In order to better understand how to slow down the process of aging of the skin, it is important to understand how the skin ages. There are 5 major parameters that enter into the aging process of the skin :

  • Dehydration
  • Loss of minerals and vitamins
  • Decrease in the production of fat cells in the hypodermis
  • Oxidation due to free radicals (especially UVs)
  • Decrease in the production of collagen and elastin


1.   Dehydration

Internal factors such as decrease of water content in the skin are responsible for the aging of the skin. We remind you that our body is composed of 70 - 80 % of fluids and so does the skin. If you look at a beautiful fresh cut apricot, it has a wonderful skin, tight, smooth, and the fruit is juicy. On the contrary a dry apricot has wrinkles, is not smooth, because it has lost much WATER! The same process influences your skin. With age, the body and the skin loose water.

One of the most important parameter for an anti-age product is that is provides complete essential hydration. We used different moisturizing active ingredient in the 5 Secrets products such as:

Aquaxyl (Natural molecule isolated from wheat extract):

  • It increases the water reserves, because it improves the formation of Glyco-Amino-Glycan (the water reserve of the skin).
  • It decreases the water loss by evaporation as it increases the synthesis of Ceramids (that constitute the skin protection mantel).

Apricot kernet oil :

  • It contains more than 90 % of omega 6 & 9 and it is very rich in vitamins.

Cupuaçu butter :

  • Rich in omega 6 & 9 and vitamin C.
  • It absorbs 400 % of its weight in water and it forms a water cushion on the skin.

Candelilla, rice and jojoba waxes combined with lactic acid:

  • It absorbs 600 % of its weight in water and it forms a water cushion on the skin.


2.   Minerals and vitamins

Manganese that is added in the 5 Secrets Serum is an antioxidant that stimulates the anti free radicals defenses and slows down aging due to environmental aggressions (UV, smoke, pollution...).

It is involved in the synthesis of vitamin B1 (thiamin), revitalizes the skin and helps cells absorb oxygen. It regenerates fillagrin that consolidates the protective mantel of the epidermis.

As we previously mentioned, apricot kernel oil and cupuaçu butter are very rich in vitamins that help regenerate the skin. Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant is also added.


3.   Wrinkle filling

The degradation of the mechanical properties of the skin leads to a thinner derma layer, due to a decrease in the amount of fat cells in the hypodermis and due to a degradation of some compounds of the extra-cellular matrix (elastin, collagen).

Commiphora Mukul, an extract from the root of an Indian tree well-known in Ayurvedic medicine, helps fill-in wrinkles.

How Wrinkles are filled

  • Natural process of wrinkles filling from within
  • The results can be compared to botox or hyaluronic acid injections, but it is safe and natural. 


4.   Protection from free radicals     

Chronological and photo-induced aging is at the origin of the degradation of the biodynamical properties of the skin. Free radicals, found in pollution or produced by UVs are responsible for an accelerating aging process due to oxidation. External factors such as UVs or pollution can alter some compounds of the skin. This leads to a loss of its mechanical properties.

Some substances named antioxidants, can scavenge and absorb free radicals.  The main antioxidants used in the 5 Secrets product are:

  • Manganese
  • Omega 6 & 9 found in Apricot kernel oil and Cupuaçu butter
  • Vitamin C and E
  • Which-Hazel flower water, that is rich in tannins.


5.   Collagen and elastin

With age, there is an imbalance of the extra cellular matrix, which leads to a decrease of the quantity of collagen and elastin fibers. The skin becomes thinner and loses its elasticity. Fine lines appear progressively and become deeper wrinkles with time.

Roses from Damas are famous for their essential oil known as one of the best anti-age natural product. It acts directly on fibroblasts that produce collagen fibers to revitalize, heal and regenerate your skin cells.

 

Instant lifting effect

As we saw previously, the synergy of the 5 Secrets cream and the serum provides the 5 major aesthetic actions. These processes take time and the Ageless cure is intended to last 3 weeks and to be repeated 2-4 times a year, depending on your age and skin condition, or until satisfactory results have been achieved.

As these processes take a few weeks, we added an instant, superficial, tightening agent in order to obtain a quick, visible effect after a few minutes only!

 This instant tightening agent comes from African sustainable development. It is composed of Acacia gum (Arabic gum), combined with a natural bio-polymer produced by a micro-organism that grows in symbiosis on some plant roots.

  • It is an essential source of revenue for sub-Saharan countries
  • The acacia helps to decrease the progression of desert and contributes to stabilize the soil and the population
  • The company that supplies acacia gum has been committed since ever in sustainable development
  • The product is harvested using Good Practices and generating educational programs

 

The tightening agents for skincare absorb and spread out on the skin surface to form a continuous and elastic film. The polymers form a web at the skin surface that quickly retract and stretch the skin. Thanks to this mechanical process, the skin appears smoother and fine lines disappear. 

Wrinkles reduced


Efficacy study:

The effect of this tightening agent is visible after 5 minutes. A panel (12 volunteers) applied a serum with this active agent on the eye contour area. Crow’s feet of the panelists have been shot with a digital camera. 96 % of the panelists have noticed a tightening effect. The tightening effect of Easyliance is optimal after 1 hour. 

Wrinkle reduction before and after

Wrinkle reduction before and after