Better Than Retinol? Revolutionary Compound Makes Aging Skin Look 8-10 Years Younger
Most people think the main reason we get wrinkles is because of too much sun. That's why we stay out of it when we can, wear sunblock when we go outside, and never, ever get within 15 feet of a tanning bed. So why are we still getting wrinkles?
New research reveals that glycation and glycotoxins (byproducts of sugar metabolism) produce wrinkles on even the most religiously sunscreened skin.
What is glycation exactly? In a recent article called “Sugar and Aging: How to Fight Glycation,” ELLE magazine explained it like this: “When you have sugar molecules in your system, they bombard the body's cells like a meteor shower—glomming onto fats and proteins in a process known as glycation. This forms Advanced Glycation End products (commonly shortened, appropriately, to AGEs), which cause protein fibers to become stiff and malformed … The proteins in skin most prone to glycation are the same ones that make a youthful complexion so plump and springy—collagen and elastin. When those proteins hook up with renegade sugars, they become discolored, weak, and less supple; this shows up on the skin's surface as wrinkles, sagginess, and a loss of radiance.”
If that wasn't bad enough, grilling, frying, toasting and roasting foods all produce high levels of AGEs. So things like crusted breads, broiled chicken, grilled salmon, coffee (the beans are roasted!) are all loaded with AGEs. Even granola—a health-nut staple—is an AGE double whammy, since it has lots of sugar and it's toasted.
When should you worry about glycation-related skin damage? “When you're in your teens and twenties, you can eat almost anything and get away with it,” explains SanMedica International's Amy Heaton, PhD. “But as you age, your body is no longer in its peak collagen- and elastin-producing years and suffers more from the visible effects of glycation damage (wrinkles and saggy skin).”
How can you fight wrinkle-causing glycation? We can't stop eating, that's for sure. So it's easy to understand why a revolutionary new, topically applied, anti-glycation compound created a huge commotion at the 9th World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology held in Athens, Greece. The compound is called Theraglycan™-3, and some are already calling it “The most significant breakthrough in skin care since the discovery of retinol.” Why? Because this was the first time a topically applied anti-glycation, “anti-aging” compound had been tested to reduce actual AGE content in human skin and make it appear measurably younger.
The AGE-reducing effects were validated using an equation based on measurements taken by an AGE-Reader (a sensitive research instrument that uses autofluorescence to measure AGEs present in the skin). In the studies, women used a Theraglycan-3 cream twice a day (a 2% "day" cream in the morning and a 4% concentrated "night" cream before bed). The results of the study documented an unequivocal 8-10 year differential based on actual AGEs remaining on the skin's surface.
Where can you find Theraglycan-3? One of the fastest growing (and most aggressive) research-based cosmeceutical companies in the world, SanMedica International, has just secured the exclusive rights to produce a Theraglycan-3 formula under the trade name GlyTerra-gL. This two-part system consists of a powerfully effective 2% Theraglycan-3 "Day" Cream and a highly concentrated 4% Theraglycan-3 "Night" Cream (and SanMedica is planning to release a Theraglycan-3 body cream sometime in early 2015).
GlyTerra combines its full-strength Theraglycan-3 component with highly specialized, functional "anti-aging" isolates. So the bioactive compounds in this formulation have been clinically tested to not only decrease the visible, age-related effects of "sugar damage," but also block surface glycotoxin formation to help shield the skin from future glyco-damage, as well as reduce the look of fine lines, deep wrinkles and crow's feet, improve the appearance of age spots, loose, droopy, flaccid skin, and—most importantly—make everyone's complexion look healthier, more radiant, and significantly younger. Not even retinol can do all that.