What is Intrinsic & Extrinsic Aging?

What is Intrinsic & Extrinsic Aging?

Aging is front of mind for a lot of us—or aging protection, as we like to call it. The industry thought is that from mid-twenties on, it’s time to embrace an anti aging skincare routine.  

We talk all things aging to master the idea of intrinsic vs. extrinsic aging—as we share our newest formulation that treats and prevents the visible effects that aging has on our skin.  

What are the Visible Signs of Aging?

These most commonly present on the skins’ surface as fine lines, wrinkles, and deep skin creases. Seen as sagging, thinning or rough skin. An uneven and patchy skin tone can also present.

What Happens to my Skin as I Age?

Each year we lose 1% of naturally produced collagen, known for giving skin its firmness, and elastin fibres which gives skin its bounce. This begins from as early as our twenties!

We also produce less natural skin oils and moisture over the years. This results in skin becoming thinner and ultimately more fragile. Which is when fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear.

Prolonged exposure to solar rays, genetics and lifestyle also play a role in determining how quickly, or to the extent of how much a person ages.

The process of aging can be broken down into intrinsic aging and extrinsic aging:

What is Intrinsic Aging?

The act of natural internal bodily changes.

Understood as being induced by the natural bodily aging process. We have little to no control over this process.

What is Extrinsic Aging?

The factors outside of us that play havoc on our skin—and what we put in, and on, our bodies.

Think prolonged sun exposure, pollutants, dehydration, stress, chemical-based products.

At KORA Organics we take a 360° approach to wellness of the body, mind and skin. Each element connects in playing an integral role in how we support our overall health.


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How do I Prevent Fine Lines and Wrinkles?

You can protect your skin to prevent extrinsic aging factors from diminishing your glow.

Here are a few ideas:

Apply SPF for Sun Protection

It’s vital to protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays which can induce pigmentation and lead to premature aging. We suggest wearing SPF daily.

Up Your Daily Water Level

Drink plenty of purified water daily for your body and skin health. Keeping your water intake up helps your skin retain its moisture levels, which then boosts tone and elasticity for youthful, bouncy skin.

Certified Organic Anti Aging Skincare 

Choose anti aging skincare products that bind, replenish and maintain your skins’ moisture levels—and offer protection from external aging factors.

Retinol Results & Stem Cell Skincare

Traditional retinol, or retinoids, contain Vitamin A, which motivate skin cells to proliferate faster and increase collagen production—to keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay for as long as possible.

This inspired Miranda to create a Certified Organic retinol alternative serum with 5 times the ACTIVE POWER of retinol—without irritating or drying the skin.

We’re proud that our dual-action, anti aging serum works to target both the intrinsic and extrinsic signs of aging.

Here’s how:

One | Intrinsic Aging

This first-to-market blend targets the key proteins responsible for intrinsic anti aging.

Thanks to ingredients Bakuchiol and Alfalfa it helps:  

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Restore the look of skin firmness and strength
  • Provide a smoothing effect on rough skin texture.

Two | Extrinsic Aging

The synergistic effect of Ferulic Acid and Vitamin C & E enhances the powerful antioxidant fight against environmental and sun damage—caused by free radicals.

Key ingredients Acai Stem Cell Extract and Rosehip Oil provide:  

  • Protection against environmental factors to help slow down the visible signs of skin aging
  • Improvement in skin hydration for a firmer look
  • Nourishment and conditioning to damaged skin (so you’re hydrating at the same time).
Meet Our Sunshine-Safe Retinol Alternative KORA Organics

When to Start Using a Retinol Alternative?

Prevention is key.

It’s a good idea to begin from your mid-twenties, yet there is no harm in beginning earlier with our plant-powered retinol alternative serum.

The reason is, from around the age of 25 we produce 1% less collagen each year as we age. Which can landslide each decade and result noticeably in fine lines, wrinkles and thinning skin, generally from our thirties on.

Aging is part of life, and while we cannot reverse it—we can embrace aging protection and take an empowered stance on aging, with grace and positivity. 

With love,

KORA Organics


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