All about skin aging

Do you know that skin aging is NOT directly related to your chronic age?

Our skin renews itself regularly, which may range from approximately 3 weeks for a teenager to over 2 months for a senior.  Skin cells are produced at the base of the epidermis or basal layer of the skin and systematically pushed towards the skin surface as newer cells are produced at the base. This cellular reproduction process is known as the skin cell renewal cycle.

Skin cells at the basal layer are alive and hydrated. However, as they ascend towards the skin surface, they die, dry out, get flattened, and stick together to become a strong protection layer on the skin surface. As the skin cycle slows with age, more dead cells are accumulated on the surface of the skin, causing the skin to lose its suppleness, and sag and form fine lines and wrinkles. The cumulation of dark-pigmented cells causes spots and discoloration to be more obvious. Thick layers of dry skin cells feel rough and look greyish.

The skin of young people is smooth, plump, flexible, and elastic because of the proteins in connective tissues, known as collagen and elastin which work in unison. Collagen provides strength and elastin allows the skin to stretch and regain its original shape. Collagen is responsible for connective tissue health, strengthening the dermis, and preventing fine lines, wrinkling, and sagging of the skin. However, the production of collagen and elastin decreases with age, at roughly 1% each year.

The skin condition can deteriorate from UV radiation and a dry atmosphere. Over time, the skin cells lose their moisture and regeneration ability. UVA rays can penetrate deep into the dermis and damage collagen fibers, in a cumulative process called photoaging, causing the skin to sag and lose elasticity. UV also causes melasma, a condition causing grayish-brown patches or spots to appear on the skin.

Bakuchiol is known to dermatologists to reduce lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation, as well as increase skin elasticity and firmness by triggering the genetic pathway in skin cells to create several types of collagen that are useful in skin health and antiaging.  The British Journal of Dermatology published a study concluding that bakuchiol is as effective as retinol in improving fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Bakuchio is less irritating than retinol and can help make skin less sensitive to the sun’s harmful rays.

EdeS offers three (3) effective treatments with bakuchiol, for different skin conditions, needs and environments, to prevent and reduce signs of aging.  

EdeS Exquisite Emulsion is a fast-absorbing skin rejuvenation emulsion with bakuchiol and hyaluronic acid. Designed for use as the first Anti-Aging Treatment in tropical climates, EdeS Exquisite Emulsion increases skin cell turnover and hydration, stimulates collagen production, improves skin smoothness, firmness, and elasticity, and reduces pores, lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation. 

EdeS Exquisite Emulsion may be used as a day or night cream, even by those with oily and sensitive skin conditions.

EdeS Skin Elixir Mask is an innovative leave-on therapeutic mask with bakuchiol, hyaluronic acid, and aloe vera to book hydration, and prevent and reverse signs of aging. EdeS Skin Elixir Mask is designed for skin conditions requiring more intense treatment. It promotes cellular rejuvenation, stimulates collagen synthesis, increases skin hydration, strengthens connective tissues to reduce lines and wrinkles, firms and elasticizes skin, and protects against free radicals.  It may also be used as a night cream for all skin conditions. EdeS Luxurious Cream is a rich skin rejuvenation cream with bakuchiol to stimulate skin cell production and retain skin moisture and suppleness, especially during stressful physical and harsh environmental conditions. EdeS Luxurious Cream promotes cellular rejuvenation, strengthens skin structure, increases skin hydration, improves skin firmness and elasticity, and reduces lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks.  EdeS Luxurious Cream may be used as a night cream for a matured or photoaged skin condition, as a protection during cold dry