It’s not just the passing years that take a toll on a woman’s skin. It’s also the hostile environment you live in.
You see, we live in a world where women face constant exposure to damaging UV radiation, pollutants, dry air and wind.
All of these ravage your skin. They rob you of vital moisture and leave your skin looking tired, old and wrinkled.
But the latest scientific research reveals how women can reverse the damage and revive their youthful skin.
And the secret is a hearty algae known as Chlamydomonas nivalis or snow algae.
Unlike most plants that die off in frigid climates, snow algae thrive in the brutal cold of high mountain areas, like the Alps. And they have developed a unique ability to survive closer to the sun.
As temperatures rise in the spring, snow algae turn green. They’re active consuming nutrients, producing energy and growing. But when winter comes, the algae become dormant. They build up red pigments that protect them from harmful UV rays as they sleep.1
Those red pigments turn the peaks of the Alps a shocking red. But they also help the algae survive – and even thrive – in these extreme and hostile environments.
What does all this mean for you?
An ingenious new process has captured the survival power of snow algae to revitalize skin.
It works at the cellular level – in two ways.
First, snow algae activate an important longevity gene called Klotho. Studies show that mice deficient in this gene age much faster. But when the gene is activated or “over-expressed” it can extend lifespan by 30%.
Second, snow algae activate an energy enzyme called AMPK (adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase). AMPK senses when energy levels are low. When activated, it signals your cells to make more energy and slow down energy use. You get energy to spare.
But here’s the problem. As you age your cells don’t respond as well to AMPK. Your body needs more of the enzyme to get the same results. Now lab studies show that snow algae can stimulate AMPK activity by 105% in human skin cells compared to untreated cells.2
That’s important because AMPK also slows down skin aging by helping cells resist stress.3 And it improves your cells’ defense and DNA repair mechanisms.
I’ve been following this lab research and I wanted to see how these unique compounds worked on people. Now I’ve got the answer.
Human studies confirm the amazing anti-aging activity of snow algae. In one study, 21 volunteers ranging in age from 30 to 57 applied snow algae extract to one half of their face three times a day.4
They put a placebo on the other side. During the second week of the study, the volunteers spent time in the harsh climate of the Alpine mountains.
After 21 days, researchers found that moisture loss from the epidermis was 12% lower on the snow algae side of the face. In other words, snow algae improved the skin’s protective barrier.5
But that’s not all. Age spots were less visible in 67% of treated subjects.6 In just 21 days, skin looked fresher, plumper and younger with age spots less visible.
Snow algae can do more than hydrate. Experiments show it also stimulates new collagen for smoother, firmer skin. At the same time, it slows the breakdown of collagen-building enzymes by up to 47%.7
There is one sure-fire way to stimulate your Klotho longevity gene and your collagen-boosting AMPK – drastically restrict your calories. That’s how the snow algae get their longevity boost.
You see, calorie restriction has been shown to improve both the human lifespan and healthspan. But in my experience, slashing the amount of food you eat every day is way too difficult for most people.
Fortunately, you can take an AMPK supplement to get the same calorie restriction effects – without starving yourself.
You can find AMPK online. I recommend taking 150 mg. per day.
AMPK supplements will give you the anti-aging benefits of snow algae throughout your body. To focus on your skin, you may want to use a topical application of snow algae.
An extract of snow algae can activate your skin’s longevity genes, rejuvenate your skin, and keep it moist. In a minute, I’ll tell you some exciting news about how to get it.
But first, I want to mention another group of new compounds that can boost collagen and make you look younger.
Peptides are chains of amino acids that are naturally present in your body. They prompt your skin’s connective tissue to produce collagen and elastin to make skin firmer and more resilient. They also help hydrate and thicken skin for a younger appearance.
One peptide, called palmitoyl tripeptide-5 (PT-5), has been proven to have powerful anti-wrinkle effects.8 In a 12-week study, a serum containing PT-5 reduced fine wrinkles by 13% and deep or coarse wrinkles by 30%.
The serum also improved firmness, radiance, tone, and tactile roughness.9
And PT-5 shows immediate results. One study shows it reduced fine lines by 20% and deep wrinkles around the eyes by 28% within just minutes.10
You won’t hear about snow algae or peptides from your skin doctor. But now that the science is settled, I’m going to put it to work for real women.
I’m researching a new formula using the anti-aging power of snow algae and collagen-boosting peptides. This combination will reinvigorate your skin’s natural ability to renew itself. You’ll see better moisture, fewer wrinkles and age spots and a youthful glow.
Stay tuned for exciting updates!
To your good health,
Al Sears, MD
1. Gorton HL, Vogelmann TC. “Ultraviolet radiation and the snow alga Chlamydomonas nivalis (Bauer) Wille.” Photochem Photobiol. 2003;77(6):608-15.
2. Available at: tri-k.com/sites/default/files/Brochure_Snow_Algae_Powder.pdf. Accessed June 17, 2015.
3. Greer EL, Banko Mr. Brunet A. “AMP-activated protein kinase and FoxO transcription factors in dietary restriction-induced longevity.” Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009;1170:688-92.
4. Schmid, D, Stutz, C S, & Zülli, F. “Use of an extract from snow algae in cosmetic or dermatological formulations.” U.S. Patent No. 8,206,721. Washington, DC: US Patent and Trademark Office. 26 Jun. 2012.
5. Goldfaden R & Goldfaden G, MD. “Snow Algae And Novel Peptides Revive Aging Skin.” Life Extension Magazine. April 2015.
6. Available at: tri-k.com/sites/default/files/Brochure_Snow_Algae_Powder.pdf. Accessed June 17, 2015.
7. Available at: snow-algae.com/efficacy/preserving-collagen.html. Accessed June 17, 2015.
8. Trookman, NS, Rizer RL, Ford R, Ho E, Gotz V. “Immediate and long-term clinical benefits of a topical treatment for facial lines and wrinkles.” J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2009 Mar;2(3):38-43.
9. Sonti S, Makino ET, Garruto JA, et al. “Efficacy of a novel treatment serum in the improvement of photodamaged skin.” Int J Cosmet Sci. 2013;35(2):156-62.
10. Trookman, NS, Rizer RL, Ford R, Ho E, Gotz V. “Immediate and long-term clinical benefits of a topical treatment for facial lines and wrinkles.” J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2009;2(3):38-43.