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Transforming Your Skincare Routine with BCPlus DMAE Topical Gel

Our skin is a big deal – literally.

 

It’s the largest organ in the body and one of the most complicated. It has many roles in the maintenance of life and health, but also has many potential problems.


The skin is unique in many ways, but no other organ demands so much attention and concern in both states of disease and health. There is a huge focus on skin health, with fierce competition to have glowing, clearer, healthier, younger, and fresher skin. Who doesn’t want these effects, yet this focus can cause secondary problems with self-esteem and mental health.



Diagram of skin layers

UNDERSTANDING YOUR SKIN

The structure of the skin is divided into three layers known as the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis (subcutaneous layer). These layers are well defined but together they allow the skin to function effectively.


The epidermis is the outermost, cellular layer of the skin which varies in thickness depending on the body site. The epidermis resembles a “brick wall” of cells known as keratinocytes, which are bound tightly together and act to prevent free movement of moisture, pathogens and chemicals into or out of the body. The epidermal cells layer also develop contains hair follicles, sweat glands and sebaceous (oil) glands which extend down into the dermis layer below. known as the dermis. The small ducts from each of these glands open up onto the skin surface. Sweat and sebum (oil) provide an antibacterial and protective barrier on the skin.

 

The dermis lies beneath the epidermis and is 20-30 times thickerIt’s made up of a dense layer of fibrous (collagen) and elastic (elastin) tissue. The dermis gives the skin its integrity, strength and elasticity. It also houses blood vessels, glands and hair follicles, as well as nerves and their receptors.

 

Beneath the dermis lies the subcutis (also known as the hypodermis), a specialized layer of adipose (fat) and fibrous tissue. The thickness of this layer varies dramatically depending on the site and a person’s body shape and weight. It cushions the body from external trauma, insulates from the cold and stores energy (fat). Cellulite is formed in this layer.

Medical experts have identified more than 3,000 possible skin disorders. Some of the more common conditions are:

  • Thinning skin: Most common in older adults

  • Stretch marks & scars: Pregnancy, weight gain, growth spurts, injuries

  • Rashes: Skin irritation or medical conditions

  • Dermatitis: Inflammation of the skin

  • Eczema: Chronic inflammation and patchy thickening of the skin

  • Psoriasis: Autoimmune condition that causes a variety of rashes

  • Hives: Raised itchy patches, usually from an allergy

Solution to skin conditions 

Our 91% BCPlus Topical Oil has been proven effective in most of the previously listed skin conditions consistently over the past 8 years of customer use. However, I found that I was mixing it into my existing skin care routine to cut reduce the intensity. When this topic came up in conversation with Dr. Blair, we agreed that a more gentle and and readily absorbing product could make the product easier to use for many people. 


During our research of formulations, we tested several options for delivery of ingredients and absorption. We were looking for a complementary base that we could add the BCP oil to, to enhance and supercharge BCP’s effect.  It was during an evening facial care routine that the idea of using DMAE (also known as dimethylaminoethanol, dimethylethanolamine, or Deanol) with BCP was born. My eye serum product has this amazing ingredient, DMAE. I wondered if it could be made into a gel… and it already was! Let the testing commence!


What is DMAE and how does it benefit the skin?

BCPlus DMAE Topical Gel is a game-changer in the world of skincare. With its powerful formula, it can take your skincare routine to new heights. The key ingredient, DMAE, has been extensively researched and proven to deliver remarkable results.


DMAE, or dimethylaminoethanol, is a compound that naturally occurs in the brain and various seafood. The molecular structure is an analog (similar structure) of the B vitamin choline. When applied topically, DMAE has been shown to have significant benefits for the skin. It works by improving the production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that helps to tighten and tone the muscles in the skin, resulting in a firmer and more lifted appearance.


One of the main benefits of DMAE is its ability to tighten and tone the skin. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, leading to sagging and drooping. DMAE is thought to work by increasing production of acetylcholine ACH, which helps regulate many functions controlled by the brain, including REM sleep, muscle contractions, and pain responses. It is also a neurotransmitter that’s crucial for helping nerve cells send signals. By stimulating the production of acetylcholine and maintaining healthy muscle tone, DMAE helps to lift and firm the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.Studies show that DMAE decreases the extent of protein crosslinking, a characteristic of cellular aging. Researchers hypothesize that DMAE can reduce cross-linking by acting as a free-radical scavenger.


The benefits of DMAE in dermatology include a potential anti-inflammatory effect and a documented increase in skin firmness with possible improvement in underlying facial muscle tone. The acute skin-firming effects of DMAE have been confirmed by quantitative measures of cutaneous tensile strength (the skin’s ability to withstand a pulling force or resistance to a tear).https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15675889/


In addition to its firming properties, DMAE also has antioxidant properties that help to protect the skin against free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause oxidative stress and accelerate the aging process. By neutralizing free radicals, DMAE helps to prevent collagen breakdown and maintain the skin's firmness and elasticity.


DMAE also helps to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It promotes collagen production, which is essential for maintaining the structure and strength of the skin. With regular use of BCPlus DMAE Topical Gel, you can achieve a smoother and more youthful complexion.


Botanical ingredients of BCPlus DMAE Topical Gel and their effects on the skin

What sets BCPlus DMAE Topical Gel apart is its unique physician formulation. It combines the skin-rejuvenating power of DMAE with a blend of powerful terpenes such as beta-caryophyllene, natural botanical extracts, and antioxidants. This potent combination helps to nourish and protect the skin, while promoting improved skin elasticity and radiance.


BCPlus DMAE Topical Gel is formulated with a unique blend of ingredients that work synergistically to deliver exceptional results.


Each ingredient has been carefully selected for its specific benefits and ability to enhance the overall health and appearance of the skin.

  1. DMAE: As mentioned earlier, DMAE is the star ingredient of BCPlus DMAE Topical Gel. Its firming and toning properties help to improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin.

  2. Natural Botanical Extracts: BCPlus DMAE Topical Gel contains a blend of natural botanical extracts, including green tea, aloe vera, and chamomile. These ingredients are known for their soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, which help to calm and hydrate the skin.

  3. Antioxidants: To protect the skin against free radical damage, BCPlus DMAE Topical Gel is enriched with powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals and promote a youthful and radiant complexion.


Mixing in Terpenes for added benefit

Terpenes are fascinating organic compounds that are important for various reasons. As well as contributing to the taste and smell of certain plants, they can also provide several numerous health benefits.


One such benefit of using BCP topically in skin products is that it can be applied directly to the affected area of your body. Due to its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, Beta-caryophyllene can be used to help with various skin problems. As well as potentially helping with issues such as acne and skin inflammation, it can also be used to deal with cuts, wounds, and general physical pain.


Obviously, BCP is the highest percentage of our proprietary terpene blend. We also add Humulene, Terpineol, and a unique profile of healing essential oils.


Chart of terpene compounds

Humulene

Humulene, formerly classified as α-caryophyllene, is a sesquiterpene named after Humulus lupulus, commonly known as the hops plant used in brewing. Hops and cannabis are both in the taxonomic family Cannabaceae, and humulene plays a big role in providing the same aromatic notes to both species of plants.


Humulene shares the same chemical formula as its close relative, β-caryophyllene, however, the two sesquiterpenes have slightly different molecular structures. Many of the same plants containing β-caryophyllene—such as basil, sage, and clove—also contain humulene, and the two have very similar aromas.Humulene is also no stranger to modern biomedical research, including studies on black pepper, hops, and ginseng. Research has proven it to be an effective anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant.


Pine needles on. branch

Terpineol

Terpineol and alpha terpineol are currently being studied for their potential antioxidant, anti-ulcer and anti-hypertensive applications. Other observed therapeutic benefits include antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antimalarial and anti-tumoral activity or effects, as well as having strong antifungal and insecticidal activity, and it was not shown to cause oxidative stress. Researchers have declared that α-terpineol has high antioxidant and antinociceptive (inhibits the sensation of pain) potential.Because of its composition, alpha terpineol is also noted for its ability to increase skin penetration, making it a viable ingredient for use in topical mosquito repellents, localized non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) that are commonly used in sport creams, recovery balms and even gel-based deodorants.


Additional botanical ingredients, and the reasoning behind the formula


Blue yarrow plant flowers

Blue Yarrow

Blue Yarrow essential oil can become very useful during major life changes, bringing in balance and stability. Blue Yarrow can also be used to help support healthier skin for those who have rough, reddened skin.Its unique deep blue hue is produced during the distillation process. Blue Yarrow’s aroma is sweet and herbaceous. The natural analgesic and anti inflammatory properties of this herb make it ideal for use on skin conditions.


Frankincense resin and essential oil

Frankincense

Tree resin from Boswellia trees has been burned for centuries in religious ceremonies and for contemplative meditation. Oil from the resin has long been used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese health practices. Because of the oil’s significant level of α-pinene, preclinical research also indicates Frankincense may help maintain healthy skin structure. Nourishing and clarifying as an addition to daily skin care, the oil’s warm, spicy, herbal aroma creates a relaxing yet uplifting atmosphere.


St. John's Wort flowers

St. John's Wort

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), a wild-harvested plant with yellow flowers, has been used in traditional European medicine as far back as the ancient Greeks. It’s widely prescribed for mental health conditions such as depression in Europe.Historically, St. John’s Wort has been used for a variety of conditions, including kidney and lung ailments, insomnia, and depression, and to aid wound healing.  https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/st-johns-wort



Blue chamomile flowers and essential oil

German Blue Chamomile

German Blue Chamomile is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which can be very helpful in reducing redness from Rosacea, broken capillaries, and inflamed skin. It is known for improving dryness, as well as relieving dark, puffy circles under the eyes. Blue Chamomile essential oil has a high content of azulene, the active organic compound of chamomile, which bears creates its blue color. Azulene has very potent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties, in addition to the skin healing.


Tea tree branch and leaves

Tea Tree

Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is an essential oil that comes from steaming the leaves of the Australian tea tree. When used topically, tea tree oil is believed to be antibacterial. Tea tree oil is commonly used to treat acne, athlete's foot, lice, nail fungus and insect bites.Tea tree oil can be used to treat conditions and symptoms that affect skin, nails, and hair.


The antiseptic properties of tea tree oil may contribute to its ability to combat oily skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of tea tree oil make it useful in relieving the discomfort of itchy skin. It soothes the skin and can also help heal infections that cause itchy skin.Research on tea tree oil use for specific conditions shows:


  • Acne. Research suggests that a treatment gel containing tea tree oil might be effective at relieving acne.

  • Dandruff. A tea tree oil shampoo used for four weeks has been shown to be effective at treating dandruff.

  • Athlete's foot. A tea tree oil cream, applied twice daily for one month, has been shown to be effective in relieving symptoms of athlete's foot.

  • Nail fungus. Research hasn't shown tea tree oil used in its pure form or in combination with other antifungal therapies to be effective in treating toenail fungus.


Aloe vera plant leaves

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a common household plant known for its skin healing properties. Using aloe vera on the face can help moisturize skin.Using aloe vera on the face has benefits because:


Witch hazel branch with flowers and essential oil

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is a plant with powerful medicinal properties that can be used in a variety of ways. There are many species of witch hazel, but Hamamelis virginiana — a type of shrub native to North America — is most commonly used in folk medicine in the US. The leaves and bark are made into teas and ointments. Most often applied to the skin and scalp, witch hazel is widely known for its ability to ease inflammation and soothe sensitive skin.


Sensitive skin, defined by abnormal sensory symptoms, is a very common condition, affecting an estimate of up to 45% of Americans. Some research suggests that applying witch hazel topically to sensitive skin may be beneficial in the treatment of inflamed, irritated or broken skin. (HealthLine.com)Thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, some research suggests that witch hazel could be useful in the treatment of acne.


The role of BCPlus DMAE Topical Gel in transforming your skincare routine

Having a skincare routine is essential for maintaining healthy and radiant skin. Our skin is exposed to various environmental factors, such as pollution, UV rays, and stress, which can take a toll on its appearance. This is why it's crucial to invest in products that nourish and protect our skin.


Skincare not only helps to improve the overall appearance of our skin but also plays a vital role in preventing premature aging. By incorporating high-quality skincare products into your daily routine, you can address specific skin concerns and maintain a youthful complexion.


Incorporating BCPlus DMAE Topical Gel into your skincare routine is simple and effortless. 

Each of the above BCPlus Gel ingredients is ethically sourced, organically grown and minimally processed. The final oil mix of the terpenes and essential oil ingredients is 10% of the content of the DMAE base gel to meet recommended sensitivity guidelines.



Woman applying BCPlus DMAE gel to face

Follow these steps to maximize the benefits of this transformative skincare product:

  1. Cleanse: Start by cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser to remove impurities and prepare your skin for the application of BCPlus DMAE Topical Gel.

  2. Apply: Our BCPlus Topical Gel is non-greasy and easy to apply. Take a small amount of BCPlus DMAE Topical Gel and gently massage it into your face and neck using upward motions. Allow the gel to absorb fully before moving on to the next step.

  3. Moisturize: After applying BCPlus DMAE Topical Gel, follow up with your favorite moisturizer to lock in the hydration and further nourish your skin.

  4. Sun Protection: Don't forget to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. This is especially important when using skincare products that contain active ingredients.


By incorporating BCPlus DMAE Topical Gel into your daily skincare routine, you can experience the full benefits of this transformative product and achieve a radiant and youthful complexion.

Don’t settle for less when it comes to your skincare routine. Experience the transformative power of BCPlus DMAE Topical Gel and unlock the secret to a radiant, healthy skin. Let’s dig into the methodology and the magic involved in BCPlus Topical Gel!


Our BCPLus Topical Gel can be ordered directly from our online shop. It comes in a convenient blue glass pump bottle. You can easily control how much you want to use at a time. Unlike messy jars of gels or creams, the gel product is protected from accidental contamination from dirt or unwanted microbes.We even offer a small sample size version for you to try out. Order your BCPlus Topical Gel now – your skin will thank you for taking good care of it!


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