The Effects


The best skin care system is one that has been clinically shown to address the underlying causes of aging skin. Most people assume that aging skin, with its fine lines, wrinkles and drooping or sagging skin is just a hazard of growing old. People have come to believe that skin exhibiting signs of aging can only be prevented by either good genes or cosmetic procedures.

Although these two items can be important, they really don’t address the underlying causes of aging skin, which are:

  • Cellular Reprogramming- The fibroblasts and the keratinocytes of your skin producing collagen cells and elastin fibers are reprogramed to produce a different type of collagen of poorer quality.
  • Sun Damage - Damage is caused to the DNA of skin cells by the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.
  • Environmental Trauma - Free radical damage to the collagen cells and elastin fibers of the skin.
  • This week we focus on Fibroblasts and Keratinocytes. Most people have never ever heard of fibroblasts and keratinocytes but these cells are critical to the health and structure of your skin.

    They are the working cells of your skin. They control the cell activity that creates:

    • The type of collagen cells
    • The quantity of elastin fibers
    • The amount of cells in the epidermal layer of your skin

    Collagen, elastin and epidermal cells are all necessary to create the structural scaffolding that supports your skin. The fibroblasts and keratinocytes stay with you throughout your aging process. Most people assume that, as we age, our body stops producing the necessary collagen, elastin to support your skin resulting in wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin. What really happens is that these working cells are reprogrammed to produce a different type of collagen with less elastin and less cells in the epidermal layer of the skin. The result is less volume, poor structural scaffolding, and easily damaged collagen resulting in less uniform skin color with the droops, sags, wrinkles and fine lines.

    The Iridesse® skin care line addresses this issue of cellular reprogramming via a unique deeply penetrating process with ingredients targeted for stimulating collagen of superior quality. Our unique penetrating process allows clinically tested & carefully selected ingredients to stimulate fibroblasts and keratinocytes, which then reprogram aged skin with a higher quality of collagen.