Beauty 101

Our skin is by far the largest organ in the human body and it is exposed to the environment 24/7. Preserving its health not only has aesthetic implications but influences the overall health of an individual”

Vicky Vega, PhD

Skin aging stars at the moment we are born but for the first couple of decades our skin corrects, removes and/or replaces damaged structures without compromising its youthful healthy appearance.

As we grow older, the skin capacity to repair and self-preserve its healthy balance decrease as skin defenses weaken, critical process slow and the rate of breakdown of key skin components increases. Visually, these changes are observed as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, redness, dryness, sagginess and laxity.

SKIN AGES due to the combination of Intrinsic Factors and Environmental Factors.

INTRINSIC FACTORS are under the control of our genetic background or DNA (and it is what we inherit from our parents). Intrinsic aging is observed in areas of our body that are protected from solar light.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS  include solar radiations, pollution, smoking, lifestyle, tanning, overall health and heat to mention some. These factors are responsible of the majority of the skin aging (over 80% of it) resulting in a dramatic change in the skin appearance and a significant decrease in skin health.


“Skin aging is a complex process which cannot be addressed by a single magic bullet and requires efficacious blends of active ingredients “.

 Vicky Vega, PhD

The processes involved in skin aging and premature aging (when your skin looks older than would be anticipated by your chronological age) affect all the layers of our skin:  epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. Therefore, the secret for a efficacious skincare routines lays on the use of blends of actives ingredients that address all these changes at different depths of the skin.