Those who are already familiar with the work of Professor Vladimir Khavinson from the St. Petersburg Biogerontology Institute in Russia, will know how remarkable his work has been in the discovery of short-chain peptide bioregulators- located in food- that act as highly specific gene switches.
Now, four of these peptide bioregulators have been combined into topical skin preparations so that their performance can be brought to the field of aesthetic medicine; specifically the peptides in use are those from:
The beauty product line Youth Gems® contains these peptides and a ginseng extract called Neovitin®. They are a specially developed program of complex skin care designed for the face, neck, hands and the body. The line includes four unique active ingredients of short-chain peptides that have a directed tissue-specific action to improve all basic skin structures, plus a ginseng biomass extract with strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action and a number of other natural and synergistic ingredients.
In addition to the four peptides, the Youth Gems also contain an incredible array of beneficial natural agents- which just by themselves would make other antiaging creams jealous! The range includes:
Clinical trials and examinations have been conducted at the St. Petersburg Biogerontology Institute and they have concluded that short chain peptides, when applied to skin cells, have many beneficial activities, shown below are some of those results:
The result of experimental research has shown that under action of the blood-vessel peptide the metabolism in vascular wall cells is restored to a normal level for each age group, this is despite of the action of negative influences, including environmental factors that otherwise promote accelerated skin aging.
The left slide shows the growth of skin cells in a nutrient medium, the right slide shows the improvement when the thymus peptide is added. The research undertaken in skin cells cultures has shown that the addition of the thymus peptide to the nutrient medium increases the intensity of skin cell proliferation by 42 %, thus promoting the acceleration and renewal of skin cells.
The green = normal skin antioxidant activity, orange = the antioxidant activity of skin under stress, red = antioxidant activity of stressed skin after pineal peptide application. The result of this trial confirms that the pineal gland peptide interferes with the otherwise destructive action of free radicals that are synthetized in skin- that can lead to premature skin aging. In fact, the antioxidant activity of skin cells is halved when under the influence of stress factors; however the application of the pineal gland peptide restores stressed skin to practically the same as physiological levels.
This is an assessment of thermal radiation of the skin of volunteers before and after the application of Youth Gems®. It is known that skin elasticity depends on the microcirculation level in tissues and their moisture capacity. The conducted studies of skin microcirculation, (using a thermal imaging method) have found reliable variation in thermal radiation parameters between the control skin site and after the application of Youth Gems® within 7 days. The difference from the control parameter is a significant sign of improvement, showing that blood flow levels are increased under the influence of the Youth Gems®.
The left slide shows the human skin surface before the application of Youth Gems®. The right slide shows the same skin after the application of Youth Gems® for 2-months. It clearly highlights the considerable reduction of transverse and longitudinal striations; this has resulted in the smoothing of the skin’s surface, reducing the number of small wrinkles, increasing the skin’s elasticity and lifting the face contours. These beneficial effects were noted in 100% of women who took part in the voluntary clinical trial.
Figure 1: A 68 year old female before (left) and after (right) application of Youth Gems®.
All of the Youth Gems® should be applied onto clean, dry skin- avoiding the eyes; makeup can be applied after absorption- if required.
Here is a daily home care program for any type of skin at any age:
After showering and drying, distribute the Youth Gems® body milk onto hands, legs and arms as necessary with a gentle massaging movement.
Cleanse the face, neck and decollate with the Youth Gems® tonic, allow it to dry and then place a thin layer of Youth Gems® day cream onto the face- avoiding the eyes.
After cleansing the face with the Youth Gems® tonic, apply 3 or 4 drops of Youth Gems® serum onto the face and 2 to 3 drops onto the neck and decollate, distribute evenly with gentle movements. Avoid the eyes.
Some of the benefits provided by the peptide bioregulators in clinical trials have been almost miraculous; now for the first time that research is being made available for the support and improvement of skin, to enable the best possible outcomes at any age; accordingly they have been given the right name of Youth Gems®!
Ingredients: Aqua, Glycine Soja Oil, Steareth-21, Steareth-2, PPG/PEG-4/14 Dimethicone, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panax Ginseng Cell Culture Extract (Neovitin®), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Paeonia Extract, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethanolamine, Benzisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Citric Acid, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Bisabolol, Parfum, Thymus, Cartilage, Vessels and Pineal Gland Peptide Complexes, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool Action: Provides intense nutrition of the skin cells due to peptide complexes of thymus, vessels, cartilages, pineal gland, bioantioxidant complex Neovitin® made of ginseng cellular biomass, argan and soya oils; Thymus peptide, bioantioxidant complex Neovitin® and jojoba oil being cream ingredients restore natural protective skin barrier; Peptides of thymus, vessels, cartilage, pineal gland in combination with bioantioxidant complex Neovitin®, peony extract, argan oil, raisin-seed and jojoba oil stimulate and increase the activity of skin cells, accelerate their regeneration that results in improvement of complexion, reduction of vascular patterns, skin radiance and elasticity; Combination of several active ingredients — peptides of thymus, vessels, cartilage and pineal gland, bioantioxidant complex Neovitin®, argan oil, jojoba oil and raisin-seed oil — diminishes negative traces of environmental factors on the skin, contributes to physiological restoration
Ingredients: Aqua, Cyclomethicone, Panax Ginseng Cell Culture Cake, Panax Ginseng Cell Culture Extract (Neovitin®), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Steareth-21, Steareth-2, PPG/ PEG-4/14 Dimethicone, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Xanthan Gum, Chondrus Crispus, Glucose, Glycine Soja Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, BHT, Parfum, Thymus, Cartilage, Vessels and Pineal Gland Peptide Complexes, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool Action: Cleans skin deeply, eliminates keratinized cells, improves skin microrelief, increases its elasticity, soothes small wrinkles and levels the complexion. Makes the skin look fresh and elastic, inhibits its premature ageing; The biocomplex of cellular membranes of the ginseng root softly peels and deeply hydrates the skin, activates the process of cells renewal and improves skin blood microcirculation due to peptide complex of vessels and bioantioxidant complex Neovitin®; The peptides of thymus and pineal gland in combination with bioantioxidant complex Neovitin® stimulate metabolic processes in skin cells, accelerate its regeneration, protect against premature ageing and negative action of environmental factors, stress included; Thymus peptide and cocoa oil restore skin barrier function, nourish, soften and tone it up, make it elastic and smooth thanks to cartilage peptide; Peptides of thymus, vessels, cartilages and pineal gland together with bioantioxidant complex Neovitin® and argan oil are unique natural antioxidants which eliminate damaging impact of free radicals and rejuvenate the skin; Intensively hydrates the skin with the help of specially developed moisturizing complex (xanthane gum, carageenan, glucose) and sodium hyaluronate with additional softening eff ect of argan oil.
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