As we keep growing, our skin slowly starts losing its firmness. Dealing with the appearance of the first wrinkles can be a chore, but taking care of your skin before the 40s is critical if you want to prevent the first signs of aging. As we approach our 30s, cell turnover starts slowing down, meaning that our body produces fewer skin cells to substitute the damaged ones. The protective film that acts as a barrier on our epidermis becomes thinner and less able to retain moisture, causing dryness and fine lines.
Every dermatologist and wellness expert will tell you that you must take action now by replacing lost moisture and providing your skin with the necessary nourishment to keep it supple and hydrated. However, it is harder and harder to find the time and the right ingredients to nourish your skin – especially when it is constantly exposed to the summer sun, wind and bad weather.
Surprisingly enough, nature itself provides us with a lot of potent ingredients to sustain and regenerate your skin by providing it with a plethora of nutrients. Your dermal cells are hungry for new “food” to sustain themselves, thrive, and become younger again. Let’s have a look at the Thermus Thermophilus Ferment extract (TTF), one of the latest discoveries that dermatological science brought us.
What is the Thermus Thermophilus?
Spending a day at the shore is usually bad for your skin – you know very well how quickly sea salt and windy beaches can dehydrate the external layers of your dermis. Sun exposure, in particular, is one of the principal causes of a phenomenon known as photoaging – a type of skin damage which inevitably leads to fine lines, wrinkles and sun spots. In a curious turn of events, though, a minuscule heat-loving microorganism isolated from Japanese thermal vents can feed your skin cells and protect them from the ravages of the summer sun.
Thriving in temperatures of approximately 150 degrees, the Thermus thermophilus is a specialized bacterium strain found in shallow marine hydrothermal systems and low-saline solfataric springs - the muddy waters near volcanic areas. Very few living things can survive at the high pressure and temperatures of the hydrothermal vents such as those found within the hot springs in Izu, Japan or in the Gulf of California. “Termophilus”, in fact, means “something that loves heat,” but warmth is not the only benefit that this minuscule creature is going to provide your skin with.
The best strains are used to produce the Thermus Thermophilus Ferment extract (TTF), a key ingredient of our SimySkin 35+ Antiaging serum. This fascinating extract acts by replenishing your skin cells’ natural resources and boosting their activities with a highly-concentrated cocktail of nutrients. And, on top of that, it also helps to protect your skin against the always-threatening free radicals generated from ultra-violet exposure. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Well, it absolutely is.
Regenerate your skin with the Thermus Thermophilus Ferment (TTF) extract
Thermus Thermophilus Ferment (TTF) extract is packed with amino acids, antioxidants, and enzymes that will boost your skin’s natural regenerative properties. TTF extract works by “restocking” your cells with critical nourishing elements that will rejuvenate them, setting time back by several years. It also helps to counteract the damaging effects of many oxidising substances such as free radicals, similarly to what other antioxidants such as Vitamin E or Vitamin C do. But that’s not all – the benefits of TTF are much more impressive, and its extract is a treasure house for antiaging science that has thoroughly investigated by many researchers.
A study published in the science journal Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology, demonstrated the incredible activity of the TTF extract in fighting against some of the most visible consequences of aging. A TTF-based facial cream was able to visibly reduce the appearance of age spots, wrinkles and blemishes immediately after the first application. After three months of continuous application, however, the effects were even more noticeable, and scientists attribute them to an improvement in the underlying skin condition. In other words, the TTF extract worked at a much deeper level than traditional moisturizers and creams – it radically changed how the skin reacted to external stressors.
SimySkin 35+ Antiaging serum – TTF extract and beyond
TTF extract is a fantastic addition to any modern and innovative rejuvenating cream such as SimySkin 35+ Antiaging serum. In fact, compared to the vast majority of other ingredients found in skincare products, the TTF extract is particularly well suited for use on actual living humans. Since the bacteria are naturally heat lovers, they act three times as effectively at mopping up free radicals and peroxides at 40 °C as at 25 °C. That’s the opposite of what happens to most other cosmetic products which work much less effectively outside the standardize laboratory setting.
This product is also incredibly effective at preventing ultraviolet damage to the external layers of the skin, reinforcing the cutaneous barrier, and restoring its natural balance by stabilizing the phospholipid molecules that form cell membranes. In addition to reducing the damage of UVA and UVB radiation, TFF extract’s inherent thermal resistance properties also screen against infrared (IR) radiation produced by sunlight. Protection against IR is critical to prevent deeper damage in the more profound layers of the dermis.
Some of our Best Anti Agin Serums 35+ take full advantage of the potent activity of the TFF extract by mixing it up with other ingredients that further boost its effects. Just one word: synergy. TFF alone may be enough to improve your skin’s health, but try imagining what a serum that channels its activity together with several other highly active natural substances can do.
Yes, you’re right. It can do wonders.
Article by Dr. Claudio Butticè, Pharm.D.
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