Breakthrough: New research reveals skincare may directly impact immunity
In recent years, we’ve noticed an increase in skincare products formulated for their ability to combat free radical damage.
Further to what we previously knew about free radicals, Biologi founder, Ross Macdougald, has recently discovered that the immune system moves free radicals from the body to the skin where they’re expelled through the pores.
Through research and understanding of human and cellular function, we can now ascertain that the introduction of skincare products containing synthetic chemicals that block pores have caused this system to fail. The result is that the free radical exit pathway is now a highly toxic environment.
While free radicals are well known to cause inflammation in the body and damage skin cells, never before has the products we put on our skin been so important to our overall health.
What blocked pores may mean for your health
Suffocated skin can lead to auto-immunity system breakdown which may present as skin sensitivity, skin sensitisation, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin related disorders including pigmentation and de-pigmentation.
With free radical damage in the body also a leading cause of inflammation which can cause chronic illness such as cancer, heart disease and arthritis, combatting free radicals and providing a clear pathway for them to exit the body is now paramount.
How skincare can help improve overall health
As most disease is a direct result of inflammation, removing the leading cause of inflammation by building antioxidant protection is of the highest priority.
Antioxidants are compounds that scavenge the free radicals that cause inflammation. By nature, antioxidants are unstable molecules which absorb the free radical. Once this reaction occurs, the molecule becomes stable, unreactive and is then excreted by the body.
To work efficiently, antioxidants can either be consumed or applied topically in the original plant matrix that keeps them active and stable and delivers the powerful nutrient directly to each cell.
With this new information regarding how free radicals are expelled through the pores at hand, we urge consumers to look beyond the packaging and understand the ingredients that may contribute to suffocating the skin. Ingredients to avoid include:
- Petroleum-based ingredients such as silicone
When looking to combat free radical damage, applying the following phyto nutrients topically will build antioxidant protection on a cellular level.
Vitamin C: A carbohydrate found in Kakadu plum and finger lime (Bk and Bf serums)
Gallic Acid: A phenolic acid found in Davidson plum and Kakadu plum (Bd and Bk serums)
Quercetin: A flavanol found in Davidson plum (Bd serum)
How Biologi can help protect against free radical damage
Due to our revolutionary extraction method, Biologi is the first – and so far, only -skincare brand in the world that can deliver 100% active antioxidants that work in the bottle just as they do in the plant directly to the skin.
While the antioxidants defend against oxidative stress, the remaining active nutrients in the serum also work in synergy to hydrate, reduce the signs of ageing, balance complexion and create an even skin tone.
“Plant nutrients are critical to our wellbeing. If our systems are working efficiently and at their best, then we are giving ourselves the best chance to survive against pathogens (bugs) and illnesses related to them.”
Ross Macdougald, Biologi Founder