When you’re a kid, there’s nothing more exciting that the prospect of getting older. You can stay up as late as you want, hang out with your friends all day and eat ice cream for dinner. But as we get older we realize it’s not all we thought it was cracked up to be. After a long day at work it’s hard to stay awake long enough to get through the 10 o’clock news. Your friends all move away or get busy with their jobs or families. And that pint of ice cream doesn’t metabolize the way it used to.

While there’s no turning back the clock and reliving the carefree days of youth, there are things you can do to help keep the visible signs of aging at bay. And of course, you’re only as old as you feel. Taking control of the visible signs of aging through skincare is a simple way to pass the years without feeling the effects of them on skin. So, slather on some wrinkle-fighting fulvic acid, reconnect with an old friend and share your carton of Chunky Monkey. We’re going to talk about a little known substance that Mother Nature has provided that not only initiates the growing process, it promotes the healing process and is fundamental to the cycle of life. 

Fulvic Acid

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Organic fulvic acid, the primary skincare ingredient in Fulom’s product range, is a natural, simple way to fight the visible signs of aging and improve the look and texture of your skin. Since 2014, our patented skincare products have used fulvic acid for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles in skin. Its low molecular weight aids the transport of minerals to skin cells, delivering the wrinkle-fighting goods quickly and efficiently.  The lattice structure of a fulvic molecule captures large inorganic molecules such as minerals and nutrients, breaking the molecule down as it folds into the molecular structure. This molecular decomposition transforms those nutrients into smaller, bioavailable form that are then absorbed by our cells. This mysterious process, throughout the ages, has allowed life to flourish in regions and environments where it seems impossible. 

One study, published by Keio University’s Department of Internal Medicine, boiled down the reasons for visible skin aging, like wrinkles and sagging, to a “decreased number of fibroblasts and decreased synthesis of extracellular proteins” in the skin. This, combined with sun damage and other environmental stressors, can make skin appear older. The rejuvenation process that our bodies naturally undergo is hampered by this constant bombardment as our immune system becomes overworked and inflammation increases. The researchers reported that in laboratory conditions, fulvic acid prolonged the life of fibroblasts and preserved collagen. The study cited fulvic acid’s ability to chelate, or form a single ion with its molecules, as one reason it could have a positive impact on skin aging. It also shows antimicrobial qualities and can moisturize skin well enough to treat eczema.

Humic substances, which include fulvic acid and humic acid, are also chock full of antioxidants. Antioxidants like these are often used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and increase skin firmness in skincare products because of their relative safety and efficacy. In one study, published by the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, skin treated with antioxidant nano-particles “presented a significant reduction in wrinkle degree after 21 days of application compared to the control” group.

The organic fluvic acid found in Fulom is a source of extraordinarily versatile antioxidants that prevent the underlying chemical reactions that cause oxidative stress from getting out of control. As nature’s most efficient modulator, Fulvic Acid exerts influence on surrounding molecules in order to obtain energetic balance, donating or receiving electrons to achieve homeostasis.

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Other Natural Ingredients

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There are other natural ingredients that can be effective in the treatment and prevention of age-related skin damage as well. Kernels from the date palm plant, rich in phytohormones, were tested in one study to evaluate their potential wrinkle-fighting properties. The study, published by the International Journal of Tissue Reactions, tested a cream made with date palm kernel extract around the eye area of participants. Sixty percent of those given the cream, as opposed to a placebo, showed visual improvement of their wrinkles after the five week trial.

Derivatives of the pomegranate flower have also been shown to fight wrinkles. A study published by Cosmetic Science Technology says that pomegranate flower combined with sodium ascorbyl phosphate, a derivative of vitamin C, has been shown to “both successfully promote collagen synthesis and to inhibit its breakdown, resulting in measurably and visibly reduced depth of facial wrinkles and increase in skin density.”

Sun Protection

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It’s not just the passage of time that can create wrinkles and lines in the surface of your skin. Damage from the sun’s light, or UV damage, can be responsible for the topographical change, as well as discoloration and disease. Photo-degradation of skin’s collagen, which is responsible for firmness and renewal, can be damaged by UV radiation and result in loss of the firm quality that prevents the appearance of wrinkles. Furthermore, skin that lacks the renewal brought about by collagen synthesis has a harder time healing itself from damage, wrinkles, spots and lines.

One study suggests a collagen peptide supplement as a means of combating UV-induced skin damage. Skin care products with ingredients rich in antioxidants, like organic fulvic acid, can also boost collagen production and fight the visible signs of aging. Still, a broad-spectrum sunscreen applied liberally and regularly is a simple, reliable way to protect yourself from sun damage before it has the chance to wreak havoc on your skin.