What is Bio Cellulose???
Bio cellulose is a fibrous structure consisting of a network of three-dimensional nano fibres held together by strong hydrogen bonds. It is made from fermented coconut jelly with the help of specific bacteria called Acetobacter Xylinum and structurally it almost resembles our skin. It posseses a very fine diameter and has a high fluid retention property. Because of its unique structural and mechanical properties as compared to plant cellulose, Bio cellulose is rapidly becoming commercially important in various fields.
Under the microscope structurally bio cellulose appears similar to plant cellulose but there are many differences between the two.
Compared to plant cellulose Bio cellulose is,
Bio cellulose for skin tissue repair and wound healing
Owing to its unique three-dimensional nano-fibril network structure, bio cellulose has a high water retention capacity and greater strength, which makes it a natural soothing material for the regeneration of skin tissues and thus helps in wound healing especially in case of burns victims. The microscopic structure of bio cellulose appears almost similar as that of our skin collagen. The network of fibers found in our own body collagen is indistinguishable to that found in bio cellulose. Because of this property it creates a scaffold like body’s very own tissues and has pore size equal to the skin assuring proper moisture content in the wound allowing oxygen to penetrate the dressing while protecting the wound from bacteria. It has been shown to be more effective than other wound dressing materials as it,
Its cosmetic importance
Because of its high water retention capacity and tensile strength it has gained importance in cosmetics. It has been used for making various facial masks and has become popular among all. Since its structure is very similar to our skin it fits perfectly onto the skin forming a second layer on the skin. Due to its high water retention property it retains lots of moisture and other essential nutrients for long and being in touch with your skin can transfer all there nutrients deep inside your skin pores. Its potential lies in its unique property of the never-dried bio cellulose membrane and its high liquid absorbency, and hygienic nature that perfectly cater to the specific demands for skin tissue.
LuxaDerme’s Bio Cellulose Masks for skin care
Our LuxaDerme Bio cellulose masks are an incredible innovation in the field of skin care. These masks contains premium quality ingredients which penetrate deep inside your skin which help make your skin bright, luminous, radiant and wrinkle free giving it a soft, smooth and supple feel.
Ceramide For Skin Health
Skin is the largest organ of human body. An organ that is the most exposed, delicate and at the same time the toughest part of our body.
Delicate because it is very thin and fragile and tough because it being the outermost layer of our body take all the abuse i.e. sun rays, harsh weather, pollution etc that face throughout the day.
Our skin being the outer most part performs various functions. It acts as a barrier to outside world, regulates temperature, and keeps germs and irritants away. It consists of various layers. The outer most layer is epidermis. This layer comprises of fat like material called sebum containing lipids. This intercellular lipid contains ceramides, cholesterol and free fatty acids also vitamins E and D. Ceramide being present in larger percentage is responsible for maintaining the texture and health of the skin.
Ceramides form the major component of our skin. It protects our skin from various factors. It acts as glue holding the skin cells tight together and maintains a smooth surface of the skin. It retains water within the cells thus keeps our skin well hydrated and moist. Thus acting as a moisture barrier it prevents excessive moisture loss from the skin and protects it from dehydration, keeps it soft and supple. Ceramide has also been proved to be acting as a communication link between the cells. Whenever our skin is exposed to harsh chemicals, sun damage or other environmental factors the levels of ceramide increases and thus it produces a protective effect for the skin.
Dry, rough and irritated skin often lack ceramides because of which skins protective barrier is affected and cause more damage to the skin and makes it thin.
Levels of ceramide in our skin decline as we age resulting in thinning of the outer layer of skin. Because of low ceramide levels there is more water loss from skin as a result our skin looks dry and older. There is appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Researches have proved that there is considerable improvement in the skin’s moisture levels when ceramides are applied directly onto the skin. Also ceramides taken as food supplement has significant improvement in the moisture levels of the skin and improves condition of dry and wrinkled skin. These ceramides are also available from foods like rice, wheat and corn.
Thus, applying a good anti aging product is important to that contains considerable amount of ceramide that can penetrate the skin epidermis and can make up for the loss that occurs due to aging process.
One can say that ceramide are extremely important and one of the vital nutrient for maintaining the health and smooth structure of skin also to prevent anti ageing symptoms.
Collagen- The best kept anti-ageing secret
Ageing is an irreversible process and affects everyone. There is a vicious cycle which is followed. Ones we are born the cycle starts, we live, grow adult, then age and finally die to complete the cycle. In olden days age used to be just a number for many of our ancestors as they were internally strong and powerful compared to us. Now the scenario is totally different. Today we are being internally weak get hit by old age symptoms at very early stage of our life. Where old age used to be considered 65+ years before, it has now gone down to 50+ years. However, following healthy lifestyle like our very own great grand parents can help us age slowly, healthfully and gracefully.
There are various factors that contribute to rate of ageing. It may be genes, lifestyle, diet or physical activity and other external factors like smoking, alcohol abuse, stress etc. As we age, the body changes because changes occur in individual cells and in whole organs resulting in changes in function and in appearance of our entire body. The most affected parts being joints and skin.
Skin:We are always concerned about our looks and skin plays an important role in our appearance. But as we age our skin start showing fast and rapid changes which I am sure is a nightmare for every women on this earth.
With the growing age our skin, the largest organ of our body tends to become thinner, less elastic, dry, and finely wrinkled. Prolonged exposure to sunrays over the years adds to the problems. With the growing age this fat layer beneath the skin which keeps the young skin smooth and supple deteriorates, resulting in dry and wrinkled skin. Skin also loses most of its sweat and oil glands which contributes to dry skin and makes it harder for them to cool off on a hot day.
Another problem that appears with age is decrease in the number of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) causing less protection against ultraviolet (UV) radiation resulting in large, brown spots (age spots) to develop on skin. In some cases it may also result in change in skin complexion and texture.
Skin loses its elasticity which is mainly due to less production of collagen and elastin which are essential to make the skin strong, moisturized and flexible resulting in a dry, wrinkled skin that tears more easily.
Looking at all these problems there is a rapid boom in the cosmetic industry especially covering the anti ageing range. Today, we can find tons of beauty products, claiming to reverse the effects of ageing and give you healthier-looking skin in a matter of minutes. Practically, these are actually loaded with chemicals, which if exposed to skin for a prolonged duration, are thought to cause anything and everything from minor skin irritations to the potentially dangerous skin cancer.
Some nutrients in particular, are essential for maintaining skin health. Antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E etc have been proved to posses anti ageing properties and prevent the breakdown of skin cells, improve skin texture and maintain a healthy glow of our skin. Vitamin C is responsible for the formation of collagen which is a substance that keeps the face free from wrinkles and healthy. Our skin also needs healthy fats like omega 3 that help keep the skin moisturized and healthy-looking.
Joints: With the growing age both men and women start losing calcium from bones which over a period of time makes the bones and joints less dense that becomes more susceptible to injuries and can eventually break. Calcium deficiency can also occur because of low calcium absorption due to poor vitamin D intake. Our joints specially the weight bearing joints are the ones which bear the maximum wear and tear as we age.
Researchers have proved that at present osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease affects almost 20 million Americans and the number is expected to increase by 40 million by the end of 2020. Results of an October 2002 nationwide survey from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention show that 69.9 million adults in U.S. suffer from arthritis or chronic joint pain symptoms.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease, which is one of the most common disorders of later life causes erosion of the cartilage. Cartilage, also known as shock absorber lines the joint and protects the bones from rubbing onto each other. As we age, this cartilage tends to thin and degenerates because of the wear and tear of years of movement. As a result the surfaces of a joint may not slide over in a normal manner and are more susceptible to injury.
Normal bones and joint function requires healthy cartilage and bones with normal joint spaces, synovial fluid, and normal soft tissues surrounding the joints. Apart from all the substances required for the normal functioning of the joints, collagen is one of the most important. It is a kind of structural protein which is required to maintain healthy joint as it regulates the synthesis of glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate which are essentially required to provide structural support and cushioning properties to the joint.
Have you noticed the common element which is most essential to maintain the health of our joints and skin? That’s ‘Collagen’.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a kind of structural protein which is most abundant in fibrous tissues like tendon, ligaments, skin and also in cornea, bones, cartilage and blood vessels. Researchers agree the major visible signs of aging in the skin, joints and eyes are a result of progressive collagen degradation in our tissues.
How collagen works:
Collagen plays a very important role in the maintenance of optimum skin and joint health. Till date, there exist 29 different types of collagen, of which, type II plays a role in maintaining skin health. It gives the skin its strength and durability and is responsible for the smooth, plump appearance of young, healthy skin.
Collagen makes up 75 percent of our skin; thus, the smooth, plump appearance of young, healthy skin due to the presence of collagen. As the part of ageing there is breakdown of healthy collagen and the decline in collagen production that leads to the development of wrinkles and the appearance of aged skin. If body’s collagen levels can be increased, these signs of aging can be treated or slowed down. Since collagen cannot be absorbed through the skin people have turned to supplementation.
Collagen is found abundant in tissues around are joints and connects these tissues to bones making them strong enough to bear the weight of our body. In fact bones are also made up of collagen. Bones lacking in collagen are like dry, brittle wood, easily broken. Collagen makes up 95% of joint cartilage. The more is the concentration of it in the joints, the less chance is there for the development of osteoarthritis. It promotes joint health, improves joint flexibility and mobility and reduces pain.
Hence to achieve a smooth, gorgeous and younger looking skin and to maintain joint health Collagen supplements are recommended.
So…. Go grab your’s today for a healthy and youthful you.
The Secretes To Healthy Skin
They say that, “A women's greatest asset is her beauty.”.
Yes.…. From the time immemorial women are known for their mesmerizing beauty. All the women on this earth no matter which region and which age group they belong always crave for beauty.
Some books says “beauty is skin deep” i.e. beauty is deep down till your heart, which mean a person should be good at heart and should poses good character internally But actually when it comes to flaunting your feminine attire it becomes important that you look beautiful and have a great skin.
Something that represents outer beauty is our skin. Like other organs, skin is also considered an organ in fact the largest organ of our body. It is in direct contact with the outside world and performs loads of important functions. It protects us from infections, microbes, harmful UV rays, controls our body temperature and hold water to prevent dehydration.
Being such an important organ it should be most protected but, in many cases we neglect it the most. We do not bother to take care of it unless and until the problem arises.
Our skin is the reflection of our internal body health and suggests how healthy we are internally. We eat healthy food and take all essential nutrients to keep ourselves healthy. Likewise, our skin also needs healthy foods and other essential nutrient to be healthy and flawless.
Failure to provide essential nutrients and proper care leads to certain skin conditions which can be a matter of concern amongst which acne, rosacea, dry and damaged skin, tanning, pigmentation, wrinkles etc are very common. Consuming certain vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial foods in the diet is one of the most effective ways to treat skin conditions and improve the look and feel of one’s skin. There are several nutrients that are known to play a role in the protection and immunity of the skin and they include vitamin like A, E, C, B complex and some of other minerals.
Vitamin A: One of the most important vitamins required for the maintenance and repair of skin tissue. It helps in healing scrapes, wounds and other damages to the skin. It is also a great anti-aging nutrient hence is always loved by those who wish to keep lines, wrinkles, dull skin and other skin aging symptoms at bay.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol): Vitamin E is the most abundant fat soluble antioxidant in skin. It benefits the skin by helping it retain its natural moisture content. It protects the skin from the harmful effects of smoking, pollution, sun exposure that contributes to skin ageing and prevents the appearance of spots, wrinkles, lines, acne and other undesirable face markings.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid): Vitamin C help by reducing the damage caused by free radicals produced as a byproduct of sunlight, smoke, and pollution and that clog the effect collagen and elastin, the fibers that support skin structure, causing wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Vitamin B: almost all the members of B vitamin family are considered important for proper functioning of human body as well as for a healthy and glowing skin. It helps boost circulation in the skin, improves oxygenation and contributes to the healthy glow.
Apart from the above healthy vitamins there are other nutrients which one can opt for in order to get flawless, glowing and radiant skin.
Niacinamide: Niacinamide is a biologically active form of Niacin (Vitamin B3). When used topically it forms a barrier to the skin protecting it from direct sun exposure, air, pollution, improves skin’s elasticity, helps erase pigmentation and improves skin’s healthy tone and texture.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA): Like many other nutrients ALA is also a considered healthy for your skin. It is a powerful antioxidant that is made by the body and found in every cell and is soluble in both fats and water. It possesses anti ageing properties and acts by preventing the process of glycation in which an excess of glucose in our system reacts with proteins like collagen making them less functional leading to stiffness, wrinkles, lines and ageing of the skin. It metabolizes excess glucose thus preserves skin’s flexibility.
Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate):Another recent bloom in skin care is Hyaluronic Acid. It is a natural polysaccharide found abandoned in connective, neural and epithelial tissues of our body. It lubricates the joints and also retains the shape of our eyeballs. Apart from that, it possesses high anti ageing properties and is an important ingredient in skin care products. As we age our skin loses its natural moisture and elasticity. Hyaluronic Acid secures moisture in the skin and creates bounce and fullness giving our skin a smooth, soft and supple look.
Hydrolyzed Collagen:Hydrolyzed collagen is the structural protein found in connective tissue of bones, tendons, ligaments and skin. Having possessed excellent fluid binding capacity it makes our skin supple, smooth and plump giving a youthful look.
Arbutin:Arbutin is a compound extracted from the leaves of cranberry, blueberry, bearberry shrubs, some kind of mushrooms and pears. It is known to possess skin whitening properties. It works to inhibit tyrosinase activity, which in turn inhibits the formation of melanin pigmentation. Thus this compound helps in reduction of dark spots and age spots helping in brightening of the skin.
Peptides:Peptides are long chain amino acids of the proteins essential for skin health. Being very small or microscopic they have the ability to penetrate deep within the skin layer and stimulate the production of collagen which is required to moisturize and support the skin making it smoother, softer, and younger looking.
Ceramide:Ceramide acts as glue holding the cells of outer layer of our skin tightly keeping them in the required place and imparting skin a firm look, smooth structure and suppleness. It improves skin’s water retention capacity keeping the skin more moisturized, well hydrated and soft.
Thus make sure that you take proper care of yourself and your skin. Having a healthy diet rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and using mild skin care products may help make your skin soft, supple, smooth and beautiful giving you that gorgeous look which you always dream.
It is said that.
“Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away”Fay Weldon
Aging is fact of our life but can be delayed by good exercise, healthy diet, improved lifestyle and filling up the deficiencies with the right kind of supplement.
Peptides For Your Skin
Our skin is made up of collagen. It forms the foundation of our skin and holds the skin cells tight together giving it a firm look and a smooth texture. Levels of collagen decide if our skin will look young or wrinkly. Younger people have lots of collagen in their skin whereas old age people have less of collagen which makes their skin wrinkly and saggy.
Since collagen gives our skin tightness and suppleness, when it is broken down due to aging stress or other environmental factors our skin becomes dry, scaly and wrinkles appear. Using peptide on skin repairs this damage and protects our skin.
What are peptides?
Peptides are a kind of proteins made up of short chain amino acids. Because of the shorter chain they are able to penetrate the skin. These peptides manage the functions of our cells. It signals the skin to produce more collagen hence maintains the soft and supple texture of our skin.
With increasing age the collagen from our body destroys and is not replaced back resulting in thinning of the skin which is easily susceptible to wrinkles. With the breakdown of collagen new peptides are produced which signals the skin to make new collagen thus making your skin fresh, younger looking and smooth.
What are different types of peptides?
There are different types of Peptides but the most useful in skin care are Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide, Plamitoyl Pentapeptide (Metrixyl), Copper Peptides and Neuropeptides.
Palmitoyl Oligopeptide is known for stimulating the production of collagen and help bind connective tissues giving them a definite structure. Thus it help maintain smoother and firmer skin.
Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide is actively used in may anti againg creams as it works by reducing the inflammatory response in the skin. It also helps reduce the damage caused to skin by exposure to pollution, ultraviolet light and other factors that are known to stress the skin.
Palmitoyl Pentapeptide is commonly known as metrixyl. It is a solution specially designed to reduce wrinkles and smooth the skin and is found in most of the skin care creams and cosmetics. it stimulates the lower layers of the skin and promotes the regeneration of collagen and Hyaluronic acid.
Copper peptide is peptide attached with copper. Copper is known for it skin healing properties for which it has been used for healing wounds. It promotes the production of collagen and other antioxidants which enhance the skin healing process. It helps regeneration of skin and removes damaged collagen from skin surface.
Neuropeptides are a group of various molecules which act by affecting the neurotransmitters and hormones. It blocks the contraction of muscles resulting in smoother and firmer skin. it dramatically improves skin texture and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Thus one can say that in order to reduce the signs of aging, it’s important to incorporate quality products in your anti aging regime such as peptide creams and peptide serums which help encourage the skin to rebuild lost Collagen and helps skin to look smoother, firmer, and ever younger.
What is Bio Cellulose?
Bio Cellulose is 100% natural and is made from the fermentation of coconut jelly. Bio cellulose is a fibrous structure consisting of a network of three-dimensional nano-fibrils. Because of its unique structural and natural soothing properties Bio cellulose has been used in the medical field for many years for the regeneration of skin tissues especially in case of burn victims.
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