Not Your Mother's Skin Care
by Elizabeth Franz
By cracking the code on our skin's behavior, scientists have given us new hope in combating the visible signs of skin aging. They call it 'Epigenetics.'
When Georgia May Jagger (the youngest daughter of rock and roll icon Mick Jagger and model Jerry Hall) covered Vogue Brasil’s September issue a few months back, she evoked the same long-haired 70s glamour that catapulted her mother into stardom over three decades ago. More than that, she reminded us—with that gaze, those cheekbones and, of course, that mouth—of the undeniable role that genetics plays in the way we look. When we look at the image above, what we see is an impossibly picturesque blend of the strong features for which her famous parents are, well, famous.
Our genes ... our control?
Whether or not your lineage includes a couple of history's most recognizable faces, you’ve been told your entire life that you’ve got your mother and father (and their mothers and fathers) to thank for your appearance—good, bad, and everything else. But recent developments in skin care science are turning that notion on its head, suggesting that we may actually have control over the way our complexions behave. While this doesn’t mean we now have the power to coax our DNA into transformations of modeling contract proportions, thanks to these breakthroughs we have gained a new edge in the battle against aging.
Epigenetics and skin care
We’ll put it simply: scientists now have a clearer understanding on what prompts our cells to do what they do. Through research, they’ve learned that our skin behaves differently at different times throughout the day. In other words, there’s a distinct rhythm that governs the manner in which our skin synthesizes certain ingredients. By utilizing Epigenetics we can influence cellular function and expression, fostering positive gene interaction and achieving skin that looks healthier, younger and more vibrant. We can repair the skin, and we can reverse the signs of aging.
At the forefront of this exciting revelation is Christie Brinkley Skincare, whose DNA Renewal System features a Daytime Rejuvenating Treatment plus an Overnight Repair Treatment. Of course, you're already accustomed to using serums, lotions and potions that specify the optimal time of day for usage. The difference here is the science involved in the product development process. By utilizing a proprietary blend of natural active ingredients called Active Epigenetic Technology, which penetrates deeply to put the brakes on our cells' aging processes, the brand has successfully revolutionized anti-aging skin care as we know it. As a result, visible change—namely, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, an improvement in elasticity and a heightened firmness and radiance—can be expected in a short amount of time.
Article posted 2/03/2012.
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