Retinol & Vitamin A – “A Natural Organic” Alternative in Heaven Skincare

You have our attention Retinol! You have our attention UVA!  Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Skincare Range – we have some amazing news! Read on….

Who watched the BBC’s “The Truth about Looking Good?”  Quite remarkable outcomes and some already known facts about sun damage & its contribution towards accelerated ageing.  Sun exposure, according to Professor Chris Griffiths at Salford Royal Hospital, is the key cause of wrinkles.  UVA being the main one ….. even penetrating glass!  Sun exposure is responsible for most clinical features we can see in sun ageing.  In order of 75%!

So we all sort of knew this anyway – right?  Maybe not such a high percentage I must admit.

Let’s look how we can prevent ageing and help already damaged skin.  The take home message of this programme was to protect your skin from UVA (see Blog on L- Carnosine) and use Vitamin A Retinol as part of your anti ageing regime and to treat already damaged skin.

Looking at Vitamin A first – Retinol – what is it and where can we find it? Then I’m going to list the Heaven Skincare by Deborah Mitchell Products that have Organic Vitamin A Beta-Carotene added (along with Light filtering protection too in some)

This is exactly what my friends have been asking for since watching the programme.  I was very smug in saying

” You are ahead of the game you are using this anyway with Heaven Skincare by Deborah Mitchell – why do you think you look so amazing & nowhere near your age!”

Retinol

Retinol is in the Vitamin A family – Retinol, retinal, and
four carotenoids including beta carotene .

Vitamin A is needed for eye sight, maintenance of the skin & human development.  It is converted in the body to retinal & retinoid acid through which it acts.  Dietary sources include fish, dairy products & meat – Liver, orange, ripe yellow fruits, leafy vegetables, carrots, pumpkin, squash, spinach, fish, soy milk, milk.

Retinol was discovered in 1909, isolated in 1931, and first made in 1947.

Chemical Chain
Vitamin A Chemical Chain

Dermatologists consider retinol the holy grail of non invasive wrinkle-prevention. When applied topically, this vitamin A derivative stimulates collagen production and cell turnover, which reduces the appearance of fine lines, evens out complexion, and unclogs pores. It’s effective in reversing sun damage, fighting acne, reducing wrinkles, and shrinking pores. It’s just as effective for men as it is for women, even though, like most skincare products, it’s mostly marketed to women.

Natural Alternatives to Retinol

Retinoids are harvested from animals or are synthetic copies of something our bodies can convert ourselves. There can be some side effects, which sound worse than the wrinkles we’re trying to fight in the first place. And the potential for long-term skin damage could have us constantly searching for more remedies. So time to search for organic alternatives to retinol instead!

Carotenoids are an excellent organic alternative that our bodies naturally convert to usable retinoids. They occur naturally in a number of soothing, gentle ingredients that won’t cause more problems for your skin later on.

Retinoids are either synthetically prepared or are found in animal sources such as meat, poultry, fish and dairy. This can make them more irritating. Carotenoids, like beta-carotene, are a safer alternative sourced from plants. Carotenoids are naturally converted to retinoids in our own skin, making them much more gentle than synthetic retinoids or retinoids that have been metabolized to retinol by its animal source.

Vitamin A
Retinol Vitamin A – Carotenoids part of the group

In simple terms, there are three options for vitamin A in skincare. You can get retinoids harvested from animals that have already metabolized the vitamin, you can use synthetic copies of converted retinoids, or you can opt for gentle carotenoids that your body can easily convert itself into usable retinoids. Offering similar results, without the nasty side effects, and are a much better way to vitamin A!

Heaven Skincare – A Natural Organic Source for Vitamin A

The Heaven Skincare range of organic products have a natural source of vitamin A in the form of Beta-Carotene.  Beta-Carotene is found in many of our much loved products – any wonder you all look so great.

So to start off with,  a good Skincare routine looks like ( after exfoliating of course)  SOS Oil Serum with Vitamin A & E (or any of the other oils they all contain Beta Carotene – intact Clarifying Oil has Vitamin A&C too).  Divine Cream is a great Collagen booster day and night cream & is enriched with Vitamin A, B & E.  For your eyes Heaven Skincare Heavenly Eyes Have Vitamin A, E & super potent Hyaluronic acid for that extra anti ageing . All of the Bee Venom Masks contain Vitamin E & Beta Carotene – so there you go – we have been shouting about how wonderful an anti ageing product the Bee Venom Mask is for quite some time now.

SOS Oil
SOS Oil containing an organic natural Retinol in the form of Beta Carotene – Heaven Skincare
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Heaven Skincare by Deborah Mitchell Heavenly Eyes Regenerating Complex with Vitamin A
Silver Bee Venom Mask
Deborah Mitchell Heaven Skincare Bee Venom Mask with Vitamin A Beta-Carotene
Divine Cream
Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Divine Cream enriched with Vitamin A
Formula Bee
Formula Bee Eyes – New – Heaven Skincare by Deborah Mitchell with Vitamin A

Willowbee Mask also has Beta-Carotene as does Formula Bee Eyes .

If you haven’t tried these products then now is the time to try something new.  What’s the worst that could happen?  Beautiful Skin? Visit or site at www.skincareorganics.co.uk or email us at skincareorganics@gmail.com with any queries

We have a separate Post about Prism Technology a natural light protector as an ingredient in our Heaven Skincare Range

 

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Heaven Willowbee Mask

 

 

 

 

 

Prism Technology Creams in Heaven Skincare L-Carnosine what is it?

L-Carnosine Skincare Organics
L-Carnosine Chemical Chain

   C9H14N4O3

What is L-Carnosine found in Heaven Skincare New Prism Technology Creams?

At Skincare Organics we are looking at the active ingredient L-Carnosine (Prism Technology) found in Heaven Skincare Prism Age Defiance Cream & Prism Overnight Success Cream. In a Nut Shell – L-carnosine can help defy the visible signs of aging in the skin. It helps to maintain the skin’s elasticity, which can minimize wrinkles. It improves your overall skin condition and is able to treat tough leathery skin as well as help prevent many age signs on the face.

L-Carnosine, sometimes called simply Carnosine, is a combination of two amino acids, alanine and histidine. Remarkably these two amino acids work much more efficiently than they would have done if they hadn’t combined to form L-Carnosine in the first instance. While still combined, it has the unique ability to rejuvenate cells – to make old cells younger and extend their life-cycle. L-Carnosine is the only compound commercially available that possesses this very rare and unique ability.

Your body manufactures carnosine, found in high concentrations in skeletal muscle, the lenses of the eyes, the brain and the nervous system.

  • Carnosine has been shown to protect human skin cells against UV radiation. Together with some other forms of radiation, UV causes mutations in DNA and protein damage that often lead to cancer. To combat this, use of DNA-protecting molecules in skin cosmetics like L-Carnosine is desirable. Carnosine falls among these molecules due to its antioxidant properties. In a study on human skin cells, carnosine was shown to reduce the oxidative damage caused by the UV on both DNA and proteins
  • L- Carnosine acts as an anti-oxidant, a substance that neutralizes free radicals, which damage cells.
  • L-Carnosine’s unique ability to repair cells, protect them and increase the effectiveness of so many other compounds within the body means that its effects are numerous and remarkable.
  • Carnosine both supports life and protects from its destruction. It guards cells and protein tissues from oxidation damage. It prevents glycosylation – the process that produces AGEs to build up leading to collagen cross-linking, wrinkles and sags.
  • Chronic glycolysis is speculated to accelerate aging, making carnosine a candidate for therapeutic potential.

Research studies in Australia confirm that L-Carnosine

“increases the longevity of fibroblast, the skin cells responsible for producing collagen”.

It also extends the Hayflick limi, the maximum number of times a cell can divide before dying—by an amazing  20%

Heaven Skincare have L- Carnosine as an active ingredient in both Prism Technology  Prism Age Defiance Cream & Prism Overnight Success Cream

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Heaven Skincare Age Defiance with L-Carnosine Prism Technology from Skincare Organics

In a study on human skin cells, L-carnosine was shown to reduce the oxidative damage caused by the UV on both DNA and proteins. It is also able to activate synthesis of other naturally produced antioxidants, such as glutathione peroxidase. Carnosine and related molecules have even stronger antioxidative capability than vitamin E . However, it is advisable to apply these two antioxidants together, not only for synergistic protective effects – vitamin E improves the delivery of carnosine, resulting in higher levels of this molecule in target tissue.

In the recent years, commercial sunscreen products started to include carnosine, and the benefits of it have been proven in studies of UV-irradiated skin. Compared to traditional sunscreens, carnosine-containing creams successfully prevented UV damage and resulted in a significantly better state of both DNA and protein (less oxidative damage) after the irradiation.

In a trial on volunteers with sensitive skin, carnosine showed a protective effect on skin barrier function (reduced water loss and perceived dryness after 28 days of usage). Biochemical experiments suggest that the cream achieved this by improving the skin and neural cell response to UV radiation.

 

L-Carnosine is also able to reduce the effects of glycation. This process occurs naturally during ageing and produces damaged forms of proteins, called advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Collagen is among the proteins most affected by this, and its glycation may be responsible for loss of elasticity or other negative consequences of skin ageing.

L-Carnosine is a competitive target for glycation, thus protecting valuable proteins from it. L-Carnosine improves skin visual parameters, maintains firmness, reduces roughness, fine lines and oily appearance.

Another major application of carnosine in skin care is wound healing. A preparation with carnosine was shown to promote collagen synthesis, cell proliferation and migration, which result in faster wound closure [11]. Just like glycation protection, this benefit of carnosine is even more important for diabetes patients, as wound healing is impaired under this disease.

L-Carnosine was a key active ingredient in antiaging products evaluated by Kaczvinsky et al. in 2009 in two double-blind, randomized, controlled, split-face studies. The researchers used the Fast Optical in vivo Topometry of Human Skin (FOITS) technique to measure changes in periorbital wrinkles in the two studies in women between the ages of 30 and 70 years old (study 1, n = 42; study 2, n = 35). They reported that 4 weeks of treatment with the test products, enhanced smoothness and diminishing larger wrinkle depth.18
Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 1998 Aug;30(8):863-8.

L-Carnosine, a protective, anti-ageing peptide?

L-Carnosine (beta-alanyl-L-histidine) has protective functions additional to anti-oxidant and free-radical scavenging roles. It extends cultured human fibroblast life-span, kills transformed cells, protects cells against aldehydes and an amyloid peptide fragment and inhibits, in vitro, protein glycation (formation of cross-links, carbonyl groups and AGEs) and DNA/protein cross-linking. L-Carnosine is an aldehyde scavenger, a likely lipofuscin (age pigment) precursor and possible modulator of diabetic complications, atherosclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Prism Light Defiance Technology from Skincare Organics
Heaven Skincare Prism Creams – Overnight Success & Age Defiance Cream from Skincare Organics

BUY Heaven Prism Technology Creams Here

Heaven Skincare Prism Age Defiance

Facialist to the stars Heaven Skincare Deborah Mitchell, has unveiled a next-generation ‘Prism’ technology which contains a secret natural ingredient set to revolutionise sun protection, anti ageing and defence. Available from Skincare Organics UK.

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“Our newly discovered Prism technology harnesses the power of our skin’s own natural peptides, specifically L-Carnosine in Prism Age Defiance and not only defends against light damage, but actually produces collagen to protect it when light hits,” said Deborah Mitchell.

“Skin cells are subject to ultra-violet (UV) light, infrared (IR) light, visible light (VIS), and free radicals on a daily basis through sun, stress, pollution, as well as from mobile phones, tablets and computers. All of these cause ageing, wrinkles, and DNA damage, and so to have identified an ingredient that actively supports, protects and repairs against this is truly ground-breaking.”

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Heaven’s renowned Age Defiance Cream has been reformulated to include the innovative new Prism technology, Heaven Skincare Prism Age Defiance boosting the skin’s own natural defence system, increasing and then protecting collagen, and providing full anti-oxidant benefits.

Deborah Mitchell continues: “Carnosine appears in the skin naturally and has long been recognised as the most efficient anti-glycation compound, working to safeguard it. Recent research into photo-protection showed that L-Carnosine in particular is hugely efficient in protecting and reversing the effects of this light and it’s this that we’ve incorporated into our exciting new Prism technology – in Heaven Skincare Prism Age Defiance Cream” she added.

The peptide supplement used is biomimetic active, so 100% pure and using no solvent, which actually encourages the skin to produce collagen.

“Other than the addition of this exciting new technology, the Heaven Age Defiance Cream still maintains all of its original benefits” added Deborah Mitchell, “It’s non-greasy, balances vitamins and natural hyaluronic acid for super anti-aging benefits , offers a 14 day repair, and actually helps reduce scarring and plumps our new lines and wrinkles.”

“It also firms and hydrates the skin, works as filler all-over, makes skin look more youthful, and acts as a perfect base for make-up. Best of all, because it contains no essential oils, it’s perfect for even sensitive skin” she concluded.

Available from Skincare Organics UK

ORDER HERE   – comes in 2 sizes 15ml £28.00 – 50ml £73.00

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Heaven Skincare by Deborah Mitchell

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