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Main causes of skin aging



Skin aging is a natural process that affects all of us, but understanding the science behind it can help us make better decisions when it comes to skincare and cosmetics. In this blog post, we will explore the main causes of skin aging and discuss what we can do to slow down the process.

All you need to know about the main causes
of skin aging

It’s no mystery anymore, we know that highly effective anti-aging moisturizer is not a miraculous solution to fight against the signs of aging skin.

Your skin is unique and will continuously evolve and adapt throughout the different stages of your life. Like all other organs in the human body, your skin undergoes the effects of time, resulting in a slower rate of skin cell renewal and decreased communication between keratinocytes, fibroblasts, and melanocytes. This can lead to the accumulation of dead cells, dry and sagging skin, less defined facial contours, and deeper fine lines.

Genetics plays a role in intrinsic skin aging but this is not the only factor. 

The skin is the largest organ of your body that is in contact with the external environment. Traffic-related air pollution, UV rays, micro-organisms and climate variation are external factors that may fragilize your skin. On the other hand, hormone imbalance, sleep deprivation, diet, tobacco or genetic factors constitute internal factors that may influence your skin equilibrium.

The combination of these exposures to your skin is known as "Exposome". This concept was first proposed by Christopher Wild in 2005 to raise awareness of the importance of comprehensive exposure assessment in human health research. Scientific research is still shedding light on the impact of the "Exposome" on our skin which helps expand knowledge and enables the development and application of good practices for prevent signs of skin aging.

The signs of aging are reflected in your skin in many ways. Fortunately, today with the progress science and cosmetics we can prevent and target their damage.

How to determine the first signs of skin aging?

As we age, our skin goes through various changes that can be both noticeable and unwanted. These changes can manifest as fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and a loss of elasticity, among other signs of aging. We will explore some of the common signs of skin aging and their origins.

Fine lines and wrinkles

One of the most visible signs of aging is the development of fine lines and wrinkles. These are caused by several factors, including the natural loss of collagen and elastin in the skin as well as, sun UV radiation exposure, and repeated facial expressions.

Age spots

Age spots, also known as liver spots or solar lentigines, are flat, brown spots that can appear on the skin as we age. They are caused by the accumulation of melanin in the skin, which can be triggered by sun exposure.

Loss of elasticity

Over the years, our skin loses its natural elasticity, which can lead to sagging and a loss of firmness. This is caused by a combination of factors, including the natural aging process, exposure to UV radiation, and lifestyle factors such as smoking and poor nutrition.


While aging, skin tends to produce, less oil, which can lead to dryness and flakiness. This can be worsened by external factors such as harsh soaps and hot showers reducing natural skin moisture level the skin of its natural oils.


As the aging process continues, our skin can lose its natural glow, which can make us look tired and older. This can be due to a variety of factors, including the natural aging process, exposure to environmental pollutants and lifestyle factors such as poor diet and lack of sleep.

Thinning skin

As the years go by, the layers of skin beneath the surface become thinner, which can make the skin more fragile and prone to damage. 

The benefits of a healthy lifestyle and a specialized beauty routine

The signs of skin aging are numerous and can be caused by a various range of factors. While some of these changes are natural and cannot be avoided, others can be prevented or mitigated through lifestyle changes such as protecting the skin from sun exposure, eating a healthy diet, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

Regular skincare routines, including gentle exfoliation and moisturizers, can also help to maintain the skin's health and prevent some of the visible signs of aging.

As the expert in aesthetic dermatology we recommend to listen to your skin’s needs and complete your skincare routine accordingly with our cosmeceuticals. 

Would you need an expert care to target specific concerns and reduce visible skin imperfections?

Discover our "Target" range: 


Radiance gently exfoliates the skin and restores the skin’s radiance thanks to the synergy of high-performance acids and lightening agents in optimal concentrations.

For dull complexion, uneven skin texture and skin tone.

• Complexion is homogenized
• Pigment spots are visibly reduced
• Skin luminosity is restored

How to use?
Apply in the evening on the full face, focusing especially on pigmented areas. Begin twice a week and increase frequency progressively.
3 month treatment recommended.


Yellow Cream targets and reduces the appearance of dark spots thanks to optimally concentrated lightening agents associated with the exfoliating action of glycolic and salicylic acids.

For dark spots, skin imperfections and irregular complexion.

• Dark spots are visibly reduced
• Overall complexion is more even

How to use?
Apply in the evening on dark spot areas. Avoid the eye contour area.


Derma Lift 5.0 is formulated for an immediate lifting effect combined with long-term peptide skin-boosting action. Its synergy of ingredients improves the appearance of free radical damage and the signs of skin aging.

For the appearance of sagging skin, expression lines and fine wrinkles. All skin types.

• Skin immediately appears lifted and replenished
• Skin looks younger and feels revitalized

How to use?
Apply to the eye contour area in the morning and evening, before your daily care.

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