Wrinkles are a symptom of structural failure in the dermis. They indicate that the skin is losing its ability to support its own weight, and that fibroblasts in the dermis are losing their capacity to attach to collagen fibers and transmit mechanical information.
The capacity of the skin to adapt to mechanical stresses, or cell mechanics, can be considered as a new approach to the fight against the signs of aging, especially those of chronobiological aging.
This article reports on an arabinoxylans-rich rye extract that stimulates the skin’s own lifting properties and boosts the mechanical resistance of the dermis.
Excerpt Only This is a shortened version or summary of the article that appeared in the November 2006 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. The full content is not currently available online.