An extensive range of intensive skin care products and treatments created to answer the concerns of ageing skin.
Visual signs: dehydration crepeyness with fine lines, sun-damaged ageing skin with deepwrinkles, decreased firmness and tone, diminished skin radiance, sallow complexion exacerbated by stress, smoking and pollution are the key concerns addressed by this range.
The ageing process features progressive modifications affecting all living beings as time passes. The modifications are due to:
All layers of the skin are affected with ageing concerns... The epidermis becomes thin, and there is diminished water retention capacity due to the reduction of epidermis lipids such as ceramides.
The dermis undergoes several changes during the ageing process with collagen, elastin, glycoproteins and proteoglycans all affected. Glycation creates a stiffening of these fibres leading to a lack of plumpness in the skin.
Atrophy or thinning of the skin results from a reduced number of cell layers (Malpighian mucus bodies): Trans- epidermal permeability is increased: substances easily penetrate through the epidermis of older skins. Trans- epidermal water loss (TWL) is accelerated and the skin dehydrates resulting in fine crepey wrinkles.
The thickness decreases from approx. 4mm (in youthful skin) to 1mm in men, and 0.8mm in women. The quantity of collagen decreases with age and elastic fibres undergo considerable changes, particularly in regions constantly exposed to UV rays (face, neck and hands). When subjected to stress and ageing, skin cells produce an excessive quantity of enzymes responsible for the catastrophic degradation (destruction) of the fibres of the extracellular matrix.
The ground substance is a gel formed primarily of water, inorganic salts, glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans, and its prime function to retain water and plumpness. In the course of ageing, the ground substance decreases in volume with diminished dermal plumpness. The thinning skin becomes less firm and less elastic and shows visible signs of being loose and sagging.
Deterioration of the melanocyte system with age: pigment distribution is affected resulting in hyperpigmentated or sometimes a chromic (colourless "white spots") areas.
In Australia, deep dehydration of the skin's tissues, sun damage through excessive UV exposure, reddened zones of enlarged fragile capillaries and sensitive skin on the face and neck are the prominent features of accelerated skin ageing that typify the national image.
Sothys Research & Development has created specific skin care lines based on advanced technology to address ageing skin concerns and is a world leader with it's anti- ageing expertise.
Accumulated waste substances and pollutants in the skin's tissues, which may result in insufficient
Smoker's skin in particular, which can be seen as dull and lifeless, needs a special skin care regime. A stressful, polluted environment, oily-congested impure skin, periods of dieting or following an illness, require a Sothys Oxyliance skin care regime to encourage a detoxifying process. More..
The world's first skin care technology targeting three levels of hydration in the skin's tissues. Hydroptimale THI3 is the latest evolutionary progression in SOTHYS Genocosmetic technology. These formulations both re-hydrate and prevent moisture loss. More..
A double action lifting line, (lifting & cellular defence). Lift Defense creams and Lift Defense 2 Serum is a treatment program created to target wrinkles and diminished skin tonality: particularly, premature ageing through prolonged exposure to climatic elements: specifically sun damaged skin. More..
Noctuelle Vitamin C and AHA
Vitamin C has been recognised for many years as playing an integral part in the maintenance of healthy skin.
SOTHYS Noctuelle features Vitamin C as the principle active ingredient, together with a complex of AHAs and Vitamin E. The combination of these balanced active ingredients provides a gentle micro-exfoliation of the epidermis while encouraging healthy skin cells, protecting, nourishing and hydrating the skin. More..
Retinol: Pure Vitamin A
The ageing process brings with it many changes in the skin. Sun damaged skin exhibits fine lines
SOTHYS Retinol uses new patented Microsponge® technology to deliver stabilised Retinol, pure Vitamin A, to your skin.
A shock program to re-densify and firm the skin, reinforcing its cohesion and fighting cutaneous looseness and sagging.
Four beautifully textured products work in a synergistic effect and also cross-linking with the Lift Defense line of products for an overall anti-ageing program. More..