Skin Deep: Do Anti-aging Serums actually absorb into your skin?

Skin Deep: Do Anti-aging Serums actually absorb into your skin?

When you look for an anti-aging serum, do you ever consider whether the serum will actually absorb into your skin – or just lie on the surface? It’s a critical distinction because the outer layer of your skin is mostly dead skin cells. If your anti-aging serum just lies on top of dead skin cells, how will it have any effect?

Smaller IS better – for molecules in your anti-aging serum

Your skin is designed for protection -- to NOT allow many things to absorb into your skin. An effective anti-aging serum must be formulated with smaller-than-microscopic molecules, to allow the active ingredients to absorb into your skin where they will actually have an effect. Isn’t this the way all anti-aging serums are formulated? Not at all.

Large molecules aren’t going to absorb into your skin

It’s very common for many popular brands, even those with a doctor’s name on them, to be formulated with molecules that are just too large to be absorbed by your skin. These products may never sink into your skin, may have a greasy feel, or may even roll off your skin if touched. They might help to moisturize the dead skin cells on your skin’s surface – but they’re unlikely to do anything else. When you wash your face or exfoliate, the product is gone and so are any of its touted benefits.

There are products that say they deliver collagen onto the surface of your skin. But collagen molecules are typically too large to ever absorb. If you’ve tried a product that says it will help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – but actually doesn’t – it could be that the product isn’t doing anything but lying on your skin’s surface. It turns out that formulating anti-aging skin care products to actually absorb into your skin requires considerable skill.

The phrase “size matters” can be the difference between your anti-aging skin serum actually being effective -- or just laying on top of your skin. Lifeline brought together stem cell scientists, experts in skin care formulation, and nanotechnology to deliver a breakthrough in skin care. Our Stem Cell Collection contains peptides that are encapsulated in  nanospheres to protect and deliver the ingredients in Lifeline Skin Care's proprietary formula ensuring absorption of our Lifeline stem cell serums.

Small molecule technology is what makes Lifeline Skin Care's  new Molecular Renewal Serum so compelling. The small molecule technology in Molecular Renewal Serum is harnessed to enable specialized ingredients to penetrate more easily into skin because of their low molecular weight.

Smaller molecules help deliver Lifeline Skin Care Anti-Aging Innovations

The Lifeline solution:

  • Lifeline peptides are proteins that need to be protected to remain active in our serums. (Any other product that says it has peptides but doesn’t use any technology to protect them, likely contains inactive peptides.)
  • Those peptides need to absorb into your outer layer of skin cells so they can reach the lower levels where new skin cells are produced.
  • Encapsulates the peptides into “nanospheres” – smaller-than-microscopic molecules.

Once our anti-aging complexes and serums absorb into your skin, they open to release into the lower levels of your epidermis where skin cells are made. It’s there that the ingredients go to work, helping to motivate your cells to produce more collagen and elastin.

You'll find our small molecule technology in:

Lifeline Skin Care's Molecular Renewal Serum

You’ll find our special nanotechnology to help protect and deliver our stem cell extracts in:

Lifeline Skin Care's Daily Defense Complex

Lifeline Skin Care's ProPlus Night Recovery Moisture Complex

Lifeline Skin Care's Eye Firming Complex

Lifeline Skin Care's Neck Firming Complex

It’s an example of how unique and carefully-crafted Lifeline anti-aging products are. So when you’re looking for anti-aging serums, look at how they’re made – and remember, smaller (molecules) are better!