Our skin is exceptionally alive, since its outer layer (the epidermis, rich in keratin) regenerates every 30 days or so.
The real metabolic centre of the skin is in the dermis (deep layer), rich in blood vessels and special cells (fibroblasts) that produce collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans (such as hyaluronic acid), giving the skin structure, hydration and resistance.
Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid
Collagen is an important structural protein, which plays a role in connective tissue to help maintain healthy skin function.
At skin level, collagen ensures the integrity, elasticity and "regeneration" of the skin. Collagen fibres provide scaffolding for elastin, which maintains skin elasticity, and for hyaluronic acid, which retains moisture and gives the skin moisture.
Collagen therefore helps to promote hydration, maintain elasticity and the firmness of the skin, reducing the presence of facial wrinkles.
Like hyaluronic acid and elastin, collagen is produced from connective tissue cells called fibroblasts. Together, these 3 substances contribute to the turgidity and firmness of young, healthy skin.
We could say, in fact, that the collagen fibres represent the backbone of our skin and give it resistance and tone, while the elastin keeps it elastic and the glycosaminoglycans ensure adequate hydration.
Wrinkles and Collagen
As the skin ages, the thickness of the extracellular matrix of the dermis (the structure that gives strength and resistance to the skin) decreases. As the solidity of this scaffold, mainly made up of collagen, disappears, the skin appears thinner and more wrinkled.
This phenomenon is caused by an imbalance between the production of collagen by fibroblasts and its degradation by lytic enzymes called metalloproteases. This is a normal process linked to the chronological ageing of the skin, which is significantly accelerated by excessive sun exposure.
The consequence of this degenerative phenomenon is a general disruption of the collagen fibres, which partially lose their supporting function causing a partial atrophy of the extracellular matrix, becoming soft and lacking in tone.
+24% - Increase in Collagen
Thanks to the direct supply of numerous antioxidant active ingredients and marine collagen (5g per sachet) - both from the outside with the cream and from the inside with the supplement - X115® is able to effectively combat the processes of collagen degradation linked to ageing.
This is demonstrated by ultrasound images of the dermis, from which collagen density can be measured before and after the X115® nutri-cosmetic treatment.
Over the course of a study (on a placebo, approved by an Ethics Committee, conducted in collaboration with Ambrosia Lab, a spin-off of the University of Ferrara), conducted on 30 female volunteers aged between 35 and 55 years:
the application of the cosmetic X115® alone for 8 weeks resulted in a 15% improvement in the collagen density of the treated area (the volar area of a forearm);
the use of the X115® supplement alone for 4 weeks resulted in an increase of 17%;
the combined treatment: cosmetic for 8 weeks + supplement for 4 weeks produced improvements of 24%.
The graph shows the change in collagen density over the eight-week period for the different treatments (normalised data). The black line corresponds to the untreated area.
As an example, here are some images of the collagen density measured before and after treatment. The higher colour intensity indicates an increase in collagen density, while areas of low ecogenicity (black or green) indicate a more lax and less compact structure of the dermis, which is in fact more damaged. It is noted the significant increase in collagen density in all subjects treated and the absence of improvement in the control group not treated with X115® (last image in the series)..
+26% - Hydration Increase
One of the most important anti-wrinkle benefits of X115® is its ability to increase the skin's moisture content
Skin ageing is an irreversible evolutionary process but fortunately it can be slowed down, even significantly, through the correct dermocosmetic and nutraceutical approach.
Among the various physiological alterations the skin suffers over the years, the loss of hydration contributes to the appearance of micro-wrinkles and the decrease in skin elasticity. This phenomenon is closely related to the composition of the fundamental substance, a gelatinous mass consisting of hyaluronic acid and proteoglycans, in turn consisting of glycosaminoglycans (long unbranched chains formed by disaccharide units) linked to protein chains.
By directly supplying hyaluronic acid (present both in the cream and in the supplement), and various cosmetic substances with a moisturising action (allantoin, panthenol, unsaturated eudermic lipids with an emollient action), X115® is able to improve skin hydration and the composition of the fundamental substance, an extremely important aspect for its function of supporting and maintaining trophism, hydration and skin elasticity.
This is shown by the instrumental data: over the course of a study (on a placebo, approved by an Ethics Committee, conducted in collaboration with Ambrosia Lab, a spin-off of the University of Ferrara), conducted on 30 female volunteers aged between 35 and 55 years:
the application of the X115® New Generation Cream Woman cosmetic for 8 weeks has guaranteed a 12% improvement in skin hydration;
the combined treatment with cream and supplement resulted in a 26% increase in skin hydration
This is quite interesting and indicates a synergistic action between the in & out treatment, since the use of the supplement alone for four weeks only resulted in small improvements, which were not statistically significant (<5%) for the state of hydration.
The graph shows that the benefits in terms of hydration reach their maximum value in the first four weeks of treatment and then remain constant.
The graph shows the change in skin hydration over the eight-week period for the different treatments (normalised data). The black line corresponds to the untreated area.
What results can I expect from using X115®?
Based on the experimental tests conducted on X115® products and the subjective results expressed by the volunteers enrolled in the studies, our customers and the research team, we can reasonably say that:
the temporary paralysis of the facial mimic muscles induced by GABA, and the effect of substances with a covering and "soft-focus" effect, capable of diffusing and modulating the light in a homogeneous manner, guarantee an immediate sense of smoother and more relaxed skin, confirmed by most of our users;
skin hydration improves significantly just a few weeks after starting treatment with X115® New Generation Cream;
the replacement of the structural macromolecules that make up the skin is a slow process, which takes place over several weeks and slows down significantly with ageing. X115® has proven to act on these components after four weeks, improving collagen density with a steady increase over the eight weeks monitored by the research team. Further improvements in these parameters can be expected with prolonged use, as empirically demonstrated by some of our clients in terms of the firmness of the ear lobe, a tissue particularly rich in collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Improvements to skin wrinkles and elasticity are closely linked to the organisation of the deeper structures of the skin, which is why it is conceivable that a treatment period of at least three months is required to detect statistically significant changes in the parameters, whose tendency to improve can, moreover, already be observed instrumentally after 4-8 weeks of treatment. In addition to the instrumental data, the subjective evaluation of the effects of the treatment reveals good/important effects in terms of elasticity and wrinkles after 4/8 weeks of treatment, perceived by the majority of users
The combination of cream and supplement has led to greater improvements than those obtained through the use of the two separate products on all the parameters found by studies: collagen density, wrinkles, hydration, elasticity, and subjective evaluation of the treatment's effects
The most satisfied users of X115 are in the 35 to 55 age group
In conclusion, those who decide to use X115® should expect visible results - in terms of wrinkle reduction and improvement in the degree of hydration and skin firmness - as early as 4-8 weeks after the start of the combined cream + supplement treatment. These effects are achieved exclusively through continuous use of the products in accordance with the instructions on the product leaflet and, based on the experience of our users, become particularly evident after 3-6 months of treatment. The most important feature of X115® is its ability to improve the structure of the skin layers that guarantee skin firmness. It therefore has a "curative" effect, different, for example, from botulinum injections, which relax the muscles without improving the parameters on which X115® acts in any way. Let's reiterate: the structural improvements to collagen and elastin fibres, which guarantee skin elasticity and tone, take several weeks to complete; however, they are the only real solution to wrinkles and prevent the problem from reappearing rapidly - perhaps amplified - at the end of the treatment or when its action fails
The numerous "5 Star" Reviews by our Customers, Professionals and Comparative Web Sites confirm the clinically proven effectiveness of the X115® anti-wrinkle treatment. Here are some links for further information:
The data reported in the article on the clinical studies carried out on the X115® supplement refer to the product X115® New generation Skin Care; the most recent and enhanced version (X115®+PLUS2) is still being assessed; however, given the greater concentration and abundance of active ingredients compared to the previous version*, it is likely that the product X115+Plus can be attributed even better antioxidant and collagen synthesis stimulation capabilities.
The original formulation of X115® New Generation Skin Care has been enhanced and improved; in particular, the amounts of collagen (1480%), hyaluronic acid (192%), resveratrol (147%), vitamin E (200%) and vitamin C (789%) have been increased, enriching the formulation with extracts of echinacea, zinc and copper, coenzyme Q10, biotin and folic acid, and leaving the concentrations of the other active ingredients unchanged. The rich quantity of ingredients has led to the abandonment of capsules in favour of vials (day formulation) and sachets (night formulation).
The new X115®+PLUS2 formulation has brought with it numerous advantages; the most notable of which are:
possibility of taking it every other day , intensifying the treatment (once a day) in the first three months and, subsequently, in periods of greater psycho-physical stress;
versatility of the supplement, which, in addition to helping to combat wrinkles and signs of ageing, also acts as a supplement:
for the well-being of the microcirculation (against tired and heavy legs);
o for cellulite imperfections;
for cellulite imperfections;
for the well-being of cartilage, joints and bones;
for nails and hair;
strengthening of the immune ;
o sun protection.
The combination of X115®+PLUS2 with supplements belonging to the above categories is normally considered superfluous, resulting in significant cost savings for our customers.