Proteins & Enzymes In the Natural Ingredient
Globular or “spheroproteins” as those in the snail mucous are highly soluble in aqueous solutions. They act as enzymes and signal transduction proteins. Nearly all enzymes with major metabolic functions are globular in shape, as well as many signal transduction proteins.
Metabolism is the biochemical modification of chemical compounds in living organisms and cells. This includes the biosynthesis of complex organic molecules (anabolism) and their breakdown (catabolism). Metabolism usually consists of sequences of enzymatic steps, also called metabolic pathways.
Cell metabolism is the process (or really the sum of many ongoing individual processes) by which living cells process nutrient molecules and maintain a living state. Metabolism has two distinct divisions: anabolism, in which a cell uses energy and reducing power to construct complex molecules and perform other life functions such a creating cellular structure; and catabolism, in which a cell breaks down complex molecules and uses energy and reducing power to construct complex molecules and perform other biological functions. Cell metabolism involves extremely complex sequences of controlled chemical reactions called metabolic pathways.
Protein catabolism is the breakdown of proteins into amino acids and simple derivative compounds, for transport into the cell through the plasma membrane and ultimately for the polymerisation into new proteins via the use of ribonucleic acids (RNA) and ribosomes.
Enzymes act as signal transduction or messengers that regulate biological processes
In biology, signal transduction is any process by which a cell converts one kind of signal or stimulus into another. Processes referred to as signal transduction often involve a sequence of biochemical reactions inside the cell, which are carried out by enzymes and linked through second messengers. Such processes take place in as little time as a millisecond or as long as a few seconds.
In many transduction processes, an increasing number of enzymes and other molecules become engaged in the events that proceed from the initial stimulus. In such cases the chain of steps is referred to as a "signaling cascade" or a "second messenger pathway" and often results in a small stimulus eliciting a large response.
Unlike fibrous proteins (collagen, elastin) which only play a structural function, globular proteins can act as:
All enzymes are proteins. An enzyme is a substance that acts as a catalyst in living organisms, regulating the rate at which life's chemical reactions procced without being altered in the process. Enzymes reduce the activation energy needed to start these reactions; without them, most such reactions would not take place at a useful rate.
Like all catalysts, enzymes accelerate the rates of reactions while experiencing no permanent chemical modification as a result of their participation. Because enzymes are not consumed, only tiny amounts of them are needed. Enzymes can accelerate, often by several orders of magnitude, reactions that under the mild conditions of cellular concentrations, temperature, pH, and pressure would proceed imperceptibly (or not at all) in the absence of the enzyme.
The efficiency of an enzyme's activity is often measured by the turnover rate, which measures the number of molecules of compound upon which the enzyme works per molecule of enzyme per second. Carbonic anhydrase, which removes carbon dioxide from the blood by binding it to water, has a turnover rate of 106. That means that one molecule of the enzyme can cause a million molecules of carbon dioxide to react in one second.
Most enzymatic reactions occur within a relatively narrow temperature range (usually from about 30°C to 40°C), a feature that reflects their complexity as biological molecules. Each enzyme has an optimal range of pH for activity; for example, pepsin in the stomach has maximal reactivity under the extremely acid conditions of pH 1–3. Effective catalysis also depends crucially upon maintenance of the molecule's elaborate three-dimensional structure. Loss of structural integrity, which may result from such factors as changes in pH or high temperatures, almost always leads to a loss of enzymatic activity. An enzyme that has been so altered is said to be denatured.
Like other proteins, enzymes consist of chains of amino acids linked together by peptide bonds. An enzyme molecule may contain one or more peptide bond or polypeptide chains. The sequence of amino acids within the polypeptide chains is characteristic for each enzyme and is believed to determine the unique three-dimensional conformation in which the chains are folded. This conformation, which is necessary for the activity of the enzyme, is stabilized by interactions of amino acids in different parts of the peptide chains with each other and with the surrounding medium. These interactions are relatively weak and may be disrupted readily by high temperatures, acid or alkaline conditions, or changes in the polarity of the medium. Such changes lead to an unfolding of the peptide chains (denaturation) and a concomitant loss of enzymatic activity, solubility, and other properties characteristic of the native enzyme.
Many enzymes contain an additional, nonprotein component, termed a coenzyme. This may be an organic molecule, often a vitamin derivative, a metal ion (copper and zinc for some of the enzymes in the snail secretion) or an organic (often metal-containing) group.
The coenzyme, in most instances, participates directly in the catalytic reaction. For example, it may serve as an intermediate carrier of a group being transferred from one substrate to another. Some enzymes have coenzymes that are tightly bound to the protein and difficult to remove, while others have coenzymes that dissociate readily. When the protein moiety and the coenzyme are separated from each other, neither possesses the catalytic properties of the original conjugated protein (the holoenzyme). By simply mixing the protein moiety and the coenzyme together, the fully active holoenzyme can often be reconstituted. The same coenzyme may be associated with many enzymes which catalyze different reactions. It is thus primarily the nature of the protein moiety rather than that of the coenzyme which determines the specificity of the reaction.
The enzyme-cofactor combination provides an active configuration, usually including an active site into which the substance (substrate) involved in the reaction can fit. Many enzymes are specific to one substrate. If a competing molecule blocks the active site or changes its shape, the enzyme's activity is inhibited. If the enzyme's configuration is destroyed its activity is lost.
Enzymes are classified by the type of reaction they catalyze: (1) oxidation-reduction, (2) transfer of a chemical group, (3) hydrolysis, (4) removal or addition of a chemical group, (5) isomerization, and (6) binding together of substrate units (polymerization).
Enzymes catalyze all aspects of cell metabolism, including the digestion of food, in which large nutrient molecules (including proteins, carbohydrates, and fats) are broken down into smaller molecules; the conservation and transformation of chemical energy; and the construction of cellular materials and components. The fermentation of wine, leavening of bread, curdling of milk into cheese, and brewing of beer are all enzymatic reactions. The uses of enzymes in medicine include killing disease-causing microorganisms, promoting wound healing, and diagnosing certain diseases.
Enzymes in our skin care products
Through the metabolic processes enzymes in our skin care products are capable of quickly reducing the swelling or edema of traumatized or injured tissues by actually "digesting" or breaking down damaged tissues and ruptured cells at the site of injury, allowing these waste materials to be removed quickly from skin lesions so as to reduce inflammation and subsequent pain, speeding the healing process and encouraging regeneration of tissue to then take place more quickly.
BIOCUTIS products are natural skin care products that restores skin moisture and are made with secretions from snails of the species Helix Aspersa Müller which have as a mayor component Glyocosamonoglycans, Proteoglycans, Enzymes, Co-enzymes and Oligoelements. The secretion is the same these little creatures use to protect and repair the collagen and elastin in their skin when damaged. A substance packed with glycoconjugates that enhance the skin's ability to produce collagen, elastin plus glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans. These molecules are always present in the dermis and have a large water holding capacity -true moisturizing- and thus provide support and skin strength, helping skin that is about to be stretched to withstand tension and compression forces without tearing. It also helps to firm the skin and avoid sagging and wrinkles.
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Keep Your Skin Hydrated With BIOSKINCARE
BIOSKINCARE is best for combination skin and oily skin types and has a two fold effect: (1) Purifies the cells & decongests tissues as it helps to eliminate waste, toxins, and all damaged structures. (2) Favors cellular regeneration.
It leaves your skin smooth, refreshed, soft and with use over a period of time it takes away all imperfections and blemishes: acne, scars, keratosis bumps, razor nicks and burns, actinic keratosis lesions, roughness, dryness, eczema, dermatitis, the effects on the skin of radiotherapy for cancer, blisters, scrapes, cuts, and the list can go on and on... It spectacularly brightens and enhances the complexion.
Made in the USA. 50 grams = 1.76 oz
Regular Price for One Bottle: $69.98
Natural Acne Gel, Rosacea Remedy & Scar Healing BIOSKINCLEAR
This gel is oil free and a natural remedy for acne, rosacea, and scar healing with moisturizing seaweed extracts. Best for people with very oily skin conditions.
Made in the USA. One Month's supply 50 grams = 1.76 oz
50 Grams in One Airless Pump Bottle: $59
All our products are safe for children, moms-to-be and breast fedding mothers.
BIOCUTIS Skin Treatment Products
Life is inseparably connected with water, because water is the origin of all life. It is the initial, intermediate and final product of countless reactions in the living organism. Water serves as a solvent, a means of transportation, a means of colling and of storing heat in our largest human organ – the skin!
Beautiful and healthy skin is dependent on a good reliable supply of water. Dry skin is often the sign of a lack of vitally important nutrients and active agents. Dry skin lacks lustre and quickly leads to small, visible lines. Fluid from inside and supplementary body care from outside can protect, care for and maintain the skin.
With increasing age, the elasticity of the skin diminishes and body care becomes even more important. The skin becomes thinner and less resistant. The whole regeneration process runs more slowly and deficits become visible. Therefore the skin is reliant on a complete and sophisticated supply of trace elements, mineral salts and sufficient moisture and moisture-retaining substances.
In order to cope with this situation a little creature that merries around with its skin exposed nude under the sun, very much like us humans do with our face and neck and other parts of our body, has created the most complete active "solution" that extensively moisturises the skin, protects it from free radicals, repairs the skin whenever damaged, triggers its healthy renewal, and when applied to human skin does the same for it, enabeling it to show up, become and remain healthy, soft and smooth.
Biological Skin Moisturizing. A new biological skin moisturizing cream that embodies (a) natural enzymes that dissolve damaged tissues and dying and dead cells; (b) skin renewal activators that speed keratinocyte turnover, promote the proliferation of fibroblasts that give rise to new collagen, elastin and the proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans thereby hastening the resolution of skin damage and averting inflamm-aging or chronic inflammation caused by accumulated sun damage, and (c) antimicrobial peptides that keep growing bacteria on check and help resolve mild and moderate skin infections. 50 grams (1.76 oz) $69.98.
Relieves eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis scales, skin rashes, rosacea, dry skin, and a wide variety of very dry skin conditions. This product is a 100% natural, nourishing and healing, super soothing, hydrating, biological skin treatment balm which has been specifically designed to leave your skin feeling balanced, deeply hydrated and velvety soft. In addition to the previous properties, it is also suited for the routine care of sensitive skin prone to allergies. This balm is also excellent as a night-time recovery treatment cream. Furthermore it contains powerful antioxidants that inhibit free radical production and provide both cellular and DNA protection from UV damage. 50 gram (1.76 oz) jar = $75.98
To keep the body hydrated.Similar to BIOSKINCARE and BIOSKINMOISTURIZING. It contains a mix of antioxidants, cell-communicating ingredients, and intercellular substances, as those are the ingredients that help skin keep a normal level of hydration, build collagen and prevent cellular damage. 4 oz pump bottle: $59.95
This is the first product we made and our bestseller. It has the same ingredients as in BIOSKINMOISTURIZER in a proportion that is best suited for combination and oily skin. 50 gram jar = $69.98.
BIO BODY CREAM for Stretch Marks
To prevent pregnancy stretch marks, strengthen fragile skin, firm sagging breasts and body areas and reduce cellulite. It also works for newly formed stretch marks and scars, while BIOSKINEXFOL works best for old, rough and raised marks. This is similar to the cream in BIOSKINCARE, in a more economical container, with 4 oz. but for use only on the body, not on the face, because it contains a higher concentration of our natural biological complex which results in an invisible film that retains in moisture by occluding the area where it is applied but may feel a little tacky on the face. 4 oz (120g) tottle = $79.98
BIO SKIN REJUVENATION
Same cream base and enzymes as in BIOSKINCARE to "digest"; or dissolve blemishes, speed skin turnover and tighten skin, and an added ingredient: human growth factor peptide, derived from the melanocyte-stimulating-hormone. Blocks melanin synthesis, and reduces the formation of unwanted pigmentation, allowing control over skin tone and brown spots. Leaves skin bright and refreshed! 50 gram jar = $79.
Oil free moisturizing gel for acne, rosacea and facial scars. The product is based on a natural substance secreted by a little animal to function as its powerful immune modulator and skin regeneration trigger. Removes dead cells, unclogs sebum canals and dissolves scar tissues by enzymatic hydrolysis, without peeling. Promotes the proliferation of antimicrobials that control acne bacteria. Boosts reproduction of glycosaminoglycans, the molecules that retain water, thus truly moisturizing the skin from within. Tells the body it is being taken care off and can moderate an otherwise extreme inflammatory reaction that may end up destroying healthy skin cells together with bacteria and sebum that has turned into a foreign matter. 50 gram (1.76 oz) airless pump bottle $59.
A home microdermabrasion cream with the same high quality micro-crystals professionals use to breakdown hard, rough and old scar tissues, and allow for a deeper penetration of our exclusive all natural skin moisturizing and regeneration complex contained in the microdermarasion cream.120 gram (4 oz) jar = $89