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Bionyx combines scientifically researched ingredients with new and innovative trends to bring you luxury skincare collections that enhance, refine, and define the complexion. By carefully selecting our ingredients and developing formulations that are highly effective without compromising on luxury, Bionyx ensures that each application brings you closer to the complexion of your dreams.
A naturally-occurring substance, DMAE, or dimethylaminoethanol, is commonly taken as an oral supplement to boost brain health, but an increasing amount of research shows just how effective DMAE can be when applied topically too. This nutrient has been proven to firm and tighten up the skin when used regularly. Studies have found that DMAE is particularly effective when it comes to minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes, which could be due to the way in which it can penetrate deeper into the skin than many other antioxidants.
The way in which DMAE also increases the effect of other antioxidants makes it perfectly suited to a wide range of skin care formulas. It helps to neutralize the free radicals in the skin that would have otherwise led to premature skin aging and DNA death in skin cells. Inflammation is something else that speeds up skin aging, and DMAE helps to tackle this too. Its anti-inflammatory effects soothe the skin, calming any redness or irritations and enabling even those with sensitive skin to make the most of this ingredient.
Found In: Platinum Line Filler | Platinum Redefining Serum
Peptides are short chains of amino acids that are used by the skin to build protein. There are several peptides out there used in skin care, one of which is palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7. This peptide compound acts as a cellular messenger, sending signals deep down into the dermis to stimulate the skin cells there into producing more collagen. Studies have shown palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 to be highly effective at increasing the quantity and strength of collagen fibers in the skin, therefore giving the skin a smoother and firmer appearance.
In addition to boosting the skin's collagen levels, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 also increases its amount of hyaluronic acid. This important humectant attracts moisture from the air and draws it in to the skin, meaning that regular use of palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 will help with skin hydration too. Another effect that this peptide compound has is reducing the amount of interleukin produced by the body. This is a chemical that is strongly linked with inflammation, meaning that palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 is able to calm and soothe the skin, while speeding up skin healing too. These properties make this ingredient effective at evening out the skin tone, while also treating the symptoms of rosacea.
Found In: Platinum Advanced Eye Cream | Platinum Intense Eye Serum
A third of the protein in the human body consists of collagen, with this ingredient being found in everything from the bones and connective tissues to the skin. Collagen forms a significant part of the building blocks of your skin, acting, in a way, like scaffolding. Sadly, collagen levels decline with age, causing this scaffolding to break down. This results in fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. Many environmental factors, from sun exposure to pollution, contribute to the breakdown of collagen too, which is why many experience skin aging long before their time.
Applying collagen to the skin topically can help to counter this. It provides the skin with some of the collagen that it has lost, enhancing how firm and smooth the skin looks and feels. This makes collagen the perfect ingredient in any anti-aging skin care product, thanks to the way in which it directly tackles the main ways in which the skin ages.
Found In: Platinum Facial & Eye Mask Routine | Platinum Redefining Serum
Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract
Otherwise known as cucumber extract, cucumis sativus fruit extract is quite the multi-tasker when it comes to the skin. It has long since been used as a skin soother and topical pain reliever, as well as to speed up skin healing. This botanical is a fantastic source of antioxidants, especially vitamin C. This enables the ingredient to neutralize harmful free radicals that would have otherwise accelerated the skin aging process. The minerals in the extract, from magnesium to potassium to silica, enhance the anti-aging effects of this botanical.
Research has shown that cucumber extract has powerful anti-hyaluronidase effects, meaning that it prevents an enzyme known as hyaluronidase from damaging the skin's levels of hyaluronic acid. This helps significantly with skin hydration, as does the fact that the extract naturally contains a high amount of water. In addition to blocking hyaluronidase, cucumber extract also prevents an enzyme known as elastase from breaking down the skin's elastin. This helps the skin to retain its shape and tightness. The extract's tightening effects are boosted by its astringent properties. This helps to shrink pore openings and tone the skin, leaving it refreshed and invigorated.
Found In: Platinum Line Filler
Retinyl palmitate is in the retinoid family, meaning that it is a form of vitamin A. When retinyl palmitate is applied to the skin, the body converts it to retinol, and then to retinoic acid, before putting it to use. While some prefer to skip a step and use retinol on their skin instead, retinyl palmitate is much gentler and does not cause the same level of side effects.
When it comes to the skin, retinyl palmitate is one of the most potent ingredients out there. It speeds up skin cell production, encouraging the skin to shed its dead skin cells faster so that these can be replaced by new, fresh skin cells. This is how retinyl palmitate is able to improve skin tone too, while tackling dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Retinyl palmitate is also a powerful antioxidant. It has been shown to be highly effective at neutralizing free radicals, protecting the skin from premature aging. Research has found that this ingredient is also able to thicken the skin, which strengthens it while making it smoother and more elastic. This is also thanks to the way in which retinyl palmitate stimulates an increase in collagen and elastin production – two proteins that are key when it comes to maintaining your skin's youthful appearance.
Found In: Platinum Line Filler | Platinum Refining Thermal Mask
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Sunflowers have been used as far back as 3000 B.C by American Indian tribes, not only for the skin but also for the hair and other cosmetic purposes. The oil is extracted from the seeds of the sunflower, and it is packed with several different nutrients. One of these is vitamin E, an ingredient that helps the skin cells to better retain moisture, therefore significantly improving skin hydration. The fatty acids in the oil help with this too, strengthening the skin's natural protective barrier to prevent transepidermal water loss.
In addition to vitamin E, sunflower seed oil also contains high amounts of vitamins A, C and D. This gives the oil powerful antioxidant properties, enabling it to destroy skin-damaging free radicals while protecting the skin's collagen and elastin. Thanks to these properties, sunflower seed oil is a popular anti-aging ingredient. It is one that can be used by all skin types too. Its moisturizing effects treat dry and dehydrated skin, while its anti-inflammatory properties and fatty acids soothe and calm sensitive skin. Oily skin can benefit from this botanical too – its high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids mean that the oil can clear the skin of acne-causing bacteria, therefore reducing the frequency and severity of breakouts.
Found In: BioLift Platinum Elasticity Mask
Ceramides are lipids, otherwise known as fats, that are naturally found in the outermost layers of the skin. Around 50% of these layers consist of ceramides, meaning that this is an ingredient that has a huge influence over the appearance and health of your skin. Unfortunately, age, sun damage and other environmental factors deplete the skin's natural ceramides, resulting in roughness, dryness, wrinkles and more.
Applying ceramides topically helps to counter this in a big way. One study found that topical ceramide use could increase the skin's moisture content by over 100%. It does this by strengthening and thickening the skin's protective barrier, preventing transepidermal water loss. There are a few different types of ceramides out there, one of which is ceramide-2, but they all have similar effects. Ceramide-2 is fantastic at binding water to the epidermis, giving the skin a much plumper, smoother and healthier appearance. The way in which ceramides strengthen the outer layers of the skin also help to protect the skin from environmental damage. Whether this may be sun exposure, pollution or anything else, your skin will be able to better defend itself after it has been equipped with ceramides.
Found In: Platinum Transformative Serum
Sclerocaryna Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil
The marula tree is native to parts of Africa, and has been used as a nutritional source since as far back as 10,000 B.C. The tree produces fruits, and within each fruit lies one or two seeds, commonly known as nuts. These nuts are where marula seed oil comes from. The oil, as well as the nuts, are packed with nutrients. It is a fantastic source of vitamin C, said to contain around eight times more than citrus fruits, making it effective at brightening the complexion while protecting against free radicals. The oil also contains vitamin E, which is key for moisture and healing.
One other important nutrient found in marula seed oil is oleic acid. Researchers have found oleic acid really enhances skin penetration, enabling the oil to soak deep into your skin's layers. Clinical tests have proven this – discovering that marula seed oil can significantly increase the way in which the skin retains moisture. Since marula seed oil is non-comedogenic, it can be used by all skin types, even those with oily skin. In fact, its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties make the oil suitable for tackling acne too. This is an ingredient that really nourishes and strengthens the skin, while offering up plenty of anti-aging benefits too.
Found In: Alloy Magnetic Synergy Mask
Otherwise known as shea butter, butyrospermum parkii is a popular ingredient in skin care. Shea butter is packed with fatty acids, including oleic, stearic and linoleic. When applied topically, these fatty acids benefit the skin in numerous ways, one of which is protecting skin cells from oxidative stress. This helps to prevent premature skin aging, as does the way in which shea butter supports skin cell turnover.
Shea butter has also been proven to have powerful anti-inflammatory effects. It is able to calm redness and swelling, while the vitamin K in shea butter promotes skin healing. This is helped by the way in which shea butter acts as an emollient. The skin absorbs this botanical extremely quickly, after which the ingredient forms a thin film over the surface of the skin. This protective layer prevents moisture from evaporating out of the skin, while also giving the skin an extra barrier between itself and the environment. There are several other ingredients that do this too, but studies have found that the emollient properties of shea butter last for several hours after the ingredient has been applied.
Found In: Body Butter
Also referred to as Argireline, and nicknamed “Botox in a Jar”, acetyl hexapeptide-8 is a peptide complex that is made from one of the same proteins found in Botox. Although it is applied topically, rather than injected, its effects are, in a way, similar to that of Botox. Once absorbed into the skin, acetyl hexapeptide-8 enters into the skin's membrane, relaxing the facial muscles and therefore smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles that have been caused by facial movements. Research has found that, in just 30 days, acetyl hexapeptide-8 is able to reduce the depth of wrinkles by up to 30%.
Just like other peptides, acetyl hexapeptide-8 has powerful water-binding properties. This enables it to keep the skin well-moisturized, treating dryness, dehydration and roughness. This also increases skin elasticity, while strengthening the skin's natural protective barrier. By doing this, acetyl hexapeptide-8 gives the skin extra protection from the environment, therefore preventing premature skin aging. Although it can take a few weeks to a few months to experience the long term benefits of this ingredient, many find an immediate difference after using acetyl hexapeptide-8 even just once.
Found In: Platinum Line Filler