Sugar and Wrinkles

Heather Woods, iS Clinical, Société, wrinkles Comments Off

Has anyone ever told you that ingesting sugars and starches can cause wrinkles?  Well it can, by a process called GLYCATION.  Glycation is the process by which sugar molecules attach onto proteins and fats forming Advanced Glycation End Products commonly referred to as AGE’s.  When glycation takes place it causes protein fibers in the skin to become stiff and malformed. The proteins in the skin most affected are collagen and elastin. These are the proteins responsible for giving us a youthful complexion.

Dr. Nicholas Perricone states “Eating sugary and starchy foods shows up on the skin as a loss of radiance, dark circles under the eyes, the loss of tone, puffiness, and increase in fine lines and wrinkles, the loss of facial contours and increased pore size.  These foods can also exacerbate acne, which is a systemic inflammatory disease.  I am not exaggerating when I say that sugar can rob you of your youth, health, and beauty.”

Signs of glycation usually start to appear in our 30’s. At age 30 we aren’t producing the collagen we were when we were young.  So what can be done to help slow down the aging process?  The best thing to do is the change up your diet. Try to stay away from sugary foods and refined carbohydrates. Examples of food to avoid are processed foods, cereals, soda and anything with high fructose corn syrup. High fructose corn syrup increases the rate of glycation by 10X compared to glucose.

The second thing you can do to is to invest in skincare products that contain ingredients proven to help fight glycation or stimulate the production of collagen. Green tea is just one potent ingredient proven to significantly interfere with the glycation process. Drinking green tea can also be beneficial.

Pellé Medical Skincare does offer a wide variety of products aimed at fighting glycation and producing collagen. The Intense Firm by Société contains 7 protein peptides aimed at producing collagen and increasing elasticity and firmness. It also contains the powerful antioxidant green tea. From the iS Clinical line, Youth Complex has been clinically proven to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. It contains a copper tripeptide growth factor that mimics the way skin naturally produces collagen.

Glycation: how sugar causes wrinkles.
Sugar and Aging: How to fight glycation.

Two new products!

Featured Products, Sale, Société Comments Off

We’ve got 2 great new products to share with you from Sociéte!

Sociéte Intense Firming Complex
A great alternative to Botox! Recapture your youth with the most advanced mega doses of Peptides and Antioxidants available on the market. Achieve the appearance of reduced muscle contractions with Neuro/Toxin-Like Peptides. Firms and rejuvenates skin with Collagen Boosting Peptides, providing immediate & long-lasting firming and tightening effects.

• Stimulates Collagen/Elastin
• Contains Peptide Complex
• Contains Hyaluronic Acid
• Hydrates, Firms and Plumps Skin
• Reduces the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles









Sociéte Skin Hydration Complex
A light and refreshing hydration boost for the skin, formulated to provide a soothing, calming effect. Vitamin C and Société’s innovative peptide complex promotes increased collagen and elastin production.

• Provides “Anti-Wrinkle” effects with advanced Peptide technology
• Boosts skin hydration without adding oil
• Soothes and calms skin, speeding post-procedure recovery
• Contains Peptides & Vitamin C
• Enhanced results when used with Société Intense Firming Complex






Featured Products, Société Comments Off

Société The Ultimate Eye Lift System

A two-step age reversal regimen that firms and plumps the delicate skin surrounding the eye, producing immediate and long-term improvements. Continued use lightens the appearance of dark circles, reduces puffiness and lessens fine lines and wrinkles. A hydrating Hyaluronic Acid serum plumps and tightens. Collagen activators provide a cooling sensation and stimulate the skin’s daily repair via a bioactive peptide complex, which mimics cytokines produced during wound healing, in a nanosomal (ultra-small liposome) delivery vehicle.

• Hydrates, firms and plumps skin
• Hyaluronate Microgels offer superior hydration
• Asiatic Acid (Gotu Kola) reduces damage from aging
• Peptides boost cell metabolism around the delicate eye area,
creating a firming and plumping effect

• Stimulates collagen/elastin
• Contains the most proliferative Peptide complexes on the market
• Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
• Helps lighten dark circles under eyes by targeting the 3 key causes
• Nanosomal delivery provides rapid penetration