What is Delta-5TM? you might be asking yourself. And why is an anti-inflammatory so exciting? Both of these are great questions and the answers are probably going to be life changing for you if you suffer from any skin inflammation – including aging. And let’s face it, we all do. Or at least we did before SciaEssentialsTM entered the beauty scene. First, some background information.
Inflammation and Your Skin
At the most basic level inflammation is the body’s response to something harmful (the immune system fighting back). This causes redness and swelling, and discomfort or pain. Inflammation can be a helpful, short-term issue that happens when you are wounded, sick, or have an allergic response to something (acute). Or it can be long-term and chronic as in autoimmune diseases. (Source). In the case of your skin, inflammation can indicate any number of common disorders* including:
- Dermatitis (otherwise known as eczema). This is a group of skin conditions that cause the skin to become red and itchy. According to the National Eczema Association, there are a number of different types, including atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, nummular eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and stasis dermatitis.
- Rosacea. The National Rosacea Society defines this as a condition that typically appears after the age of 30 and causes flushing and redness on the cheeks, nose, chin and/or forehead that may come and go. In severe cases it can lead to bumps and pimples, thickening of the skin and eye irritation. Women are diagnosed more frequently, but men tend to have worse symptoms.
- Psoriasis. The National Psoriasis Foundation, which is a resource for people with this disorder, indicates that most people experience the itching, burning and stinging that accompanies it on their elbows, knees, and scalp and that it most commonly is associated with other serious health issues.
You can also experience inflammation as a reaction to the sun, which most commonly shows up as a sunburn. Sunburn is defined as “an acute cutaneous inflammatory reaction that follows excessive exposure of the skin to ultraviolet radiation (UVR).”
Aging Skin Is Inflamed Skin
Chronic inflammation is not only associated with disorders, but it is also linked to the skin’s aging. In 2014, three studies were published in two different scientific journals. They indicate the connection between the breakdown of the skin’s functions over time, the skin’s deteriorating appearance, and low-grade/persistent inflammation. The skin is not alone in this aging process; all organs share the same deterioration. However, the skin is your largest organ and it is outwardly visible, making its lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and thinning immediately noticeable.
Along with the visual signs of aging, inflammation also causes the barrier function of the epidermis layer of the skin to break down.
The primary job of the skin barrier is to keep water-rich internal organs from drying out by preventing water loss in dry environments [source: Denda]. Without this protection, the body would not be able to sustain its normal activities, and everything — from major organs down to the tiniest cells — would dry out and die. The skin barrier also acts as a sort of dam, keeping too much water from rushing into the body. The barrier provided by the skin allows just enough water to enter the body without flooding it.
The skin barrier also works to keep other things out of the body. Think about all the elements and substances you are exposed to everyday, such as chemicals, pathogens and sunlight. The human skin does a good job of blocking out all these undesirable substances and forces. And all this happens around the clock, on a level so small you can’t even see it. The skin’s processes are highly complex, and most of them are invisible to the naked eye. (Source).
DELTA-5™ Keeps Inflammation and Aging Away
Enter Delta-5™ by SciaEssentials™. Launched in March, 2018 after years of painstaking scientific research, this product offers an elegantly simple solution for inflammation impact on your skin. Delta-5™ can both heal and protect – making you more beautiful from the inside of your skin out.
Delta-5™ is a topical oil that contains sciadonic acid. This is a type of fatty acid that can reduce inflammation, wrinkles and redness. The oil triggers de-aging of the skin. Developed from a naturally occurring molecule that is found in a special conifer seed, the effects include the reduction of skin scaling and redness and relief from burns and sunburns. Even more impressive is that the oil may improve the skin’s barrier functions, keeping bacteria and other irritants from penetrating the skin and causing even more complications.
Delta-5™ is natural and vegan. It doesn’t contain any parabens, petrolatum, sulfates, or synthetic fragrances. It can be used in conjunction, or even mixed, with other skin care and cosmetics products, like sun-screen. In fact, the more creative you are with its use, the more you should see results that make you and your skin happy.
*There is no FDA-approved study showing evidence of any disease cure or treatment.