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Protecting Skin from Stress

Posted by Nancy Ray on
Most people realize that stress affects critical organs like the heart and the brain, but what’s not as well known is how stress affects other important organs including skin. In fact, scientists are now learning more and more about the affects of stress on the skin and how skin stress can affect the body in general (systemic affects). There are many different types of stress that can affect the skin including...

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Decreasing Obesity-Related Skin Issues

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Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30kg/m or greater.  There are multiple causes for obesity including, diet, genetics, inactivity or weight gain related to drugs such as oral corticosteroids, oral contraceptives, or serotonin reuptake inhibitors (antidepressants).  Obesity increases the risk involved with more than 30 medical problems including skin issues. Obesity is associated with oxidative stress and inflammation that can have deleterious affects on the skin resulting in...

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Increasing the Immune Defense of Skin

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The skin barrier, composed of lipids and essentially dead cells (corneocytes) in the upper layer of the epidermis (stratum corneum), plays a major role in protecting the body from numerous insults including microbial invasion. However, when compromised, the skin’s immune system is activated to defend the body from further damage and infection. Skin immunity involves...

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Decreasing Eczema to Help Reduce Pollen Allergies and Asthma

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Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a common inflammatory skin condition that can result in serious itching (pruritus), lack of sleep, embarrassment and psychological stress. The lifetime prevalence of eczema has increased worldwide for the past 30 years...

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Decreasing Sun Sensitivity Inflammation

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Viniferamine® skincare products contain ingredients that are photoprotective including EGCG, resveratrol and oleuropein. EGCG has been shown to counteract the detrimental effects of UV radiation on immunity. Resveratrol has been shown to protect human skin from damage induced by repeated exposure to UV radiation. In addition, photoprotection has been found with...

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Protecting Hyaluronic Acid to Promote Wound Healing and Skin Health

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The presence of HA in tissues stabilizes other extracellular matrix (ECM) components. HA is found in all tissues of the human body, but is most abundant in skin, where 50% of the total HA is found. HA is important for skin homeostasis and structural stability. Moreover, HA like other ECM components is critical in the regulation of all stages of wound repair including...

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Providing Penetrating Nutrition to Promote Skin Health

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The small molecule technology found in Viniferamine® products delivers penetrating nutrition to epidermal cells to promote skin cell repair and skin renewal. Viniferamine® skin and wound care products provide nutrition to the epidermis to strengthen the skin barrier and enhance overall skin health. Small molecules under the molecular weight of...

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Eliminating the Risk of Parabens in Skin and Wound Care

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Some studies have indicated that parabens have a prooxidant activity in skin, which could lead to decreased levels of the important antioxidant, glutathione and result in oxidative stress. In fact, methylparaben was found to have a detrimental impact on human skin keratinocytes when combined with UVB light exposure, and studies have shown... 

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Increasing Quality of Life with Healthy Skin

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Quality of Life (QOL) is the general well-being of an individual that results from various conditions including physical and mental health, safety and security, as well as comfort and happiness. Feeling good and reducing insecurity increases one’s ability to enjoy life.  Skin is the largest organ of the body and it’s a big reflection on how a person feels. Often, when the body is out of balance, it shows in the skin, and when skin is problematic due to...

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Relief from Itching

Posted by Nancy Ray on
Itch or pruritus has been defined as an unpleasant sensation that elicits the desire or reflex to scratch. Itch is the most common symptom in dermatology. It is also the most common skin complaint in people over the age of 65 years and it can have a major impact on an individual’s quality of life.

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