Represents 75% of the skin’s dry weight. The quantity and the quality play a major role in the skin’s appearance. Slowing down the breakdown and degradation of collagen fibres is vital to skin youth.
Repeated exposure to ultraviolet light (UV radiation) from the sun accounts for almost 90% of symptoms of premature skin ageing, skin damage and skin cancer. The sun is carcinogenic and harmful to the skin. Just a few minutes of sun exposure each day over the years can cause noticeable changes to the skin. "Photo aging occurs over a period of years. With more and more exposure to the sun, something very significant happens. The skin never forgets, just like an elephant. And with each insult, it loses its ability to repair itself, and damage accumulates. Scientific studies have shown that repeated ultraviolet (UV) exposure breaks down collagen and impairs the synthesis of new collagen. The sun also attacks our elastin. Sun-weakened skin ceases to spring back much earlier than skin protected from UV rays. Skin also becomes loose, wrinkled, and leathery much earlier with unprotected exposure to sunlight." This process will also multiply and increase the size of wrinkles.
This process starts with free radicals which are highly reactive small molecules that can damage virtually any molecule in the body, including the important cellular structures found in the body’s largest organ – the skin. This kind of free radical damage leads to generation of even more free radicals which create havoc in every layer of the skin hypodermis, dermis and epidermis. Our bodies have been built with internal antioxidants, but they are not enough to protect our skins from irreversible breakdown.
This is the skin’s first line of defence against foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. Inflammation also initiates the tissue healing process and limits the damage to skin cells caused by everyday chemicals and pollutants. Whilst it is helpful in the short term, excessive (chronic) inflammation is one of the most common themes in early onset skin ageing. Subtle signs include skin sensitivity, redness and irritation.
Sad to say sugar does make you age faster. Glycation causes the skins proteins (like collagen and elastin) to lose their ability to function normally and is now well recognised and heavily implicated in accelerated skin ageing. Glycation occurs when excess bodily glucose molecules link to the skin’s collagen and elastin fibres. This cross linking can form chemical bridges between proteins. Gylcated fibres can become rigid, less elastic and have reduced regenerative ability which can lead to damage such as laxity, cracking and thinning skin.
The true beauty of an individual lies in self confidence. We celebrate its potency; write about it, sing about it and succumb to its allure. As an individual you’ll know the condition of your skin takes a lead role in determining your self confidence. With confidence comes empowerment. O Cosmedics lays the foundation for timeless beauty and gives you the chance to show your true beauty.
Now is your time
No skincare range will give you flash in the pan results. Youthful, healthy skin requires daily commitment partnered with superior formulations. So when you give your skin daily attention with O, you’ll benefit from the purest combination of medical grade ingredients and cosmetic science blended harmoniously with nature. It’s skin care integrity at its best that delivers a staggering list of benefits you’ll wonder where we’ve been all your life.
Party out front, business down the back
Rather than claim the Holy Grail on barely-there volumes we’ve formulated O with potent ingredients. Our world exclusive V8 Peptide Complex™ works behind the scenes on the essential cell structure to age proof your skin and accelerate healing and rejuvenation. Only superior formulations and chirally correct active ingredients will do when it comes to taking action for healthy skin. O knows just where to look and how to transform your skin at the deepest level.
Put simply, O corrects the passage of time and lays the foundation for timeless beauty. There are few who can lay claim and back that with irrefutable proof. We’ve taken the O range through its paces to make sure it stacks up to what you’d expect from a high performing product. Based on international research and clinical data there’s no room for error. O represents precision skin care. No surgery or needles, simply a daily commitment to feeding your skin with the very best in skin science.
O knows you have an environmental conscience so we’ve blended organic ingredients with essential oils and kept the animals out of the lab. And in a world first for high performance skincare, O is Australian made. Which means it’s designed with you in mind, and it’s a win for your purse. You can now forget about fretting over your skin and your budget; O gives you the freedom to party with other obsessions, while we look after the business of beautiful skin.
Think timeless beauty. Think unbridled confidence throughout the years. Think being proud of your skin through the ages. For us, these are the anchors fortifying O at the pinnacle of advanced skin care and now they can be yours.
Aging is so last year; kick it to the curb and empower yourself with healthy, youthful, radiant skin.
Speak to your skin specialist today. You O it to your skin.