By providing a potent blend of hydrating ceramides and rejuvenating peptides, Life Extension Anti-Aging Serum supports firm and healthy skin. Fights against the negative cosmetic effects of aging on the skin such as wrinkling, drying and sagging.
- Ceramides help the skin retain its moisture
- Supports skin cell repair
- Peptides are foundational to the skin
- Supports melonin production
- Hexapeptide-11 shown to be particularly effective at supporting firm skin
Ceramides: Essential for Healthy Skin
Ceramides are a waxy substance that naturally occurs on the surface of the skin. They function to form a waterproof seal on the outer layers of the skin in order to trap moisture in and maintain proper skin hydration. In fact, newly born infants are coated in this waxy substance to prevent them from losing too much moisture in the skin during that critical developmental phase. Not only do ceramides help to keep the skin properly hydrated, they also support repairs to the outer layers of the skin and healthy regulation of dermal cells.
While ceramides are naturally produced in the body, as we age our bodies tend to produce less and less of them. Without a strong supply of ceramides, the skin will become cracked and dried much quicker, and its ability to repair itself will diminish greatly. This loss of moisture and self-repair is thought to be a central factor in wrinkled skin and even dermatitis. Supplementing for these lost ceramides is crucial to providing lasting moisturization and nourishment to aging skin. 1
Why are Peptides so Important to Skin Health?
Peptides are formations of amino acids which act as, among other things, building blocks of the skin. If the skin is lacking in peptides it will lose its firmness and begin to sag and wrinkle. Though peptide concentrations naturally decrease over time, they can be replenished via supplementation, and will immediately act to support the strength and firmness of the skin. Peptides are also thought to be capable of stimulating the production of melanin in the dermal layer. Melanin is a skin pigment which provides crucial photoprotection to the skin from the molecular damage which is caused by exposure to sunlight. 2
There are many different forms of peptides, both naturally occurring and manmade. Life Extension Anti-Aging Serum utilizes hexapeptide-11- a manmade peptide which is isolated from yeast extracts then synthesized by solid state synthesis to high purity. Hexapeptide-11 is widely regarded as a particularly effective peptide which has been shown to support skin health and firmness against the effects of aging. 3
water, glycerin, sunflower seed oil, coco-caprylate/caprate, sodium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate, hydrogenated polydecene, trideceth-10, sodium hyaluronate, polyglyceryl-10 oleate, rice bran oil, glycosyl ceramide, phenylpropanol, propanediol, pomegranate fruit extract, taurine, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, green tea leaf extract, propylene glycol, Pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, hexapeptide-11, hydrolyzed RNA, hydrolyzed DNA, sodium carboxymethyl beta-glucan, squalane, dimethylaminoethanol bitartrate, beta-carotene, sodium PCA, tocopherol, tocopheryl acetate, thioctic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, panthenol, resveratrol, sodium cocoyl isethionate, caprylyl glycol, disodium EDTA, lavender oil, raspberry seed extract.
Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If product contacts eyes, rinse thoroughly with water. If rash or irritation occurs, please discontinue use.
- If pregnant, nursing, or undergoing treatment for a medical condition, consult your physician before taking this product
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
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