In the clarifying lotion, salicylic acid exfoliates and removes
dead skin cells as lactic acid smoothes texture. In addition, the
lotion contains Pro-D.B.S., billed as an anti-inflammatory ingredient that regulates skin’s pH, and tea tree oil for its antibacterial benefits.
Dr. Brandt describes the pore tightener as a breakthrough
“memory gel”developed to gently clear pores, reduce excess oil
and restore enlarged pore walls, snapping them back into shape.
Driving this formulation are lentil extract, a multi-action
oligosaccharide; Evermat, a combination of oleanolic acid and
an extract derived from an African tree that balances the activity of sebaceous glands; Eijitsu rose, a rose bud active (dried fruit
of Rose multiflora) commonly used in Japan for its medicinal
properties; and alpine extract, which decreases sebum production and reduces shines.
While some brands search the globe for the right actives, for
skin care and wellness brand Lumene, its key actives share a
similar heritage—there’s Arctic cloudberry in its Vitamin C+ line,
arctic sea buckthorn in the Premium Beauty line and arctic
heather in the Time Freeze line. The firm says due to the environment in which they thrive, these plants and berries are
super-concentrated in vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients, and each ingredient has its special benefits for the skin.
For example, cloudberry boosts radiance and protects the skin
against the signs of aging; sea buckthorn rejuvenates and nour-ishes the skin, protecting it against free radicals; and heather
protects the skin’s elastin fibers, and firms and smoothes the
skin, as well as prevents pigment changes.
Active ingredients used in Jafra Pro embrace a range of technologies such as
matrikine peptides, aquaporines, cross-linked hyaluronic acid, polyphenols,
stem cell botanicals and marine based oligosaccharides.
It’s About Delivery Too
Also new to the anti-aging scene is a new line from Jafra Interna-
tional—Jafra Pro—which was created through the leadership of
Pragna Chakravarti, chief scientific officer and VP of worldwide
R&D. The range—which includes Even Tone, Face Lift SPF 20,
Night Recovery Concentrate, Dermal Line Filler and Eye Trans-
former—takes a multi-dimensional approach to address the seven
dimensions of visibly younger skin such as lasting hydration; vi-
tality; even complexion; firmness, elasticity, resiliency and sup-
pleness; reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles;
inflammation or redness; and enhanced facial contour lift, ac-
cording to the company.
The active ingredients used in the collection embrace a range
of technologies such as matrikine peptides, aquaporines, cross-linked hyaluronic acid, polyphenols, stem
cell botanicals, marine based oligosaccharides and several plant-derived superior performance driven compositions.
“These carefully selected actives collectively address
all of the aspects of skin aging, simultaneously offering
effective maintenance and recovery of youthful looking
and behaving skin for women ages 20 to 50s plus,”said
Skin care chemists recognize that the right actives
are critical and a fully-loaded formulation is sure to generate interest. But there are other aspects that must be
addressed if the product is going to deliver the efficacy
the brand is promising.
“The delivery system plays a critical role in ensuring
that the actives reach their target sites for effective performance,” Chakravarti told HAPPI.“Cell communication principles, specific gene array monitored selection
processes of key actives and the careful assimilation of
multiple pathways can result in final formulas that de-
Vichy has turned to Rhamnose, a naturally-derived plant extract that has been proven to
stimulate derm source activity. The firm says LiftActiv with Rhamnose 5% is proven to reduce the appearance of the most common facial wrinkles starting in just two weeks.