What causes your skin to age?
Your skin is ageing in two ways: from the inside out and from the outside in. Scientists call these two ways intrinsic ageing and extrinsic ageing.
- Intrinsic ageing is based on genetics (your DNA). The clock keeps ticking, no matter what you do.
- Extrinsic ageing is based on external factors. It is the opposite of intrinsic ageing, as the time clock is under your control.
Many people don’t realise that skin age is independent of chronological age. In appearance and biology, your skin can be younger than you, or it can be older than you.
Nine extrinsic factors have a huge impact on your skin age:
- Wrong (or lack of) appropriate skincare
- Excessive sunlight/UV light exposure
- Exposure to pollution
- Climate (e.g. dry air)
- Inappropriate diet, e.g. too much sugar and processed food
- Lack of sleep
- Lack of exercise
The biggest mistakes people make when it comes to skincare:
Using a harsh cleanser
Harsh cleansers strip your skin of its natural acid mantle.
Using oil-free skincare
Use a skincare routine that replenishes oils and natural moisturising factors.
Not using a night cream
At night, your body recovers, cells are repaired and collagen is produced.
Ask yourself these questions:
Does my skin ever feel tight after cleaning? Does my cleanser foam a lot? Is my skin often dry?
Do I use skincare appropriate for the season?
Am I cleansing morning and night?
Do I get enough sleep?
Do I eat a lot of pre-prepared food, takeaways or sweets?
Do I smoke regularly or have a partner or friend who does?
Do I always wear sun protection when exposed to sun light?
If you’ve answered yes to any of the skin questions on this page, you have a skincare routine which is prematurely ageing your skin.
What do you get when you ask a PhD-qualified research scientist to develop a naturally effective skincare system?
The result is griffin+row, a synergistic blend of the purest plant extracts chosen for their antioxidant and regenerative properties. Developed from the ground up to address the visible signs of skin ageing, including dry skin and skin dehydration.
Why 28 days? – At griffin+row, we would like to give you better skin tomorrow. The reality is that there is no quick fix – transforming your skin takes time and effort, as many underlying causes need to be addressed.
Our skincare takes time to become effective, as skin cells take around 28 days to renew. Within two weeks, people will generally start to see change, but results will get even better over time. Our skincare is not a quick fix, as it supports skin’s natural functions at each level, and provides it with nutrition to slow down ageing.
Our simple 5-step skincare system
Step 1 – Cleanse
griffin+row Cleanse Skin Cleanser is a skin protective, pH balancing care giver for your skin. Working deeply enough to remove ageing pollution particles but sensitively enough to protect your skin age. Hydrated, soft, radiant skin begins with Cleanse.
When to use: Use nightly to remove makeup and impurities.
Step 2 – Exfoliate
griffin+row Exfoliate Natural Exfoliant Cloth will win you a smooth, even, glowing complexion. Regular use helps reverse the changes skin ageing makes revealing a fresh new skin tone prepped for absorbing age protective sprays and moisturisers.
When to use: 2 x a week.
Step 3 – Hydrate
griffin+row Hydrate Skin Hydration Spray lifts, plumps and tones your skin to re-structure fine lines and nurture age defying fullness. When your skin’s hydrated its biology is youthfully balanced.
When to use: 2 x a day before applying Nourish or Enrich
Step 4 – Nourish
griffin+row Nourish Natural Skin Moisturiser will help strengthen your skin against ageing daily assault. Preventing premature ageing first, fighting existing changes second.
When to use: Morning.
Step 5 – Enrich
griffin+row Enrich Antioxidant Night Cream immediately conditions and replenishes skin to actively restore age resisting vitamin levels. Skin appears rejuvenated and repaired, soft and supple, full and smooth.
When to use: Evening.
At griffin+row, the product development journey always starts with the ingredients. We produce naturally effective skincare, free of harmful chemicals, using active ingredients such as the ones below:
Ingredients that will help fix your maturing skin include:
Replenishing, protective and restoring natural oils
- Almond oil
- Avocado oil
- Macadamia oil
- Jojoba oil
Skin-similar natural moisturising factors
- Sodium PCA
Ingredients rich in antioxidants
- Vitamin E
- Grapeseed extract
- Shiitake extract
- Rosemary extract
griffin+row is based on the premise that skincare is about skin health care – it is not a fashion item. griffin+row is determined to stay true to the purpose of giving you only the very best daily care for your skin, with a regime that is time- and cost-effective.