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Sure, there are countless beauty products and procedures targeted at peri- and post-menopausal women to aid in anti-aging but, in essence, one would have to alter their body chemistry in order to truly anti-age, and that’s impossible … or is it? Biohacking, or changing the environment around or inside of you to control your own biology, may provide an answer to this question. To effectively biohack for female beauty, the best course of action is to target estrogen.

Estrogen almost literally shapes a woman’s body from her figure, to her voice, to her skin, and is directly linked to collagen production, the structural protein found in skin that keeps skin taut, supple, and thick. After age 27, or peak fertility, a woman’s estrogen levels start to rapidly decline, not only leading to menopause but also significantly impacting her appearance. While you can’t take a magic estrogen pill to turn back the clock on aging, brands are sourcing structurally similar compounds to effectively “wake up” dormant estrogen receptors and biohack to beautiful by kicking anti-aging into high gear.

Phytoestrogens, or naturally occurring compounds found in the seeds or roots of various plants, are mimics of estrogen and are active on the estrogen receptor found in the dermis and epidermis. Murad Age-Balancing MoisturizerVENeffect Firming Phyto-Lift Serum, and ilike organic skin care’s PhytoLift Gel Mask, source and champion phytoestrogens as a plant mimic to inspire skin to make more collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.

“It is more important than ever that you preserve collagen [during menopause],” says Dr. Rebecca Booth, board-certified OB-GYN and co-founder of VENeffect. You need to adapt your skincare regimen accordingly. Look for more advanced anti-aging moisturizers that contain phytoestrogens, retinol and coenzyme Q10.”

With brands like VENeffect, 90% of clinical trial participants saw improvements in their skin in a 4-week period. Whether peri- or post-menopausal, by getting to the root of what causes female anti-aging and effectively biohacking with a phytoestrogen-based skincare collection, one can see dramatic results.

Photo: Chuttersnap via Unsplash 

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