It was at a recent GlyTerra-gl product launch presentation, held at Magnolia Bakery in New York City, where the skinny on sugar and how it contributes to aging our skin was revealed.
Believe it or not, the sweets we nosh on in times of needing comfort like candy and cakes aren’t the only issue, it’s also foods like pasta, wine, some fruits and vegetables and even that innocent slice of bread that eventually turns into sugar that make us look older every time we chew and swallow.
But before you go on a forever sugar fast, here are the facts you need to know…
Sugar causes skin to sag because when we ingest it, it oxidizes and produces glycotoxins, which turn in to Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs) and inhibits the way collagen and elastin forms, therefore weakening the elastic properties of our skin, which is why it begins to look saggy, lackluster and wrinkled.
The launch of GlyTerra-gl ($135, glyterra.com) is so significant because it is the first and only compound to show a meaningful reduction in the amount of AGEs that gets absorbed into the skin, making it look 8-10 years younger. And to prove this claim, “a formularized equation based on measurements taken by an AGE reader,” recorded “an 8-10 year differential based on actual AGEs that remained on the skin‘s surface.
And now that you know the science behind this youth-promoting product has been revealed, the question is, how does it work? GlyTerra-gl is a two-part anti-glycation system that helps prevent the visible signs of aging. The regimen includes a 2% Theraglycan-3-Day Formula and a 4% Theraglycan-3 Night Formula. Together these products tighten and firm loose skin, improve the appearance of age spots softens the look of deep wrinkles, improvements that not even retinol can produce.