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Extremolytes form basis for new anti-ageing ingredient

By Simon Pitman , 29-Jul-2009

Jan Dekker has launched an anti-ageing ingredient based on extremolytes that targets a range of skin care and sun care formulations.

Extremolytes are derived from micro-organisms that have adopted survival strategies under extremely varied and sometimes harsh conditions, and basically provide added protection for biological macromolecules and cells from damage caused by external stresses.

It is for these very reasons that Netherlands-based Jan Dekker is particularly recommending its new active ingredient, Glycoin Extremium for sun care products and daily use moisturisers.

Targeting cell rejuvination

According to the company the ingredient targets skin cells by rejuvinating and revitalizing, specifically by targetting the decrease in elasticity of the dermis.and by enabling the dermis to maintain a healthy level of firmness.

It also helps to enhance the antioxidant levels of the skin cells, pronlonging their life while aiding in the rejuvination of new skin cells.

The company says the efficacy has been proven through two invivo tests, which show that the ingredient has a positive effect on the epedermis by slowing down the kertinization process and speeding up skin cell renewal.

Anti-aging and sun protection properties

The first study concentrated on the anti-aging properties of the ingredient, demonstrating that it particularly improves the thickness of mature skins, while also eliminating the old dermis matrix and helping to stimulate new growth.

The results of an invivo anti-erythema study showed that, when using a 2 percent dose rate over a 28 day period, 76 percent of volunteers showed an improvement after exposure to UV rays, when compared to untreated skin.

Jan Dekker says the results prove the ingredients efficacy in sunscreen-based products, but is also touting it for lipsticks, foundations, face creams and eye serums.

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