CLEARSTEM was developed by anti acne experts to address a range of issues simultaneously, including anti aging. We understand that acne prone individuals really struggle for good anti aging skin care products. This is why CLEARSTEM included ingredients to address this. It combats acne while also delivering anti aging properties and scar revision.
CLEARSTEM Anti-Aging Serum
What causes signs of aging – “Aging” encompasses the complex process of cellular deterioration and the unpleasant side effects that we as beautiful humans spend so much time, energy, and money trying to combat; we are talking about the the real issues such as wrinkles, sagging skin, age spots, crow’s feet, laugh lines, uneven skin texture.
When we are young we have an abundance of collagen (which provides skin firmness), elastin (which supplies skin elasticity and rebound) and glycosaminoglycans or GAGs (which keep the skin hydrated). Over time, all of these functions degenerate leaving our skin in particular as the most visible indicator of one’s age. Aside from the typical aging process as you get older, did you know that certain ingredients in skincare can actually help (OR HURT) the aging process. Yes, there are ingredients that actually speed up the process. As acne and aging experts we have put together a list of ingredients you SHOULD have in your skincare routine and ones you should AVOID.
CLEARSTEM Anti-Aging Ingredients
There are many ingredients you can be using in your everyday skin routine to combat signs of against, reverse wrinkles, and boost collagen in the skin. We include all of these in our signature Anti-Aging & Anti-Acne CLEARSTEM Serum.
Epidermal Growth Factors (EGFs) – bioavailable collagen fibroblast stem cells that stimulate cell growth. which directly aids the regeneration of DNA damaged tissue. CLEARSTEM
Hyaluronic acid – aka sodium, hyaluronate– it can hold up to 6000x its own body weight and has a small molecular size so it can deliver hydration into the deep layers of your skin. Which means it keeps your skin looking plump, dewy, and lines are minimized.
Turmeric – both anti–aging and anti-inflammatory. Inflamed/bothered skin doesn’t heal very well, chronic inflammation leads to visible skin damage such as brown spots, unwanted pigmentation, acne scarring, wrinkles, under eye circles. Turmeric is a powerhouse for healing your skin. The result – bright skin, clear acne breakouts, reduced skin irritation and redness.
Aloe Vera – because of it’s hydrating properties aloe vera is a key ingredient for anti-aging, It aids in repairing skin damage and increases collagen which helps reduce wrinkles. It also contains Vitamins C & E which are known for their brightening and glowing skin effects.
Willowherb – inflammation in your skin can cause you to look older than you actually are. Willowherb is incredible for reducing inflammation as well as soothing any redness and balancing skin texture. This can give the appearance of young & healthy skin.
Reishi Mushroom – known as the “mushroom of immortality” reishi mushrooms have been used for thousands of years to promote longevity, wellness, and slowing signs of aging. This mushroom protects cellular DNA that causes aging, increases blood circulation which improves the elasticity and tone of your skin, and helps your body adapt to stressors that increase aging.
Ingredients That Age Your Skin
Yes, there are actually ingredients used in skincare products that speed up signs of aging in the skin and cause long term damage. Below we have listed some of the most common attributors.
Parabens are preservatives used in foundations, moisturizers, anti-aging, and acne products. They actually leave the skin dehydrated and more wrinkled. To make matters worse, parabens mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen in the body causing hormonal imbalances and studies show it is associated with certain forms of breast cancer. Parabens cut down on existing collagen levels and can speed up cell aging and death by increasing levels of toxic molecules, explains Rachel Nazarian, MD, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group and an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Isopropyl Myristate – a synthetic oil used in beauty products as a thickening agent. What is does to the skin –
Coconut oil – it clogges the pore by forming a sold wax plug. This can prohibit the skin from sweating and breathing normally and can block the absorption of key nutrients. Using coconut oil in a skincare routine can actually inhibit absorption other skincare products you are using.
You can find our full list of pore clogging ingredients that also increase the aging process here.