Here’s the science behind TimeWise Repair® Volu-Firm™ Lifting Serum:
• It’s designed to influence production of Collagen VII.** Collagen VII is a specialized protein that is only found adjacent to the DEJ (dermal-epidermal junction), an area of the skin that plays a critical role in cellular communication and nutrient exchange. In younger skin, the fingerlike projections of the DEJ – imagine a wavy line – allow nutrients to flow from one layer to another. As skin ages, these "waves" begin to flatten. This makes the skin more fragile, decreasing the amount of nutrients available to the epidermis and interfering with the skin's normal repair process. This flattening of the DEJ can cause skin to wrinkle and sag. Volu-Firm™ Lifting Serum is formulated to help minimize damage to proteins in the DEJ and promote greater skin resilience.
• A powerful botanical minimizes the activity of matrix-degrading enzymes.* Throughout our lives, the skin is in a constant state of degradation and renewal, a process that is kept in optimal balance when we are younger. But as we age, chronological and environmental factors overwhelm the skin, and the dermal matrix begins to degrade faster than it can be renewed. Increased activity of MMPs (matrix metalloproteinases) is a common problem in older skin, and left unchecked, they can contribute to the destruction of skin proteins faster than these proteins can be replaced. Volu-Firm™ Lifting Serum is formulated with a botanical extract that reduces the activity of MMPs.* Ingredient: sweet pea extract
*Based on in-vitro testing of key ingredients
**Based on in-vitro testing