we can reverse the signs of aging by working on different
mechanisms in the skin,” said Smoot. “Kinerase
Restructure is an excellent example of this—focusing on
stimulating the LOXL enzyme and forming new, stronger
elastin instead of just building more collagen, which has
been the focus in recent years.”
The Restructure duo also contains multi-action peptide
complex of SNAP- 8, Argireline, and Leuphasyl. SNAP- 8, a
neuro-peptide that reduces appearance of expression wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions by 34.98% compared to 2.99% with placebo, has been used as a topical
alternative to Botulinum Toxin A. Argireline is an
advanced hexapeptide that has been shown to act on the
SNARE (Soluble N-ethylmaleimide sensitive fusion proteins Attachment Protein Receptor) complex, which has
been shown in the laboratory to stimulate muscle contraction via neurotransmitter release, according to Kinerase.
Leuphasyl is a pentapeptide that has been shown to work
synergistically with Argireline for an improved anti-wrin-kle effect.
Additionally, Kinerase incorporated Trylagen, a combination of peptides and proteins shown to increase the synthesis of collagen types I, III, and IV to provide a better cohesion and stabilization of collagen fibers as well as anti-col-lagenase activity, reducing the potential for collagen degra-
dation. The Restructure Firming Eye Cream also contains
AC DermaPeptide Lifting, described as large peptides
extracted from Prunus amygdalus dulcis, or sweet almonds,
which are known for their softening and soothing properties.
The Next Wave
While skin care experts pointed to the tremendous strides
skin care science has made during the past decade, their eyes
are on the next surge.
“Today’s skin care technology represents a quantum leap
over the past years,” said Scott Premo, chief executive officer of CellCeuticals, Los Angeles. “As we continue to gain a
better understanding of the ‘genetics of skin aging’ ingredients will become more targeted at specific genes known to
regulate cellular response and activity,” he said.
For Smoot, close connection with leading suppliers keeps
Kinerase on the leading edge of technology.
“We are continuing to work with top ingredient manufacturers to get these breakthroughs to market as quickly as
possible when these discoveries are found,” she said.
Those discoveries have been coming fast and furious.
“With technology moving at a record pace, who knows
what other innovations tomorrow will bring,” said Nelson-Bogle of La Roche-Posay. “It is a very exciting time to be in
this industry.” ;
AtLipo®, we call them scientists®.
Nobody knows where the next big ingredient is going to come from. But at
Lipo, we never stop looking for it. So along with formulating technologies and
platforms that help companies use it, our scientists go to great lengths—and
depths—to find the next big idea in skincare, haircare and color cosmetics.
After all, beauty may be only skin deep, but at Lipo we dare to look beneath
BEAUTY IS OUR SCIENCE®