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Hormones in the face cream? BY DR NYJON ECCLES

Hormones in the face cream

Hormones are essential for maintaining youthful tissues and youthful function… the skin is no exception to this.  

Hormones determine the skin’s “biological age”; they control many physiological processes in the skin cells and take care of circulation, collagen formation, provide moisture and promote skin cell regeneration.

At the age of 25, the endocrine glands already release fewer hormones. The circulation- enhancing effect of oestrogen declines and the falling progesterone levels induce collagen depletion. From about the mid-30’s the skin dries out faster, the circulation decreases, the strength and elasticity dwindle; the skin has clearly aged. Furthermore, declining hormone levels during menopause in women, and the andropause in men, reflect the ageing process of both skin and body.

Scientific studies show that the regular use of hormone cosmetics has a positive, regenerating effect on the skin. The drying of the skin can be reduced by up to 24 percent and the formation of wrinkles by up to 30 percent. The biochemical effect of hormones on the ageing process of the skin is indisputable.

Average wrinkle scores have been shown to be lower in hormone users than in non-hormone users (Wolff EF, Narayan D, Taylor HS. Fertil Steril. 2005 Aug; 84(2):285-8). Long-term postmenopausal hormone therapy users have more elastic skin and less severe wrinkling than women who never used hormone therapy, suggesting that hormone therapy may have cosmetic benefits. Declining hormone levels are synonymous with loss of skin elasticity and structure but also reduced elasticity and function in other tissues.

Application of topical hormone formulas has clearly been shown to significantly reduce wrinkles and improve skin hydration and elasticity.

This is why I have created my own range of BioJeune face creams filled with bioidentical hormones, to achieve non-invasive anti-ageing with significant results.


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