- Where Nature and Science Meet
By Myra Michelle
Eby, founder of MyChelle Dermaceuticals Natural Skin Care
people feel if something is natural and nontoxic, it’s not strong
enough to be effective. Others feel if a product is effective, it
can’t possibly be natural. Natural ingredients are not only effective;
they are often even more effective than chemicals. The reality is that
most skin care manufacturers add chemicals to their products because
they are cheaper than the natural, more effective alternatives.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals was founded on the idea that nature
and science can be combined successfully to create the most effective
safe skin care products possible. Our research on this subject has
helped MyChelle become the skin care leader in creating a successful
partnership between nature and science.
Quality skin care products are built on a strong
scientific foundation. Through science, we have discovered that skin
is not just an inanimate object, rather, a complex living organ. Just
as chemicals can harm the skin, the proper ingredients can nourish and
heal the skin. MyChelle ingredients are bioactive and they are the
foundation of all
MyChelle natural skin care products. This ensures that when
you buy a MyChelle product, you are buying the safest most effective
Why Bioactives Are Best
Not that long ago scientists thought the outer layer
of the skin, the epidermis, was made up of flat, dead skin cells that
had no interaction with living skin cells. Today, we know this is not
true. There are very active layers within the epidermis featuring
intricate interaction between the cells in the epidermis and the
growing, lively cells located in the deeper (dermis) layers of the
skin. This is truly significant because if the cells in our epidermis
are communicating with cells in the lower layers, we can positively
influence the health of our skin on a much deeper level. That’s why
it’s so important to apply ingredients that have been scientifically
proven effective at a proper dosage and concentration. Even more
important, the non-toxic ingredients you apply must be bioactive and
The simple definition of a bioactive ingredient
is a substance that has a therapeutic effect on living tissue.
Advanced scientific techniques guide us in not only choosing the right
ingredient for a specific application; they help maximize the
therapeutic activity of the ingredient. All bioactive ingredients we
choose serve multiple therapeutic purposes. For example, some
ingredients will not only protect, they will also nourish the skin.
Some bioactive ingredients have been proven to ease inflammation,
while positively stimulating the immune system for proactive healing.
Kombucha is a great example of dual bioactivity. This
fermented extract of black tea is not only rich in organic acids and
important vitamins; it has also been clinically proven to decrease
skin roughness and increase skin luminosity and clarity.
Bioactive Peptides can slow the skin’s aging
Many peptides, which are natural protein fractions,
found in MyChelle products are also great examples of non-toxic
bioactive ingredients. At MyChelle, we use several key peptides
because they have been scientifically proven to stimulate skin
regeneration and repair. For example, many of our bioactive peptide
ingredients can actually help slow the skin’s aging process.
Here are just a few of the unique and extremely
effective natural peptides we use in our products:
- Instalift™ (Lycium Barbarum – Goji Berry Fruit
Extract) is a polypeptide that improves skin firmness by 26.8% after
- Argirlene™ (Acetyl Hexapeptide -8) is a
neuropeptide that is proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles up to
- Eyeseryl® (Acetyl Tetrapeptide – 5) improves the
elasticity of the skin by 35%.
Bioactive Herbal & Fruit Extracts
addition to peptides, many standardized, concentrated herbal and fruit
extracts are also bioactive. For example:
- SCO2 TotarolTM from the totara tree in New
Zealand has been shown to be effective against bacteria that can
- Resveratrol from red grapes has anti-aging
effects and is a powerful antioxidant.
All of our bioactive ingredients have been
discovered as a result of cutting-edge technology, solid science, and
proven research methods. Bioactive ingredients are not the only
successful blending of nature and science. As the leader in
technologically advanced non-toxic skin care, we constantly strive to
find innovative ways to nourish, restore, and support the structure
and function of the skin.
Does Organic Mean Active?
Organic ingredients are great. They are safer for us
and better for our environment. We have many organic ingredients in
our products. However, it’s important to clarify that just because
something is organic, does not mean it is bioactive. Bioactivity
refers to a proven therapeutic benefit of the ingredient. Organic
refers to how that ingredient was grown. Both are important, but
bioactivity is paramount.
Return To Beautiful Skin by Myra Michelle Eby
We have uncovered numerous therapeutic plant-based
ingredients and healing essential oils that have a wide range of
applications for skin care. Certain fruit pulps have also been
scientifically proven to offer deep therapeutic benefit to the skin.
Advances in laboratory technology now allow
scientists to grow natural ingredients in the lab that are exactly the
same as substances found in nature. In fact, our bioactive lab-grown
ingredients are identical to food grown vitamins and whole food based
supplements. MyChelle has always been concerned with sustainability
and protecting Mother Earth, so this scientific advancement is
especially attractive to us.
It is also important that the concentrations of our
bioactive ingredients match the scientific studies. A prime example of
this is with our
Perfect C serum. Clinical studies have clearly shown that
l-ascorbic acid (natural vitamin C) can only be absorbed topically if
it is at a concentration of 10 percent or more. This specific
concentration has been shown to enhance collagen production, which is
the bioactive result consumers are looking for. C serums made with
less than 10 percent l-ascorbic acid are not consistent with the
scientific research. MyChelle is proud to offer a 17 percent C serum
for optimum fibroblast nourishment, which is essential for collagen
Even something as simple as mixing the ingredients
together requires diligent scientific research. Our researchers have
discovered that when we mix smaller batches with less heat, we can
keep our bioactive ingredients active. This is more time-consuming and
expensive but it ensures the effectiveness of our products and it is
something we insist on.
We have had to be laser focused on our goal of
successfully blending the best of science and nature to become the
leader in natural, effective skin care. The purity, efficacy, and
safety of our products has always been a driving force at MyChelle.
After all, we use these products ourselves and our families and
friends use them as well.
Always One Step Ahead
At MyChelle, we are not quick to rest on our
laurels. We are constantly searching for innovative technologies and
scientific advances in the world of non-toxic skin care. We pay
particular attention to the benefits that both science and nature can
provide. We look closely at concentration, dosage, synergy, and vital
aspects associated with formulating safe and effective products. We
are committed to always being one step ahead. When you buy a MyChelle
product, you can be confident you are getting the most technologically
advanced, natural skin care product available. Our products work, and
we take pride in that.
The following is a sampling of some of the bioactive
ingredients in MyChelle Products, their sources and the products which
MyChelle Natural Skin Care Products are always free of
phthalates, parabens, propylene glycol, ureas, EDTA, fragrances,
encapsulated nano particles, and artificial colors.
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