Hormonal Aging

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The aging process affects us in various ways.  Just as a human ages, our skin cells are also biologically aging. 1  Reproduction of skin cells in the epidermis becomes sluggish over time, resulting in a deterioration of skin’s structure and its ability to function as optimally as it once did. 2  As hormone levels decline, skin can feel and look dry and dehydrated and you may notice laxity – loose, slacking skin – as well as textural changes. 3  The most consistent structural change in aged skin is a flattening of the EDJ (“Grenz Zone” ) by more than a third. 4-6 

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, hormonal aging may also contribute to an uneven skin tone, as well as fine lines and wrinkles due to diminished collagen production; 7  and skin may appear thinner due to a reduction in estrogen levels. 8  Vivier is proud to pioneer an extraordinary solution for hormonally aged, thinning skin.  GrenzCine with Polyamine-DAB™ is the first multi-layer and multi-function slow release anti-aging line resulting in beautiful, more luminous, plumper and healthier-looking skin using the power of polyamines; a naturally occurring molecule in the skin, essential for the growth and function of normal cells. 9  With more and more research, it has been shown that polyamines are involved in vital cellular processes. 10  Polyamines have been shown to help protect against free radical damage 10-11  and reduce the harmful effects of inflammation. 12  GrenzCine with Polyamine-DAB™ helps boosts fibrillar collagen, while healing and repairing (thickening) the skin and encouraging skin cell dynamics that help thicken and strengthen our Grenz Zone and epidermis. 13  By introducing topical polyamines to mature skin, we increase the efficiency of our cellular processes, 14  helping to bring our skin back to a healthier and more youthful looking state. 

GrenzCine with Polyamine-DAB™ is a powerful solution to address fine-lines, wrinkles, crepiness, and skin that has lost luminosity and volume due to aging, hormone levels and intrinsic/extrinsic factors. 

Consult your local practitioner to find out if GrenzCine is right for you!

GrenzCine Sērum  

Luxurious serum formulated to help increase the firmness, hydration and volume of your skin while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increasing skin luminosity and improving skin tone, texture and elasticity.
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GrenzCine Eye

Luxurious eye cream specially formulated for the thin skin on the eyelids and around the eyes. Helps to increase the volume and firmness of the skin while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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GrenzCine Neck

Advanced neck treatment specially formulated for the thin, sagging skin on the neck. Provides anti-aging benefits of adding volume, brightening and moisturizing your skin.
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By Perri Lomax

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