Modern times and urban lifestyles all put our bodies under pressure in the form of a bad diet, toxins, air pollution, stressful routines – these can all trigger inflammatory chain reactions affecting our organs, including the skin. There are many mechanisms our bodies have mastered to fight back yet all of them depend on one thing – the circadian rhythm! Read on to learn how to get in step with your skin.
What is the Circadian Rhythm?
Circadian rhythm refers to your body’s 24-hour physiologic, metabolic, and behavioral rhythm. The circadian rhythm is controlled by the central regulator, or master clock, (located in our hypothalamus) and is greatly influenced by light and the environment.
According to the study in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, Circadian Rhythm and the Skin: “The skin contains circadian clock genes...Transepidermal water loss, keratinocyte proliferation, skin blood flow, and skin temperature have all been shown to have circadian variations.”
The body clock is set by two marker hormones released in the bloodstream every waking day:
1. Cortisol is the stress hormone, the one that keeps you awake and makes your body more reactive.
2. The hormone responsible for sleep, Melatonin puts you to rest and if all is balanced in your body, triggers repair and regeneration while resting.
After starting your day, your skin goes into protection mode i.e. producing more sebum to ward off UV rays and free radical damage. If you want to make the most of boosting your skin’s barrier and defenses in the morning, you should gravitate towards products with ceramides, and hyaluronic acid for instance. Of course, don't forget your broad-spectrum SPF!
During the night, your skin’s barrier becomes more permeable which is a great thing in terms of product absorption. Before going to bed, it makes sense to apply products that help boost your skin’s repairing and regenerating processes. While you’re deep in sleep, the body releases human growth hormone (HGH), a crucial ingredient for collagen production, a protein that ensures glowing skin, shiny hair, and strong nails.
Our latest product from our Cell Shock collection, The Swiss Cure Day & Night Ampoules truly combines style, science, and luxury, all in one. A real powerhouse of Swiss favorite skin-like ingredients such as Collagen, Cellactel 2 Complex at the highest concentrations. Gold spheres suspended in the formula float in a virtual ocean of marine collagen to reduce the level of
The ampoules tap into a long Swiss tradition in skincare: cure ampoules that are used during one full cellular cycle of 28-30 days. Both day and night formulations revolve around the skin’s own cycles to aid in self-repair to provide amazing beautifying effects.
DAY AMPOULES ☀
- Acts as a natural antioxidant for mature skin
- Keeps the skin smoothed-out, for a visible reduction in the depth of lines and wrinkles
- Brightens and revives all complexions
NIGHT AMPOULES ☽
- Reduces the level of
- Helps boost the expression of melatonin receptors in the skin
- Promotes overnight skin recovery and repair
How to Use the Ampoules
Lightly massage over the face, neck, and décolleté, replacing your usual serum, and follow with a moisturizer. Should you prefer to continue using your serum, the ampoules should be applied before the serum, followed by your moisturizer. The program offers a 30-day cure cycle and can be repeated every 4-6 months.