Sirtuins are multi-action proteins that regulate cell metabolism and aging. That makes them very interesting to researchers looking to develop anti-aging treatments for the skin.
We’ve known about sirtuins for over 10 years but it’s proved hard to pin down their actual mechanism. Substances such as resveratol are known to influence sirtuin activity – but how?
Now sirtuins seem set to enter the mainstream, with a growing weight of research showing the link between sirtuins and cell integrity:
In mammals, it has been established that sirtuins regulate physiological responses to metabolism and stress, two key factors that affect the process of aging.
You’ll be hearing more of these substances – and seeing them pop up in anti-aging cosmeceutical products.