LYMA founder, Lucy Goff shares the skincare and wellness trends to watch out for in 2023 which include skin cardio, supercharged oxygen, Hunza diet and pharma-grade supplements.
Supercharged oxygen is a breakthrough for skincare in 2023. We all know skin needs oxygen to look fabulous and stay healthy; helping to produce collagen, elastin and flush out waste. But by the age of 40, the skin will have lost 60% of its oxygen capacity. Until now the skincare industry hasn’t developed an oxygen protocol that can really benefit skin. It is usually formulated in a 02-gas form which is unable to penetrate the base layers of skin where regeneration takes place, and instead it ends up released into air, rather than into the skin. Oxygen facials look very dramatic, but the reality is the smoke you see is leaking oxygen into the air.
LYMA is launching two breakthrough oxygen rich skincare products Oxygen Mist and Glide (available from January 5th, 2023).
The next generation Oxygen Mist is the first topical contain 100% active stabilised oxygen (ASO), enabling it to quite literally flood the skin with this critical antioxidant for cellular production, blood flow, and moisture retention. Delivered in liquid form, the oxygen is engineered to penetrate through every layer of the skin in a way that its gaseous form (used in most salon oxygen facials) can’t. The results? 100 times more powerful. In addition to ASO, the Oxygen Glide uses patented Glycerin and low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid (the most absorbable form, to deliver in-depth moisturisation, increased collagen production and significantly improved firmness. Magnolia extract reduces pigmentation and age spots, resulting in a brighter, more even skin tone.
This powerful duo’s capabilities are taken to the next level when used together with the LYMA Laser. The LYMA Oxygen Mist and Glide are available exclusively for LYMA Members for £XX and as part of the LYMA Laser Starter Kit (£1,999)
MOVE OVER MEDITERRANEAN DIET, THE HUNZA DIET IS THE WAY TO EAT IN 2023
In a mountainous region of Northern Pakistan, lies the Hunza Valley – an area of the Himalayas that is home to a community of people said to live longer than anyone on Earth, with most members living between 120 and 140 years of age. Dying of old age, rather than the diseases that claim the lives of so many in the Western world. Research shows that half of Americans aged 65 or older have one or more chronic diseases, which costs society more than a trillion dollars a year in medical care.
2023 will see the Hunza diet - advocated for being inexpensive and mostly self-producible - grow in popularity. The diet consists of raw food including nuts, fresh vegetables, dry vegetables, mint, fruits and seeds added with yogurt. Here are the five aspects of the Hunza diet which is believed to attribute towards the tribe’s extreme longevity:
- Low in calories – between 1600 and 1800 calories a day
- High in complex carbohydrates but low in protein which mainly comes from plants (20 grams compared to 50 grams in the Western diet)
- Prebiotic food is eaten every day, either in the form of kefir or fermented vegetables
- Meat and fish only eaten on very rare occasions
- ZERO use of sugar, refined carbohydrates or any processed foods. Yes, that’s right: ZERO!
- Hunza diet ratio:
- 40% whole grain foods (wheat, millet flour, buckwheat and ground barley)
- 30% fresh vegetables
- 15% mulberries, apricots, grapes and other fresh fruits
- 5% raw beans, nuts, seeds, milk and yoghurt
The supplement industry is largely unregulated, with over 90% of ingredients unproven and those that are, are simply not dosed in the quantities proven to work. You wouldn’t take a half-dose of antibiotics and expect it to work in the same way as a full dose, and yet when it comes to supplements, in many cases people do just that – take a fraction of the dose needed to deliver the benefits.
As the supplement market continues to grow – predicted to grow another 7% by 2029 – customers will seek to be better informed before purchasing a product and this will see medical-grade supplements break through the noise of an overcrowded market. The LYMA Supplement is the first and only formula in the world that is engineered with ten, peer-reviewed, patented ingredients at their proven dosage levels – developed to the same level and following the same process as a pharmaceutical drug.
LYMA is campaigning for better transparency in the supplement industry. It cannot just be about where the ingredients come from, it must be about what they are proven to deliver, backed by real science and real medical studies.
Just as we need energy to work out at the gym or perform well at our job, our skin needs energy too. Specifically, it requires ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), a measure of metabolic energy essential to perform different functions in the skin, from maintaining hydration to producing skin-plumping collagen and elastin, and regenerating cells. But not all ATP is equal.
Think of ATP as rather like a calorie for the skin, however just as a calorie from a chocolate bar isn’t as beneficial to the body as a calorie from a fresh salad, ATP generated from microcurrent or radio frequency technology, isn’t equal to ATP generated from the LLLT (the technology in the LYMA Laser). The reason being, electrical currents pushed into the skin from a microcurrent device travel through the channels of least resistance, generating heat mainly through nerve and muscle tissue, rather than the dense skin tissue in the dermis. This heat generation results in an inflammatory response which stimulates cellular remodelling, but not in the cells responsible for skin regeneration. Whereas the photobiomodulation effects from the LYMA Laser are completely different, with near infrared laser light engineered to pass through dense skin tissue in the dermis, to create ATP without damaging a single cell. So, the results are not the by-product of heating tissue and waiting for the body’s tissue repair response to repair the damage.
“A good way to explain this would be to say that the likes of radio frequency, microcurrent and LED etc are pushing a locked door. If you push this door for long enough, eventually the lock might give way. On the other hand, the LYMA Laser is a key that unlocks the door.” Dr Graeme Glass, Craniofacial and Plastic Surgeon.