The Science Behind Particle
September 8, 2019
Everyone wants to look their best. Nowadays, that includes men–who are looking younger and fresher than ever. Thanks to the latest skincare ingredients backed up by research, you too can help restore your youth. This requires selecting the right skincare products. Particle Face Cream is formulated with high-quality ingredients to nourish the skin and help the body fight back against environmental factors that affect the skin like the sun, aging, and toxins. This post will help you learn how the ingredients in Particle Face Cream affect wrinkles, age spots, fine lines, and other skin concerns.
Jojoba oil has many beneficial uses for the skin, being a powerful humectant that works to seal the protective skin barrier to prevent it from losing moisture. Packed with antimicrobial and antifungal properties, it serves to help the body to prevent acne, fight off bacterial infections, and dandruff from developing. Studies have shown jojoba oil to be effective in managing bacterial and fungal pathogens such as candida, E.coli, and salmonella. Jojoba oil contains vitamin E, an antioxidant to help the body fight off oxidative stress caused by everyday exposures to the environment and toxins.
It’s the most preferred oil used for the skin, having similar chemical makeup as sebum (oil) of skin with sebum production regulation properties. Jojoba oil is a very likely ingredient to be non-comedogenic, which means to less likely clog pores and lead to less severe acne and fewer breakouts. Jojoba oil used topically moisturizes and soothes the skin, along with sending signals to the sweat follicles to stop additional production of sebum for hydration, keeping skin from being oily to cause clogged pores and preventing acne breakouts.
Additional properties jojoba oil has on the skin is to help relieve dryness, flaking, and itching, being a suitable ingredient for those who have inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Vitamin E Oil
A vitamin with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that make getting enough crucial for the skin. There are numerous studies on the benefits of vitamin E, known for optimal youthful skin appearance and health. Topically applied, it helps to reduce inflammation and hyperpigmentation of the skin along with reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.
Derived from the shea nut with high concentrations of vitamins and fatty acids, shea butter has been a popular cosmetic ingredient for centuries. Shea butter has been shown in research to be useful in soothing, toning, and conditing the skin.
Also known as nicotinamide and vitamin B3, niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin. Topical applications of niacinamide have been shown to improve red blotchiness, sallowness (yellowing), fine lines and wrinkles, elasticity, as well as hyperpigmented spots. Also, niacinamide has been demonstrated in research to help increase the skin’s production of ceramides and collagen, and to stimulate keratinocyte differentiation to lead to improved skin appearance and barrier function.
Having the capabilities to improve the skin’s protective barrier, niacinamide can reduce the impact of environmental stresses to help play a crucial part in helping the skin to repair signs of aging. If left unmanaged, this type of daily damage makes the skin appear dull, older, and less radiant.
Squalane oil is a saturated byproduct of squalene oil. It’s naturally produced in skin cells and found in rice bran, olives, sugarcane, wheat germ, and palm trees. Squalene is an unstable unsaturated oil that goes rancid very quickly, making squalane, a saturated oil, the preferred ingredient in skincare products.
Squalane oil helps to boost hydration of the skin to appear more healthy and vibrant. Its high antioxidant content has been shown in research to fight against free radicals and skin damage that leads to accelerating the aging process. Used regularly, squalane oil can help boost the production of collagen to encourage firmer skin.
Coffee Seed Extract
This ingredient is a green concentrated oil extracted from the coffee bean plant with rich sources of antioxidants to serve beneficial for the skin. In research, skin samples of different sections of the human skin have shown that topical application of coffee seed extract can help restore the skin and promote a smoother and healthier look and feel. This plant has been shown to stimulate skin pathways for better moisture retention.
An alpha hydroxy acid, that’s naturally found in sugar cane, milk, citrus fruits, and apples help to keep the skin feeling moisturized, soft, smooth, and improve signs of aging. It has been shown to stimulate collagen renewal for firmer skin. It’s mainly used to help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmented spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and other factors that lead to an uneven and less vibrant complexion. Other benefits lactic acid include reduce pore appearance and improved skin tone.
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalimate is a unique oil-soluble derivative of vitamin C with superior absorption properties compared to other vitamin C derivatives. Vitamin C is crucial to preventing scurvy and a requirement for collagen synthesis. Studies have shown that topical applications of ascorbyl tetraisopalimate help to protect the skin from UV induced damage by fighting against the formation of free radicals. Research suggests that ascorbyl tetraisopalimate may serve to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and repair age-related skin damage caused by environmental stressors.
Pentavin ®, also known as saccharide isomerate, is a 100% naturally-derived plant extract enriched with hydrating properties for improved appearance of skin. Pentavin ® has a unique composition similar to carbohydrate complexes found in human skin, binding to skin cells to provide strong moisturizing effects. It creates a moisture reservoir that lasts for 72 hours.
Sym White, also known as phenylethyl resorcinol, is a new whitening agent that has been found to have the ability to inhibit tyrosinase, that promotes melanin production for skin color. Sym White has been shown to serve as a brightening and whitening ingredient in skincare products. It’s a synthetic ingredient that’s partially derived from natural lightening compounds found in Scotch pine bark. Studies show that it is one of the highest tyrosinase inhibitors, being 22 times more potent than kojic acid. When directly compared to β-arbutin, Sym White was shown to be over 100 times as effective at lightening the hair. It serves as a potent and better antioxidant agent than vitamin C, vitamin E, and butylated hydroxytoluene.
In another study, researchers observed the results of a cream that consisted of Sym White in addition to three other skin whitening agents. The cream was used over three months to 20 women, all of whom used sunscreen. The results demonstrated that the women’s uneven skin tone decreased by 43%. This study also concluded that Sym White is more effective to use in products that contain other skin-whitening ingredients with established track records of success in research.
A clear sugary substance known as hyaluronan, hyaluronic acid is naturally produced and found in connective tissue, eyes, and skin. Its primary function is to retain moisture to keep the tissues moist and well-lubricated. Hyaluronic serums have been shown to reduce skin inflammation, wrinkles, and dry. In recent studies, hyaluronic acid face creams demonstrated a signification improvement in skin elasticity and hydration when compared to placebo. After 60 days of hyaluronic serum application, the wrinkle depth and overall skin roughness improved.
A 100% active linear silicone polymer that’s gentle and non-comedogenic when applied topically on the skin. Dimethicone is a potent conditioning and moisturizing ingredient that can be used to all skin types. Serving to be a skin protectant at various levels, dimethicone is primarily useful for those whose skin requires an additional barrier to help prevent moisture loss.
In research, the mild water repellent nature of dimethicone forms a protective barrier on the skin to fill in fine lines and wrinkles on the face giving it a “plump” appearance.
Isopropyl Myristate is a polar emollient and commonly used in topical and cosmetic preparation. Isopropyl myristate has been studied extensively to be considered a skin texture enhancer as well as enhance the absorption of components in a cosmetic product.
Isopropyl myristate was considered to be a pore-clogging ingredient. However, this evaluation comes from dated studies that don’t apply to how this ingredient is used in today’s skincare products.
Glycol, also known as glycerin, is a non-toxic and sweet-tasting ingredient used on all skin types, including oily. It has sufficient moisturizing properties as well as serving as a humectant, an agent that absorbs water from the air to the skin to reducing dull and dry skin patches. As skin ages, it becomes rough and dry. Using glycerin regularly can make the skin feel smooth by filling in cracks and preventing future skin problems associated with dryness.
In a double-blinded study on 17 healthy volunteers, researchers wanted to observe the influence of hydration on the skin barrier from cream containing 20% glycerin as compared to a placebo cream. After ten days of treatment, the cream containing 20% glycerin significantly increased skin hydration than a placebo cream.
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