Rejuvenating capsules – Thailand Clinical Trial

Subjects A group of 50 Thai women aged 30-65 years, showing mild to moderate skin aging signs (e.g. fine lines/wrinkles, brown spots) participated in a dermatological, split-faced study of Rejuvenating Capsules (1 capsule per day over 8 weeks). Split-faced means half the face was treated, and the other half was untreated for comparison.

Chlorella vulgaris

Background Chlorella vulgaris is a type of microscopic algae that grows in fresh water lakes. It is widely regarded as a superfood because it is a rich source of plant protein, lipids, amino acids, vitamins and other micronutrients as a function of its weight. Key features of the ingredient Chlorella is rich in chlorophyll, a compound that gives its characteristic green coloring. Chlorophylls absorb UV light to produce energy in the living algae. An ingenious feature of Chlorella in our skin brightening products is its ability to absorb and harness sunlight to produce energy within skin cells. This has two specific benefits: to protect skin cells from damaging UV and blue light to promote the activity of skin cell division A third key benefit is the provision of a host of additional plant micronutrients and antioxidants to support growing skin, including lipids and amino acids that contribute to building of new cell layers, intervening membranes and the skin’s oil barrier. The Chlorella extracts used in our products are also sustainably grown under controlled conditions, which minimizes impurities and maximizes growth quality. Summary Chlorella vulgaris provides complex nutrition for skin tissue. In combination with The Brightening Drone™, Chlorella extracts are readily...

Raspberry leaf culture extract

Background Raspberry is a low-growing shrub commonly found in temperate climates in Europe and North America. The leaves contains anthocyanidins, flavonols such as quercetin and kaempferol, catechins, and phenolic acids, which all have antioxidant effects that combat free radical damage within the skin layers. Some of these chemicals also help to counteract minor infections and inflammation. Key Features of the active ingredient Our product uses a special derivative of raspberry leaves, which are sourced from quality European cultivars, using sustainable processes. The raspberry leaf tissue is grown further in a laboratory under specially controlled conditions, to allow the cells within the leaf tissue to produce specific proteins and molecules that are involved in growth promotion. Extracts of these cultures used in our products are stable under a range of environmental conditions, easily absorbed into the skin and free from many of the chemical impurities that can be found in other crude extracts. Internal studies have shown these extracts can contribute to organization and the structure of dermal layers and improve its longevity. Summary Raspberry leaf, fruit and seed extracts are used in cosmetics due their effects on supporting skin structure, moisture balance and cellular renewal. Science links Hydrating, water balance...

Peptide blend

Background Peptides are short chain amino acids that occur naturally in the body. They can also be manufactured in the lab to mimic the biological processes that control skin growth and repair. Peptides have been used for decades for different cosmetic purposes, including wrinkle reduction and stimulation of collagen. Key features of the ingredient The proprietary peptide blends in our products have been developed by same Spanish scientists who devised The Cosmetic Drone™ system. Their research has produced a variety of peptides that are able to stimulate collagen production, improve skin barrier function, stimulate epithelial cell activity and minimize aging effects. The peptide in the The Cosmetic Drone™ system is a proprietary form that has been shown in internal studies to target different melanocytes and keratinocytes. In combination with the drone system, the peptides regulate melanin production only in these cells. In our hydrating formulas, we use a blend of peptides that have been shown to improve skin elasticity by targeting the deeper layers of the dermis and stimulating the production of extracellular matrix proteins Summary The Development of Skin peptides is a growing field in cosmetics and dermatology, with the potential to improve skin health by selectively supporting its...

The Cosmetic Drone

Background Many cosmetics contains smart carrier systems that enhance the uptake of skin-active compounds into cells. Scientists first introduced the concept of “liposomes” to cosmetics during the 1980’s. Nowadays they are called “nanocarriers” (nano = smaller than a micron) therefore much smaller than individual cells. Key features of the ingredient The Cosmetic Drone™ is a patented nanocarrier system developed by scientists in Spain for cosmetics use. Being lipid-based, nanocarriers are very well absorbed, without leaving residues and safer because the amounts of actives is much smaller than whole extracts. Combined with Chlorella, ceremide and targeting peptides, The Cosmetic Drone™ drives skin micronutrients into deeper skin layers to where they are needed. The drone system uses a dual mechanism with active ingredients (ligand and encapsulated peptides) that act synergistically to reducing the formation of pigments induced by UV light, and minimizing the expression of the enzyme tyrosinase, which controls the original production of pigments. The brightening Drone can improve skin tone and minimize the appearance of spots at very low levels (as tested on Asian skin). Summary Today’s liposomes have evolved to become available in many different forms and have been adapted to deliver a range of different active ingredients. They...

Hyaluronic acid

Background Hyaluronic acid (HA) is glycoprotein that contributes to the strength and elastic characteristics of skin and other areas such as joint tissues. It can also be found in some fluids, like joint fluid and tears. It also has important barrier functions against infectious agents and is involved in the early stages of wound healing. HA is mainly found in the basal layer of the epidermis where new keratin producing cells live Key features of the ingredient HA retains approximately thirty times its weight in moisture, so it has natural moisture replenishing effects. Growing skin requires a certain degree of moisture to repair and regenerate effectively. For more damaged skin, HA also contributes well, as shown nd dressings for burns and various types of dermal fillers in cosmetics contain HA, because of its protective and hydrating effects. The HA in our products is in a unique microsphere form, which penetrates into the upper layers of the epidermis. As the HA microspheres expand, the begin to improve skin smoothness, minimize wrinkle formation, while moisturizing and contributing to barrier function Summary HA is a versatile agent for skin health because of its dermatological and cosmetic uses, so it crosses over from beauty...

Rejuvenating capsules – Efficacy study

Subjects Women aged 30-65 years, including some with sensitive skin, were examined over a period 8 weeks, following once-daily application. Subjects did not use products with similar activity in the 2 weeks prior to the study or during the study, although they were allowed to maintain a normal beauty routine during the trial.

Brightening complex capsules – Efficacy study

Subjects Women aged between 40-66 years with dull complexions and dark spots, were examined over a period of 8 weeks, following once-daily application. Subjects were selected based on not using face cream with similar active ingredients in the 4 weeks prior to the treatment and maintaining a normal beauty routine during the treatment. Samples also included Asian women in earlier pilot trials.