Life is a constant state of change. We age and we mature. Our skin is also affected by this maturing process. At 20, it’s in top shape and the cells take about 28 days to regenerate. From the age of 30, this regeneration already takes considerably more time, at about 40 days.
It just HAS to be during our teenage years, when we all want to be dazzlingly beautiful and attractive, that so many of us have to contend with impure skin. For teenagers, who are more conscious of their appearance, skin impurities are a serious problem.
A tiny person catches a glimpse of light in the world and is embraced in loving arms. Gentle stroking and soothing are some of the first sensory impressions a baby experiences. Perception by the skin is there from the very beginning, while the other senses only gradually develop later. But the skin is not just a sensory organ, rather it performs many protective and otherwise vital tasks.
Epigenetics is attracting more and more interest from cosmetic brands, and epigenetically active ingredients count among the major innovations of recent years. Epigenetics is the field of biology that attempts to explain the extent to which environmental factors can reversibly alter our genes. It is precisely this aspect that makes epigenetics interesting for the cosmetics industry. Cosmetics manufacturers see a potential in epigenetics to counteract cell aging.
Sustainability has long since become more than a temporary trend. Globally, we are seeing growing ecological awareness and, even in cosmetics, consumers are looking for natural formulations and demanding that producers treat nature with respect. The topic of sustainability is becoming an increasingly important one and is developing into a major differentiation point for cosmetic brands.