Proteins are one of the building blocks of life, so logic follows that there are skin-regenerating benefits from using proteins in skincare. In recent years, synthetically produced peptides have become an essential anti-aging ingredient in formulations for their collagen-boosting benefits. Beyond peptides, introducing processed skin cell proteins (PSP®) means the skin can benefit from human growth factors and cytokines as well. The brand that has spearheaded this technology is NEOCUTIS, a Swiss-made skincare line exclusive to physicians and newly available to Ottawa clients of Concept Medical.
Why does our skin need protein to function optimally?
To begin, one of the functions of the skin’s dermis is to provide support and structure. It is largely composed of collagen and elastin, which are fibrous proteins that contribute to the firmness and elasticity of the skin. As we age, the production of these supportive fibres decelerates. Additionally there are intrinsic aging factors, and lifestyle and environmental triggers that lead to the degradation of this structural network. This two-fold strike on our collagen and elastin fibres contributes to the formation of lines, wrinkles, folds, hollows and uneven contours. Using proteins and peptides in skincare is a preventative and corrective step that can regenerate collagen and elastin for firmer, tighter, and more youthful skin.
How does the skin benefit from PSP®?
PSP® is a patented cosmetic ingredient that provides a naturally balanced blend of skin nourishing proteins and polypeptides which is integrated into NEOCUTIS formulations.
Clinical studies demonstrate the enhanced wound-healing benefits PSP® for the skin. Additionally, anti-aging benefits such as reduced peri-orbital and peri-oral wrinkles as well as improved skin texture were noted.
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NEOCUTIS is known by cosmetic physicians, beauty editors and celebrity makeup artists for its skin regenerating benefits that yield visible results. See NEOCUTIS’ media features here.
Curious about how your skin can benefit from a protein and peptide formulation? Concept Medical welcomes you to book a professional consultation whereby your skin will be assessed and a course of treatment that includes at-home skincare will be recommended based on your skin condition and aesthetic goals. Contact us to request an appointment.