MSM, the Anti-Aging and Rosacea Hero You Didn't Know You Needed
Before and after from the use of our MSM Cream used to treat rosacea redness
MSM (Methyl Sulphonyl Methane or Dimethyl Sulfone) is a natural form of organic sulfur, not to be confused with the smelly yellow sulfur. It is a naturally occurring molecule that is derived from microscopic plankton that release sulfur compounds into sea water, which then evaporates into the atmosphere, falls to earth with the rain, and is absorbed by almost all living organisms. It is an essential mineral crucial to life and the regeneration of cells. The commercial MSM is identical to the natural version form, and is made in a lab from a synthesis of the element sulfur. We only use OptiMSM™ in our products, which is the purest form of MSM. It is distilled four times for optimum purity and is the only MSM supported by double-blind clinical research.
Sulfur is the fourth most plentiful mineral in the human body and is known as the ‘beauty mineral’ and the ‘healing mineral’ for its ability to support collagen production, promote circulation and decrease inflammation. It’s also creates glutathione, an antioxidant our bodies make to protect us from free radicals, boosts the immune system, and reduces pigmentation and cellular damage.
MSM is called nature’s ‘beauty mineral’ since it acts as the ‘glue’ that holds together our amino acid chains (the building blocks of tissues). Keratin that is in your skin, hair, and nails, is very high in the amino acid cystine, which is in MSM. It’s the sulfur bond in keratin that gives it greater strength, so with an increase in MSM our collagen bundles and keratin increase which improves the condition of our skin, hair and nails. MSM has a significant ability to increase the absorption of other nutritious, active ingredients in skincare products, and make them more receptive to the skin, which is very beneficial for anti-aging products. In other words, your skincare product will work more efficiently when you have MSM in it.
MSM is known for inhibiting the breakdown of collagen, an essential tissue that provides structural support and impacts the resilience and flexibility of our skin. Even though the human body produces collagen naturally, it starts to decline in our 20s and 30s, which is why a natural sag and wrinkles may start to appear. MSM offers a collagen-boost to help maintain youthful looking skin. Starting to use MSM at a young age may reduce potential collagen loss before it even starts. It is clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles due to its boost of collagen and elastin production. It works to heal old scar tissue and stretch marks, soothes irritated skin, hydrates dry skin, improves wound healing, and reduces inflammation from acne and redness of the skin (like rosacea!) MSM is also rich in two B vitamins, thiamine and biotin, which are important to skin (thiamine) and hair (biotin) health.
We now have a MSM Plus lotion available, made with 15% MSM and Hyaluronic Acid and zero coconut oil!
Before and 3 days later from use of our MSM Gel