Our skin colour is determined by the interaction of different colorants. The brown/black coloration is the result of the formation of melanin produced by special epidermal cells, the melanocytes. The process of melanin production depends upon the activation of an enzyme called tyrosinase which are usually activated by UV light or other factors which finally lead to formation of melanins. Alpha-Arbutin is a pure, water soluble, biosynthetic active ingredient that effeciently blocks actions of tyrosinase which in turn inhibits the formation of melanin and thus skin darkening. It promotes skin lightening that are faster and more efficiently than existing single components, minimizes liver spots and reduces the degree of skin tanning after UV exposure
Myoxinol is a complex of oligopeptides obtained by biotransformation of native proteins from the seeds of Okra plan. Okra trees grow mainly in South Asia and Africa. Their seeds are widely used in traditional medicine but also as a food source. Myoxinol is a plant-based Botox-like compounds which can have similar effects by Botox injection but without its associated risks. It has been clinically demonstrated that Myoxinol reduces muscle contraction thus reducing the likelihood of the formation of facial expression lines. This Botox-like activity is complemented by efficacy against biological aging, helping to preserve optimal skin elasticity.
Through stimulating synthsis of collagen, improving skin elasticity and wrinkles, this forumulation can reduce the skin degradation speed. It also has matrikines capable of regulating cell activities which improve cell regeneration by activating extracellular matrix renewal and cell proliferation.
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.