Skincare Ingredients: Women & Men's Skin Are Not Created Equal
Aug 15, 2013 - 12:38:38 PM
According to Dr. Michael Tick, regardless of age, men also have a higher collagen density than women. Dr. Michael Tick is a biochemist, laboratory director for The Institute for Skin Sciences and founder of Edimi, a line of organic skincare and body care products sold at luxury spas and salons around the world. "Because collagen content is directly related to the signs of skin aging, it has been said a woman's skin is about 15 years older than a man's of the same age. However, men are less sun savvy than women, meaning they don't use sunscreens, and could contribute to why the "15 year" skin age difference is not readily noticed. UV damage from the sun can add years to a man's skin."
Women Vs. Men
"It's important for us to realize these important differences between the skin of a man and the skin of woman," says Dr. Tick. "These differences are important in developing skin care products, for example odor control is more difficult in males than in females, because of the presence of body hair and the increased production of sweat and of sebum. Facial stinging is also more prevalent in women and therefore we must test facial products and cosmetics more rigorously for sensitive skin in women. Less collagen in female skin combined with thinner skin means a larger anti-aging market for women. Lastly, the increased subcutaneous fat in women means that the market for the development of cellulite treatment is almost completely confined to this group."
What Should Women and Men Look for in Skincare Products?
According to Dr. Tick, men and women should look for cleansing products that do not have sodium lauryl sulphate (or the like). These kinds of cleansers are alkaline based and alkaline are "drying agents". "Both sexes should also look for products that have a high pH (potential hydrogen - a measurement of the acid versus alkaline in the body and the skin). The lower the pH, the more acid is available to "eat" the skin."
Use products that have ingredients that cause better circulation such as:
ü Tea tree oil
Use products with higher molecular structure to protect the larger pores:
ü Evening Primrose Oil
ü Borage Oil
ü Flax Seed
ü Milk Thistle
Use products that have ingredients to tone the skin:
ü Witch Hazel
ü Aloe Vera
Use products that have ingredients causing a reparative process:
ü Chinese Red Root
ü Golden Seal
ü Gotu Kola
Use cleansers that contain ingredients that "pull" the daily dirt off the skin and out of the pore as opposed to abrasively rubbing, brushing and peeling the skin:
ü Bay Laurel
Do not use any toner - it will roughen women's skin! Use tightening serums that contain:
ü Collagen (preferably "plant" collagen)
ü Grape Seed Extract
ü Hawthorne Berry Extract
ü Green Tea Extract
ü Willow Herb Extract
Use moisturizing/reparative creams containing:
ü Aloe Vera
ü Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
ü Elastin protein
ü Hyaluronic acid
About the Institute for Skin Sciences
The Institute for Skin Sciences (ISS) is a thirty-five year old private Skin research facility based in the United States. Dr. Michael Tick, an internationally renowned research Scientist, whose life-long objective has been to bring good health and wellness to the people through the Skin, directs the Institute.
Originally, the ISS was created for the purpose of defining, diagnosing and treating Skin diseases. The ISS became aware, shortly into its ‘mission,' that the Skin was much more than just the largest organ of the body. We noted that while both the medical and scientific communities had previously agreed that dealing with the Skin was a ‘one-way street', our research proved otherwise. With this newfound knowledge, the ISS set out on a new course, and for the last twenty years, has been developing protocols using the Trans-Skin technology to promote health & wellness. It is this culmination of research that we bring to you today, Trans-Dermal Infusion Technology or TDI-38. www.edimi.com
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