||WHAT ARE AFAs
The real beauty of AFAs is the science behind them.
AFAs Amino Acid Based Skin Care
AFAs are based on the amino acids that are recognized as part of the
Natural Moisture Factors (NMF) of human skin. AFAs are a rapidly effective
antioxidant created by the dissolution and acidification of natural
acidic amino acids, the same acidic amino acids found in the skin.
The term AFA stands for Amino Acid Filaggrin-Based Antioxidants. Filaggrin
is a protein that occurs in the upper layer of the skin, the epidermis.
Filaggrin is metabolized in the epidermis into several acidic amino
acids and these amino acids are the primary agents responsible for
the skins ability to retain moisture. They're also the same
amino acids used to produce AFAs.
AFAs are potent, stable antioxidants and powerful exfoliants with
little to no irritation unlike AHAs, glycolic acids, or other alpha
hydroxy acids. They supplement the amino acids so vital to helping
the skin to retain more moisture. They're extremely effective against
aging skin and photopigmentation (sun damage).
The unique features of AFAs:
They promote greater moisture retention in human skin,
directly related to the Natural Moisture Factors (NMF)
The results of using AFAs are extraordinary:
They're potent stable antioxidants
They're extremely powerful exfoliants, resulting in
little to no irritation
Skin texture smoothes and softens
Are AFAs right for your practice?
Improvements in pigmentation from sun damage are superior
to that seen with other previously available cosmeceuticals
Refinement in appearance of enlarged pores
Helps with acne breakouts
Yes, if you have patients with uneven skin texture, aging skin, pigmentation
irregularities, enlarged pores, or patients who simply want a better
product for their skin. Also, patients with acne breakouts do particularly
well with our in-office peels and products.
AFAs offer effective, fast results. Our AFA skin care line and easy-to-use
home care program provide you with a way to help your patients experience
dramatic improvements in the overall appearance of their skin.
We would like to extend our knowledge of skin care to your medical
Thats why exCel Cosmeceuticals provides information training-to
help your practice become more successful. The training program gives
your team the confidence and the product knowledge necessary to maximize
the benefits of each and every patient. And the more your team understands,
the easier it will be for you to recommend the appropriate products
and select suitable products for your patients.
For more information about our training program, or if you are
interested in carrying our AFA skin care line, please email us at