The Seacrets product line is our collagen boosting line for all skins. As with all natural skin care products, since we do not use artificial binders and emulsifiers, please shake gently before each use. The Seacrets line is blended with Mother Nature's proprietary cosmeceuticals, the Sea and Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil to heal and rejuvenate your skin!
There is a life force that comes from the sea. A source of continual renewal. AB Silk has now brought seaweed-based products to fruition. Seaweed facial treatments based on the traditions of European Thalssotherapy to rebalance and hydrate the skin. Seacrets products contain the most energizing form of seaweed. Seacrets utilizes a unique microburst process to preserve the whole plant and its purity.
Mineral rich oceanic seaweed extracts are unsurpassed in their regenerative capabilities. Polysaccharides are a complex chain of carbohydrates that boast the capacity to retain increased quantities of water. This serves to prevent seaweed from drying out when exposed to the wind and sun at low tide, making them nature’s own moisturizers. Once applied to the skin, these polysaccharides represent a nutritive, hydrating and energetic contribution. When combined with seaweed's numerous vitamins, the end product is an essential complex for overcoming the smallest deficiency. As for the various elements like enzymes, bacterial and antibiotic substances and vegetable hormones - they create and enhance many factors that act favorably on problematic skin. Minerals such as Magnesium, Bromine, Potassium, Calcium, Sodium, Zinc, Sulfur, Iodine, Strontium, Boron, and Iron have been scientifically proven to contribute measurably to feeling and looking your best.
Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil is a super regenerative oil that appears to promote cell tissue regeneration, thus aiding in the healing of wounds, restoring skin tissue, proven effective in the treatment of skin conditions including burns, skin ulcers, cancer, acne and dermatitis. Contains 30% palmitoleic acid, carotinoids (including a high level of beta-carotine), tocopherols, alcohols, (vitamins A, C and E). 1900 IU of Provitamin A per gram of extract. "Clinical experiments in Shantow Tropical Disease Hospital and the Shanxi Pharmaceutical Research Institute indicate cosmetics containing Sea Buckthorn extracts can actually improve metabolism and retard skin maturation, thus slowing the aging process, possibly because of the effects of its high levels of Vitamins A and E." Russian cosmonauts use its oil for protection against radiation burns in space. Current research indicates that not only does it enhance immune activity and disease resistance, but it also destroys harmful free radicals found in our bodies.
Natural Active Peptides is a mix of small size peptides derived from marine collagen. They will help with moisturizing but, mostly, they will supply your skin with amino acids that will be used in collagen synthesis. They are also likely to work as "matrikins" making your skin cells synthesize new collagen just as when the skin is damaged.
Kelp is rich in minerals like potassium, phosphorous, calcium and magnesium, it maintains firm skin tone. It is produced in either fresh wet cell burst form, powder or granules, depending on which application is required. Seaweed greatly influences cell multiplication because of its mass growth substances, such as vitamins, trace elements, increased chlorophyll syntheses, photosynthesis and regulation of food elements.
AB Natural Preservative System of Black Willowbark, Essential Oils, Neem, Rooibos Tea, Rosemary, Vitamin E.
Epidermal Detoxification – Fresh cell-burst seaweed stimulates tissue metabolism, which is biologically activated by a heightened elimination of toxins. It has a remarkable effect on the skin through its purification, normalization and revitalization. The skin, when well nourished, detoxified, rebalanced and remineralized, suffers no deficiency and is therefore in the best possible condition for resisting all elements that could attack it.
The increase in chlorophyll exchange improves the photosynthesis and assures better cell nutrition, compensating for biological ills caused by unbalanced nourishment. The stimulants in the seaweed allow the skin to be nourished gently, through their role as deficiency protector. They contain preventative elements to fight against eventual imbalances. By stimulating the system’s defenses, they reinforce the skin, assuring healthier skin.
Effects of Seaweed Components – The first action of freshly processed seaweed takes place at the level of the skin and conjunctive tissue. The multiple trace elements, such as iodine, become catalysts that allow an increase in the speed of biological reactions. The mineral salts, particularly magnesium, potassium, calcium and silicium act on the vitality of the cells by their ionic potential. The essential amino acids are the reconstituting factors for tissues, reestablishing protein metabolism. The polysaccharides represent the nutritive, hydrative and energetic contribution. Seaweed’s numerous vitamins (A, B1, B2, C, D, E, etc) form an essential complex for overcoming the smallest deficiency. As for the various elements like enzymes, bacterial and antibiotic substances and vegetable hormones – they create many factors acting favorably on skin problems.
Marine Collagen strengthens skin's elastin bond structure to enhance its resiliency and protect its long-term elasticity. Provides exceptional moisturization for superior skin suppleness. Marine Collagen Silanetriol/Polypeptides is designed to stimulate Type III collagen deep down within the skin. The enhancement comes from a concentration of extrinsic native proteins from marine collagen which is known as the best source of collagen.
Collagen is a large molecule it can't penetrate into skin. Therefore there’s a need of technology that would have to be more with actually getting the skin to open up to allow the collagen through because a whole collagen molecule cannot be compressed and if it is broken down to be delivered then it's not whole, obviously. Scientists found that Polypeptides technology can stimulate the synthesis of new collagen fibers in the skin.
In addition, the presentation of serum/gel that is aqueous, are the best presentation to deliver ingredients best.
Combination of marine collagen with the technology of polypeptides will help our skin by:
· Stimulates collagen production and elastin collagen thickening
· Encourages skin renewal and minimize muscle contractions
· Reduces the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines
· Helps provide long-term improvements in deeper wrinkles.
· Helps prevent collagen and elastin breakdown to firm the skin
Our skin will be protected with its elasticity and improve skin plumpness.
What is Collagen?
Collagen means "glue producer". Kolla is Greek for glue.
The most important building block in the entire animal world, collagen is the tie that binds the animal kingdom together.
Life is a string of complex molecules: polymers. Nature's most abundant protein polymer is collagen. More than a third of the body's protein is collagen. Collagen makes up 75% of our skin. Collagen controls cell shape and differentiation, migration, and the synthesis of a number of proteins.
When the body needs to build any new cellular structure as in the healing process, collagen and/or collagen fragments will play a central role.
Collagen is very important for the skin. Indeed, it is the principal structural protein holding the skin together. The quantity and quality of our skin's collagen has a major role in our appearance. Therefore, it may be tempting to think that simply getting more collagen into the skin should lead to dramatic rejuvenating effects. While there is a grain of truth to that, things are more complicated than they look as far as collagen is concerned.
Collagen is not like most proteins, which are essentially compact molecular clumps -- it is basically a fiber or, when filly mature, a mesh of fibers. Collagen’s composition is also unusual. It is particularly rich in four amino acids: lysine, proline, hydroxylysine and hydroxyproline. The most common patterns in the amino acid sequence of collagen are lysine-hydroxylysine-proline and lysine-hydroxylysine-hydroxyproline.
Types of Collagen
Collagen is found in the majority of organs, not just the skin. It occurs in different forms known as types. Hence, it is not enough to have the right amount of collagen in the right place - it has to be the collagen of the right type.
Type I Collagen - The most abundant collagen in the body. Found in tendons, bones, skin and other tissues. Particularly abundant in the scar tissue.
Types II, IX, X, XI - Cartilage
Type III Collagen - Common in fast growing tissue, particularly at the early stages (Phase 1) of wound repair. Much of it is replaced later by the type stronger and tougher type I collagen.
Type IV - Basal lamina (filtration membrane of capillaries)
Type V, VI - Generally found alongside type I
Type VII - Epithelia (lining of GI tract, urinary tract, etc.)
Type VIII - Lining of blood vessels
Type XII - Found alongside and interacts with types I and III
The most abundant types of collagen in the skin are I and III; their fibrils form the mesh largely responsible for the skin's mechanical properties. Other types of collagen in the skin are V, VI, and XII. They are found in much smaller amounts and appear to have a supportive role, whose details remain unclear.
Types of Collagen and the Aging Process
Overall, the amount of collagen in the skin tends to decline with age. However, different types of collagen behave differently. In particular, a child's skin has a lot of collagen III, the type is common in fast growing tissues. The abundance of the type III collagen is partly responsible for the softness of the young skin. As the body growth slows down, the skin content of type III collagen declines, while that of type I increases. In fact, type I collagen continues to build up until about the age of 35, when the skin reaches the peak of its mechanical strength. After that, type I begins to decline as well. The dynamic of age-related changes in other collagen types remains unclear. However, we do know that by the age of 60, all types of collagen are significantly below their youthful levels.
Understanding collagen types is important for a number of reasons. On the top of that different agents capable of stimulating collagen synthesis may affect different collagen types differently.
Having a lot of collagen in our skin is not enough. Collagen degradation is an ongoing, natural process. Collagen is excessively damaged by a number of external factors like UV rays, smoking, impaired glucose metabolism, chlorinated water, free radicals, inflammation, irritation and others. Its structure becomes distorted, leading to poor skin texture, wrinkles and other imperfections.
Most components of the skin, including collagen, undergo continuous turnover. New collagen is continually produced and recycled throughout life. At a younger age the synthesis of collagen predominates, whereas after about age of 40, the degradation of collagen picks up speed. Therefore, to keep our skin's collagen in balance, after certain age you may benefit from steps to boost collagen synthesis and reduce its degradation.
Considering that collagen type I and III are predominate in the skin, the agents and treatments shown to stimulate the synthesis of these types are particularly promising. One good example of such an agent is topical stabilized L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and Marine Collagen whose capacity to stimulate both type I and III collagen has been shown in a number of studies.
Pure Marine Collagen will help accelerate collagen synthesis and elastin collagen thickening, encourage skin renewal and reduce skin muscle contraction.
Because of pure concentration, many women could see the results of skin elasticity and plumpness just over a night of application.
Caution: do not use these products if allergic to shellfish, please remember, allergies can develop at any time.