About Skin Care



Skin Treatments That Are Not Cosmetic


Some Brief Comments About Skin

The skin is composed of two layers: the outer epidermis, consisting of mature
skin cells that continually slough off, and the inner dermis, where new skin cells
are formed. The dermis is held together by a fibrous net of collagen and kept firm by water. In fact, water makes up 70% of the dermis, which is why drinking sufficient amounts of water is so important for healthy, young-looking skin.

As one ages, the dermis loses both collagen and water, the two things that keep the skin smooth, elastic and tight. Age-related slowdown in the production of collagen combined with daily collagen destruction from oxidative stress, including sun and environmental damage, causes the supporting layer of skin to literally shrink. The skin becomes loose and thin, developing wrinkles. Furthermore, since the new skin cells are produced more slowly, the older skin cells are present longer which contributes to the dull appearance of older skin.

Along with diet, smoking and lack of sleep, the improper selection and use of skin cleansers, make-up and skin care products can contribute to premature aging of the skin and in some cases be the very factor that is accelerating the appearance of aging.


Medical Research Ignored & The Consumer Duped

In an effort to make the most profit, cosmetics are many times formulated with ingredients that have been indicated to be problematic in medical research conducted by reputable individuals and published in medical publications.

One of the most alarming examples is the use of Vitamin E in certain forms that have been indicated in research to increase the incidence of photo-carcinogenesis, i.e. skin cancer. It is true that Vitamin E is an effective antioxidant that has been researched to be beneficial in protection against ultraviolet radiation-induced oxidative damage from the sun. However, most cosmetic companies incorporate into their formulas and products the ester forms of tocopherol (Vitamin E), tocopherol acetate and tocopherol succinate, which are among the least expensive forms of tocopherol. According to research that was published in Nutrition & Skin Cancer 26(2): pp193-201 (1996), "...topically applied tocopherol acetate does not prevent and, under some conditions, enhances skin cancer development and growth, whereas unesterfied form of alpha-tocohpherol significantly reduces experimental UVB carcinogenesis."

Too many cosmetics contain Vitamin E/tocopherol acetate to claim that the product contains the hot ingredient "Vitamin E" without responsible or complete disclosure that the Vitamin E form that they are using is the inexpensive and questionable form, vitamin E/tocopherol acetate.

Thus, it is advisable that when using a cosmetic product that contains this form of Vitamin E (i.e. Vitamin E Acetate = Tocopherol Acetate or Vitamin E Succinate or Tocopherol Succinate) to follow through with an application of an effective sunblock.

Another example of a potentially harmful ingredient is Propylene Glycol. Commonly used in moisturizers because of its ability to bind moisture to itself and penetrate the skin with its unique compound form of glycerin, it is not disclosed that it may be, in the long run, harmful to the skin as it displaces and repels important components necessary for healthy skin.

"While binding moisture, propylene glycol also repels moisture. It therefore acts as a replacement for water, but the skin cannot utilize it."

"In industry, propylene glycol is used as an antifreeze in potable water systems and as hydraulic fluid."

SEE http://www.ecopax.com/neways/prop_gly.html




Drink lots of water

Stay out of the sun

Wear effective sunblock

Avoid long-period applications of cosmetics that occlude the skin

Eat a balance diet according to your skin...adjust your diet around your skin...too acidic?...too dry?...too oily?

Washing with a cleanser to achieve Natural pH (below 6.0...5.6 to 5.8), rather than neutral pH (i.e. 6.0).

Avoid ingredients that are synthetic and replace or displace moisture on the skin (e.g. Propylene Glycol)

Choose skin products which contain the lesser of harsh ingredients or that combine ingredients that counter the effects of each other or does not make logical sense (especially products that market "All-in-one" type products.)

Avoid consumption of alcohol.

Avoid diuretics...coffee, tea, etc.

Universal Biologics believes in the approach to use natural ingredients to trigger the signals that will get the skin to "repair itself". Precious ingredients recommended by the latest research in dermatology and synergistically formulated into Line D's products include: betaglucan, CoQ10, tocopherol (the pure form of Vitamin E, rather than the less expensive and less safe vitamin E/tocopherol acetate which almost all other cosmetics use], Acetyl L-Carnitine, Green Tea Extract, Superoxide Dismutase, Alpha Lipoic Acid and much more.


One should try skin treatments, like Line D, that encourages real and natural rejuvenation, before resorting to cosmetics which rely on synthetic ingredients to merely mask and give an artificial feeling of repair only to possibly cause further damage and aging.


Encouraging Skin To Rejuvenate Itself Again…Naturally

Line D is developed by Universal Biologics to be a technologically advanced line of skin care treatment products which utilizes the latest research and technological advances demonstrated to maintain, restore and enhance the appearance of skin to a healthy condition that is natural and not artificially enhanced with synthetic ingredients




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