The Ultimate Age Stop Strategy after 35

Original article can be found on: Mums – in – Hills Blog

To learn more about A.G.E. STOP PRODUCTS please visit: www.age-stop.com

by Tsitaliya Mircheva

My favourite writer of all times once said: “I don’t believe in ageing, I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun”. I don’t know whether this sentence makes much sense to the modern woman of our time who is more concerned about crease lines, dynamic expression lines and gravitation folds rather than finding her spot under the sun, but for me, I learned quite early on to differentiate beauty from ageing when looking myself in the mirror. Smooth wrinkle-free skin doesn’t necessarily mean beautiful and equally, beautiful doesn’t necessarily mean young or perfectly proportioned.

What I always strive for when stealing that moment to look in the mirror, is a healthy, vibrant face and body. I strive towards a refreshed and vital glowing skin and not necessarily perfectly done make up or fuller lips, blow dried hair and chiseled cheekbones. This means that I care a lot more about what’s on my plate and how much I exercise than having the perfect manicure and skincare. Yet, there comes a time when you know that taking care of yourself internally has to be backed up with the proper skincare products, perhaps some supplements and a well groomed look.

And when it comes to skincare, in the times of the beauty cult we live in, it is never easy to choose what’s right. There are so many factors beside what you want for your skin. You need to consider the environment you live in, the seasons and climate change, and even your stress levels. So as much as it is about your self-esteem and how well you think of yourself, it is also about being able to raise your confidence from the outside to the inside: feeling good about the skin you live in.

Once I passed the age of 35 I tried a new product on the market called Age-Stop. Not that I believe that you can stop age, but I do try to keep my mind open, so I tried a product with a fairly impressive list of ingredients on the label, such as Swiss Snow Algae, Royal Epigen P5, Matrixyl® 3000 and Swiss Alpine Plant Stem Cells, which have won numerous international cosmetic awards as the very best ingredients in anti-aging science and skincare.

Two years after I tried the Perfection Concentrate I keep buying it and it turns out it is the one cosmetic line I’ve stayed loyal to for years. The product has now become a best seller worldwide and soon the line will consist of four products, and three more products are being developed as we speak.

In general I don’t have problem skin, so there was no dramatic change, but the way my skin feels is just different and that is enough to convince me. I will, however, not try to convince you but instead pose a few questions to Lilia Bassi, the founder and CEO of Age Stop Switzerland about ageing and how you can support your skin health after 35:

Tsitaliya: How did it happen that you started making your own serum Age-Stop? In other words why did you start producing AGE STOP PRODUCTS.

Lilia Bassi: Since the age of 17 I have had a life – -long ambition of producing my own Skincare line of products targeted towards anti-aging, I have had 3 fails on the way before AGE STOP PRODUCTS products became a Success in Switzerland and World-wide.

Tsitaliya: What is the biggest myth about ageing?

Lilia Bassi: For me the biggest myth about ageing is that genes play the biggest role in how you age. Not true. Even if you’re born with the healthiest set of genes, how you live your life determines how they behave over your lifespan. Your genes can be changed by what you eat, how much physical activity you get, and even your exposure to chemicals.

Tsitaliya: In what way women can slow down the process of ageing of the skin?

Lilia Bassi:

  1. Use SPF
  2. Avoid over-exfoliating
  3. Avoid doing too many conflicting in-salon treatments
  4. Don’t Smoke
  5. Eat lots of Seafood, fruits + vegetables
  6. Avoid drinking Alcohol -it does show on your face after 40
  7. Deep sleep and relaxing massages are important to balance your mind and body which leads to slower ageing process

Tsitaliya: You also are a beauty blogger – for how long, tell us a bit about your story of becoming an entrepreneur?!

Lilia Bassi: I have been blogging for about 4 years. But I have always been an entrepreneur and with my commercial banking background it was only a matter of time until I started on the path of my life -long dream of owning my own Skincare Brand. In short, I have always aspired to be the next Estee Lauder. Blogging was just a way for me to share my knowledge.

None of my blogs are sponsored -hence my viewers value my honesty as I say what I really think of the products I try.

This month you can buy any of the A.G.E. Stop products using the code mumsinheels, which gives you 20 USD discount per product. If you buy two products you will have 40 USD discount or three in a set 60 USD discount.

I am using very exciting anti-aging skin care products from a.g.e.stop Switzerland This post is about the Mimetic Peptides Night Miracle Cream

Original article can be found on: Transforming my oily & acne prone skin Blog

To learn more about A.G.E. STOP PRODUCTS please visit: www.age-stop.com

I am using very exciting anti-aging skin care products from a.g.e.stop Switzerland This post is about the Mimetic Peptides Night Miracle Cream

I am very excited to let you know that for the past 10 days I’ve been using some exquisite anti-aging products from a.g.e. stop Switzerland.
The creator of the products and owner of the brand a.g.e.stop Switzerland is one of my beloved YouTube skin care gurus Lily.
She is someone I trust completely when it comes to skin care. She is not only extremely knowledgeable about skin care but also walks the talk. Her skin is wonderful and perfectly natural. No fillers, Botox or anything else artificial. In her videos, she is not wearing make up, she doesn’t seem to care about the lighting when she is in front of the camera. No matter the angle of light, her skin is amazing. And I don’t think she has any sort of special filming equipment. As you may know, many Youtubers have wonderful filming equipment with special lenses which make the skin look flawless……..
Anyways, back to why I admire, respect and trust Lily from iamabeautyjunkeechannel on Youtube- Whenever I followed her advice and recommendations I got great results. Below you can watch one of Lily’s videos in which she talks about the Mimetic Peptides Night Miracle Cream. This amazing peptides cream is the topic of this post.
About 15 days ago, Lily posted a video with a special offer 2 products for the price of 1 and I went ahead and made a purchase.
I bought the  newest a.g.e. stop product called Royal Epigen Perfection Concentrate and the second cream I was given was the Mimetic Pepties Night Miracle Cream.
My package arrived very fast with free Swiss post. Lily had included a sample for the  Oxygen Fusion Beauty Sleep mask and another  for the Swiss Bio Stem Cells Perfection concentrate.  ( I will write about the products I got in the form of very generous samples ( 10 ml each)  in another post. All I can say now is “Wow!” Make sure you come back to read my next posts).
To be honest I anticipated that all a.g.e. stop products will be amazing because they are literally packed with  well researched, well formulated, award winning ingredients which deliver measurable results. How do we know that they deliver measurable results? Because there is clinical research on those!
So I expected to be amazed and I am. It has been only 10 days since I first started using the a.g.e. stop products and it may seem too early to rave about them. But to tell the truth,  I wanted to write this post 5 days ago. That is how soon I saw a difference in my skin!
The first thing I noticed was that my complexion was more even toned and there was a glow to my skin. Not shiny, oily kind of glow, but a healthy, pearl- like glow. Also, my skin felt and looked supple and nourished, moisturized and comforted. One problematic area for me is under my chin. The skin there is pretty crepey and saggy. Well, the crepey skin under my chin is a thing of the past. How did that happen?
And as you may know, I am no stranger to super duper wonderful moisturizing and nourishing products. But nothing made such a remarkable difference to my crepey skin under my chin.  And certainly no other products gave me a healthy glow. To be honest, until you experience it, that “pearl-like glow” I am not sure if you would understand what I mean by that. But my skin is glowing! I still have my acne scars, uneven texture and all that, but my skin is healthier looking.
Just as I have faith in the peel for indented scars by Devotedthings, I have great faith now that the a.g.e. stop anti-aging products when used over several months will transform the texture of my skin. And here is why. One reason is that Lily, the creator and owner of the brand a.g.e.stop is someone I trust completely in regard to skin care. Her passion  and integrity in regard to skin care is unparalleled.
The second reason is the amount of scientific research that backs each ingredient. I consider myself very fortunate to get my hands on such powerful products. They are 50ml and now even 60ml for $85 each. Taking into consideration the powerful ingredients and the volume of product given, the price is just great. Oftentimes, for that price you are only given 30ml of a product with a few peptides…
Talking about powerful ingredients, here is what I mean. Did you know that Swiss Snow Algae which is the main ingredient, powerful, award winning ingredient present  in all a.g.e.stop products is actually a key ingredient in the super expensive La Prairie, Switzerland? La Prairie and a.g.e. stop buy the Snow algae ingredient from the same company called Mibelle Biochemistry.
Have a look at the ingredients for The Mimetic Peptides Night Miracle Cream
Swiss Snow Algae-award winning key ingredient in all a.g.e stop products
Alpine Rose Stem cells-they boost epidermal regeneration and improve the skin barrier function.
Oligogeline-Red Algae Extract
Bio-Mimetic Peptides-They prevent and diminish wrinkles. In this cream we find the three most known, most established, most awarded peptides.
Hyaluronic Acid-Lily says that if you are serious about anti-aging skin care you must have this ingredient in pretty much everything.
Vit. B12
Other wonderful ingredients included in this cream:
Brown seaweed extract
Penthanol
Niacinamide
Jojoba yeast
What I find totally clever is that the list of ingredients is not only posted on the a.g.e. stop website, but next to each key ingredient,  in bullet points we read why this particular ingredient is amazing for the skin. And what is more,  if you are scientifically minded and wish to read up on the Clinical research behind the benefits of each ingredient, you are provided with a link to that information. How clever is that!?
Just to show you what I mean, I have taken the information below from the website:
Swiss Snow Algae (please visit www.snow-algae.com to view Clinical Research)


  • Increases anti-ageing processes in the skin cells by (+47%).
  • Clinically proven to promote the longevity of skin cells.
  • Strengthens dermal connective tissues by 30.5%.
  • Inhibits collagen destruction in ageing skin cells by up to 47%.
  • Significant increase in skin hydration and a reduction of wrinkles by 25% in 14 days.
Every ingredient is explained like this. I love it!
What else?
The cream doesn’t have SPF and that is why it is called Night cream, but I can and have used it as a day cream. I wear sunblock every day anyways.
The cream has light texture, no scent and it applies beautifully. I would prefer some scent but I am not bothered by the lack of scent.
It is so gentle that it is used after skin laser procedures.
I love the fact that it can be applied around the eye area. Lily doesn’t believe in eye creams. All her products can be applied around the eyes and have been formulated and tested so that they would not irritate the eyes.
As you can tell I am very impressed with a.g.e. stop anti-aging products.  In this blog post I only managed to write about the cream, but you must come back and read my next posts. I will be writing about the Royal Epigen P5 Perfection Concentrate. And that is one fantastic product. Everything about it is pure luxury. From the royal jelly color and it’s fresh scent of Spring to the super smooth application. I’ve tried nothing like it. You are going to love reading about it.
Till next time, Milu

Matrixyl Inside® – 25 Years of of Innovation AWARD

NIGHT MIRACLE CREAM by A.G.E. STOP SWITZERLAND contains Matrixyl Inside® as one of the three ESSENTIAL MIMETIC PEPTIDES proven to effectively combat signs of ageing skin. To learn more about this product please visit our website.

www.age-stop.com

Matrikines: the key to anti-ageing

In 1999, the French Professor Maquart and his team published their first article mentioning “matrikines”. What does this term designate? A matrikine is a small molecule composed of a short sequence of amino-acids, a peptide, derived from the surrounding extracellular matrix and constituting a signal in order to regulate cell activity. Matrikines play an important role in the wound healing process and connective tissue remodeling.

How does it work?

In order to react to their environment or to internal stimuli and regulate their activity, the cells use several clearly defined signalling pathways that will transfer information from the cell surface to the internal effector system, most of the time the genes. Thus, a matrikine peptide can link to a matching cell-surface receptor which is coupled to a transducer to relay information into the cell using various signalling pathways (TGF-β, PI3K for example in the case of collagen-1). So it works like a key and a keyhole. It means that the structure of the matrikine is important. Different matrikines can trigger different messages.

skin matrix macromolecule synthesis

Several peptides stimulating the production of molecules having a primary role in the maintenance of the skin properties have been identified by Sederma Research Laboratories.

What is Matrixyl®?

Matrixyl® is a trade mark of Sederma SAS. It designates an anti-wrinkle active ingredient for cosmetics containing a specific matrikine which cosmetic nomenclature denomination is palmitoyl pentapeptide-4 (palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 before 2006). It contains a peptide of 5 aminoacids linked to a 16-carbon chain for improving the penetration of the molecule through the lipidic structures of the skin.

The history of Matrixyl Inside®

The first member of the Matrixyl Inside® range was Matrixyl® launched by Sederma in 2000. Then, in order to satisfy the increasing anti-ageing market, Sederma launched in 2003 Matrixyl® 3000 based on two peptides: a palmitoyl tripeptide and a palmitoyl tetrapeptide. Finally, in 2012, Sederma launched a different palmitoyl tripeptide under the trade name Matrixyl® synthe’6®. So far, the Matrixyl Inside® range contains three products.

Which one is better?

None! They are all different and perform different efficacy. For example, Sederma has recently demonstrated with ex vivostudies that Matrixyl® 3000 shows great results in repairing photo-aged skin and defragmented collagen network at the level of the dermis. The crow’s feet wrinkles decrease by 33% after applying a cream for two months. Matrixyl® synthe’6®stimulates the synthesis of collagen but also five other major constituents of the skin. The volume of the forehead wrinkles can decrease by 31% until a dramatic smoothing effect in just two months.

All those products underwent extensive research for efficacy and safety, and are patented. Matrixyl®, Matrixyl® synthe’6®and Matrixyl Inside® are trademarks of Sederma SAS.

 

PhytoCellTec™ Nunatak®

PhytoCellTec™ Nunatak® is a cosmetic ingredient based on stem cells of Saponaria pumila, an Alpine plant that survived the last ice age. This amazing ingredient is present in PERFECTION CONCENTRATE from A.G.E. STOP SWITZERLAND Luxury Swiss Anti-Aging Products.

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Saponaria pumila
Saponaria pumila is an extremophile plant of alpine mountains that survived the last ice age by moving to rare ice-free peaks called nunataks. Constantly exposed to cold and high amounts of UV, this plant developed protecting and repair mechanisms that enabled it to adapt to its challenging environment.

Plant stem cells for skin stem cells
The development of the innovative PhytoCellTec™ technology made possible to grow plant stem cells on a large scale. It also became possible to effectively cultivate rare and protected plants like the Saponaria pumila and to make them available for cosmetics for the first time.

The effect
Mibelle Biochemistry was able to show in extensive studies the capacity of PhytoCellTec™ nunatak® to maintain the regenerative potential of human dermal stem cells despite UV. This protective effect led to an increase in skin elasticity, firmness and density already after 4 weeks’ treatment.

Summary
Thanks to the PhytoCellTec™ technology, the survival potential of the extremophile Saponaria pumila plant can be transferred to the cells of our skin in order to protect the latter against daily environmental challenges which are the main cause of skin aging.

Protects dermal stem cells against UV stress
Cultures of human dermal stem cells were treated with PhytoCellTec™ nunatak®, while others were left untreated. The cultures were then exposed to UVA and UVB rays. The capacity of the stem cells to grow in colonies and form three-dimensional spheres was then measured. The results showed that UV radiation strongly reduced the number of spheres that were formed. Treatment with PhytoCellTec™ nunatak® was found to protect against irradiation as the sphere number was 35 % higher compared to the unprotected control (figure 1).

Increase of skin density 
The dermal tissue structure of forearms from volunteers with sun-damaged skin was visualized by ultrasonography before and after treatment with PhytoCellTec™ nunatak® (figure 2). In the ultrasonographic images the dermis appears in bright colours, whereas the so-called subepidermal low echogenic band (SLEB) produces dark patches. This SLEB is the result of a disrupted architecture of the dermis and commonly found in aged and photo-damaged skin. Results clearly show, that a 28 days treatment with PhytoCellTec™ nunatak® reduces the SLEB and significantly improves the dermal tissue density.

Increase of skin elasticity and firmness
The effects of PhytoCellTec™ nunatak® on skin elasticity and firmness were demonstrated in a clinical study including 20 volunteers with sun-damaged skin, average age 53.5. A cream with 0.4% PhytoCellTec™ nunatak® was applied to the inner side of their forearms twice daily for 28 days. Results showed a significant increase of both parameters compared to initial conditions. In particular, the increase in firmness was especially high – more than 14 % compared to the placebo after just one month of treatment

PhytoCellTec™ Alp Rose

Both A.G.E. STOP Night Cream and Sleeping Mask contain PhytoCellTec™ Alp Rose (Stem cells from Swiss Alpine Rose) researched, patented and integrated into skincare by Swiss Mibelle Biochemistry. To discover these products – please visit our website

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PhytoCellTec™ Alp Rose is a cosmetic ingredient based on stem cells of alpine rose leaves.

The Alpine rose
The alpine rose is a typical Swiss flowering plant from the Alps. It has bright pink blossoms and grows at altitudes up to 3200 m. Its evergreen leaves are especially resistant to high UV radiation and extreme dryness and cold. The sturdy leaves are a shiny green, even once the snow has melted in the spring. This phenomenon is due to the presence of a special protection protein called dehydrin in the leaves of the alpine rose.

Plant stem cells for skin stem cells
For years researchers at Mibelle Biochemistry have investigated the compounds of the alpine rose and its special protective substances, in particular, the water-retaining dehydrin. The innovative PhytoCellTec™ technology has been used to develop a formula from the leaves’ stem cells that treats dry and stressed skin and has been proven to protect skin cells: PhytoCellTec™ Alp Rose.

The effect
Mibelle Biochemistry was able to show in extensive studies that PhytoCellTec™ Alp Rose promotes the vitality and longevity of skin stem cells. It strengthens the skin barrier, providing better protection to the skin against climate-induced stress.

Summary
The effect of PhytoCellTec™ Alp Rose combines two important approaches. Using plant stem cells delays skin aging by protecting vital skin stem cells, keeping the skin looking youthful longer, and giving it a better and more vital appearance. At the same time, PhytoCellTec™ Alp Rose protects the skin using special protective ingredients from this extremely resistant alpine plant.

Protects epidermal stem cells from UV stress
Cultures of epidermal stem cells were treated with PhytoCellTec™ Alp Rose, while others were left untreated. The cultures were then exposed to UVA and UVB rays. The colony-forming efficiency (CFE) of the stem cells was then measured. The results showed that UV radiation strongly reduces the cells’ colony-forming efficiency. Treatment with PhytoCellTec™ Alp Rose increased the stem cells’ colony-forming efficiency (vitality) and provided significant protection against UV rays.

Ski holiday study
Twenty-two subjects were treated with an SPF 30 sunscreen formula during their ski holidays (1 week in March, Alps) to test the effect of PhytoCellTec™ Alp Rose in extreme environmental conditions. Sunscreen without the active ingredient was applied to one side of a subject’s face, while the other side was treated with sunscreen containing the active ingredient PhytoCellTec™ Alp Rose. The loss of skin moisture in the face was then measured after another week of treatment at home. The results showed that water loss was reduced by 39% after 2 weeks’ treatment with PhytoCellTec™ Alp Rose. This indicates that PhytoCellTec™ Alp Rose strengthens the skin barrier and makes it more resistant to environmental stresses such as UV, wind, cold temperatures and dryness.