As soon as the human race mapped the genome, the scientific community at large reeled at the enormity of its potential. And, since the DNA in skin cells is a major contributing factor when it comes to aging, the skin care science community also took notice.
What if we could manipulate DNA to eradicate fine lines and wrinkles? What if we could stop aging before it even began? What if we could control which parts of the DNA were read to control the outcome? The race was on to figure out if these questions had any viable answers.
Well, in 2011, Japanese scientists discovered that when they exposed skin cells to certain stimuli, they could elicit positive responses from the cells’ DNA without affecting the structure of the genome. This incredible process is called Epigenetics.
The formal definition of this new field is the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself.
What that essentially means is that while DNA holds the instruction manual for all living things, epigenomes can strategically edit the parts of that manual that get read.
For example, imagine this sentence was a DNA sequence:
“I ate my lunch with grandma.”
Now Imagine that the epigenome came in and covered up “lunch with“.
The sentence would remain the same but what you read and the reaction it evokes would be radically different. That’s what epigenetics in skincare does. It alters which sections of the genetic code are read, therefore altering the outcomes of the code.
Of course, epigenetics is a much more complicated process than that example demonstrates but that’s the gist of it.
So how exactly does epigenetics apply to skin care?
Epigenetic Skin Care
The most important aspect of epigenetics when it comes to its effect on skincare is that epigenomes can be affected by external or environmental factors. This means if exposed to the right conditions, the DNA in your skin cells could trigger quicker cell turnover and wound healing.
RoyalEpigen P5 is a newly discovered peptide that mirrors the active epigenome found in royal jelly – a substance created by bees that dictates which female bees will become queens – and has proved to benefit skin health in several incredible ways:
- Improves tissue regeneration by supporting cell growth
- Preserves skin cell’s ability to regenerate in an aging environment
- Evens skin tone
- Speeds epidermal regeneration process for noticeably smoother skin
- Stimulates cellular cleaning process
This incredible peptide interacts with the epidermal growth factor (EGF) in the skin which triggers tissue regeneration in the skin and an increase in protein flowing to the area. Traditionally, the EGF gets less and less effective as we age. But, with the ability to alter how the genome is read, we can keep this signaling pathway working at full capacity, maximizing its abilities to keep your skin healthy.
The result is noticeably smoother, healthier, more youthful skin and an unprecedented increase in the speed of wound healing.
Bio Lift Crème
As soon as we discovered this extraordinary ingredient, we knew we had to formulate it for the award-winning Bio Lift Crème.
With its already stellar lineup of ingredients including Shea Butter, Swiss Apple, Sea Fennel, Alpine Rose, and Edelweiss Plant stem cells, the Bio Lift Crème is packed with anti-aging ingredients that can simultaneously maintain your glow and return the youthfulness of your skin.
Now with the addition of the groundbreaking RoyalEpigen P5, there’s no better way to keep your skin looking as radiant as ever.
Epigenetics and Sunscreen
While we’re on the topic of epigenetics, it’s important to point out that it’s a two-way street. Since it can be altered by external, environmental factors, certain stimuli elicit certain results.
So, just like RoyalEpigen P5 can alter DNA resulting in smoother, more radiant skin, harmful UV radiation and free radicals can alter DNA causing droopy, discolored skin.
That’s why, as always, it’s vitally important to consistently apply an SPF so you can exclusively focus on the positives of epigenetics and protect yourself from the negatives.
- Epigenetic skincare focuses on the changes in skin cells caused by modification of DNA expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself.
- RoyalEpigen P5 stimulates tissue regeneration and protein turnover resulting in smoother, healthier, younger-looking skin
- Bio Lift Crème has now been formulated with RoyalEpigen P5 to maximize its anti-aging ability