Prevention

Liposome

  The term liposome is derived from two Greek words and translates out as 'fat body" A liposome is a vesicle surrounded by a lipid bilayer. The bilayer has hydrophobic heads and tydrophilic or water-seeking tails. Liposones are used for…
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Ceramide

Ceramides are a family of lipid molecules that are made up of a sphingosine and a fatty acid. Ceramides are found in high concentrations within cell membranes. Ceramides are one of the lipids of sphingomyelin, one of the major lipids…
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Gluthathione

Glutathione is a tripeptide compound with the amino acid cysteine playing the essential role. Glutathione is the body's master antioxidant. The foods that contain the most  glutathione are asparagus and avocados. Other good sources of the antioxidant include broccoli, cabbage, tomato,…
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Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a stemless or short-stemmed plant. The gel-like pulp from its leaves have been used for thousands of years as an herbal remedy to treat wounds, skin infections and burns. The pulp contains important polysaccharides, which are useful in healing sunburn and also…
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Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronan or hyaluronic acid (HA) is a non-sulfated glycosaminoglycan. Hyaluronic acid is found in skin, cartilage, and the vitreous humour of the eye. HA plays an important role in connective and epithelial tissue repair. HA is unique among the glycosaminoglycans…
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Green Tea Polphenols

Green Tea (Carmellia sinensis) is a plant, native to Asia whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce tea. Unfiltered green tea contains two active groups of chemicals known as xanthines and polyphenols or catechins. The xanthines include caffeine, theobromine and…
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Glycosaminoglycans

Glycosaminoglycans are the main component of collagen. They are made up of subunits known as proteoglycans. Proteoglycans are an integral part of collagen as well as all connective tissues. Proteoglycans are the filler material between cells in the matrix of…
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Dimethylethanolamine

 Dimethylethanolamine or DMAE is best known as an oral cognitive supplement. Dr. Perricone, dermatologist to celebrities, claims that it has a great effect on skin. His topical creams include DMAE and are said to aid in tightening the muscles that…
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Retinol

Resveratrol (resorcinol) is the polyphenol found in wine. It is a powerful antioxidant synthesized and stored in the skin of the red grape Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin A is derived from two sources, the preformed retinoids and…
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