Stratum C Pigment Correction Gel – the science behind the product

Correction Gel Cropped SMALLHyper-pigmentation is commonly known to be something that is often suffered by many menopausal women. Better known as age or liver spots, they can change the appearance of your skin dramatically and your skin can appear damaged and aged.

The spots are caused by melanin or Lipofuscin synthesis often caused by exposure to UV light. The production of melanin pigment is controlled by an enzyme in the skin called Tyrosinase. Age spots are formed when melanin pigment forms under the skins surface due to the production of the Tyrosinase enzyme.

After thorough research on this subject, Forme Labs, the makers of the ID-10029548unique Stratum C Menopause Skin Care Range, decided to develop a product that would help to tackle this problem of age spots, that was suitable for menopausal skin, without the use of any invasive skin bleachers or harmful ingredients.

The ingredients in Stratum C Pigment Correction Gel include natural Daisy Extract, combined with ID-10065631Vitamin C which is proven to inhibit Tyrosinase and melanin production. The formulation also includes extract of olive leaves, also called Oleuropin, which has been shown to both prevent the formation of Lipofuscin and to reduce the appearance of age spots.

Due to menopausal hormone changes, your skin also becomes dry and thinner during this time and so Forme Labs have also unusually combined Hyaluronic acid into the mix, to deliver moisture and hydrate the skin.

The gel can be used 3 times a day on the face or hands for optimum effect and visible changes should be seen within a month. The gel must be used with a sunscreen minimum of SPF30 in order to help prevent further spots, even in the winter, as many people are not aware that even in winter, you can still be exposed to UV rays, as you are in summertime. When you apply the gel, it gives a light tingling sensation as it soaks into the skin and the ingredients begin to work.

Stratum C Pigment Correction Gel is now for sale on the Stratum C website http://www.stratumc.com, at £49 for a 30ml bottle with an airtight pump. For more information, you can contact the Stratum C team via their website or via email info@stratumc.com, or telephone on +44(0)1252 267950.

Forme Laboratories is a UK based specialist healthcare company focused on developing new and innovative products in niche areas of medicine, healthcare and wellness.
Stratum C was developed especially and uniquely to protect the skin through the hormonal changes that occur during the menopause.
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Rose Hip: and its amazing skin benefits.

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Rose hip seed oil is one of the best, most nourishing natural oils for your skin. Some may liken it to evening primrose oil for it’s healthy benefits and apparently Rose hip and Rose water, are very beneficial to ageing skin and are most suitable during menopause.

Naturally scented rose hip oil contains vitamins A, C, D and E and delivers excellent hydration to your skin, helping you to maintain the right moisture balance and oil complex. These vitamins are also known to have anti-ageing effects.

It is a great myth that putting oils on your face can make it more greasy and cause spots. Essential oils, used in the right quantities, can be applied to deliver a boost of antioxidants and are chemical free. It is the use of oils that are closest to your skin’s natural oils, such as Jojoba and Apricot oil (used in Stratum C Menopause Protect Cream) that can help to condition your skin, and provide the protection you need against the everyday stresses and strains that can cause your skin to age.

Stratum C was launched last year as a skin care range exclusively for menopausal women, following the realisation that: there weren’t any! During menopause your skin care regime can change completely whilst you have to accommodate your skins changing needs. Stratum C based their products on scientific data and brought you a solution to the decline in collagen production that many menopausal women experience due to dramatic hormone changes over an average of 5 years.  Their star products Stratum C Menopause Protect Cream and Repair Serum, which are full of collagen boosting peptides, were created for sensitive skin and contain high levels of active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, and low water content, to be the perfect solution to menopausal skin complaints such as dryness and wrinkles.

More recently, Stratum C have introduced 3 new products to their range to help tackle other menopausal skin problems. These include a Spot Relief, a Pigment Correction Gel and a Rose hip Gentle Cleanser, to provide menopausal women with a full daily routine.  These products were introduced to help prevent not only wrinkles, but also age spots and blemishes caused by the hormonal changes and everyday challenges faced by women during this time of our lives. The natural Rose hip oil in the Stratum C Menopause Skin Gentle Cleanser, provides a wealth of benefits for the skin, and comes in the form of a pink gel that foams gently and can be removed using a warm cloth. It also helps remove make up, and is a gentle solution to keeping your skin fresh, without having to use any harsh cleansers that are mostly aimed at teenagers (whom have much different skin types)!

Stratum C products can be purchased online at http://www.stratumc.com, where you can also find lots more on the details of the products themselves and learn the benefits and importance of taking care of your skin during menopause.

 

Click the links below to read more about Rose hip oil and it’s benefits:

http://www.3fatchicks.com/5-beauty-benefits-of-pure-rosehip-oil/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/07/rosehip-seed-oil-benefits_n_3375871.html

Fruit and Veg… and it’s many miracle uses!

We are always keen to learn of the latest superfood’s and ways in which to get the most out of our daily diet. A recent scientific study at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus is currently undertaking an experiment to see if a smoothie per day compares to regular water intake and if we are under utilising many fruits and vegetables that are available to us.

The experiment will see subjects monitored for their diet over a period of 6 weeks, half of which will drink purified mineral water and the other half will drink smoothies that contain ‘carotenoid’, as it was found that people that ate more fruit and vegetables were more likely to have a more ‘golden colour’ to their skin, which is considered healthier and therefore more attractive. We look forward to seeing the results from the smoothie experiment to see if science can give us the best advice for how to apply our diet to our skin care regime.

Another useful food that has been talked about a lot recently is the Cucumber. The cucumber is a well known anti-inflammatory aid that is often pictured covering women’s eyes during various beauty treatments. It is also around 95% water and so has excellent hydrating properties. What is not so well known are the other extraordinary uses for this wonderful fruit (it is a fruit, we checked) that include some of the following:

– If you rub a slice on a mirror, it prevents the mirror becoming foggy.

– Phytochemicals in cucumber can help bad breath.

– Cucumbers are the perfect pick me up or hangover cure as they contain plenty of sugars, B Vitamins and water to help replenish lost nutrients in your body.

– Cucumbers have been claimed to help prevent certain types of cancer, help diabetes, relieves arthritis, improves joint health and can lower cholesterol, amongst other claims. All in all, a good food to eat as part of your ‘5 a day’.

Other great fruit and veg for your skin include sweet potatoes, pumpkin, kale, papaya, spinach, blueberries, carrots, strawberries, kiwi, orange, blackcurrants, broccoli and tomatoes. These all contain anti-oxidants like Vitamin C and/or betacarotene, which help to improve skin tone and maintain healthy skin development.

If you are planning to start the year with a new, healthier diet then it may be worth adding a few of the above to your shopping list!

Fruit and veg facts:

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/eat-your-way-fabulous-skin

Cucumber Facts:

http://www.naturalnews.com/036769_cucumbers_health_benefits_rehydration.html

Smoothie Article Reference:

A smoothie way to improve skin appearance

By Andrew McDougall+, 07-Jan-2014

A group of university students have taken to a specially designed smoothie diet in an attempt to see if it will help improve skin appearance.

http://www.cosmeticsdesign-europe.com/Formulation-Science/A-smoothie-way-to-improve-skin-appearance