Oh my! If you like your skin care scientific, Functionalab’s new range will be right up your bunsen burner. Skin care as a whole is finding it increasingly hard to come up with a point of difference, so when something does come along that’s really innovative, the whole skin care world sits up and takes notice. If you read BBB often enough, you’ll know I stuggle with science, but here goes:
All the new Functionalab Biometric Skin System ranges contain levels of Surtuins 1 and 3. Sirtuins are proteins able to penetrate skin and help to prolong the lifetime of cells as well as allowing them to produce more collagen, elastin and proteins. Collagen and elastin occur naturally in the skin and as we age, depletes – damn it – which is why skin doesn’t look youthful and bouncy anymore. Basically, they work on the skin’s DNA. All the products within the three ranges, Age Defence for First Signs of Ageing, Anti Ageing For Lines & Wrinkles and Age Defying For Mature and Dehydrated Skin, also have peptides and Chronogen to regulate the activity of cells which boost detoxification.
For each skin stage, there is a different, customised level of Surtuin so the range can address all levels of anti-ageing. Cellular activation is at the cutting edge of skin product technology and the fact that Harrods are first in line to stock it is also telling. Prices start at £25 which I don’t think is at all unreasonable for a premium line.
The hero product I think will be Intense Hydration Cream with Sirtuins 1 and 3 plus peptides and the whole lot launches in October.