Gattefossé’s latest ingredient launch targets artificial light

By Simon Pitman

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Gattefossé’s latest ingredient launch targets artificial light
There is increasingly body of scientific evidence that artificial light from computers and mobile devices is potentially damaging, which is the main force behind ingredient provider Gattefossé’s latest launch.

The ingredient is called EnergiNius, and it’s taking pride of place at the company’s booth during this week’s in-cosmetics Global event, being held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The research and development team at the company have developed a solution that tackles the potential damage to skin caused by light emitted from the screens of smartphones, tables and laptops – items that most individuals have significant exposure to on a daily basis.

Tackling the problem

The scientific research into this damage has shown that exposure to this kind of light damages the energetic machinery of the skin cells, in turn weakening their mobility and communication properties.

This results in the in an increase in the levels of cellular fatigue in the skin, which manifests itself in a complexion that appears ‘tired’ looking, lacking vitality and luminosity.

The whole premise behind EnergiNius is that it protects the skin cells from screen-emitted visible light in all its many forms, helping to curb the visible signs of damage, the experts at Gattefossé say.

High levels of protection

The product works by protecting the mitochondrial network from the fragmentation that ultimately causes the skin barrier to be degraded, instead allowing full normalization of ATP production to continue.

This means that the mobility and communication properties of the fibroblasts are not compromised by the screen light exposure, allowing the skin’s natural protection properties to reinforces, and diminishing the signs of fatigue that would otherwise appear.

Made from Indian Ginseng roots, the ingredient was clinically tested on 200 panelists with Asian and Caucasian skin types, with results showing that it had a clearly positive effect in preventing associated skin problems after exposure to a range of artificial light.

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