Like getting the latest Jamie Oliver recipe right, skincare is a fine balance between scientific technology and natural ingredients. Unlike Mr Oliver’s ‘chuck it in’ approach, your skincare has to be measured in perfect amounts to create the best healthy skin formula.
So what is the essential ingredient to add to the recipe for ultimate skin rejuvenation action? Recombumin, derived from human albumin, is the world’s first and only animal-free, commercially available recombinant approved for use in the manufacture of human therapeutics.
What does that mean exactly? Imagine your skincare regime as ingredients for a cake, so you have the eggs (cleanser), toner (sugar) and moisturiser (flour), but without that tiny magic ingredient, baking powder, your cake is destined to look flat, undernourished and un-appetising. The same applies to your face!
Albumin, used primarily for burn victims can be used to promote bright, replenished and healthy skin for every face. For those unfortunate enough to suffer from burns will be pleased to hear that albumin is excellent for regeneration of skin cells to reveal a beautiful body or face.
Those amazing amino acid residues are found within albumin that act as a building block for proteins. These proteins that can have a positive effect upon cells help to improve skin that has been scarred or has stretch marks. When used correctly, amino acids seem to be more powerful than other systems of skin care in terms of filling lines, smoothing skin and improving tone and colour. Even better, they can achieve this with less irritation and photosensitivity.
It’s also understood that amino acids, applied externally in the right formula and also taken internally, can improve the skin’s ability to stay hydrated. Properly hydrated skin not only takes and holds cosmetics better, but looks and feels more youthful.
Albumin is not just used in skin care; it has proven preferable to artificial mediums, ideal as a stabilizer in pharmaceutical and biotech products, effective as a drug delivery vehicle, and very useful in cryo preservation and cell culture, and even infertility treatments.
Albumin functions primarily as a carrier protein for steroids, fatty acids, and thyroid hormones and plays a role in stabilizing extracellular fluid volume. Mutations in this gene on chromosome 4 result in various anomalous proteins.
Albumin is a globular unglycosylated serum protein of molecular weight 65,000. The human albumin gene is 16,961 nucleotides long from the putative ‘cap’ site to the first poly (A) addition site. It is split into 15 exons which are symmetrically placed within the 3 domains that are thought to have arisen by triplication of a single primordial domain.
Your skin is one of the most valuable organs of the body (yes it’s an organ!). It absorbs, regulates heat and cold, holds you together and looking after it mean you stay looking younger for longer! We all want the best anti-ageing for our skin; we have to remember to use the right ingredients to enable it to happen.
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