Over time, the skin’s natural production of collagen slows, and existing collagen begins to degrade. A side effect of the breakdown of collagen and elastin is skin laxity, and the face, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, knees, and upper arms are most commonly affected.
Collagen and elastin are damaged by a process called glycation, which occurs when a type of sugar (glucose) attaches to the fibers.
The byproducts (also known as AGEs) prompt the breakdown of collagen and elastin, leading to thinning skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness.
In addition to the ageing process, environmental damage, pregnancy, weight loss (and gain), gravity, lack of exercise, and a low priority in one’s skincare regimen also contribute to skin laxity on the face and body.
A key to restoring a more youthful appearance to lax skin is increasing collagen production and protecting against degradation, and this can be accomplished through skincare and in-office procedures. These two approaches together yield more dramatic improvement than each alone.
Formulated with a blend of 2.5% tripeptide solution, 5% yeast extract, and 2% hydrolyzed rice protein, this clinically proven fluid fights gravity and the effects of time on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, knees, and upper arms. After eight weeks, skin is visibly tighter, firmer, and lifted.
Designed for use from the neck down, SkinCeuticals Body Tightening Concentrate works to reinforce and repair the supportive network of collagen and elastin. A.G.E. Interrupter is formulated to target facial skin laxity, and when used in tandem, these products offer a comprehensive means of protecting existing collagen and preventing its decline from head to toe.
A.G.E. Interrupter reduces the glycation process, which is a cause of collagen dysfunction. Its innovative blend of 4% blueberry extract, 30% Proxylane, and 0.2% phytosphingosine slows the formation of collagen-damaging AGEs and mitigates the enzymes that erode existing collagen. Furthermore, the proven-effective concentration of Proxylane improves the integrity of the dermal-epidermal junction (DEJ), which is crucial in skin health.