The science of ActivLayr
Defytime Deep Skin Express employs ActivLayr technology – a patented skin delivery platform based on the denatured whole chains of type 1 collagen extracted from NZ hoki fish skins.
Collagen extracted from the hoki fish is solubilised with bioactives, and is turned into nanofibre via a proprietary Sonic Electrospinning process. During this process the bioactives are encapsulated or chemically bonded to the nanofibres and attain an even distribution on the matrix. The bioactives remain stable on the matrix during storage, under moisture-free ambient conditions. On exposure to moistened skin, the nanofibres dissolve, thereby releasing the bioactives.
Achieving absorption below the stratum corneum barrier
Usually, proteins of high molecular weight (HMW), such as collagen, cannot be absorbed or pass through the stratum corneum of the skin. They remain on the surface instead, keeping the skin hydrated through water absorption [6, 7] and as protectors against microbial infiltration in cases of wounded tissue. But the moisturizing effect does not last long as it is only superficially absorbed by the stratum corneum of the epidermal layer.
But by delivering the whole chain collagen molecule in the form of a nanofiber matrix, even HMW collagen protein can break up in to small dissolvable pieces to enter the stratum corneum. This base idea is used to construct the patented ActivLayr skin delivery technology which is composed of HMW denatured collagen, low molecular weight (LMW) hydrolysed collagen, and bioactives.
Therefore, a collagen matrix containing a denatured and hydrolysed collagen mix can have a profound effect on skin by delivering the bioactives deeper while integrating into the skin’s own collagen framework to reduce skin wrinkles.