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The Science of Aging Skin
By: Lydia Sarfati
Posted: June 1, 2009, from the June 2009 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the skin. It moisturizes, aids in healing superficial fissures due to the fragility of mature skin and can hold 100 times its weight in water. Sugar beets are an excellent nonanimal source of hyaluronic acid.
Deep sea thermophyllus. Deep sea thermophyllus has properties that aid fibroblast recovery and natural skin recovery, in addition to helping DNA repair.
Laminaria digitata. Laminaria digitata is brown seaweed rich in polysaccharides and vitamins.
Spirulina. Spirulina is a unique source of omega-3 and gamma linolenic acid. These all play an important role in building and maintaining a protective barrier and inflammatory response.
These ingredients are great for topical skin products and for nutritional supplements, as well. Needless to say, what you put into the body is as important to the skin as what you put on it.