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Labor Day is here. It’s time to look at your skin.

If Winter is tough on your skin because of the heating and the dry air, Summer is surely tougher. To the dryness of air conditioning, add the UV radiation of those days at the beach (or on your recliner in the backyard).

Not all is bad news. Our skin is NOT a wall, for better and for worse. Skin can heal itself if you give it a chance and will do even better if we help it.

We should have been protected with sunscreen and applied more after swimming removed most of it. We should have been applying moisturizers of some kind. But even if we did, we still have to work at healing whatever damage was done. Evolution removed from humans most of the hairy coat that protects other mammals, so we need to make up for it.


Skin Actives has (almost) everything you need. You will need some “essentials,” like sh-Oligopeptide-1 (Epidermal Growth Factor), the natural wizard that tells your skin to make the proteins it needs. Vitamin A (retinoids) will renew the skin when it binds to the nuclear membrane receptors that will translate its orders. Antioxidants will help defend the skin from the free radicals in the environment, plus those formed when UV radiation reaches the skin. And don’t forget the “building blocks”: amino acids, essential (and non-essential fatty acids), vitamins, mitochondrial components, etc.

Let’s have a look:

Sunscreen. Your skin has the capacity to heal itself and wearing sunscreen, even just plain zinc oxide, would rejuvenate your skin. But the Skin Actives sunscreen is more than “just sunscreen.” It also contains antioxidants (like vitamin C and E, green tea), humectants (like sodium PCA), and anti-inflammatory ingredients.

You can go instead for another sunscreen (with zinc oxide), antioxidant day cream, containing a plethora of actives (nice excuse to use this fancy Greek word): our unique antioxidant proteins:  glutaredoxin (GRX), thioredoxin (TRX) and superoxide dismutase (SOD), anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients like our sea kelp coral Seakelp coral B, rich emollients like liquid crystal (cholesterol derivatives) and so much more.

Let the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients do their job. Can you do better? Yes. Just a couple of examples.

Our ultimate moisturizing cream is a treasure: an anti-aging cream containing our best ingredients. You will find in it essential fatty acids, apocynin, ROS* Bionet with sh-Polypeptide-77 (Glutaredoxin), sh-Polypeptide-2 (Thioredoxin). Apocynin, an antioxidant, promotes the survival of stem cells and of the cells derived from stem cells.

Vitamin A is a “must,” and you will find it in our complex Vitamin A with apocynin or in the simpler vitamin A cream.

A few reminders

Sea kelp coral gets its name from its color, given by astaxanthin, a fantastic antioxidant very similar to the one used by corals.

Our proteins are very active and practically pure, we have the protein engineering expertise required and we use it.

Most of our products are suitable for vegans. Collagen is a molecule (a protein) only made by animals, but it can be supplanted by our amino acid mix. Our skin will make its own collagen if you give it the building blocks (amino acids) and the growth factors that give the right orders (epidermal growth factor).

The fatigue that comes with aging is caused partly by the loss of mitochondrial function. Less energy will result in less synthesis of cellular components, less maintenance of cellular function, less transport of nutrients, etc.

You will not find fragrances in Skin Actives products because we know that many people have allergies to chemicals found in some fragrances. In fact, some components are banned in Europe. Too many people with sensitive skin are victims of “skincare” that contains allergenic or irritating fragrances.


DISCLAIMER: These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.