Do you sometimes feel that your efforts – correct make-up removal, regular cleansing, application of serums and creams – are not met with perfect results? Your pores are clogged, you’re getting acne, your skin is grey-ish, wrinkles are deepening and the skin is sagging. The reason for this might be ineffective skin cleansing; the products you use cannot penetrate the skin and instead remain only on the surface.
To properly understand what is going on in our skin, let's have a look at its structure and functions:
First and foremost, our skin has a protective function. It essentially acts as a living filter and protects us against harmful effects. That's why it is almost impenetrable for most beauty products in regular use. Otherwise, our body would act as a sponge and soak up all the water from a nice relaxing bath :-)
Our skin consists of three layers:
Epidermis, Dermis (Corium) and Hypodermis (Subcutaneous tissue)
The outermost layer - Epidermis - is usually 1 mm thick (it is the thinnest around the eyes and on the lips, thickest on our back), and mostly consists of keratinised cells. It adds colour, texture and moisture to the skin. Its renewal takes around 4 weeks. This is the layer where most beauty products get stuck on in case of standard (i.e., manual) application.
However, it is the Dermis layer that has a key impact on appearance. This layer mostly consists of collagen and elastin. As age progresses, the creation of collagen declines. Our task then is to continually support it by stimulating fibroblasts. This layer is where acne originates from.
The last layer is the Hypodermis, which consists of thin ligaments and fat.
To reach the most effective penetration of active substances, we have to make use of available technology. The multifunctional Reclar peeler, for example, combines several types of technologies which can improve our skin quality. The blade of the Reclar peeler is covered in 24 carat gold with a purity of 99.9 percent. Already ancient Egyptians knew about the positive effects of gold and often linked it to youth and beauty. Gold supports skin regeneration, flushes out toxins, increases blood microcirculation and oxidises the skin.
Functions of the Reclar hypoallergenic peeler
The first and foremost function is water Peeling - ultrasonic skin cleansing - via so called shock waves. Shockwaves generated by the certified Reclar Peeler have a frequency of 28 to 30 kHz. Research suggests this frequency is the best for effective skin cleansing. (Higher frequencies didn’t appear to be any more effective, moreover, they can irritate and even blemish the skin.) These reach the epidermis, the outermost skin layer, and remove dead skin particles, thus increasing the effectiveness of beauty products such as tonics and serums. What’s more, they also reach into the dermis to deeply clean clogged pores and comedones. When using the peeling function, your skin should be continually moisturised by a wet cotton swab, and the peeler should be moved in a so called counter-gravity motion - essentially from bottom up and out. The frequency of use depends on your skin type.
G-Blue is another function – it combines two technologies, notably galvanic current and light therapy. Galvanic current penetrates all the skin layers, increases blood flow and stimulates the lymphatic system which detoxifies the local area. The current in the G-Blue function is set to negative polarity and performs so-called desincrustation which loosens pores, removes comedones, dissolves excess sebum and softens the skin. This is combined with 400 - 570 nm* blue light (light therapy), which helps disinfect the skin and acts against acne and the propionibacteria which are responsible for the creation of acne. The improvement of acne scars is a welcome side effect. When using G-Blue, the skin should be treated with a water-based serum.
* The value of 400 - 470 nm for the blue light represents how deep into the skin the light can penetrate. RECLAR G-Blue is certified for 470 nm.
The G-Red function is, again, a combination of two technologies - galvanic current and light therapy. In this instance, the Galvanic current is set to a positive polarity, resulting in so-called Iontophoresis. Iontophoresis allows us to make better use of active substances for lifting and hydration. Their absorption becomes up to 10 times better than during normal application. The current penetrates all skin layers and supports the creation of collagen through the stimulation of fibroblasts. The 600 - 700 nm* Red light improves blood flow as well as the elasticity and overall condition of skin, removes wrinkles, helps heal damaged skin after injuries, shrinks pores and significantly increases collagen production. This function is particularly suitable for women who are suffering from a “tired face".
* The numerical value of 600 - 700 nm for the red light represents how deep the light penetrates into the skin - it has the greatest reach. RECLAR G-Red is certified for 635.5 nm.
Light therapy and penetration of skin layers:
It is necessary to use available technology in order to stimulate all skin layers and achieve the best results. Otherwise, the beauty products we use will just remain on the surface. Regular and long-term application is also important. Don’t forget that skin revitalisation takes 4 weeks. A lovely and smooth skin to us all!