One of the most common signs of aging can be seen in our skin. Sun spots, blemishes, and other discoloration seem to be unavoidable as we age. But what if you could reverse that damage and restore your skin to its original, beautiful, smooth complexion? Oxidized Glutathione may be the answer.
Glutathione is a combination of three simple building blocks of protein or amino acids − cysteine, glycine, and glutamine − and is produced naturally in the body. It is called the master antioxidant because it can regenerate itself in the liver after each “fill-up” of free radicals and go back to work. Free radicals are often the byproduct of normal cellular metabolic oxidation and toxic overload. They can lead to autoimmune diseases, several types of cancer, and even heart attacks.
Keeping yourself healthy, boosting your performance, preventing disease, and aging well all depend on keeping glutathione levels high. It is critical for immune function and controlling inflammation. It is the master detoxifier and the body’s main antioxidant, protecting our cells and making our energy metabolism run well.
Research has shown that raised glutathione levels decrease muscle damage, reduce recovery time, increase strength and endurance, and shift metabolism from fat production to muscle development.
When it comes to skin care, oxidized glutathione is an essential part of any restorative regimen. It can help lighten your skin (helping to remove or conceal blemishes), reduce the damage caused by free radicals, and reduce wrinkles.
Although glutathione is generally used for treating health conditions, it is also an effective skin lightener. This is due to the presence of an amino acid called cysteine. This amino acid has been proven to lighten skin color in sun exposed skin. Glutathione lightens your skin in two ways:
- Glutathione lowers the production of melanin in your skin. Melanin is a substance that gives your skin, eyes and hair its color.
- Glutathione also causes your body to produce lighter skin tones, rather than darker skin tones.
Glutathione has another great skin benefit: Anti-aging. The most common cause of skin aging is photoaging. Photoaging is caused by repeated exposure to UV light from the sun. UV rays produce a substance called free radicals which damage our skin cells and cause early signs of aging.
This typically results in:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Uneven pigmentation resulting in things like freckles and age spots
- Loose rough skin
- Visible capillaries
Worried about free radical damage? Have no fear! Oxidized glutathione is rich in antioxidants which will protect your body from free radicals.
A 10-week study was created to measure the effects of glutathione. After applying glutathione to their faces, participants found there was a clear decrease in pigmentation. The overall moisture content of their skin also improved, and wrinkles were significantly reduced.
The body forms glutathione naturally, but production decreases as we age. Toxins also decrease healthy glutathione levels. If you are sick, feeling old, or just not in peak shape, you likely have a glutathione deficiency. Research published in The Lancet, found the highest glutathione levels in healthy young people, lower levels in healthy elderly, lower still in sick elderly, and the lowest of all in the hospitalized elderly.
That’s why it’s so important to supplement your glutathione levels to promote graceful aging.
Oxidized glutathione fights oxidative stress, which is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body. When free radicals accumulate, they cause cell and tissue damage leading to wrinkles, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and melasma.
Glutathione can help decrease these age-related effects, by combating those nasty effects of free radicals and inflammation and has been shown to even out skin tone. “Glutathione has long been used in skincare for its skin lightening benefits.
Because of its powerful antioxidant effects and ability to help lighten dark spots and brighten the skin overall, topical glutathione is a key ingredient in the CHARLÍS Restorative Anti-Aging Overnight Serum. This amazing product nourishes your skin while you sleep, allowing your cells to heal so that you can wake up with healthier, brighter skin.
Here are some of the other key ingredients in the CHARLÍS Restorative Anti-Aging Overnight Serum:
ORGANIC ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE: Aloe Barbadensis is another word for Aloe Vera. Aside from being a staple in your mother’s medicine cabinet for sunburned skin, this amazing plant has been used by different civilizations for centuries for a range of skin care, health, and medicinal purposes. It’s a great moisturizer and also helps wound healing and skin regeneration in general.
PYRUS MALUS FRUIT EXTRACT: Pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract is a species of apple; the pectin derived from it is used as a thickener in cosmetics and the fruit is a tremendous source of polyphenolic antioxidants, which lets it ably scavenge multiple types of free radicals before they damage skin.
ORGANIC CITRUS PARADISI PEEL OIL: Extracted from the peel of the grapefruit, this oil contains naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that help promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal. It also contains astringent and tightening properties, and due to potent antibacterial and antimicrobial effects, it’s the perfect ingredient to treat and protect acne-prone skin.
ORGANIC CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS OIL: The essential oil from the rind of the orange, this oil has demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, skin lightening, and anti-microbial properties and can be beneficial in skin care formulations. Hesperidin has also been shown to offer skin protection against UVA-induced damage of fibroblasts and collagen.
SODIUM HYALURONATE: Sodium hyaluronate has incredible hydrating benefits that address a number of skin concerns caused by a lack of moisture in the skin. It combats dryness, repairs a compromised moisture barrier, improves signs of aging, and leaves a non-greasy glow.