If you haven't heard about DNA repair enzymes that erase the signs of aging then you need to know about it.
DNA repair enzymes are a class of proteins that repair damaged DNA molecules in skin cells caused by various factors such as UV radiation, environmental pollutants, and aging. DNA damage can lead to mutations, which may cause diseases such as cancer. Therefore, repairing DNA damage is critical for maintaining healthy skin. These proteins are derived from microorganisms and are commonly used in skincare products to repair UV-induced DNA damage and prevent premature aging.
Essentially this new ingredient reduces the signs of aging by providing the skin with the enzymes it needs to repair broken DNA. This discovery in anti-aging skincare is akin to the discovery of the firming properties of vitamin C on the skin or the line-erasing capabilities of retinoic acid. It's even better because it's been shown clinically to literally repair the DNA.
The discovery of DNA repair enzymes is a significant milestone in the field of skincare, as it has opened up new avenues for preventing and treating skin damage and aging. The discovery of DNA repair enzymes can be traced back to the 1960s, when researchers found that cells have mechanisms to repair DNA damage.
In the 1990s, researchers identified a group of enzymes called nucleotide excision repair (NER) enzymes that are responsible for repairing DNA damage caused by UV radiation. These enzymes work by detecting and removing damaged nucleotides from the DNA strand, and then replacing them with new nucleotides. Another common type of DNA repair enzyme used in skincare products is photolyase. Photolyase is a DNA repair enzyme that repairs DNA damage caused by UV radiation. It works by binding to the damaged DNA strand and reversing the damage caused by UV radiation. Photolyase is derived from bacteria and is commonly used in sunscreens and other skincare products.
This is interesting science but cleaving my DNA goes a little too far for my comfort zone as I am not ever open to anything that is going to cleave or reorganize nucleotides in my DNA. Giving my damaged DNA the essential components needed to do what it does naturally and organically is very different than cutting off and reorganizing. Repairing is one thing but cleaving is another.
Some of the other benefits of DNA repair enzyme include improving the skin's natural barrier function, reducing inflammation, and improving overall skin health. By repairing damaged DNA, this ingredient can also help to prevent skin cancer and other sun-related skin damage.
There are now several skincare products on the market that contain DNA repair enzyme and have shown promising results. These products include serums, creams, and even sunscreen. There are some popular brands that feature this breakthrough ingredient but unfortunately the formulas I have seen so far contain some toxic ingredients that I cannot even allow into my "exception" classification. So, my search continues for the most effective and clean DNA repair enzyme skin care product that The Skin Curator can offer our health conscious customers.
If I am not able to find one I will formulate my own because I really believe there is no need to sacrifice health for beauty.