The secret to beautiful skin at any age is a healthy lifestyle plus a good measure of vitamins and antioxidant skincare regimen, Dr. Linda Miles, cofounder and chief formulator of Derma E, told Lifestyle.
“The skin is the outward expression of your inner health. What we’re trying to accomplish is beautiful skin at any age,” Miles said. “We can’t ignore the fact that we have to have a healthy lifestyle to have beautiful skin. But you need to look for antioxidants with rich skin care.”
Derma E, a topnotch, multi-awarded skincare product line available at Healthy Options, is 100-percent vegan, GMO-free, cruelty-free company, and comes in recyclable packaging. It has been highly recommended for women with skin problems such as itching, cracked skin, spider veins, blemishes, pimples, scars and age spots.
“Skincare regimen is much like exercising—you don’t get to do it once a week and expect it to work. It requires commitment,” said Miles.
Natural products, Miles added, are generally gentler on the skin, and is just as powerful, if not more powerful, than synthetics.
“Natural ingredients are so good because of its complexity. It’s a multidimensional ingredient that is very complex. Our bodies are very complex so it responds better to that complexity,” she said.
She added that Derma E is the most tested derma lab company in the United States, and is also the most awarded. Derma E is paraben-free and contains ingredients like Ester-C, peptides, alpha lipoic acid, and vitamins A, C and E. But its research and development team goes beyond antioxidants.
Today, its popular line, Age Defying, has super antioxidants included in its ingredients, Miles said. But unlike most companies that only sprinkle a “marketing amount” of antioxidants and super antioxidants, Derma E only produce natural skin care that actually gives results.
Buying a firming cream from Derma E, for example, will give you firmer skin, or its Vitamin C products will give you age protection and correction (vitamin C helps to clear up the age spots). So when it says its products have super antioxidants, it comes in amounts that truly is beneficial to the skin, she said.
“We formulate our products with high concentration of active ingredients. When you buy a product you’re gonna get what you paid for,” Miles said.
The topically applied antioxidants, such as vitamin C and E and beta carotene, were able to significantly reduce skin aging, but those are weak antioxidants, she said. Its Age Defying line contains two powerful super antioxidants in one cream—pycnogenol and astaxanthin—that are 50 to 500 times more potent than vitamin E.
Pycnogenol and astaxanthin are also anti-inflammatory. Pycnogenol stabilizes the capillary to encourage it to pick up and retain fluid, and thus it can benefit under-eye puffiness as well as rosacea, a common, chronic, incurable, adult acne-like skin condition.
Pycnogenol has also been shown to be 50 times more powerful than vitamin E and 20 times more effective than vitamin C in neutralizing free radicals that cause age damage to the skin. It helps fight and reduce the visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Astaxanthin is perhaps the most powerful of all antioxidant anti-inflammatories, stimulating defensive skin cells to seek out and eliminate problems. Astaxanthin never becomes a pro-oxidant, meaning that it protects your cells against oxidation, or decay or decomposition. It also increases skin moisture, moisture retention, elasticity, as well as promote skin smoothness, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles.
Astaxanthin is a key ingredient in its Age Defying line to help prevent and reduce signs of aging and skin irregularities. A clinical research study by physician Debasis Bagchi at Creighton University demonstrated that astaxanthin can eliminate free radicals 6,000 times more effectively than vitamin C, 800 times more than CoQ10, 550 times more than Vitamin E and green tea, 75 times more than alpha lipoic acid, and 20 times more than beta-carotene.
“The skin has a 28-day cycle. Every 28 days you have brand-new skin, so every day we lose a few skin cells. By using our products, you can start to see results in 10 days, but to get the full results you’ll need to wait four to six weeks,” Miles said.