• Penn Smith

Happy World Menopause Day! And a great offer from Emepelle

Today marks the 36th anniversary of World Menopause Day. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Menopause Society started this annual day of recognition in 1984 to spread awareness and education of this universal subject, and to work toward removing the word 'menopause' from the list of 'taboo' topics.

There are SOOO many facets to menopause, many of which you'll want to discuss with your doctor. If you're anything like me, you'll also discuss many aspects of menopause with sisters/friends, even female colleagues. Thankfully, menopause as a taboo IS dissipating. As women, we must openly share what we know so we can continue to educate ourselves and ensure that the stigma about menopause disappears entirely.

Personally, I've been learning a ton over the past months about menopause. While the entire subject fascinates me (I'm nearly 47 so right in the middle of 'peri-menopause'), I'm stunned at the impact menopause has on our skin.

For years I've seen clients come in for a treatment reporting that suddenly their faces are sagging - like 'overnight'. While I've not kept 'clinical records' on clients at this level, I too noticed that some women would seemingly start to lose bounce and elasticity at an alarming rate. It wasn't until recently that I learned that, on average, women lose 30% of skin's collagen in the five years after hitting menopause. A huge part of his is related to our body's rapid decrease in estrogen as we approach and hit menopause.

I feel that a big part of my role is to help educate women about their choices in skincare. I want women to make decisions based on their personal goals, knowledge of their own skin, and, importantly, what tools/techniques.products are backed by science and EVIDENCE. When we're educated, we're powerful.

Please have a look at my blog to learn more about how menopause ages the skin, and what you can do about it. I'm working on more content about how estrogen impacts the skin, but this blog is a good place to start. In it, I talk about a new ingredient called MEP (Methyl Estradiolpropanoate.) MEP was introduced to the market at the end of 2019 and is starting to get traction in the skincare industry. MEP is a non-hormonal way to activate skin estrogen receptors. Its effect is entirely within the skin. Once MEP is absorbed into the bloodstream, studies show it’s quickly deactivated into an inactive metabolite.

MEP is available in a product called Emepelle. I've been using Emepelle for six months and I'm massively impressed not only by the technology but by the formulation and efficacy of the product. I'll let you watch my video and read my earlier blog to learn more, but I wanted to let you know about a special offer for Emepelle.


UK: October special. Receive a FREE Emepelle Serum (worth £135) with any Emepelle purchase. https://emepelle.co.uk/#pennsmith (this offer is only available in the UK)

US: Use my code 'PENN20" for 20% off on emepelle.com

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