From November 2011 the Celfix Cosmeceutical range of anti-ageing products will be available exclusively at Effortless Skin.
Originating in the US, the DNA-based Celfix range has two anti-ageing products targeting fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone caused by UV damage. The DNA Youth Recovery Facial Serum has been proven to reduce sun spots by 70% over a 12 week period. This intense serum contains three enzymes, Micrococcus lutes:, Arabidopsis thaliana, Anacystis nidulans, all of which help to improve damage caused by the sun.
The DNA iQuad Infusion Total Eye Complex targets the delicate eye area which is often one of the first places where fine lines become visible. The Eye Complex contains a combination of peptides that work to reduce wrinkles by up to 45% in 8 weeks and dark circles by 19% over the same timeframe.
So, what’s the science behind it?
Some enzymes known as endonucleases assist in repairing the DNA by seeking out the damaged DNA and sending a rallying call for the body’s own repair enzymes to remove lesions.
Micrococcus lutes is one of the most UV-resistant microbes known to science. Liposome delivery of this marine microbe recognizes cellular UV damage and accelerates the skin’s repair and recovery process.
Arabidopsis thaliana, also known as OGG1, is a second endonuclease repair enzyme found in the mustard plant. It targets both the nucleus and the energy-making mitochondria of the cell. OGG1 seeks out a common type of free radical damage to DNA and helps the body’s natural process by initiating the cellular repair process.
Anacystis nidulans is a light sensitive enzyme, sourced by plankton and algae, that adheres directly to the damaged DNA and channels energy it absorbs from the sunlight to separate and then restore the fused rungs. About 20 minutes of sunshine or an hour of indoor light are sufficient to activate this photolyase enzyme and help clear the DNA of UV damage.
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