Soliance launches ingredient to preserve skin youthfulness

By Katie Nichol

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags Skin care ingredient Collagen Skin

Active ingredients provider Soliance is launching a new skin care ingredient that it claims helps smooth wrinkles and preserve skin youthfulness.

The France-based company is showcasing Ellagi-C, derived from the bark of the African tree Anogeissus leiocarpus, ​at this year’s in-cosmetics show.

According to Soliance, visible signs of skin aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles are due to a decrease in collagen and elastin synthesis by fibroblasts, an increase in the activity of degradation systems and a decrease in the antioxidant protective system.

Ingredient works in three ways

Ellagi-C works in three different ways to preserve skin youthfulness, the company claims.

As well as its richness in Ellagic acid making it a potent antioxidant, the ingredient aids increased incorporation of vitamin C (a co-factor for collagen production) into fibroblasts.

In addition, in vitro​ tests with Ellagi-C suggest it can improve skin health by inhibiting the enzymes MMP-2 and MMP-9, known to play a role in the degradation of collagen.

In vivo ​test showed wrinkle depth decrease

An In vivo ​test of the ingredient was conducted amongst 19 subjects with an average age of 43 years.

A cream formulated with 2 percent Ellagi-C was applied to the skin twice a day for 14 days, and its effects measured against a placebo.

Ellagi-C was found to visibly and significantly decrease wrinkle depth in only 14 days, according to Soliance.

A spokesperson for the company told CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com that the fact the ingredient has been shown to be effective within a shorter time period sets it apart from others on the market.

“Use of Ellagi-C led to visible results within 14 days - Most of the competitors on the market have an anti-wrinkle activity in 28 days (or more),”​ explained the spokesperson.

According to Soliance, the ingredient is particularly suitable for use in anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle creams, as well as eye contour and mouth contour products.

The company will be showcasing Ellagi-C along with its recently launched ingredient Stimulhyal, which it claims can help rejuvenate skin, at the in-cosmetics show in Paris.

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