Developed with the expertise of doctors, dermatologists, trichologists and nutritionists, Nurture Replenish is specifically designed to combat skin and hair changes during and after the menopause.
Like the rest of Healthspan’s skincare range, the regime is based on our 2-step approach to skincare.
What are menopause skin problems?
The menopause is a certainty for all women, which usually occurs shortly after the age of 50. Around this time, many changes occur, triggered by falling levels of the hormone oestrogen.
Oestrogen stimulates the production of collagen, the supportive fibrous tissue that gives skin its strength and density. Therefore, as collagen levels decrease (from around the age of 40), so does oestrogen. By the age of 45, collagen levels can have fallen by as much as 30%.
Unfortunately, the body cannot naturally produce more oestrogen, so as a result women experience physical, visible changes to their skin. These include thinner skin, with wrinkles appearing deeper due to reduced collagen levels, and a dull and tired-looking complexion, due to slower skin renewal processes.
How can Nurture Replenish help?
All Replenish products contain natural plant oestrogens, or phytoestrogens. These mimic oestrogen, and so help counteract the diminished natural oestrogen levels and combat the physical signs of ageing. Together with various other skin-saving ingredients, phytoestrogens help the Replenish range to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, giving skin a more radiant, youthful glow. Our phytoestrogens are sourced from red clover and soy bean extracts.
How do phytoestrogens benefit hair?
It’s not just skin that’s affected by the menopause. As oestrogen levels are reduced, testosterone, which may have been lying dormant in the female's body until this point in life, has a bigger effect on the hair cycle. This can cause thinning and make each hair finer, as well a reduction in natural oils, so hair can become dry. Replenishing hair with phytoestrogens helps to restore the balance, so that volume, moisture and shine can be restored.
Check out our whole Replenish range here.