Most people are aware of what collagen and elastin are, but few are aware of a substance called hyaluronic acid (abbreviated to HA in this article). As with collagen and elastin, HA is a substance that your body system manufactures, and one of its prime objectives is to nursemaid the elastin in your skin cells.
For those of you new to skin care and anti aging philosophy, collagen and elastin are both natural substances that give your skin its elasticity. In your more youthful years your body system pumps out both substances in ample quantities that maintain a soft, elastic, and blemish free skin. The thing about elastin however, is that it is a delicate protein that relies upon the presence of HA to allow it to prosper. Without it, elastin becomes brittle, fragments, and cannot fulfill its elastic supporting function. This is when the first signs of aging, (those pesky little wrinkles) first begin to form.
So the presence of HA in your body system is necessary to allow the elastin work to its fullest extent, but there is also an enzyme called hyaluronidase that can split and weaken HA if it exists in sufficient quantity. Therefore in order for the elastin to work effectively, it requires HA, which in turn means that presence of the enzyme hyaluronidase must be limited, or it will destroy the HA. But of course all of these proteins and enzymes are vital for normal body function; it is the balance of them that is key. Just like any ecological system, if you take out one element completely, say spiders, you’ll be knee deep in flies and other insects before you know it. It’s all in the balance.
A great natural way of limiting hyaluronidase is by eating a particular strain of Japanese sea kelp. But because this is not freely available all over the world, scientists have found a way of extracting something called Phytessence Wakame, which is the key ingredient that gives the kelp its wondrous properties. Not only does it control the levels of hyaluronidase, thus promoting the sustainability of hyaluronic acid, but it is also packed full with anti-oxidants, vitamins and proteins. Sea kelp has been a well kept secret of the Japanese health diet for decades, but it is only recently that its anti aging skin properties have been uncovered, and Phytessence Wakame is being hailed as the latest skin care breakthrough.
Xtend-life, one of newest and most innovative skin care product manufacturers, have been quick to appreciate the importance of Phytessence Wakame in maintaining HA, and have made it one of the key ingredients (alongside Xtend-TK,)in many of their anti aging products. What this means is that these product ranges have been specifically engineered to address the key areas that are responsible for skin aging, and are therefore very successful in combating the aging process and returning your skin condition to its former youthful look.
One of the most effective products from Xtend-life’s range is their Restorative Night Cream. This cream contains more Phytessence Wakame than any other branded product and has been clinically proven to raise the levels of hyaluronic acid. The great thing about this particular cream is that you apply it before you go to bed, and it works to rejuvenate your skin while you sleep. If you go one step further and also use Xtend-life’s Age Defying Day Cream, you are sure to be thrilled with the results.
Keeping your youthful looks is probably one of your top priorities, especially if you are a woman, although many men too are now becoming more conscious of their aging looks; so woman or man, if you are determined to stay younger looking for longer, visit Xtend-life’s website and research their excellent, affordable anti aging products.