Our main ingredient Purslane has strong regenerative effects on a cellular level. Purslane is very rich in vitamins, minerals and can be found across the world. The herb contains a high amount of glutathione, a natural anti-oxidant system and Omega-3 fatty acids that are otherwise only found in fish oil. Purslane is a real power herb that strengthens and protects our body and skin against damaging environmental influences. Due to its strong healing powers, it has been used by humans for a long time but has been nearly forgotten until recently, when scientists rediscovered and proven its great anti-aging potential in several studies, one of them being awarded by the Nobel Prize in 2009.
The so-called Telomeres are caps, located at the end of our DNA. They protect our genetic material during the process of cell-division. When we age, the length of Telomeres is naturally reduced, so they are getting shorter and shorter. Oxidative stress speeds up the process, which means that daily influences from our environment and our lifestyle are both directly connected to the ageing process. Once the telomeres have reached a certain length and are therefore too short, they are unable to protect the DNA. The cell gets damaged, which leads to mutations and illness, or natural cell death. Telomerase – a body own enzyme – is able to prevent this from happening and can even prolong the Telomeres, which is the reason for its nickname to be the ‘Fountain of Youth enzyme’. Recent studies have shown that Purslane and Skullcap both activate the Telomerase enzyme and therefore protect the DNA in our cells. This is the case in all our skin cells and therefore also in the fibroblasts, which are responsible for the production of elastin and collagen that stabilize and strengthen the structure of our skin. Frequent use of our products therefore leads to a better skin quality due to the anti-aging effect its ingredients have on our skin.
For skin and cell protection the so-called antioxidants are essential. Ideally they are supplied through nutrition and also applied locally to the skin. This is why our Molecular Cosmetics products contain high-quality antioxidants like: Vitamin A, Panthenol, Vitamin C and also Vitamin E, which is found in all products of this series and additionally has an anti-inflammatory effect. It accelerates the enzyme activity of the skin, and increases moisture retention of the skin's top layer. Vitamin C & E are both strong free radical captors that strengthen the skin’s antioxidant system; combining them is essential and symbiotic since they are able to regenerate each other.
Supply your skin with adequate moisture and do not expose it to excessive UV radiation. On a daily basis, our skin is exposed to many stresses (eg. weather, heating, UV radiation ...), that have a dehumidifying effect. In addition, the ability of the skin to retain moisture decreases with aging. Therefore, pay attention to proper hydration from the inside and outside; a good skin care deeply nourishes the skin with intense moisture, so that it can maintain its elasticity and looks radiant. For this reason, our facial care products contain high quality oils, moisturizers such as hyaluronic acid, panthenol, aloe vera extract, shea butter, squalane, corn oil, avocadin, grape seed oil, jojoba oil, macadamia nut, etc. Moreover, it is important not to expose the skin to unnecessarily irritating and harmful substances. For this reason, Dr. Barbara Sturm’s skin care is fragrance, parabens and mineral oils free.