What is SKINflammAGING?
Chronic Inflammation of the Skin
The term “skinflammaging” was coined by us to emphasize the connection between the presence of chronic smoldering inflammation and the aging of skin. Indeed, this phenomenon is not isolated to the skin. It is now widely accepted that inflammation is contributory to nearly all diseases and degenerative conditions of aging including atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and age-related macular degeneration. Sun exposure, environmental toxins, and repetitive microtrauma – the major reasons skin ages – all cause pro-aging inflammatory reactions within the skin.
While an initial inflammatory phase is a normal component of tissue repair, it is a two-edged sword. In acute situations, or at low levels, skin inflammation deals with the abnormality and promotes healing, but when chronically sustained, it slowly and progressively damages tissue. The paradigm confirmation of this fact is fetal skin, which regenerates perfectly without scarring. How is this possible? It has to do with the very brief, nearly non-existent inflammatory skin phase of fetal wound healing, something that results from the presence of abundant anti-inflammatory cytokines (cellular produced bio-signals) in the fetus. This is our answer to how to reduce inflammation naturally.
Natural Remedies for Reducing Inflammation in the Body
One major focus of Lifeline’s work with stem cells and the cytokines they produce has to do with developing ways to provide the skin with topically applied supplemental anti-inflammatory signals. To reduce inflammation naturally in the body, the Lifeline® ProPlus+ parthenogenetic, non-fetal stem cell products mimic Mother Nature’s strategy of fetal healing by providing anti-inflammatory patterns of bio-signals to help combat “skinflammaging.” The type of stem cell they culture was selected because of abundant published research describing its pivotal role in tissue healing. The cytokine pattern produced during culture of these cells is strongly anti-inflammatory. But that’s not all. These most potent stem cells don’t just rely on anti-inflammatory cytokines like the adult stem cell skincare preparations do. They pack a powerful extra punch with peptides, enzymes, and growth factors which come directly from the parthenogenetic stem cells used in Lifeline® ProPlus+ skincare products.
Lifeline® ProPlus+ also makes an amazing eye serum and neck/jaw/décolletage firming serum. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Dr. Kim.