THE SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY
The most comprehensive approach to understand human aging begins with stem cell. Skin being the largest organ of integument system of our body, is made up by stem cells. However, as we age, the ability of self-renewal becomes less efficient; with added extrinsic factors such as environmental damages from UV rays and stress, our skin losses its vitalityand trigger wrinkles, pigmentation, saggy skin and more.
In the nucleus of a cell, the DNA molecule is packaged into thread-like structures called chromosomes. At the ends of the chromosomes are stretches of DNA called telomeres. Telomere regions deter the degradation of genes near the ends of chromosomes that protect our genetic data during cell replication. Yet, each time a cell divides, the telomeres get shorter.The shorter they get, the more skin cells age, producing dryer, more wrinkled skin. When it gets too short, the cell stop producing new cell and becomes senescent or dies. Tissue composed with ageing cells begins to surface on our skin and caused us to look aged.
In the nucleus of a cell, the DNA molecule is packaged into thread-like structures called chromosomes. At the ends of the chromosomes are stretches of DNA called telomeres, which protect our genetic data, cells division, and hold some secrets to how we age and get cancer. Telomeres are sequences of DNA - chains of chemical code. They are made of four nucleic acid bases namely: Guanine (G), Adenine (A), Thymine (T) and Cytosine (C), where they build repeating sequences of TTAGGG on one strand of DNA bound to AATCCC on the other strand. Thus, one section of telomere is made by six repeated base pairs. During birth, the length of telomeres ranges from 8,000 base pairs to 3,000 base pairs, the amount will reduce to as low as 1,500 pairs in elderly people. Each time a cell divides, an average person loses 30 to 200 base pairs from the ends of that cell's telomeres.
NEUZELL Skincare is 100% free of Parabens, SLES, Alcohol, Mineral Oils, Allergenic Fragrances & Artificial Colours simply because we care for your skin and your wellbeing. We want to make sure our customers feel safe and happy using our products. Furthermore, Neuzell product is dermatological and clinical tested effective.
What are parabens?
Chemically, parabens are esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid (pHBA). The most common parabens used in cosmetic products are methylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben. Typically, more than one paraben is used in a product.
Why are preservatives used in cosmetics?
Parabens are the most widely used preservatives in personal care products and as food addictives. They stop fungus, bacteria and other microbes from growing in your favourite creams and makeup, especially in the moist, warm environment of a bathroom.
Are there health risks associated with the use of parabens in cosmetics?
Parabens can mimic the hormone estrogen, which is known to play a role in the development of breast cancers. It can also cause skin irritation in individual with paraben allergies.
What are SLES ?
SLES is prepared by ethoxylation of dodecyl alcohol. The resulting ethoxylate is converted to a half ester of sulfuric acid, which is neutralized by conversion to the sodium salt. The related surfactant sodium lauryl sulfate (also known as sodium dodecyl sulfate or SLS) is produced similarly, but without the ethoxylation step. SLS and ammonium lauryl sulfate (ALS) are commonly used alternatives to SLES in consumer products.
Why are SLES used in many personal care products?
SLES is an inexpensive and a very effective foaming agent that consists of cleansing and emulsifying properties.
Are there health risks associated with the use of SLES in personal care products?
Although SLES is considered safe at the concentrations used in cosmetic products, it is an irritant similar to other detergents, with the irritation increasing with concentration. SLES has been shown to produce eye or skin irritation in experimental animals and in some human test subjects.The related surfactant SLS is a known irritant, and research suggests that SLES can also cause irritation after extended exposure in some people.
What are alcohol?
Alcohol, also called ethanol or ethyl alcohol, is the alcohol found in alcoholic cosmetic. When used in products that are not food, beverages or oral drugs, many countries including the United States, require that alcohol be denatured. This means that a small amount of a denaturant is added to the alcohol to make it taste bad. Alcohol Denat. is the general name used for denatured alcohol.
Why are alcohol used in many personal care products?
Alcohol and Alcohol Denat act as anti-foaming agents, cosmetic astringents, solvents and viscosity decreasing agents. In OTC antimicrobial drug products, Alcohol also functions as an antimicrobial agent.
Are there health risks associated with the use of alcohol in personal care products?
The bad types of alcohol will dry out your skin, irritate it, and cause inflammation and also rob even oily skin of its natural oil which causing an increase of oil production, it causes inflammation, which inflames acne, and it dries out the top layers of skin (Epidermis), which could hurt your skin’s natural ability to shed skin properly and to keep the pores open, thus leading to more clogged pores. When skin dry out, it will make wrinkles more noticeable. Dry skin will cause you to want to slather on more creams to quench parched skin, thus creating a vicious cycle!.
What are mineral oil?
A mineral oil is any of various colorless, odorless, light mixtures of alkanes between the C15 to C40 range from a non-vegetable (mineral) source, particularly a distillate of petroleum.
Why are mineral oil used in many personal care products?
It has become popular in skin care products because it forms a film over the skin that prevents the skin from contacting or absorbing anything in the environment. Mineral oil helps prevent the absorption of water and it’s best to keep a rash dry.
Are there health risks associated with the use of mineral oil in personal care products?
Mineral oil coasts the skin with an impermeable layer that inhibits the skin's natural ability to breathe, thus interferes with Skin's Respiration Process, it also acelerates drying because mineral oil pulls moisture away from the skin, it can contribute to dry skin and chapping, even though it is intended to alleviate these skin conditions. According to Positive Health Online, this effect also robs newly formed cells of moisture, which interferes with normal cell development, slowing down the cell renewal rate and contributing to premature aging of the skin. While the sun is the number one cause of skin damage and premature aging, skin care products with mineral oil aren't helpful and may contribute to the damage.
What are artificial colours?
They are dyes, pigments, or other substances that can impart color when added or applied to a food, drug, cosmetic, or the human body. They can be found in a range of consumer products—from cough syrup and eyeliner to contact lenses and cereal.
Why are artificial colours used in many personal care products?
To create a nice looking texture or colours.
Are there health risks associated with the use of artificial colours in personal care products?
Some artificial colors, such as Blue 1 and Green 3, are carcinogenic. Impurities found in commercial batches of other cosmetic colors such as D&C Red 33, FD&C Yellow 5, and FD&C yellow 6 have been shown to cause cancer not only when ingested, but also when applied to the skin. Some artificial coal tar colors contain heavy metal impurities, including arsenic and lead, which are carcinogenic.