Like many AminoGenesis products, AminoGenesis Wrinkle Arrest Anti-Aging Day Cream SPF 30 contains skin’s own building blocks, amino acids. Without these amino acids, skin can look tired, lackluster, sagging, and wrinkled as skin does not have the “food” it needs to assemble fresh new skin.
The amino acids in AminoGenesis Wrinkle Arrest Anti-Aging Day Cream SPF 30 include arginine, which may speed the healing of skin cell damage and wounds (Wilderness and Environmental Damage, 2014; JPEN,2014). L-histidine is an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and may help boost UV protection. L-Histidine may also help prevent against certain types of skin infections (PLoS Pathogens, 2008).
Fifteen additional amino acids help to improve the appearance of aging skin.
Researchers in a 2007 study in theJournal of Ethnopharmacology tested the effects of a type of camellia oil on human type 1 collagen production and skin barrier function. In the study, camellia oil both stimulated collagen production and prevented its breakdown.
For the ultra-scientific, Camellia oil may stimulate collagen production by activating the COL1A2 promoter, starting production of type 1 collagen. On the other hand, Camellia oil may prevent collagen breakdown by inhibiting an enzyme that breaks down collagen, metalloproteinase (MMP)-1.
The study also indicated that the skin may become more hydrated with Camellia use as well. Skin treated with the oil had less transepidermal water loss (TEWL) than skin that was not treated.