Alpine roses are one of th most typical and prominent Swiss alpine flowers that grow at altitudes of 1500 - 3000m in acidic and nutrient-poor soils. And yet it is in these distinct and hostile environments that they have to adapt to the extreme conditions such as the cold, UV and dryness and can live up to more than 100 years. High contents in various polyphenolic compounds protect the plant tissue against the attack of radicals. Alpine Rose Essence is a purified extract of organic alpine rose leaves. Several in vitro and in vivo studies showed that it Alpine Rose Essence inhibits the carbonylation of cutaneous proteins, an irreversible, unrepairable and age-related oxidative process induced by reactive oxygen species. Besides, it is also demonstrated to have antiviral effects which it can protect skin proteins against damage induced by oxidative stress as well as reinforce its defense against pathogens.
Argireline, also known as Acetyl heyxapeptide-3, is a peptide patented by the Barcelona-based research laboratory Lipotec. ARGIRELINE® peptide solution is the first anti-wrinkle hexapeptide with a Botulinum Toxin-like mechanism of action. It has the effect of Botox but without the risk of direct injection. It reduces the depth of the wrinkles on the face caused by the contraction of muscles of facial expression, especially in the forehead and around the eyes. ARGIRELINE® is a safer, cheaper, and milder alternative to Botulinum Toxin, topically targeting the same wrinkle-formation mechanism in a very different way. Clinical studies have demonstrated that Argireline solution reduced the depth of wrinkles up to 17% after 15 days and 27% following 30 days of treatment.