Top 3 causes of Skin Disease (that most people have & don’t realise)

The process of skin aging & malfunction involves a whole lotta functional structural changes that evolve over time & are influenced by environmental attacks, ultraviolet light + individual habits & practices…..

…..so really, just everyday experiences can cause skin disease, walking to your car, using your phone, that extra teaspoon of sugar in your coffee….all contribute to the creation of aging cells.

These are the foundations to the primary point of difference of O Cosmedics + Ginger & Me.

The inspired use of Biomimetic Ingredients which builds off the back of Cosmeceutical ingredients to create COSMEDICAL ingredients which focus on cell optimisation.

So how does Biomimicry work?

By manipulating the correct cell to cell communication pathways, by following the exact pathway of nature – meaning the ingredients applied look like your body to your body & restore broken pathways!

Resulting in scientifically proven ingredients that are formulated to enhance normal cell function & correct cell malfunction – skin disease & aging.

Basically we amplify the natural reparative systems in your body.

Skin disease covers a large spread of issues, some of which you may experience yourself, from

Pigmentation/Melasma
Dry Skin
Dehydration
Glycation (think cross hatched lines)
Skin Cancer
Collagen Breakdown
Rosacea
Capillary Damage
Dermatitis
Eczema
Tinea
Comedones/Blackheads
Milia
Acne/Pimples
Oily Skin
Inflammation

And this is just a snippet of typical skin diseases we see on a day-to-day basis.

So what do they all have in common?

These are the 3 main causes of your skin woes.

  1. Oxidative damage by free radicals & superoxides, which can be caused by diet, smoking, processed foods, sugar, excess drinking, pollution, excess sun, stress & toxic skin care products. So mostly all the fun things in life basically.
  2. UV light irradiation by direct damage on cell receptors – this is primarily caused by very low levels of Ultra Violet light, which cause rapid reduction in Retinoic Acid receptors. Vitamin A conducts the orchestra of your biological pathway, so this damage leads to DNA damage and cell malnutrition.

    Now the scary thing is this one isn’t related to being sunburnt, but the 2 minute walk to your car, sitting near windows & using your computer, phone or lap top all without SPF.

  3. And lastly, mechanical damage & exfoliation without sufficient nutrient support. Think Microdermabrasion, Laser Resurfacing, High Dose Peels, Ongoing abrasive treatments without any proper support of nutritional care to the skin. Mechanical stress destroys abnormal, as well as, normal tissue simultaneously.

    So by now you’re thinking we know what skin disease is caused by Alex – you gotta tell me!! “What are the first signs of skin disease”?!

    Dehydration – An Impaired Barrier leaks & slowly becomes unable to fight off foreign bodies, and starts the process of cells not being able to replicate properly to rebuild the epidermal barrier, this results in a cascade of cell errors, resulting in impaired DNA.

    If your skin is sensitive &/or tight after cleansing or shedding dry skin, this is a large part of what is happening.

The other end where this can develop to if left unchecked, is when too much damaged DNA is present, the cells can activate a suicide pathway called apoptosis activated by P53 – the product of this gene which has been called the “guardian of the genome” organises many of the cells responses relating to repair, cell division & apoptosis.


If this mutation is introduced at a certain sequence in key genes, it can contribute to the formation of a cancer cell. Hence so many skin diseases are caused by what we’ve laid out about above.


So with this, our goal is always to restore the skin biology back to its normal function using biomimetic ingredients to restore & maintain the skins optimisation. We remove the stumbling blocks & create an optimal environment for your body to work at its healthiest.


O stands for timeless and ageless beauty, the chance to be comfortable in your skin no matter what age or stage of your life.

O stands for skin health and skin youth, self preservation.

O empowers you with self confidence so that you can be the best that you can be.

Gentle Antioxidant Cleanser

gentle daily facial cleanser strengthened with powerful antioxidants. Suitable for all skin types including reactive and rosacea skins post peel laser and surgery cleansing. Fortified with anti-pollutant boosters that trap and remove dirt and excess sebum. V8 Peptide Complex® leaves the skin super hydrated and refreshed. A daily must have! Perfect for all skin types including the most compromised.

Nourishing Cleansing Balm

Balm-oil-milk cleanser. Sure to become your favourite pre-cleanser or straight out cleanser, Nourishing Cleansing Balm is heavenly and cloud like, goes on as a balm, is massaged in as an oil and turns to a milk with water, picking up dirt, pollution and makeup as it goes. Offers intense antioxidant protection, hydrating and soothing benefits while supporting deep cleansing of the skin and the removal of oil soluble build-up.

Youth Activating Oil-Balm

Youth Activating Oil-Balm is a corrective oil-balm rich in Vitamins and Fatty Acids, L22® (replenishes the skin with an oil which is a biomimetic copy of our own skins healthy oil), Lakesis®, Seabuckthorn Extract, Tsubaki Oil, Rosehip Oil and Grapeseed Oil. Day or night, this concentrated anti-aging skin treatment works to both restore and increase the skins lipid level and barrier protection while it treats, nourishes, repairs and leaves skin radiant and silky smooth.

Comfort Cream

TLC in a jar! As the name suggests this treatment hydrator provides total comfort and skin barrier repair for even the most compromised skins. Containing precious oils EFA’s super antioxidants intense hydrators and V8 Peptide Complex® this luxurious textured treatment hydrator will not only heal protect hydrate and repair but also go into battle against UV stress and signs of aging. Cosmedical luxe! Perfect for all normal dehydrated dry sensitive compromised damaged and aging skins.

Repair Serum

This super potent Repair Serum contains a unique blend of next generation ultra-strength antioxidants ceramides and anti-irritants to help fortify the skin’s barrier assist in healthy cell production and support the reduction of inflammation. V8 Peptide Complex® ensures the skin is super hydrated and protected. Pure TLC! Perfect for weakened irritated red reactive skins.

SOS Relief Cream

Luxurious and creamy, this fast absorbing emulsion offers irritated, high-colour and compromised skins healing and strengthening support, anti- irritant benefits, calming and soothing properties while re-establishing the neurocell communication.

Protect Skin Balm

Antioxidant, anti-pollutant, and blue light protection. This decadent, skin quenching night balm provides antioxidant, anti-pollutant, and blue light protection by boosting cell defence and repair systems which give the skin the power to protect and detoxify