In my search for the perfect skin I come across many products and devices. Sucker for beauty that I am, I try everything. NOT. SMART. Here at the office the girls have to say to me once a month; Mardien, what have you done/tried out now? Then I’m back here with bumps, flakes, and red spots. Or all at once:-) I sometimes think what the people who see me in the flesh will think: “that mins (Urks for woman:-) sells proatjes! You would almost, – I almost say huh – think that Skin for Skin does nothing, if you have to assume my skin condition that I sometimes have;-) So in order to gain insight into the functioning of our collagen for myself, our customers and our brand, the search for measuring equipment/skin scan had started!
The best skin scan
Now this was easier said than done. I didn’t want to wander around Alibaba or Aliexpress hoping to find reliable measuring equipment. No, this had to be state of the art measuring equipment, preferably that researchers and dermatologists, for example, also worked with. YES! After six months of searching I finally found a supplier from Germany. The most well-known manufacturer in the field of beauty, research and dermatology. Deutsche pünktlichkeit. I love it.
After a couple of months delivery time (well the machine was specially assembled for us so that had some feet in the ground) our skin scan was finally delivered and the testing could begin. I have to honestly say that I was a bit sceptical before this whole process started. But after testing my skin, and that of the Skin for Skin girls, mothers, and the men of the case, we were surprised. Our results were startling.
What does our skin scan measure?
Collagen is the most common protein in your body. It is one of the most important building blocks for your bones, skin, muscles, tendons and connective tissue. Collagen is responsible for the firmness and elasticity of your skin. It makes your skin look young and fresh. With our unique skin scan we can make an ultrasound of the collagen present in your skin. This ultrasound also shows sun damage to the skin.
The skin structure changes with time. The body produces less and less collagen after the age of 25, which reduces the elasticity in the skin. Fine lines and wrinkles are usually the first visible signs of skin aging. Sagging skin is a sign of loss of firmness. As the skin loses elasticity, the skin becomes less firm and deep wrinkles form. Our skin scan allows us to measure the level of elasticity of the skin.
Moisture shortage! A dehydrated and dry skin feels tight and taut because the natural moisture from the skin can evaporate quickly due to external influences. Effective care from the outside but also from the inside is necessary to restore the lack of moisture and fat. When there is a lack of moisture in the skin, the skin produces less collagen. Collagen is needed to keep the skin firm and elastic. With the reduction of collagen, wrinkles will occur more quickly.
Tallow (Latin: sebum) or skin lubricant is a greasy substance produced by sebaceous glands that are mainly found in the dermis where there is also hair. Tallow has a protective effect against dehydration of the skin and hair and against infection by bacteria and fungi. Both the moisture and fat content can be measured with our skin scan, this gives insight into what care the skin needs.
Moisture loss from deeper skin layers is called transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and can be measured. This measure reflects the permeability of the skin and thus how good the skin barrier is. A higher permeability means a poorer barrier.
The skin scan is quick, easy and painless!
Own scan results
Let me take myself as an example. I have very dry, sensitive eczema skin, and the condition is not too good. I thought so. According to the scan, I scored very high from the inside, for example, in my moisture balance (also called TEWL, very important to keep all body processes going) and elasticity (important for the degree of wrinkles), and the collagen ultrasound showed a collagen level of an 18 year old 🙂 Our trainer did not expect these results from the supplier in a 40-year-old who had slightly irritated skin…. As advice I had to give myself: better lubricate from the outside (greasy cream), avoid allergy triggers or else take anti-histamine tablets, and drink more water….
Free skin scan
Now of course I notice very well what Skin for Skin does for me. I used to have bad skin every day by default, now only when I get irritated by something. (I don’t mean my husband by that, that sweetheart ) My skin recovers faster after such a reaction. I am very happy with that, and that is also one of the reasons why I started Skin for Skin. Now that we can also prove it by means of a scan, it is only a plus. But let’s be honest, in the end our measuring equipment can show all kinds of things, it’s all about what you as a user experience! Do you think it would be fun and interesting to get a skin scan? This can be done at various salons, which invite us to come by for a day and measure their customers. But also here at the Skin for Skin office it is possible to schedule a measurement. Call, email or app us and we will arrange it.
PS: Another small reminder, because we will launch our new look and products in 10 days, our ‘old’ packaging will be on sale this week! Shop here for your new stock of collagen!