The ageing of the skin encompasses two distinct processes (1) Intrinsic and (2) Extrinsic ageing.
Youthful skin retains its appearance, resilience and pliability mainly due to it's high moisture content and moisture retention abilities.
As the skin ages, it's ability to retain moisture is slowly lost - this is due to both processes related to ageing.
Out if interest, Intrinsic and Extrinsic ageing are independent processes, Intrinsic ageing is mainly unavoidable and affects all organs of the body.
Extrinsic ageing on the other hand is a result of exposure to external factors.
The good new is, we can do something about extrinsic ageing! We can (to a certain extent) control its progress by (for example) limiting exposure to photo-ageing (UV A&B and other harsh environmental conditions) but this is not always possible - or even wanted and so the next best thing is to incorporate a great skin care routine into your day.
Protecting your skin against over exposure using ultra modern, natural technological advances in skin care (pre and post exposure) is an excellent strategy to defend against extrinsic ageing of the skin!
Repeated over exposure to harsh environmental conditions depletes the body's natural ability to produce and maintain naturally occurring dermal hyaluronic acid deposits in levels which are conducive to retaining optimal moisture content. Low moisture content in the dermis layers negatively impacts all normal skin functions - including the synthesis of collagen.
These extrinsic ageing related phenomena contribute to the apparent dehydration, atrophy and loss of elasticity that characterises aged skin.
Hyaluronic Acid naturally occurs in the skin and is a key molecule involved in the retaining youthful moisture levels in the skin.
For reasons above, we include Hyaluronic Acid into Kalōnology's Pro Age Marine Skin Care formulations where it effectively modulates optimal skin moisture levels.