The science behind | Dr. Ankerstjerne

The science behind

This is how we strengthen the skin’s defense mechanisms in the fight against air pollution and premature aging of the skin.

Håper din fantastiske hud er enig med oss!

The skin is our largest organ. It has a fantastic ability to adapt, renew and heal as a result of the environmental, chemical and physical impacts it is exposed to every day. As skin geeks we are completely amazed by the impressive mechanisms that make this amazing organ regenerate and protect it self. Our goal is to facilitate these processes, making the skin perform and thrive even better. By making skincare products that contain multiple active ingredients and a broad, well balanced spectrum of nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants we believe we have achieved our goal.

Hope your amazing skin agrees with us!

The science behind

We believe in documented effects!

That is why all of our products have been clinically tested by third-party dermatologists! By using advanced dermatological equipment, like 3D-microscopic scanners we’ve worked with real people, evaluating their skin before and after regular use of our products. Important parameters like depth and length of wrinkles, skin firmness, skin elasticity and moisture have been studied. The results are amazing on all of the above parameters.

Vi tror på dokumenterte effekter!

Håper din fantastiske hud er enig med oss!

Natural ageing in skin cells

With natural ageing the dynamic interaction between skin cells and supporting fibers in the skin/dermis is reduced. This leads to reduction and disorganisation of the collagen network and the elastic fibres in the skin. Which again leads to a decrease of mechanical properties, revealing the signs of ageing like wrinkles, loss of elasticity and firmness. These are the processes we aim to counteract when we develop anti-age skincare.

Air pollution effects on human skin

Air pollutants are numerous and come in different forms: *Particulate Matters (microparticles derived from combustion and dust) – *Gas and harmful chemicals (fertilisers, metals, dioxin, aldehydes, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). These pollutants act alone or in combination with each other on human health. Analysis of the data collected in 2012 by the World Health Organisation showed air pollution is responsible for seven million premature deaths(WHO, 2014). Cigarette smoke, engines, and more generally all the combustion of fossil fuels produce highly toxic compounds which can be carried by the Particulate Matters also produced.  Particulate Matters vary in sizes from the largest and most visible (>10 μm), to ultrafine particles not visible for the human eye (<0.1 μm, or a thousand times smaller than a hair). Some particles are so thin that it seems possible that they are able to penetrate through the pores of the skin. The harmful chemical compounds they carry could then also penetrate and exert their toxic, inflammatory, pro-oxidant actions and DNA damage while helping to accelerate skin ageing. These are the processes we aim to counteract when we develop anti-pollution skincare.