At first glance, the fields of science and beauty may appear worlds apart. But as our understanding of the skin develops, so too does our interest in evidence based skincare.
One of the most advanced skin enhancing solutions to emerge in recent years works to repair DNA in the skin’s cells that has been damaged by exposure to the sun and environmental pollutants.
Skin cells naturally contain protective mechanisms that involve DNA repair enzymes. Scientists have now managed to encapsulate these enzymes so that they can be applied topically to the skin.
Speaking on 7 News, Dr Mary Dingley from Queensland’s Cosmetic Medicine Centre said the science behind these products ‘tends to be particularly well researched’.
‘They can effectively repair much of the damage which has been done,’ she said, but urged consumers to set realistic expectations for their skincare regimes.
‘Skincare can only do so much, so don’t expect it to make you look 15 if you’re 75,’ said the cosmetic medicine practitioner.
Two brands at the forefront of DNA centred skincare in Australia are PRESCRIBEDsolutions, which is distributed by dermocosmetica, and DNA Renewal, for which Advanced Cosmeceuticals is the distributor.
Dr Mary Dingley uses Urbane Renewal (Triple-Action DNA Repair Serum) and Cream – No Sugar (Triple-Action DNA Repair Night Cream) from PRESCRIBEDsolutions.