Menopause is well known for causing symptoms such as hot flushes and mood swings. But what is talked about much less is the effect menopause has on your skin.
As you age, you’ll notice changes to the appearance and condition of your skin including increased dryness, laxity, wrinkling and dullness, but probably don’t consider that menopause could be the cause.
How menopause affects the skin
Oestrogen is a vital ingredient in maintaining skin health. But during menopause (and in the years leading up to menopause) oestrogen levels naturally decline1, 2, 3.
This reduction in oestrogen can cause huge changes in a woman’s appearance – often over a short period of time. In fact, low oestrogen levels cause greater collagen loss than chronological ageing3.
How oestrogen helps maintain skin health
Oestrogen maintains skin health by activating key skin cells to produce collagen elastin and hyaluronic acid, essential ingredients for maintaining healthy, vibrant and younger-looking skin.
During the first five years of menopause, the decline in oestrogen leads to a decrease in up to 30% of dermal collagen. Not only that, collagen levels continue to decline further by a steady 2.1% in the following years.1
This is the fastest breakdown of collagen and acceleration of skin ageing that women will experience in their life. In fact, low oestrogen levels cause greater collagen loss than chronological ageing, causing increased dryness, sagging, wrinkling and dullness.
How to treat skin affected by menopause
Most women find that after the start of menopause, the trusted products they’ve used for years are no longer suitable for their changing skin. To target the accelerated collagen loss caused by declining oestrogen levels during menopause, you need a product created especially for menopausal skin.
Emepelle is the only skincare range to feature revolutionary MEP Technology, clinically proven to target the root cause of accelerated menopausal skin ageing. MEP stands for methyl estradiolpropanoate, a new class of cosmeceutical ingredient. This addresses the rapid collagen loss caused by declining oestrogen levels by making the skin behave as if oestrogen were still there.
Emepelle combines MEP with a powerful blend of rejuvenating anti-ageing ingredients including retinol, peptides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to treat skin affected by menopause like nothing else – significantly improving hydration, firmness and brightness.
In a 20-week clinical study in post-menopausal women by leading dermatologist, Joel Cohen demonstrated Emepelle is clinically proven to significantly improve the visible signs of ageing caused by menopause.2
“At only 8 weeks ‘over 90% of participants said that the products alleviated some or all’of the skin issues associated with menopause.” Joel Cohen, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist.
Emepelle is recommended in skincare clinics throughout the country with skin experts like renowned super-facialist Teresa Tarmey calling it the best skincare for menopausal skin.
“I regularly see clients who are experiencing skin changes due to menopause, such as dryness, dullness and sagging. Now at last, there’s a moisturising cream for menopausal skin I can confidently recommend to deliver smoother, younger-looking skin that’s hydrated, brighter and firmer.” Facialist, Teresa Tarmey.
Until now women have only been able to turn to anti-ageing skincare products to treat the symptoms of skin affected by menopause. While these products provide beneficial effects to the skin, they do not address the root cause of accelerated skin ageing that is occurring from declining levels of oestrogen.
This makes Emepelle an ideal product to introduce into your daily routine if you’re concerned that your skin is ageing at a rapid rate.
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- Archer DF. Postmenopausal skin and estrogen. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2012;28(suppl 2):2-6. doi:10.3109/09513590.2012.705392.
- Cohen, J. An Open-Label Study Evaluating the Efficacy of a Skin Care regimen containing Methyl Estradiolpropanoate(MEP) on Treating Estrogen Deficient Skin (EDS).