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What Does “Antiglycation” Mean?

By: Rhonda Allison
Posted: July 31, 2014, from the August 2014 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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For home care, ingredients that inhibit matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and reactive oxygen species (ROS), and promote all around healthy skin will also protect against glycation. See Anti-AGEs Ingredients for Home Care. These ingredients work to prevent degradation and inflammation, and support the skin’s antioxidant content, while detoxifying the skin of glycotoxins and combating cellular fatigue. Chirally correct, dye- and fragrance-free intelligent ingredients that are sophisticated in their delivery and have balanced actives are also important factors in the antiglycation and skin-healing process.

Whole-body wellness

When treating skin challenges, it’s often a matter of whole-body wellness. Be sure to talk with clients about healthy habits, daily care and the importance of prevention—from eliminating potential triggers to wearing sunscreen. Prevention and whole-body health is essential.