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What is a wrinkle?

Today, we dedicate our blog to talk about one of the biggest skin-related concerns for women: Wrinkles.

We’ve all heard the clichés: Wrinkles are a roadmap of your life. But many of us would rather not be reminded of the distance we’ve traveled. A wrinkle is definitely the skin blemish most dreaded by women. The appearance of the first wrinkle, when they reach about 30 years of age, is often perceived as the unfair ravages of age. The mirror and the way others look at them lead women to try to treat and hide the marks of time. What solutions are available for dealing with this new enemy?
Should a “lazy“ skin be woken up? Does it need moisturising or nourishing?

A dermatologist is often required to inform a difficult choice amongst the multitude of products available. Differences between women in the way their skin ages and the acceleration of this process in response to sunshine and other life-style factors have made anti-wrinkle products an essential basic for all age-groups.

What is a wrinkle?
A fold in the skin caused by age or weight loss; “a small ridge or furrow on a surface, a crease” is the dictionary definition. Histological studies of wrinkles have revealed a series of major changes: the turnover of cells is slower and their ability to synthesise the supporting fibres is diminished. It has now been established that the skin gets thinner with age, that the sinusoidal dermo-epidermal interface gets flatter and this reduces the area of exchange interface between the dermis, which supplies the nutrients (it contains blood capillaries), and the epidermis. The quality of the epidermis also depends on that of the interface between this layer and the dermis. The loss of adhesion between these two structures, which is normally provided by collagen IV (a multi-sheet structure or basal layer) and collagen VII (anchored to the sheets structure), results in deficiencies in nutritional exchanges and a slowing of the circulation of the messengers that promote neo-synthesis processes (biologie moléculaire de la cellule, 1994). Paradoxically, mature skin contains more elastin (Tsuji et al., 1987 & Roelandts, 1994). Collagen is less efficiently replaced and this leaves empty spaces, which are gradually filled by nodules of elastin. The accumulation of these degraded elastic fibres (fragmented, calcified, excessive lipid content) implies a loss of the skin’s resistance to stretching with age(Robert, 1997).

What are we doing?
With more than with over 30 years of expertise in science & product achievements and a team of more than 25 European researchers were looking for a suitable treatment, which could stimulate the natural reconstitution of the mesh of the connective tissue by its action on the fibroblasts. The outcome of this development process is MATRISKIN. The anti-aging concept is based on very effective actives. The formulas are technically very sophisticated; that leads to pleasant textures and reflects the benefits of our actives. Our products answer to the biological needs of mature skins and also to consumers’ requests. MATRISKIN improves significantly firmness and tone of the skin.



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