AminoGenesis Perfect Reflection is a super exciting new product. After years of researching what performs best on the skin, we have introduced three new ingredients to our line in AminoGenesis Perfect Reflection, including vitamin A, vitamin D, and coenzyme Q10. We have also continued on what we have previously shown to be beneficial for the skin, with 17 amino acids, Preventhelia™, and vitamin C.
Benefits of AminoGenesis Perfect Reflection
The breakthroughs in skin care technology help to enhance and protect your skin from everyday stressors that age the appearance of your skin:
- Ultimate new protector in the fight to help prevent the visible signs of aging
- Helps neutralize oxidative free radicals
- Only known peptide to also help neutralize carbon free radicals
- Helps protect the skin against the abuse of the elements
- Helps maintain the skins elasticity
- Leaves skin softer smoother
- Flawless radiant appearance
- Helps promote even skin tone
- Revitalizes dull, lifeless looking skin
AminoGenesis Perfect Reflection is recommended for those with:
- Fine lines
- Deep furrows
- Forehead “11’s”
- Elasticity concerns
Vitamin A is a Dermatologist “Gold Standard” of Anti-Aging
Retinoids are considered amongst dermatologists to be the “gold standard” of anti-aging. As Dr. Ranella Hirsch, M.D., former president-elect of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, once said, “We have beautiful, profound data that shows if you use retinoids for 20 years, you’re going to look a lot better than someone who doesn’t.”
But many formulations use vitamin A in unstable forms. Vitamin A is very unstable in light, heat, and air (Nutritional Evaluation of Food Processing, 1988). AminoGenesis Perfect Reflection uses vitamin A as retinyl palmitate, a form of vitamin A that combines retinol with ultra-stable palmitic acid. The result? Retinyl palmitate is able to perform for hours in the skin.
In addition, some companies sell retinyl palmitate in low concentration. As you might imagine, as retinyl palmitate is half fatty acid, it needs to be in high concentration in order to be effective! Luckily, AminoGenesis Perfect Reflection uses retinyl palmitate in very high concentration — it’s the third most-concentrated ingredient! — to leave your skin looking less lined, wrinkled, and more firm in just a few uses.
VITAMIN D is designed to help cell turnover
Vitamin D is included in AminoGenesis Perfect Reflection not only because it improves skin feel and texture instantly, but also because it is an important factor in epidermal cell turnover. In fact, vitamin D has increased the size of acne lesions in at least one study, presumably due to the fact that it increases the rate of the skin renewing itself (British Journal of Dermatology, 2006).
Vitamin D has also shown promise in the treatment of allergic contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, as well as inflammatory reactions within the skin. Vitamin D analogs treat inflammation as they suppress an inflammatory cytokine, IgE (Experimental Dermatology, 2004). Vitamin D may also play a role in innate immunity, stimulating the production of antimicrobial peptides through increased CD14 expression (Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2007).
Coenzyme Q10 is essential for healthy aging
Coenzyme Q-10 — also known as ubiquinone — is found naturally in the human body as something essential for the production of cells. Coenzyme Q-10 levels are at their highest for the first 20 years of life and then subsequently decrease as we age (Mayo Clinic).
Coenzyme Q-10 is considered a regenerative antioxidant (Journal of the American College of Nutrition). When applied to the skin, Coenzyme Q-10 has been shown reduce oxidation as a cogent antioxidant, reduce wrinkles, and prevent UVA-irradiation damage (Biofactors).
In a product like AminoGenesis Perfect Reflection, coenzyme Q10 helps to treat signs of aging, supplement the skin’s natural decreasing supply of coenzyme Q10, and stabilize vitamins C and E. Studies show that vitamins C and E work in the same pathway as coenzyme Q10 within the skin, and by supplementing the skin with two or more of these antioxidants, you help replenish them within the skin (Cosmetic Dermatology textbook).
Preventhelia® May prevent DNA damage
Preventhelia® is a peptide complex.
This tetrapeptide protects the skin from damage caused directly or indirectly by UV radiation to DNA and proteins, preventing skin from photoaging. Preventhelia® specifically neutralizes a type of free radical species known as 4-HNE, one of the most abundant and cytotoxic. It is therefore believed that Preventhelia® may prevent DNA damage (Lipotec; Monaster.AU).
Interestingly enough, Preventhelia® also contains the peptide tripeptide-33. A rare peptide, tripeptide-33 has been suggested in limited studies to take down free radicals in the skin (International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2013).
Though peptides are generally associated with firming or brightening the skin, Preventhelia® therefore is a peptide complex with a function like its name, preventing UV-induced DNA damage.
Amino Acids do it all!
Amino acids are not actually acids, but complexes of organic compounds with three different components:
- An amine, or -NH2 group on one end
- A carboxylic acid, or -COOH, group on the opposite end
- A side chain that makes each amino acid different
It is the side chain that is the most important, and which will determine the specific properties of the amino acid (including the pH). The key elements of the side chain include organic elements like carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. There are over 500 different amino acids (Angewandt Chemie), all varying by the side chain.
The amino acids in AminoGenesis Perfect Reflection have poignant anti-aging benefits. Together, L-leucine, glycine and proline have been shown to fight wrinkles when used in fair concentration on skin (European Journal of Dermatology, 2013). Amongst the amino acids, L-may also be involved in collagen production (Journal of Peptide Science, 2012).
Immunity boost for your skin is another benefit. L-histidine and L-isoleucine may help to prevent skin infections when used regularly. Both have been shown to boost immunological activity against certain types of skin infections, whether by increasing activity (L-histidine) or increasing skin’s natural production of anti-microbial peptides (PLoS Pathogens, 2008, Pharmaceuticals, 2014).
Several of the amino acids may help skin cell damage and wound repair. L-arginine, L-glutamine, L-glycine, and L-isoleucine may speed the healing of skin cell damage and wounds (Wilderness and Environmental Damage, 2014; JPEN, 2014; Eksp Klin Pharmacol, 2014; Minerva Pediatrica, 2014).
Finally, L-tyrosine helps the other ingredients and the skin-beneficial hydrators in AminoGenesis Cocoon penetrate the skin (International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2008). So you’re getting a full repertoire of benefits with these amino acids: Fighting and preventing fine lines and wrinkles; preventing skin infections; speeding the rate of cellular turnover/exfoliation; hydrating deeply; and increasing the penetration of other ingredients into the skin.