Too much sugar…

The first signs of skin aging become visible beginning with 25 years of age. But with good skin care it retains smoothness and freshness up to, approximately, 35 years. After that a new round of aging begins – new wrinkles appear, the skin elasticity is reduced, complexion changes. This is due to the fact that just after 35 spontaneous processes between sugars and proteins start to occur - the so called non-enzymatic glycation of proteins. This reaction takes place regardless of how often the skin is exposed to UV-radiation and, practically, regardless of whether free radicals are present or not. Therefore no sunscreens, no antioxidants are not able to prevent this reaction. The only thing that has an impact on this process – the level of sugar in skin. So these reactions are the most intense in people with diabetes mellitus.

The reaction of non-enzymatic glycation is well known to those, who like grilled meat, especially grilled on charcoal. Under the influence of high temperatures sugars from the tissues of animals begin to bind with proteins, giving the meat brown color and forming a crust. To enhance this effect often various sauces are added, containing extra sugars.

But the same reaction in skin no one makes happy. As soon as such high temperatures are not formed in skin, these reactions proceed very slowly – for several years. When sugars bind with skin proteins, such as collagen and elastin, proteins become stiff, like meat, grilled on charcoal. They not only lose their elasticity, but become unrecognizable to enzymes, that would have destroyed old and worn-out molecules. As a result, changed molecules of collagen and elastin  accumulate in skin, making it yellowish, thick and non-elastic. Glycation of collagen in blood vessels leads to impaired blood circulation and this leads to the disruption of the process of skin renewal, worsens complexion. Besides, the sugars may react with signal molecules of     immune system, provoking inflammation.
And finally, the process of glycation may accelerate aging of skin cells. When skin cells – keracinocyte –are placed in the medium with elevated glucose level, they just in three days acquire all characteristics of aging cells.

As soon as glycation process begins it is very difficult to stop it or at least to slow it down. The most efficient method to prevent the process of glycation is limiting consumption of simple sugars – table sugar, sweets, sugary drinks (coca cola and so on). Among cosmetic ingredients, able to slow down the process of glycation, only two are known hitherto dipeptide carnosin and tripeptide GHK. Cosmetic products, containing these ingredients, must be used in combination with other ingredients, influencing other mechanisms of aging – antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, collagen – stimulating agents and other.

Magiray company recommends the following prophylactic anti-aging care: 

  • For oily and combination skin 35+:

Morning: Cleanse the face with water or Cleansing Gel + clean the skin with Pearl Toner + apply Edele Bio-Serum and Edele Bio-Cream (in summer in hot days it is enough to use Bio-Serum and a product with SPF 15-20.

Evening: Cleansing Foam ClarityPlus (or Pure Cleansing Gel in combination with Purifying Hydrophilic Cleanser) + Pearl Toner + Pearl Peptide Serum (in winter it is necessary to apply CLC Renovation Moisturizer on top of the Serum).

One or Two times a week: after shower or bath apply Natural Peeling, leave it for a minute, adding some water for eyes and cheeks area. Rinse out and apply Alpha Serum and CalmiFin Mask. Leave on face for 20 – 30 min. Moisten and wipe with cosmetic tissue (No need to wash out completely).


  • For dry and normal skin 35+

Morning: Cleanse the face with water or Cleansing Gel + clean the skin with Pearl Toner + apply Edele Bio-Serum + CLC Renovation Moisturizer (in summer in hot days it is enough to use Bio Serum and Lifting Tone Base SPF-30)

Evening: Cleansing with Pure Cleansing Gel in combination with Purifying Hydrophilic Cleanser. In need of make-up removing use Pearl Milk + Pearl Toner + Pearl Peptide Serum + Replenishing Cream.

One or Two times a week: after shower or bath use Scrub Papaya, including neck and eye contour area. Rinse out and apply Alpha Serum and ArgaLan (or LiftoFin) Masks. (No need to wash out).

These schemes of care provide the skin nourishing and renovation and prevent the skin from premature aging.

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