Noticing deeper wrinkles, sagging skin or fine lines that weren’t there before? Lots of factors can cause premature ageing in your skin, but we’ve got the perfect remedy to interrupt the process and stop it in its tracks.
Introducing the new and improved SkinCeuticals A.G.E Interrupter Advanced cream – a reformulated treatment that targets visible ageing. With 20% more proxylane than before, you’ll notice the results even faster, helping to reverse any damage caused by glycation so you can enjoy visibly smoother, hydrated and youthful-looking skin.
THE SCIENCE: GET TO KNOW YOUR SKIN
How much do you know about your skin? Before you start your anti-ageing journey, you should understand how and why your skin ages in the first place. Let us explain…
Your skin is your biggest organ. It works incredibly hard to protect you against germs, regulate your body temperature and serve as a barrier to UV light, chemicals and injuries.
It’s made up of three clever layers, each serving an important purpose:
- Epidermis – the outer layer that makes new skin cells and acts as a protective barrier against germs, the sun and other elements.
- Dermis – the sandwich layer that provides collagen and elastin, sweat glands, hair follicles and sensory neurons.
- Hypodermis – the fatty layer that helps nerves and blood vessels connect to the rest of the body.
Just one inch of your skin contains approximately 19 million skin cells. These cells are formed at the bottom of the epidermis and gradually travel up. Once they reach the top, they shed and then new cells form all over again.
For most adults, this renewal cycle takes about four weeks, but as we get older it slows down considerably, causing the skin to sag and wrinkle. There are several things that impact this cycle, such as sun damage, pollution, and A.G.Es – and that’s where SkinCeuticals comes in.
What are A.G.Es and what are the signs of damage?
A.G.E stands for advanced glycation end-products. They’re formed when protein or fat combines with sugar in your bloodstream. Unfortunately, they have an annoying habit of causing damage to the collagen in your skin, which can result in signs of premature ageing.
But what causes them? We’re sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but A.G.Es are largely caused by our diet, particularly sugar and fried foods. So the more of these you consume, the more A.G.Es your skin will produce, and the more likely you are to experience deeper set lines, wrinkles and sagging.
Yes, sugar really does age us!
How can you reduce the effect of A.G.E on your skin?
Like many things that impact your skin, you can control the effect of A.G.Es with your lifestyle choices to an extent. Ultimately, reducing your sugar intake in your diet will play a key part in reducing damage by A.G.Es, and help you maintain your youthful appearance.
Alongside a low-sugar diet, the scientists at SkinCeuticals have developed an anti-wrinkle cream that can help reverse the erosion of elasticity and firmness caused by A.G.Es. The A.G.E Interrupter Advanced treatment does exactly what it says on the label – it interrupts the ageing process using a very special ingredient, proxylane.
Proxylane is a natural sugar found in beechwood. According to SkinCeuticals, this clever sugarprotein can boost your production of glycosaminoglycans – and the more glycosaminoglycans your skin has, the more hydrated and firmer it will be.
SkinCeuticals A.G.E Interrupter Advanced: What’s new?
With its new and improved formula, this next-generation anti-wrinkle cream now contains 12.6% concentrated proxylane (that’s 20% more than the previous formula), a wild fruit flavonoid blend, and new glycyrrhetinic acid.
Alongside blueberry extract and phytosphingosine, all of these key ingredients work together to counter the effects of A.G.Es on your skin cells, helping to improve the appearance of wrinkling, restore the skin's firmness, and enhance your overall radiance.
YOUR NEW AND IMPROVED SKINCARE ROUTINE
A little of this product goes a long way, and it can easily be incorporated into your daily skincare routine.
Because the luxurious formula absorbs easily into your skin without feeling heavy, it won’t clash with your favourite products. We recommend using it after your antioxidants such as C E Ferulic or Silymarin CF, and before your usual SPF.
But can it be used alongside retinol, you ask? Absolutely! Because you’re encouraging new, younger cells to develop, A.G.E Interrupter Advanced can pair perfectly with retinol as part of your evening skincare routine.
Ready to tackle premature ageing? Book an appointment with our skin specialists or visit our online store to be one of the first to shop the new SkinCeuticals A.G.E Interrupter Advanced formula.