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Psoria-Gold has been used on 10,000+ patients and is a patented formulation designed to inhibit the enzyme phosphorylase kinase to reduce:
- Pre-cancerous changes to skin cells
Curcumin, the active ingredient in Psoria-Gold is derived from tumeric, a spice that has been shown to be beneficial to the skin when used topically. It has been used in different skin conditions, and particularly those associated with inflammation and some forms of skin damage (Baumann L. Skin & Allergy News May 2005). Curcumin appears to influence complex biochemical inflammatory pathways in skin conditions associated with red and scaly skin conditions, with a end result of enabling damaged skin to return to a more normal appearance.
Curcumin gel (Psoria-Gold™) is a cosmeceutical specially formulated for red, scaly or sun-damaged skin. In its pure form, curcumin is not absorbed through the skin. Psoria-Gold™ is a patented formulation that allows absorption of curcumin through the skin with efficacy.
How Does Psoria-Gold Work?
Psoria-Gold is a natural inhibitor of the enzyme phosphorylase kinase (PhK). This enzyme is involved in providing energy (ATP) from the breakdown of glycogen to energize many cellular processes. Frequently, these inflammatory pathways lead to unsightly skin appearance, such as redness, scaling, pigmentation and scarring. By inhibiting PhK activity with Psoria-Gold, these unsightly skin changes are improved.
In normal individuals, after a wound is healed, a feed-back, switch-off mechanism results in reduced PhK activity. In psoriasis the switch-off mechanism for PhK is not present due to a Type II cAMP protein kinase linked to a defective gene on the distal end (17q) of the 17th chromosome. This results in persistently elevated PhK activity. The over expressed PhK activity results in rapid epidermal turnover leading to defective barrier function and the skin becomes permeable to allergens and bacteria. Psoria-Gold, by decreasing PhK levels, slows down the epidermal turnover from once every 4 days to once every 60 days, thus normalizing the epidermal barrier, and helping to skin return to its normal appearance (Heng MCY et al. Br J Dermatol 2000; 143: 937-949).
Psoria-Gold helps to unplug skin pores and reduce the size of the pores. Psoria-Gold can also help to reverse early scarring in inflamed skin caused by acne. Daily use under make-up, sunscreen, or moisturizers helps to decrease the comedogenic (acne producing) effects of these products.
Inflamed Skin, Hypermigmentation & Scarring
Psoria-Gold is specially formulated for use in inflamed skin conditions. The use of Psoria-Gold helps to improve skin appearance and texture, with reduced hyperpigmentation and scarring. Using Psoria-Gold on early surgical scars, and scars due to injury has been shown to improve their appearance.
Excessive and repeated ultraviolet light exposure to the skin results in injury-induced inflammatory response. This leads to redness, pigmentation, wrinkling of the skin, and formation of pre-cancerous and cancerous changes to skin cells. Psoria-Gold, by blocking the inflammatory response, helps to slow down these changes. Using Psoria-Gold on sun-burned skin, may decrease pain, sensitivity, and reduce long-term photo-damage.
Wash the skin with gentle soap and water. Pat dry with a towel.
If your skin is thick and scaly, you may apply a layer of rubbing alcohol prior to applying Psoria-Gold. However, if the skin is cracked, dry, sun-damaged, irritated or inflamed, you may dampen the skin with water instead, before application.
Use a clean Q-tip to transfer a small dab of Psoria-Gold onto the skin. Do not redip, so as not to transfer bacteria from the skin back to the jar. While the skin is still damp, massage with the fingers a thin layer of gel quickly, yet thoroughly, over the skin before it dries, spreading it out as far as it will go. A generous application is not necessary. If the Psoria-Gold stains the skin yellow, feels sticky or appear flaky, too much has been applied.
You may use sunscreen, moisturizer or makeup over the Psoria-Gold layer once it is dry. Keep jar tightly closed to prevent from drying out.
Do not use Psoria-Gold on mucous membranes. Do not ingest Psoria-Gold. Keep out of reach of children.
Water, Isopropyl alcohol, aloe vera, carbomer, cellulose, curcumin, diazolinylurea, triethanolamine, EDTA