Is Your Skincare Actually Getting Into Your Skin?
say beauty is skin deep, but how do you make sure your skincare products are
really sinking in—and working their magic?
do you know if the nutrients in your skin care are simply sitting on top of
your skin or if they’re being absorbed into the deeper layers?
are both important questions to consider, and the answers can help you optimize
your skincare routine so you can see maximum benefits. Read on to learn more.
A Deeper Look at Your Skin and
skin’s outer layer, called the epidermis, is responsible for regulating
temperature and preventing microbes and other harmful agents from entering our
bodies. For this reason, only smaller molecules can truly penetrate the epidermis
and get to the middle layer, the dermis (this is where collagen and elastin,
the two proteins responsible for taut, firm skin, reside). Retinol and vitamin
C are two such compounds that are able to “sink” in your skin and deliver
nourishment to the deeper layers.
what about larger molecules? Larger molecules have a much harder time getting
past your skin’s epidermis, so they simply sit on top of skin. They’re not
completely useless, though: these compounds can hydrate and moisturize the outer
layers. Hyaluronic acid is a great example of this. In its natural form,
hyaluronic acid can’t easily make its way into the inner layers of your skin,
but it can still attract water from the environment to give your complexion a
the other hand, sodium hyaluronate, a salt of hyaluronic acid with a smaller
molecular weight, can more easily penetrate skin, delivering the same benefits
of hyaluronic acid to the base layers. To prevent the visible effects of aging
or really fix some of your skin concerns, you need to make sure your products feature
ingredients that nourish the epidermis and get past it, too.
Skincare’s New Technology: Advanced Delivery
to advances in science, there are now better ways to deliver nutrients to your
skin—and they can even target specific concerns.
the recent years, delivery systems have been making big waves. Originally used
in medical research, a delivery system basically uses one molecule to carry
another molecule to specific location. It’s just like Postmates or Uber, but
for microscopic skin care!
cosmetics, we can use these cosmetic delivery drones to ensure that all layers
of skin are nourished and zone in on specific cells. Here are two of our
1. Peptide Delivery System
first delivery system makes use of palmitoyl peptides. These little spheres are
often referred to as “Botox-like ingredients,” and are prized for their visible
you’re not already familiar, Botox works by blocking your neurons and muscles
from communicating, effectively freezing the muscle so it cannot contract and
create lines, furrows and wrinkles. The skin therefore relaxes, and wrinkles
soften (or are prevented from manifesting in the first place).
drone works in a similar way, targeting skin neurons and inhibiting calcium
entry. Calcium is what powers our neurons and muscles, so without it, our
neurons cannot communicate to our muscles for movement. The result? Muscles
relax and wrinkles become less severe.
2. Pigment-Targeting Delivery System
next delivery system is a glycolic acid, lactic acid and multi-peptide combination specifically created to lighten the appearance
of dark spots.
“smart capsule” is able to identify and target melanocytes, which are mature
cells that produce melanin (responsible for color). The capsule focuses only on
those melanocytes that are overproducing, causing uneven skin tone. (Other whiteners
can leave a “halo” effect by targeting the skin cells near the overproducing
melanocytes, which is what this technology was developed to avoid.)
our skin is exposed to certain stimuli, such as sunlight, melanin production
increases in a phenomenon known as facultative pigmentation. By targeting the
receptors on those melanocytes, this drone can mitigate the effects of the
hyper-production of melanin.
How to Get Your Skin on These
best part is you don’t need access to a dermatologist or esthetician to reap
the benefits of these technologies—you can get them right in your daily skin
8CELLENT’s Vitality Complex Serum and its
richer sister, Vitality Complex Cream,
both contain these revolutionary delivery systems—which means one thing: the
formulas WORK to revitalize the appearance of skin.
with an elixir of luxurious botanical oils and extraordinary plant extracts,
the delivery systems work to create smooth-looking, uplifted and youthfully
resilient skin, all of which is guaranteed thanks to the technologies that
enable skin to truly drink in the benefits.
skin can feel the change, and you can see the transformation.