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Skin Science 101

Skin is the largest organ of our body. It is brilliant and complex. It changes with age and environmental influences, and it contains many specialized cells and structures. The health of our skin is vital, not just because it is what people see, but because it protects your body from the external antagonists in our environment.  The skin's primary function is to serve as a protective barrier that interacts with a sometimes-hostile environment.

The skin has three primary layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. The majority of skin care products only reach the epidermis, and never get to the dermis, where skin concerns begin.

The epidermis is the outermost layer of skin, and it is responsible for keeping water in, keeping infection out, and helping regulate body temperature, among other vital functions.  The skin tone, texture, and color are related to cellular functions in the epidermis. 

The dermis, beneath the epidermis, contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands. The dermis is home to collagen, elastic tissue, and reticular fibers. 

Oxidative Stress

Pure MD skin science products formulated with the Flourish f(x) complex to penetrate to the dermis layer of the skin - and not just sit on the surface - so you can achieve visible, lasting results.  It is full of anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, and cell regeneration ingredients to prevent skin damage from the inside out and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and promote a naturally even skin tone by combatting free radicals.  Each product is specially formulated to defend the skin from free radicals that prematurely age skin. 

Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons, causing them to be unstable and chemically reactive. UV rays, pollution, and lifestyle factors like stress, alcohol, and smoking, stimulate free radical damage that leads to visible signs of accelerated skin aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity in the skin, dull skin, discoloration, and finally skin cancer.
While sunscreen protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays, sunscreen may not protect the skin from all free radicals.  The Pure MD products with the addition of the Flourish f(x) complex work to neutralize free radicals and protect the skin against oxidative stress. Incorporating a full regimen of the Pure MD products into your daily skin care regimen provides necessary protection from environmental damage.