Skin radiance can be measured by elasticity, luminosity, and color which change as a result of aging, nutrient intake, environmental stress and exposure to damaging UV light. More specifically, melanin overproduction directly impacts the color and contrast of the skin. Collagen and elastin are degraded resulting in wrinkles and poor contrast due to the lack of elasticity and firmness. Microcirculation alterations affect skin coloration and increase the appearance of imperfections. Skin hydration depends on key lipids called ceramides. As we age, we start losing ceramides, resulting in dry and itchy skin, pulling sensations and wrinkles. The ingredients in the SkinAxblend are selected for their ability to fight these visible signs of aging by providing antioxidant protection with both primary and secondary antioxidant defenses. French grape seed extract (Vitis cinifera L.) contains monomers of flavanols that are a bioavailable form and help to support the integrity of collagen and elastin by fixation on fibers, which can moderate the action of collagenase and elastase. Grape seed also acts on melanin synthesis, important for skin color and homogeneity. Moreover, flavanols are known to stimulate the synthesis of amino acids precursors of collagen and elastin leading to healthy skin integrity. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is a primary antioxidant provided by the melon fruit concentrate from a unique selected French variety, and is coated to protect it from gastric acid in order to release in the small intestine.
The combination of grape flavonols and SOD has been shown to promote vasodilation and microcirculation in the skin. Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis, acting as a cofactor in the hydroxylation of proline and lysine, essential amino acids in the formation of collagen fibers. It also acts as an antioxidant in the protection of dermal cells from UV-induced oxidative stress. Coated vitamin C provides more protection and delayed release as it travels through the gastrointestinal tract. Zinc is known for its tissue support properties as it improves oil gland function and local skin hormone activation within the skin and tissue regeneration of skin cells. In an 8-week clinical trial, women taking SkinAx² once daily reported improved skin radiance including skin color, luminosity, complexion homogeneity, and Phytoceramides are glucolipids such as glycosylerceramides and digalactosyl diglyceride (DGDG) derived from wheat seed oil and are responsible for the skin nourishing benefits of Ceramosides. The ceramides are lipids extracted from wheat and are processed to remove the wheat gluten.* Ceramides are a major constituent of skin epidermis, and when ceramides are lacking, water is lost through the epidermis layer resulting in the appearance of skin dryness, wrinkles, and aging. Women in clinical trials who were given oral supplements containing Ceramosides showed improvement of skin moisture by measuring transepdimeral water loss. After 2 weeks, a significant support for skin moisture and elasticity was shown in a double-blind placebo study, with 80% of supplemented subjects reporting improved skin appearance Bamboo contains silica which is the natural form of silicon. It is used for growth and development of connective tissues and collagen synthesis.