How Long does it take for Your Skin to Renew?


" Studies showed that topical vitamin C boosts skin cell renewal, promotes collagen synthesis and prevents photoageing."


As the largest and forever growing organ in your body, skin has the ability to renew itself regularly. Skin cell turnover is a repetitive process where the living cells from the lowest epidermis layer gradually moving up to the top layer of the skin. Then these skin cells die and shed off, revealing more radiant, younger-looking skin underneath. A healthy skin renewal cycle is the key to an even, spotless radiant complexion.

Ageing and Skin Renewal Process

The skin cell turnover rate varies individually and age plays a major role. In babies, the skin renews itself every 14 days. In teenagers, this process takes about 28 days. In adults, it takes between 28 and 42 days. In those age 50 and older, the skin renewal process can take up to 84 days.

With age, it takes longer for skin to repair and replace the damaged cells. The longer it takes for your skin to renew itself, the more built-up dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin that are waiting to be replaced. These excess dead skin cells make your complexion look dull and tired. 

Vitamin C Boosts Skin Cell Renewal

Studies showed that topical vitamin C boosts skin cell renewal. Vitamin C promotes collagen synthesis in the skin of people across age groups from young to old. It is also known that vitamin C protects the skin from free radicals and photoageing. To get the best results, choose a vitamin C skincare product that contains L-ascorbic acid, the most active and effective form of vitamin C.

L-ascorbic acid is the main ingredient of the multi-award winning vitamin C serum, Antioxidant Youthful Essence. This powerful yet gentle anti-ageing formula contains a unique blend of L-ascorbic acid, ferulic acid, vitamin E, pro-vitamin B5 and botanical extracts to boost cell renewal, promote radiant skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, blemish and pigmentation spots. It is suitable for all skin types except for hypersensitive skin. For best possible results, apply Antioxidant Youthful Essence twice a day, morning and evening, underneath your moisturiser.


" ... a radiant complexion in a few days, and firmer, younger-looking skin over time."

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Regular Exfoliation is The Key to A Long-Lasting Radiant Glow

The top layer of the skin contains dead cells that make skin look dull. To make sure that your skin will never look dull, exfoliate your skin regularly. Regular exfoliation is the key to a long-lasting radiant complexion. It boosts skin cell renewal and reduces the signs of ageing such as wrinkles, lines and uneven skin tone. It brings back the healthy glow and makes your skin look younger and fresher.

For radiant skin all year round, gently exfoliate your skin every day. Again, the most crucial thing with skin exfoliation is being gentle to your skin. Choose a super gentle, non-abrasive face exfoliating serum like Antioxidant Youthful Essence. This multi-award-winning complexion repair serum gently exfoliates dead skin cells, restores radiance, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lines while also helps protect the skin against UV damage. 

How To Boost Skin Renewal In Sensitive Skin?

Hypersensitive skin may not tolerate alpha or beta hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid and salicylic acid; however, it doesn't mean that people with hypersensitive skin can't boost their skin cell renewal. Active skincare ingredients like niacinamide (vitamin B3) and n-acetyl glucosamine can be greatly beneficial for very sensitive skin.

Niacinamide soothes sensitive skin and strengthens skin's barrier function. It has been shown to increase the production of collagen, elastin and other proteins in the skin by up to 100%. It works synergistically with n-acetyl glucosamine to boost skin renewal and reduce pigmentation spots. Studies showed that both ingredients prevent the excess production of melanin pigment in the skin. N-acetyl glucosamine gently peels off dead skin cells and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles without causing irritation, hence it is suitable for even very sensitive skin.

The award-winning Bio-Collagen Serum has been formulated with n-acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide, 24-karat gold nanoparticles and hyaluronic acid with a molecular weight of 0.0000000000000000001 gram to rejuvenate and restore the youthfulness of the skin from within. It speeds up skin cell turnover, brings back the radiant glow and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation spots. For best possible results, apply Bio-Collagen Serum to freshly-cleansed skin every morning and evening, follow with moisturiser.


“ Facelift in a bottle! Delighted with my purchase. Within minutes my skin feels tighter and looks fresher.”

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How to Boost Skin Renewal At Night?

Your skin renews itself particularly at night while you are at sleep. With age it takes longer for the skin to repair damaged cells. Anti-ageing cream like Bio-Collagen Ageless Cream can greatly help boost skin renewal at night. This award-winning wrinkle reducing cream has been formulated with coenzyme Q10, stabilised vitamin E, nano hyaluronic acid and 24-karat gold to promote cellular repair. Coenzyme Q10 and vitamin E are powerful antioxidants that protect skin cells against free radicals and oxidative stress. Coenzyme Q10 also provides energy for the skin to repair damaged cells. Nano hyaluronic acid is a cutting-edge active ingredient which firms up the skin, reduces signs of ageing and dryness. Studies showed that 24-karat gold nanoparticles carry other active ingredients, nutrients and oxygen deeper into the skin.

Bio-Collagen Ageless Cream is suitable for all skin types including hypersensitive skin and the skin around the eyes. It diminishes dark circles under the eyes and also protects the skin against UV-induced damage, so you can use it as a day and night cream for face, eyes and neck.


" When a girl reaches a certain age a little smudge of Henry's magic goes a long way! It slides onto skin as smoothly as silk and leaves your face feeling plumped-up. You'll be amazed with the wrinkle-free results!"

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Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist based in London, UK. Henry Tianus has been listed as The Recognised Institute Practitioner at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London (UK) since 2005. Henry Tianus's articles have been read by people in more than 100 countries with USA and UK at the top of the list. Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter to receive the latest health and wellbeing tips. 

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