Studies suggest that sensitive skin may be on the rise worldwide, which could be linked to the urban environments we live in. We come into daily contact with a whole host of chemicals, up to 1400 chemicals, that can have a negative effect on our skin in a variety of ways. As we discussed in our previous blog post this is mostly due to pollution, which is full of free radicals that can damage our skin.
Most of us realize that pollution and UV rays can cause fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation but it can also cause redness, irritation, and inflammation, potentially triggering skin sensitivity and even rosacea.
BIOEFFECT EGF + 2A Daily Duo was formulated to prevent and protect against these adverse effects modern life can have on our skin while also helping to slow the skin aging process. The Age-Defying Concentrate, or Step 1, contains our unique barley-based EGF and Hyaluronic Acid that increase skin volume and density while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for more hydrated, radiant and younger-looking, skin.
The Urban Pollution Fighter, or Step 2, contains Ferulic Acid and Azelaic Acid, two antioxidants found in barley. But Azelaic Acid is so much more than just an antioxidant. It is a truly multi-functional ingredient that has powerful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Azelaic Acid is a dicarboxylic acid that is naturally derived from grains like barley and it is also produced naturally in skin by its microbiome, the good bacteria in our skin. While most acids can cause irritation and redness in sensitive skin types, Azelaic Acid is actually known to reduce the looks of redness and inflammation and can also help to diminish pigmentation.
For several years Azelaic Acid has been successfully used in prescription medicine for acne, and more recently rosacea. While the strength is usually stronger in those treatments, between 10-15%, you can also find potent skincare options, like BIOEFFECT EGF + 2A Daily Duo Step 2 that contains around 2% Azelaic Acid.
As a company founded by scientists, we always back up our claims with research. In a three-month, split-face study, forty women applied a quality moisturizer to one side of the face and BIOEFFECT EGF + 2A Daily Duo to the other. On average BIOEFFECT EGF + 2A Daily Duo demonstrated an 8% decrease in redness and inflammation, but for many the difference was even greater. It also demonstrated a 39% improvement in hydration, a 29% increase in collagen density, a 24% decrease in fine lines and wrinkles and a 21% decrease in skin roughness.
BIOEFFECT EGF + 2A Daily Duo truly is a dynamic, age-defying defense system.