Aging can be a nightmare for us beauty divas dreading looking old. The bad news is that the process of aging marches on. However, the process can be significantly delayed to prevent premature aging so you can look younger than your biological age.
The most common signs of aging and the mechanisms behind them are listed below.
- The major cause of wrinkles is exposure to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. This results in a breakdown of collagen and elastin within the dermis. According to a recent study by Fleming, 80% of skin aging occurs due to UV exposure.
- Dark Spots
- The skin contains melanocytes which produce melanin when exposed to ultraviolet rays. Melanin is the pigment which gives the skin its dark color. When exposed to UV rays, build up of uneven pigmentation causes age spots and melasma to make us look older.
- Skin sagging from loss of volume
- We start to loss adipose content of the skin Furthermore, the production of the proteins collagen and elastin also declines to result in a sagging and less elastic skin.
- Dry skin
- As you get older, the cell turnover rate decreases and the content of hyaluronic acid decrease. This leads to less moisture retention within the skin and dry skin.
Caviar and its Anti-Aging Properties
Caviar is a collection of eggs extracted from large fish, most commonly sturgeon. It is processed, salted and then eaten. It’s considered a luxury food.
Caviar has incredible nourishing properties that help reduce the appearance of the signs of aging on the skin. It is loaded with amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids including omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acids.
The Role of Antioxidants in Preventing Aging
To understand the role of antioxidants, we need to understand first what free radicals are. Free radicals are highly-energetic molecules that damage cells of the body by oxidizing cellular contents. It is surprising that free radicals are produced by our body from In addition, external factors from radiation and air pollution also boost the production of free radicals. As a result, our body’s natural defenses against free radicals become overloaded and we need help from external antioxidants. The antioxidants prevent the free radicals from oxidizing and damaging body cells, including cells of the skin. As a result, less breakdown of the proteins collagen and elastin occurs, and they are produced at a greater rate than they are degraded. This improves the appearance of wrinkles on the skin.
A study published by ISRN Dermatology, it was found that external antioxidants do play a role in treating wrinkles and other signs of aging.  (Ruža Pandel, 2013)
In addition, antioxidants also have a role in preventing and delaying hyperpigmentation, which is the formation of dark patches on your skin and the appearance of an uneven skin tone due to excessive production of melanin.
The Role of Fatty Acids in Preventing Aging
The fatty acids in caviar promote skin hydration by forming a barrier against harsh environmental factors, preventing the loss of water from the skin. Better hydrated skin is firmer and fuller from the inside. Furthermore, hydrated skin heals quicker than dry skin and has a higher turn-over rate. As a result of these two factors, hydrated skin takes longer to age and the signs of aging in the hydrated skin are less apparent than those in dehydrated skin.
In a study, it was found that caviar promoted the production of collagen in the fluid between cells and increased mitochondrial function.  (Marotta F) The function of collagen is to stabilize the spaces between cells and forms a network of supportive meshwork in the deeper layer of the skin. Increased collagen produces stronger to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
The Role of Collagen and Elastin in Preventing Aging
Proteins in our body, including collagen and elastin, are made up of subunits of amino acids joined together to form a long chain. Elastin resides in the deeper layers of the skin and along with collagen and makes the skin flexible. By helping the skin to bounce back to normal position, elastin reduces wrinkles and expression lines. As you age, your skin produces less elastin and loses the normal flexibility of younger looking skin. and more of it is degraded.
When you apply growth peptides that penetrate into your skin, you send signals to cells to start producing new collagen and elastin synthesis. Along with applied and ingested amino acids, vitamins and anti-oxidants, you can regenerate younger looking skin.
Therefore, in lieu of the above facts and scientific studies, it can be concluded that caviar is, indeed, beneficial in delaying the onset as well as treating the signs of skin aging owing to its rich content of amino acids, antioxidants and important fatty acids that help uplift and rejuvenate the skin while simultaneously reducing the appearances of pores. One can find caviar extract, anti-oxidants, and vitamins in MD Flawless Factor, MD Beauty Drink with collagen, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and peptide. All important signaling growth factor in MD Stem Cell Factor.
References: Flament, F., Bazin, R., Laquieze, S., Rubert, V., Simonpietri, E., & Piot, B. (2013). Effect of the sun on visible clinical signs of aging in Caucasian skin. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 6, 221–232. http://doi.org/10.2147/CCID.S44686  Pandel, R., Poljšak, B., Godic, A., & Dahmane, R. (2013). Skin Photoaging and the Role of Antioxidants in Its Prevention. ISRN Dermatology, 2013, 930164. http://doi.org/10.1155/2013/930164  Marotta, F., Polimeni, A., Solimene, U., Lorenzetti, A., Minelli, E., Jain, S., . . . Soresi, V. (2012). Beneficial Modulation from a High-Purity Caviar-Derived Homogenate on Chronological Skin Aging. Rejuvenation Research,15(2), 174-177. doi:10.1089/rej.2011.1274. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22533426