Ingredients

COLLAGEN ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH

Rays of Beauty elixir contains large amounts of collagen, enabling it to effectively combat skin ageing. However, in order for collagen to act effectively, it must be absorbed into the body together with other, equally important substances.

 

Bromelain ensures that collagen is absorbed more deeply into the cells, while L-Carnosine is responsible for the regenerative processes in the body. Hyaluronic acid is a source of hydration, as are ceramides, which also bond cells together, while coenzyme Q10 supplied oxygen (energy) to the cells of our body. Vitamins and minerals boost immunity and improve blood circulation, mental well-being and balance.

Anti-Ageing care also for vegans

 

The significant and unique composition of Rays of Beauty products, which not only builds on collagen, but also on many other equally important ingredients, allowed us to create a product version for vegans as well. Thanks to the content of ceramosides, bromelain and hyaluronic acid, it was possible to create a vegan version of Rays of Beauty without collagen, which is a protein derived from animals.

MAIN CONSTITUENTS

Hydrolysed collagen

 

Collagen is one of the main building proteins in the body. Its role is to keep the skin as supple and well-structured as possible and prevent it from dehydrating, minimise wrinkles and constantly renew skin cells.

From the age of 25 the amount of collagen in the skin decreases by 1.5 % every year; after the age of 40 it is not created at all, which is why it needs to be supplemented in order to maintain healthy, supple and wrinkle-free skin. The decreasing amount of collagen in the body causes cellulite; the skin starts to dry out and nails and hair lose their shine. To put it simply, the irreversible ageing process is starting. 

Ceramides

 

Lipid molecules contained inside cell membranes.
In the upper layer of the skin ceramides keep cells together, thus forming a protective layer that pushes the skin upwards and helps it to stay moisturised. You can imagine the simplified cells as bricks and ceramides as the mortar that binds them together.


As part of skin-care products ceramides replace the natural lipids that the skin now lacks due to exposure to aggressive external factors, the use of products that excessively dry out the skin, and also as the result of natural ageing. Ceramides restore skin hydration, strengthen its natural barrier and help to protect it against external damage. They are also effective in combating various forms of eczema.

Hyaluronic acid

 

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the body, in the space between cells (intercellular matter); it binds water to itself and is a source of hydration. With age the production of hyaluronic acid in the body decreases due to a number of factors: a reduction in hormonal activity, a lack of vitamins and minerals (magnesium, iron, zinc, vitamin C). By the age of around 40 the quantity of hyaluronic acid in the body has decreased to approximately 50% in comparison with our level at birth, which leads to skin dehydration, wrinkles and impaired joint mobility.
The most important property of hyaluronic acid is its ability to bind water (up to a thousand times its weight; there is no other substance that is able to do this). Thanks to this it is considered a truly miraculous weapon in the fight against skin ageing.

Coenzyme Q10

 

Coenzyme Q10 is one of the most important substances occurring in animal cells. It is essential for oxidoreduction reactions and acts as a reactivator of cellular energy.
This substance, which is capable of supplying every cell in our body with energy, is called coenzyme Q10. The amount of this coenzyme in the body rapidly decreases with age. We start to age “quicker”, both physically and mentally. Coenzyme Q10 supplies oxygen (energy) to the cells of the human body. These are as a dependent on this coenzyme as a petrol engine is on spark plugs.

Bromelain

 

The main role of bromelain is to break down proteins in both acid and alkaline environments. Bromelain causes large protein molecules to split into smaller peptides or individual amino acids that the body is able to use, whether for building muscle tissue, creating important neurotransmitters or other protein-based substances important to the body. Many of bromelain’s beneficial effects stem from the fact that in the small intestine the enzyme is absorbed directly into the blood, so its other effects occur on this basis.

L-Carnosine

 

L-Carnosine protects cells from damage and restores damaged cells. This function extends their life cycle, increases their division, and thus constantly ensures the proper functioning of the whole body. It supports the production of collagen, which is responsible for the firmness of the skin. When it is lacking and damaged, the skin loses strength and elasticity, and wrinkles form.

Resveratrol

 

Resveratrol is a very powerful antioxidant, which is found especially in red wine (but also in cranberries, plums and pistachios) and helps to protect the brain and nervous system. It prevents the development of dangerous diseases such as cancer or atherosclerosis. It reduces cholesterol and can prevent the formation of fatty deposits in blood vessels, and can also help in treating the consequences of a heart attack. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is beneficial, for example, in the treatment of colon inflammation, and also helps to speed up recovery after intense physical strain. It assists in the treatment of asthma and other respiratory diseases. By improving blood flow to the brain and long-term memory, it is an effective means of preventing Alzheimer's disease. It promotes the activity of sirtuins, which are enzymes that boost longevity and help in the prevention and treatment of diabetes.

L-Glutathione

 

Glutathione is a molecule that occurs naturally and is contained inside every cell in the human body. It is a tripeptide comprising three amino acids: cysteine, glutamic acid and glycine. It is one of the most powerful antioxidants, as it acts as an excellent deactivator of free radicals in the body. Glutathione is formed in the liver, plays a role in the synthesis and repair of nucleic acids in the body, in the formation of proteins, prostaglandins, the transport of amino acids, the elimination of toxins and carcinogens, the proper functioning of the immune system, in protecting cells against oxidative stress and in the activation of a number of enzymes in the body. The level of glutathione in the cells of the human body starts to decrease after a person reaches the age of twenty or so; low levels can then cause a number of serious illnesses. In medicine it is used, for instance, in treating glaucoma and cataracts, alcoholism, in preventing ageing, and in the treatment of asthma, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, jaundice and liver disease, and immunodeficiency disorders.

SECONDARY CONSTITUENTS

Chromium

 

Chromium enhances the effects of insulin, i.e. it helps our cells to absorb sugar. It is therefore an important constituent in maintaining an optimal blood sugar level. It helps insulin to work more effectively. In addition, it also improves our body’s ability to rid our blood of any harmful excess of cholesterol.
A lack of chromium can result in headaches, irritability, flushes of nausea, depression, agitation or fatigue. However, these systems are very rare.

Calcium

 

As the building block for bones and teeth, calcium is responsible for keeping them hard and strong. The skeleton is also the main reservoir of calcium in the body. Calcium also affects muscle activity, helps to transmit nerve impulses, and plays a part in blood coagulation and regulating heart rhythm.

Iodine

 

Iodine is a trace element is our health, beauty, intelligence and fertility all depend on it. it is needed by the thyroid gland to control all the body’s metabolic processes. We need iodine for normal energy metabolism, a normal nervous system, keeping normal-looking skin, the normal creation of thyroid gland hormones, and normal thyroid activity.

Copper

 

Copper plays a crucial role in the production of cellular energy. By accelerating the reduction of molecular oxygen to water, it generates energy in the mitochondria and enables better storage of ATP.


Copper is also needed for the creation of collagen and elastin, which is essential for the development of strong and resilient connective tissue, joints, tendons and ligaments. It helps to keep the connective tissue in the heart and blood vessels firm and also plays a role in bone formation.

Potassium

 

Potassium is contained in every cell in the body and potassium levels are controlled by the kidneys. It is responsible for regular heart rhythm and nerve impulses, allows the muscles to move, promotes digestion and boosts energy levels.
It is an important mineral for keeping the heart, kidneys and other bodily organs working properly. It is responsible for muscle tone, lowers blood pressure, affects the nervous system and generally helps to maintain stability inside the body. Low potassium levels are often associated with the risk of higher blood pressure, stroke, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, digestive problems or infertility.

Beta carotene

 

In the body beta carotene serves as a source of vitamin A, acts as an antioxidant, protects against UV radiation, stimulates the immune system and prevents the development of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

Zinc

 

Zinc helps to protect cells from oxidative stress, keep the immune system functioning normally and ensure the normal metabolism of carbohydrates, fatty acids, vitamin A, normal DNA synthesis, normal protein synthesis, normal recognition functions, normal vision, normal bones, hair, nails and skin, maintaining normal testosterone levels in the blood, normal fertility and reproduction, and is also involved in the cell division process.

Vitamin E

 

Natural vitamin E helps to fight free radicals, protect cells, provides vascular protection and improves performance.

Molybdenum

 

This is a powerful and effective antioxidant, which promotes longevity and protects the body against cancer, arthritis and gout. It assists in the creation of red blood cells and in the transfer of oxygen by red blood cells to all cells in the body. It promotes sexual activity and is part of the enzymes required for the transfer of genetic information. It helps the body to store fluorine and build calcium into the bones and teeth, which looks after tooth enamel and protects against tooth decay.

Selenium

 

Selenium plays an important role in the body’s fight against free radicals. It has a beneficial effect on the body's immunity, liver and thyroid gland.

Iron

 

The main task of this mineral is the creation of haemoglobin. This gives the blood its bright red colour and helps to transport oxygen to the cells, which is important for cell formation and renewal. Iron is important for the muscles and keeping them working properly. It is found in muscle tissues and helps to improve tissue oxygenation, giving them flexibility. A lack of iron results in weak and slack muscles.

Magnesium

 

Thanks to the important role it plays in the body, magnesium assists in many activities that are reflected in our state of health. If we take a look at verified and confirmed health and nutritional claims published by the European Commission, then we learn that magnesium helps to reduce fatigue and exhaustion, keep the nervous system and muscles working properly, keep teeth and bones healthy, promotes energy metabolism and electrolytic equilibrium and is involved in the process of cell division and protein synthesis.