Aging gracefully is something we should celebrate – but of course, none of us want to show visible signs of aging prematurely!
The fine lines, wrinkles, and grooves on our skin tell the story of our lives. But what causes them and why does everybody age differently?
Visible skin changes – or aging, is caused by the destruction of the collagen & elastin matrix in our skin’s second layer, the dermis.
- Our skin is made up of 3 layers:
- Top layer of skin that we know and love is the epidermis
- Second layer of skin just beneath is the dermis
- Third layer of skin of mostly fat cells is the hypodermis
The dermis layer acts as support pillars so when the foundation crumbles so does the house that sits on top. As we age, the foundational dermis layer loses its overall thickness, sturdiness and elasticity because our elastin and collagen matrix becomes weaker and weaker with time.
And that’s how it works.
When we say “aging in the skin” it’s a euphemism for “destruction of living cells” and it gets progressivley faster as we age. Starting around the age of 18, we lose about 1% of collagen and elastin every year, at around 30 we’re losing 1.5% of collagen and elastin every year and by the time we reach 40, we’re losing 2%. We lose about 10% of skin thickness every 10 years. By 50, that plump, bouncy skin we knew and loved in our teens is dryer, more brittle, showing visible grooves, lines and sagging.
Yes, aging is as inevitable as time and gravity but the good news is we do have some control and can dramatically stall the aging process!
We can slow down this acceleration by minimizing negative environmental factors…
UV rays easily penetrate the epidermis layer and destroy the collagen and elastin matrix. It’s like sugar dissolving in water.
Lack of sleep
When we sleep we heal. If we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies, including our skin cells cannot recover properly.
Lack of essential nutrients
Our skin cells are alive and require nutrients to thrive. Many skin care products contain a useless petroleum base that covers our skin’s top layer and only makes us feel hydrated but does not deliver very essential micronutrients to the skin.
Moderate drinking is not a major issue as long we hydrate properly, so enjoy that glass of wine. As for heavy drinking...well at that point our skin is the least of our worries.
This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Smoking kills all living cells and skin cells are no exception.
These lifestyle & environmental factors drive 3 primary mechanisms of aging. To deliver a groundbreaking solution, we needed to deeply understand these problems:
Skin cell destruction caused by free radicals.
Free radicals are unstable molecules produced by our body. They are actually good for us in small doses because they help our body fight viruses and bacteria. When our body has to deal with toxins like pollution or excessive stress, free radical run amok and attack living skin cells. The end result is skin cell destruction, inflamed skin and a weaker collagen and elastin matrix leading to premature aging. We neutralize free radicals by using antioxidants. This is why delivering antioxidants directly to skin cells is extremely important. Saranghae’s Complete 5 Step Anti-Aging formulation is clinically proven to increase antioxidant effect in skin cells by 100%. We don’t just coat the outer skin, we inject powerful antioxidants directly to your skin cells for maximum antioxidant effect.
Collagen and elastin matrix destruction caused by Elastase.
Elastase is an enzyme produced by our body from long term exposure to ultra violet rays (sunlight). One of the key side effects of Elastase is that it destroys elastin which weakens our elastin and collagen matrix. The result is tissue inflammation, destruction of healthy connective tissue and weaker foundation. Saranghae’s Complete 5 Step Anti-Aging formula specifically targets the over production of the enzyme elastase. In short, we fundamentally inhibit the mechanism that lead to the visible signs of aging at the cellular level.
Our skin cells lose the ability to retain moisture.
Mature skin looks less hydrated and dehydrated skin look more mature. It’s not just an optical illusion, it is the truth of human skin. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally produced polymer in our body that enables our skin cells to retain water. In fact, HA holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water and our bodies start to lose HA as early as the age of 18. This means that as we age, our cells retain less and less moisture which in turn decreases skin cell function and life span. Saranghae has developed a methodology to slow down this process by identifying and isolating the enzyme that causes the degradation of HA. Saranghae’s Complete 5 Step Routine is clinically proven to increase our skin cells’ ability to retain moisture by 100%. No other brand in the world has been able to match our clinical results.