Q: What is the most common culprit when it comes to skin damage?
A: Most people would probably guess the sun, and they would be right, however environmental pollution is a very close 2nd. It permeates our lives. We breathe it. We eat and drink it. We absorb it through our skin. Sadly, we can’t escape it. It gets inside our bodies and accelerates the breakdown of our cell structure.
Q: How serious is it?
A: Deadly serious, skin cancer affects one in five Americans, with more than one million new cases diagnosed each year. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2006 there will be 62,190 new cases of melanoma in this country, and about 7,910 people will die from it.
Q: How exactly does pollution affect the skin?
A: Most scientists in the field of anti-aging believe that oxidants or free radicals generated during the natural process of breathing air along with those created from living in an exogenously polluted environment cause the skin to age.
Those free radicals generated internally by normal respiration are a necessary part of life and are essential for cell-to-cell communication. The free radicals generated by breathing polluted air, living in an ultraviolet light environment, drinking contaminated water and pollutants that adhere to the skin are the oxidants that slowly destroy our body’s intracellular mechanisms resulting in global injury to our body and skin. This is premature aging and pollution is one of the major culprits.
The good news is that this process can be slowed down by preventing collagen breakdown and by helping rebuild collagen in your skin. That’s why Dr. Bibb and his team of professionals created derméllage Skin Care Regimen, to help protect the skin from the ravages of pollution that cannot, unfortunately, be avoided.
Q: Can we really turn back the clock on aging?
A: We haven’t found a miracle cure that prevents us from aging, but we can slow the process. There are many reasons why we age and many outside factors, such as pollution, that we can work to control. While we can’t necessarily control pollution directly, we can protect our skin from its ill effects with the derméllage Skin Care Regimen.
Q: Why raspberries?
A: Historically, raspberries have been part of folk medicine and ethnobotanical healing around the world. Plus, raspberries are a wonderfully fragrant fruit and delicious to eat. When applied to the skin, raspberry enhanced derméllage products give each crème, cleanser, toner, moisturizer and healing product that we offer a fresh, natural essence.
More scientifically, raspberries contain 223 cancer-fighting, anti-oxidant properties – including ellagitannins – which killed human cancer cells in a laboratory study. Ellagitannins are also known to block collagenase enzymes, which break down collagen and causes premature aging and wrinkling. Now, what makes this so good for your skin is that the derméllage Skin Care Regimen protects against collagen breakdown in the skin, while at the same time it helps make the skin firmer by rebuilding collagen. There is no other product on the market like it.
Q: How do ellagitannins work?
A: Ellagitannins work in a number of ways. First, they bind themselves to reactive oxygen molecules – called free radicals – that are produced naturally when we breathe and prevent them from damaging cell DNA. Second, they stimulate enzymes in our bodies that work to diminish increases in oxidative damage. Third, they promote the natural process by which cells die – called apoptosis. Cancer is basically caused by the disruption of this process.
Q: Can I use my derméllage Skin Care Regimen with my other skin care products and cosmetics?
A: Absolutely, the derméllage Skin Care Regimen is specially formulated to compliment and enhance the effects any other cosmeceuticals, cosmetics or skin care products you may currently be using. For instance, some people use prescription retinols, like Retin A, which can irritate the skin and cause redness. derméllage can help alleviate this irritation, thereby enhancing the use of products like Retin A.
Q: What testing has been done to demonstrate the effectiveness and safety of the derméllage Skin Care Regimen?
A: All of the derméllage products have undergone extensive research and testing to ensure their safety and effectiveness. After approximately eighteen months of the successful use of the derméllage Raspberry Rejuvenation Crème by volunteers in Dr. Bibb’s dermatology practice, he expanded his one-of-a-kind line of raspberry-based cosmeceutical skin care products to include cleansers, scrubs, moisturizers and eye serum. Through volunteers and research over the next five years, he found that the derméllage Skin Care Regimen to be completely safe on even the most sensitive skin types. The derméllage Skin Care Regimen is carefully formulated using natural ingredients, and are hypoallergenic. They are water-based and contain no damaging mineral oil or harsh chemicals. They have consistently proven to be equally effective on women and men alike. The derméllage Skin Care Regimen is truly a powerful skin care arsenal in the ongoing battle against the damaging effects of the sun, pollution and aging on the skin.
Q: Did animal testing play any part in the development of the derméllage Skin Care Regimen?
A: Absolutely not!
Q: Does the production process of the derméllage Skin Care Regimen dilute the potency of the ellagitannins?
A: Absolutely not! Studies have revealed that the ellagitannins found in red raspberries retain their potency even after heating, freezing, concentration and processing.
Q: How does the derméllage Skin Care Regimen work?
A: The powerful antioxidants contained in the raspberry seed extract in the derméllage Skin Care Regimen actually protect collagen by scavenging free radicals that stimulate the damaging enzymes that cause collagen breakdown, premature aging and wrinkling. There also appears to be a direct "neutralizing effect" on these wrinkle-causing enzymes independent of the free radical interference.
Q: What is the shelf-life of the derméllage Skin Care Regimen?
A: Under normal circumstances all derméllage products have a shelf-life of a minimum of three years.