PhytoCellTec® Argan is the first active ingredient able to protect and revitalise skin stem cells. This not only helps to accelerate the natural skin repair process, but also fights against skin aging from the root and therefore achieves a fresh and radiant appearance.
Pycnogenol ® is a natural combination of equal proportions of procyanidins, bioflavonoids and organic acids, offering incredible natural properties. Pycnogenol®, a unique mixture of active compounds, has four basic properties: it is a powerful antioxidant, acting as a natural anti-inflammatory, it helps generate collagen and hyaluronic acid and contributes to the production of endothelial nitric oxide, which helps dilating blood vessels.
It has a high affinity for hydroxiloproline amino acid-rich proteins. These are predominantly proteins of the skin matrix, collagen and elastin. Pycnogenol ® strongly binds to the skin.
Pine bark extract is rich in polyphenols, increasing the antioxidant capacity of the plasma and modifying the lipoprotein profile. It increases the antioxidant activity and inhibition of metalloproteinase, thanks to maritime pine bark extract metabolites.
Pycnogenol® improves endothelial nitric oxide (NO) cell generation, which is the key mediator in arterial relaxation and consequently enables an optimal blood flow [Fitzpatrick et al., 1998].
Skin exposure to UV light generates oxygen radicals and damages skin cells. In an advanced stage, destructive processes can initiate an immune response, such as sunburn. Activated immune cells cause inportant damage to the skin, and degrade collagen and elastin.
Pycnogenol ® has been clinically tested in 40 women suffering from acne. A 0.5% lotion of Pycnogenol® was applied twice a day after washing their faces. After 1 month of treatment, most of the women experimented improvements and 5% had considerably improved their acne.
Pycnogenol ® inhibits tyrosine kinase in melanocytes and therefore reduces skin pigment generation, such as melasma [Yasumuro et al., 2006].
Pycnogenol ® is proven to be a powerful antioxidant, recycling vitamin C and re-establishing its activity. This supports vitamin C availability as a co-factor for enzymatic activity of prolyl hydroxylase, which synthesises functional collagen and elastin.
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