Sets:
"> Resurface + Redensify with A.G.E. Interrupter + Retexturing Activator (15 ml)
"> Reset + Redensify with A.G.E. Interrupter + C E Ferulic (15 ml)
In a clinical study using fluorescence measurements, blueberry extract in the presence of ribose as a reducing sugar had a similar dose response to positive control aminoguanidine, a potent glycation inhibitor. In addition, in reconstructed skin containing collagen modified by glycation, treatment with blueberry extract diminished CML antibodies (one of the A.G.E.s found in chronologically aged skin in-vivo), and returned previously over-expressed biomarkers to a normal pattern of distribution. These results indicate a return to skin’s normal morphological structure.
Blueberry extract is both an antioxidant and anti-glycation ingredient that inhibits advanced glycation end-products (A.G.E.s) while preventing further oxidation from occurring. Proxylane rebuilds the support structure that degrades as a direct result of intrinsic aging and efficiently improves anchorage of the skin’s upper layers onto the dermis to increase elasticity and thickness. Phytosphingosine protects the skin’s barrier, while rich emollients hydrate dry, cracking skin.
Our advanced research group evaluated several different blueberry extracts, screening each for anti-glycation activity, selecting the particular extract in A.G.E. Interrupter for its potent anti-glycation activity, compatibility with other actives in the formula and efficiency in skin. We currently have two patents pending with this specific ingredient, including one for anti- glycation and another for MMP inhibition. Four percent of the extract was the level found to be most effective in clinical trials.
Massage a thin, even veil into the entire face, neck and chest once or twice daily.
Key Ingredient 1
Blueberry extract: Inhibits the glycation of collagen, normalizes MMP-1 production, prevents degradation of healthy collagen types IV and VII, and stimulates procollagen I and III, which are essential components of young-looking skin.
Key Ingredient 2
Proxylane™: This innovative ingredient stimulates the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which prompt the skin to re-inflate from within.
Key Ingredient 3
Phytosphingosine: Reinforces the skin’s barrier by promoting the synthesis of lipids necessary for barrier function.