For some people one of the most distressing aspects of aging isn’t what age is doing to them internally but what age is doing to how they look. We can’t hide from the visible signs of aging and it tells the world that, whether we like it or not, we are getting older. Of course, this has led to the development of a multi-million dollar industry dedicated to trying to hold back the years for as long as possible. After all, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could recapture, or at least retain, the radiance of youthful skin for as long as possible?
But the choice of skin products is overwhelming and how do we know what really works? NeySkin CoQ10, with its unique blend of ribonucleic acids, CoQ10, vitamins, plant extracts and antioxidants, is in a class of its own. It’s one of the most remarkable and effective skin products currently on the market, working to refresh and rejuvenate your skin in order to restore your skin’s youthful appearance.
However, before we look at NeySkin CoQ10 in more detail, let’s consider for a moment just why our skin ages in the way that it does.
When we’re young and healthy our skin is smooth and wrinkle free. Our skin’s colour and tone are even and unblemished (apart from perhaps during our adolescent years!). The components that make up healthy skin are available in abundance. Collagen provides the skin’s firmness, elastin gives it elasticity and the ability to rebound and glycosaminoglycans (or GAGs) keep the skin hydrated. So what happens to cause our skin to change and wrinkle as we age?
Skin aging is often divided into two categories – intrinsic and extrinsic. It’s a combination of both processes that changes the appearance of our skin as we grow older, with the processes accelerating once we hit our 40s.
Intrinsic (or chronological) aging is the natural aging process that takes place with the passage of time. It will happen regardless of any external influences and it starts remarkably early on in life. After the age of 20, a person produces about 1 percent less collagen in the skin each year. A reduction in collagen inevitably leads to lines, wrinkles, and sagging. This reduction happens as a result of a series of interlinked complex processes.
When we are young the cells in our skin are renewed every two to three weeks. But as we grow older, it takes between four to six weeks to renew. Mistakes begin to happen in the process of cell death and renewal, with DNA becoming increasingly prone to damage. This inevitably results in the formation of non-functional cells. Aging then serves us with a double blow by diminishing our ability to produce the necessary replacement cells to compensate for the non-functional ones. All of this leads to the skin becoming more fragile with a drier, thinner appearance. And thinner skin receives less nutrients. Why? Because the undulating interfaces between the dermis (the bottom layer of the skin) and the epidermis (top layer) becomes flatter, reducing the surface area between the two. A reduction in this surface area results in a concomitant reduction in the amount of nutrients supplied which leads to a decline in cellular metabolism. It also results in a reduction in the removal of waste products from the skin cells (including free radicals). With fewer nutrients available, less collagen is produced and so a self-perpetuating cycle ensues.
Collagen supplies are also under attack from gravity. Gravity exerts pressure on the extra-cellular matrix, which causes the skin cells mitochondria (the tiny organelles within cells that act as natures powerhouses) to become stressed. This leads to the production of superoxide radicals which damage collagen. Furthermore, intercellular adhesion molecules under the top layer of the skin lead to the production of collagenase (an enzyme that acts to break down collagen). Given all of the above, it’s little wonder that our collagen supplies decline with age.
As the amount of collagen in our skin is reduced, it is gradually replaced by glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and elastin. The GAGs form a gel-like structure which is not as strong as collagen, and again gravity plays its part causing the weakened skin to sag. This process also results in thinner and less flexible skin. The collagen that remains becomes stiffened and sinewed.
But it isn’t just collagen production that declines with age. Less elastin is produced making the effects of gravity becoming more noticeable, skin sags, the tip of the nose elongates etc. Fewer GAGs are formed so the skin is less well hydrated. Even sweat and oil glands in the skin don’t function as well as they once did.
The body’s general decline that comes with aging also affects the appearance and condition of our skin. For example, as our immune systems weaken with age we are at greater risk of developing both benign and malignant skin tumours.
Extrinsic aging occurs in addition to intrinsic aging. It happens as a result of sun and environmental damage. Because the skin is exposed, it is constantly being bombarded by these external factors which can lead to such things as exaggerated losses of collagen, elastin and GAGs, freckle and sun spot formation, a thickening of the cornified layer of skin (the very top layer of skin), precancerous skin changes and skin cancer itself. Extrinsic aging leads to the appearance of roughness, uneven tone, brown patches, thin skin and deep wrinkles.
TThere are a number of causes of extrinsic aging. These include:
Even making facial expressions and the way that you sleep in bed can lead to the formation of lines in your face as you gradually lose elastin and your skin loses its ability to spring back.
Oxidative stress, which leads to the formation of free radicals, is common to both intrinsic and extrinsic aging. Free radicals can damage DNA, proteins such as collagen and elastin, and the process of cell renewal. Extrinsic factors such as ultra-violet rays from the sun and smoking also contribute to the production of free radicals. In particular, free radicals degrade collagen fibres causing them to weaken over time. This results in cross linking and a subsequent loss of elasticity which inevitably contributes to the formation of wrinkles.
NeySkin CoQ10 combines a unique blend of the skin’s RNAs (ribonucleic acids), vitamins, plant extracts and the antioxidants vitamin E and CoQ10. The result is a moisturizer that leaves you with skin that is better supplied with vital nutrients and oxygen, enhanced blood circulation and increased collagen and elastin production whilst at the same time the removal of metabolic waste is improved. Your skin will be cleansed, moisturized, replenished, refreshed and rejuvenated.
RNAs are the building blocks of DNA. Every cell in your body contains DNA. DNA is the genetic information used by all cells - it provides them with the genetic instructions that they need to develop and function properly. The application of RNAs is called biomolecular therapy – the idea is that you repair and renew sick organs by supplying them with the appropriate natural components (bio-molecules) from identical healthy organs (in this case from a bovine origin). By using healthy RNAs, you are really tackling the problem of the damage caused by aging at its very source - at a cellular level. As a result cellular metabolism is regenerated and rejuvenated with the RNAs acting to stimulate and activate the skin cell natural repair mechanisms and metabolic systems, with the result that skin regeneration is stimulated and blood circulation increased.
CoQ10 compensates for deficits in the energy metabolism, conserves skin functions and also helps to strengthen cell metabolism. CoQ10 is a powerful anti-oxidant that helps to protect the skin against the influence of highly reactive oxygen radicals, which damage cells and accelerate skin aging (see above re damage caused by free radicals and oxidative stress). To support the actions of RNAs and CoQ10, NeySkin CoQ10 also contains a number of vitamins, moisturizing factors and plant extracts:
Vitamins and moisturisers help to conserve the moisture of the skin and protect against damaging environmental influences. In particular, vitamin E acts as an anti-oxidant helping to protect against highly reactive free radicals and UV radiation.
Plant extracts are used to refresh and calm. Extract of camomile and calendula have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effects and gives a light protection factor of 3, this factor helps to protect the skin against harmful UV rays.
In conclusion NeySkin CoQ10 really is the complete skin product.
Simply apply once or twice daily onto clean, dry skin and gently massage in.
NeySkin CoQ10 contains wheat germ oil, methylparaben and propylparaben and may not be suitable for those who suffer hypersensitivity to these ingredients.