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Everything You Need to Know About Cosmeceuticals

Cosmeceutical skincare ingredients

If you’re not already familiar with the term cosmeceuticals, you’re not alone. In the world of skincare, it can be hard to keep up with all the latest buzzwords and ingredients. But when it comes to transforming your skin and achieving a more youthful, glowing complexion, cosmeceuticals are definitely something you’ll want to know about. In this blog post, we’ll explore what cosmeceuticals are, why they’re different from natural and organic skincare ingredients, and why you should consider incorporating them into your daily skincare routine.

What are cosmeceuticals?

So, what exactly are cosmeceuticals? Cosmeceuticals are skincare products that contain biologically active ingredients that have a demonstrable effect on the skin. These ingredients are typically derived from scientific research and are specifically formulated to interact with the skin at a cellular level to improve its function and appearance.

Cosmeceuticals vs natural/organic ingredients

But why choose cosmeceuticals over natural or organic skincare ingredients? While natural and organic ingredients can offer plenty of benefits for the skin, such as hydration and nourishment, cosmeceuticals go a step further by addressing specific skin concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. Cosmeceuticals have been clinically proven to improve the appearance of your skin, by addressing the root cause of specific skin issues.

It’s important to note that there is a difference between cosmeceuticals and natural or organic ingredients. While cosmeceuticals are developed using scientific research and specific formulations, natural and organic ingredients are derived from plants and other natural sources. This doesn’t necessarily mean that natural or organic ingredients are any less effective, but they tend to focus on general skin health and nourishment rather than targeting specific skin concerns.

But are cosmeceuticals really better than natural or organic ingredients? The answer to this question really depends on your individual skin concerns and goals. If you’re dealing with specific skin concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, or hyperpigmentation, cosmeceuticals may be a better choice since they have been developed specifically to address these issues. However, if you’re looking for a more general, holistic approach to skincare, natural and organic ingredients may be a better fit for you.

Most popular cosmeceuticals

So, what are some of the most popular cosmeceuticals on the market today? Some popular cosmeceutical ingredients include vitamin C, retinoids, and peptides. Vitamin C is often used in cosmeceuticals for its antioxidant properties and ability to brighten and even out skin tone. Retinoids, which are derived from vitamin A, are a potent anti-aging ingredient that has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Peptides are amino acid chains that help to stimulate collagen production in the skin, which can help to improve its elasticity and firmness.

New cosmeceuticals on the block- Metabiotics

Among these familiar names, there are a few yet to be heard of for their science-backed skin benefits such as metabiotics.

Metabiotics are the unsung heroes of probiotic activity, offering a plethora of benefits for our skin. These benefits include improving hydration, reducing inflammation, and protecting against free radical damage.

At the heart of this skincare revolution are the hardworking molecules of metabiotics, particularly lipoteichoic acid. This naturally occurring molecule works as an antioxidant, shielding skin from external damage by neutralizing harmful free radicals. Say goodbye to oxidative stress and hello to a more youthful, radiant complexion with lipoteichoic acid and other metabiotics. The future of skincare is here, and it’s science-backed and effective.

Sphingomyelinase (SMase) is also naturally produced by probiotics in their lifecycle. SMase is an enzyme responsible for the production of ceramides. Ceramides are essential lipids that help to keep the skin’s barrier intact, preventing moisture loss and protecting against environmental aggressors.

Hyaluronic acid is already well-known in the skincare industry for its ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water. This makes it an excellent choice for people who want to improve their skin’s hydration levels.

Lactic acid is another metabiotic that offers a range of benefits for the skin. It works as an exfoliant, helping to slough away dead skin cells and revealing brighter, smoother skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce redness and irritation.

Peptides are another metabiotic that offers a range of benefits for the skin. They are small chains of amino acids that help to stimulate collagen production, resulting in firmer, plumper skin. Peptides also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce redness and irritation.

Are cosmeceuticals FDA regulated?

One important note to keep in mind is that cosmeceuticals are not currently regulated by the FDA. This means that there is no guarantee regarding their effectiveness or safety. It’s always important to do your research and choose cosmeceuticals from reputable brands that have a proven track record of producing effective, safe skincare products.

Takeaway

In conclusion, cosmeceuticals are an exciting and highly effective class of skincare ingredients that have been specifically formulated to address specific skin concerns. While they may not be the best fit for everyone, they can definitely be a game-changer for those looking to improve the overall appearance and health of their skin. Remember to always do your research and choose reputable brands when selecting cosmeceuticals for your own unique skincare needs.

About author

Selma Durmo M. Pharm

“As far as I can remember I have always struggled with sensitive skin. The issues culminated in my mid-twenties when I started having rosacea flares and redness. My personal quest for effective, safe solutions took a professional turn, and I was given the opportunity to apply my (Pharma) background in developing a new skin friendly product line. My goal was to create something new, a clinically proven sustainable skincare brand. This science backed probiotic skincare derived technology is a product of years of research and innovation in personal care products. Metabiotics contain naturally produced hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, SMase, lipoteichoic acid, over 40 peptides and enzymes. All assigned with specific tasks for activating the skins native repair mechanisms.” 

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Following the principles of Clean Beauty, we have joined the dedicated stream of safe, non-toxic beauty enthusiasts.

Our products contain carefully selected hypoallergenic ingredients suitable for sensitive and reactive skin.

We’re committed to formulating with natural, organically-derived, and skin-friendly synthetics while excluding popular “good feeling” and potentially harmful compounds to provide the best skincare solutions.

“It is easy to get hooked on conventional products, with inviting perfumes and the instantly pleasant skin feeling. The sooner you understand that those sensations are short-lived the better! Choose Clean Beauty and allow the science backed ingredients time to work wonders on your skin.”

Cinically proven

Our products’ superiority has been proven in a controlled study on 50 volunteers where it was shown that four-week product use leads to a significant increase in skin moisture levels (39%), increased skin elasticity (50%), and a decrease in the appearance of wrinkles (23%).

Other beneficial effects include decrease in skin sensitivity, increase in skin cleanliness, evenness of the skin tone, decrease in acne formation.

This study serves as proof of the skin’s gradual return of its protective layer, integrity, and balance. All study results have been published in a peer reviewed journal as well as the full study report.

“Putting all science aside, we are most proud of our users’ testimonials. All tested volunteers claimed visible and tangible improvement in skin feel and appearance.”

Transparency

The greatest breakthrough discovery we stumbled upon is that skincare and cosmetics should not be sensational.

Personal care should be comprehensive, accessible, and efficient, just as all solutions that come from nature are.

We are often faced with labels such as anti aging skin care, organic skin care, natural skincare products, which lack the necessary explanation… What do these phrases actually mean?

“Grown tired of all the misleading, incomprehensive, irrelevant information used in the beauty industry we decided to stick to a no-nonsense approach. It is what it is, and skin care is not magic! It requires commitment, patience and understanding your skins’ needs.”

Sustainable

We are dedicated to neutralizing our negative impact on the environment as much as possible and have joined the stream of sustainable skincare brands. We’re taking you on for the ride (we’ve even packed the goodies)!

To help minimize our carbon footprint, for every product order a tree will be planted thanks to our amazing planters at One Tree Planted. It’s estimated that a mature tree nullifies around 20lbs of CO2 a year.

We’re doing our best to reuse, reduce and recycle. Wishing to inspire a circular economy we have partnered up, to create a customized recycling program. Collect three empty plastic packages to receive your Anbiome Recycling Envelope and follow the instructions on how to take part in our recycling mission. 

Your good deed shall be rewarded. For every three products recycled you receive one product gift!

Technology

Today’s trends in skincare require the use of synthetic active ingredients which interact with the skin. Our approach is to distinguish natural alternatives, which mimic the skins native repair mechanism and are more efficient and ecologically sound.

Translating solutions from nature into industrial settings is hardly an easy task, but it’s one we enjoy undertaking.

We have screened 500+ different wild probiotic strains from the nature, to find the most powerful ones.

Special fermentation process was developed to harvest powerful molecules (HA, LTA, SMase, LA and 40 peptides).

Result is the composition of native signal components and molecules that keep the skin balanced, healthy and protected.

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