Previous studies suggested the film was also effective in improving hydration and firmness of the skin.
Lipomoist 2036 is a molecular film containing a submicrodispersion of heteropolysaccharides and plant derived peptides obtained by microfluidizing techniques under very high pressure conditions.
According to the ingredient supplier, it shows both a high moisturising profile and a significant firmness effect on the skin, along with a soft, light and pleasant sensation upon the application.
In this latest test on the molecular film, which was performed in vivo on female volunteers between the ages of 35 and 55, Lipotec says the remodelling effect was demonstrated.
The volunteers, who were selected as they were showing signs of loss of elasticity and skin sagging, applied a cream with 5% dosage on one side of the body and a placebo cream on the other, twice a day.
After 28 days of treatment, the distance between the upper and lower part of gluteus decreased by 0.27 cm and a more elastic and compact skin was observed, providing an overall push-up effect in the gluteus.
The moisturising monolayer functional film is designed for skin care applications, such as moisturiser or body lotion, and is part of the broader Lipomoist range.
Lipotec claims that with this line, the films confer a pleasant feeling to the skin while acting as a delivery system so it helps to a more efficient penetration of active ingredients into the skin.
It forms an occlusive and continuous film for a greater contact surface with the skin, and the company claims that previous studies have shown that with an inherent moisturising effect, the film spreads very well on the skin and is easily absorbed, contributing to minimising the transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
Each molecular film in the range provides specific cosmetics benefits depending on the active ingredients included.
Lipomoist 2036 acts as a moisturizing and firmness enhancing film forming agent, improving cohesion of the epidermal extracellular matrix, enhancing elastin formations, and maintaining the packed state of the lipids on the epidermis.
Lipotec also claims that it increases cellular protein levels and induces formation of collagen IV.