Natural Anti-Aging Products: Skincare for Those Over 40

Age-related changes encompass a diverse range of processes that affect both the skin and the body as a whole. Therefore, anti-aging care should be comprehensive and all-encompassing.

What happens to the skin after a certain age?

Metabolic processes controlled by the hormonal system slow down. The activity of functional cells in the dermis, known as fibroblasts, decreases. Fibroblasts are responsible for producing molecules of fibrillar proteins like collagen and elastin, which then organize into three-dimensional structures. The quantity and quality of these protein fibers determine skin characteristics such as firmness and elasticity. Additionally, fibroblasts synthesize hyaluronic acid, a polysaccharide that retains a significant amount of water. Hyaluronic acid ensures skin hydration, contributing to its smoothness and a fresh appearance. Thus, after the age of 40-45, the skin becomes less elastic, leading to the formation of wrinkles and folds.

The lipid barrier weakens, disrupting the cell renewal cycle, making the skin drier with potential rough and flaky patches. External environmental factors, particularly ultraviolet radiation, disrupt the function of epidermal pigment cells known as melanocytes, leading to age-related hyperpigmentation.

Finally, changes at the capillary level disrupt microcirculation, impairing the skin's blood supply, nutrition, and toxin elimination. This may manifest as a loss of a beautiful, even complexion, the appearance of a waxen pallor, or the visibility of individual capillaries, forming a vascular network.

Plants Against Aging

Natural cosmetics can offer effective measures to slow down aging processes in various directions. Let's explore its capabilities using the example of the anti-aging line "Active Visage" from the Swiss organic brand BIOKOSMA. Their products for mature, demanding skin contain interesting and modern ingredients.

Intensive hydration in the formulas of Active Visage is provided by Calcium Ketogluconate—an innovative "green" active ingredient that, with regular use, stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid by 96% and elastin by 36% (according to the manufacturer's laboratory data). A blend of valuable oils such as jojoba, shea, almond, and grape seed replenishes lipid deficiencies, improves the epidermal barrier function, and slows down moisture loss. Sunflower sprouts are rich in vitamin E, a valuable antioxidant that combats free radical damage. Finally, cress sprout extract (Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract) significantly reduces pigmentation by disrupting the synthesis chain of the skin pigment melanin.

The developers of the Active Visage formulas have also taken into account the impact on the vascular level. Horse chestnut extract activates microcirculation, strengthens capillaries, evens out and improves the complexion.

Active Visage Face Tonic
Active Visage Face Serum
Active Visage Restoring Day Cream
Active Visage Regenerative Night Cream
Active Visage Face Oil

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