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We are celebrating our 40th year in treating skin without causing inflammation. Using scientifically-driven nutriceuticals and drug free solutions to gain results without the discomfort of side effects often associated with OTC drugs.

We believe the first rule of order is to support repair of the Stratum Corneum. We believe given the role of the SC and the keratinocytes within the epidermis, over-processing the skin may prove to add more stress to an impaired barrier function.

Corneotherapy aims at the recovery of the SC to improve the function of the skin barrier and overall homeostasis (balance) of the skin. A healthy and functioning skin barrier provides overall protection against dehydration, penetration of germs, allergens, irritants, oxidative radicals and ultraviolet radiation. It also supports a gradual healing of inflammation and other skin problems since the external causative agents are blocked through an intact skin barrier. Preventative corneotherapy requires avoidance of skin care products with harmful substances such as irritants and allergens, fragrances, preservatives, colors, emulsifiers and occlusive substances. Formulations should be biologically mimetic, meaning that they imitate the dermal membrane structures. The natural structures within the skin's bilayers for example consist of water, fatty acids, triglycerides, ceramides and cholesterol. The skin can be enriched through natural mimetic barrier layers that allow active ingredients to penetrate effectively supporting the formation of Ceramide. Nanoparticles that are specifically liquid biodegradable and encapsulated into bodes of phosphatidylcholine have similar composition to that of a liposome and are spherical membranes that mimic the skin's natural barrier. Included in this mix are antioxidants (vitamins A, C, E,superoxide dismutase) and other ingredients (evening primrose oil, boswellia, echinacea and more) that support the epidermal structures. Specific skin conditions can be treated with focused actives. Newer delivery system such as liposomes and nanoparticles (derived from phosphatidylcholine) allow for actives to be carried directly to the cellular layers very efficaciously without irritation. When choosing raw materials for skin care formulations, we have to "think" like a keratinocyte or the fibroblast in order to determine what constituents are required for optimum function.

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YG Laboratories - manufacturers of high performance skincare for both independent aestheticians and beauty brands worldwide - Rebecca and YG's development team are known for formulating highly innovative, next generation skincare for the prestige, spa and medical markets.

Rebecca James Gadberry is widely recognized as one of the skin care industry's leading ingredient authorities. An award-winning journalist, skin care developer, licensed esthetician and one of the industry's most dynamic educators, Rebecca has been the senior instructor and program director of the highly acclaimed User-Friendly Ingredient Series at UCLA Extension since 1986, is a past-chairman for the California Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and is CEO of YG Laboratories, manufacturers of 'next generation' skin care for prestige, professional and medical brands worldwide.
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