Renewal Ampoules, which have even more efficacy. For example,
skin smoothness improved 19.8% after 2 weeks, and 28.5% after
5 weeks; while skin elasticity improved 1.5% after 2 weeks and
10.2% after 5 weeks.
Time Response may be AmorePacific’s biggest line in the US,
but the company has several top-selling brands. For example, the
No. 1 product at Sephora is Treatment Enzyme Peel ($60/70g)
that helps brighten and even skin tone while providing a soft and
smooth complexion; eliminates dry, dull surface cells and toxins
and improves penetration of other treatment products due to removal of dead cells. The product contains papain, allantoin and
green tea leaf extract.
This fall, AmorePacific is rolling out Luminous Effect, a collection
that promises to inhibit melanin production and reduce existing pigment for a more translucent effect. Both the serum and
the brightening masque contain Asian botanicals to promote a
According to AmorePacific, its exclusive Meladefying Complex
regulates all five steps of skin’s natural melanin formation process when used consistently. Its first mechanism of action is to
desensitize melanocytes to create only minimum amounts, even
when irritated by environmental stressors.
Next, it works to neutralize inflammatory stimuli while inhibiting the formation of new melasma-based blood vessels, making
it harder for new melanin to be formed. Finally, it works to inhibit the DNA deformation of melanocytes caused by UV, effectively blocking unpredicted melanin generation and fortifying the
dermal-epidermal junction. Luminous Effect Brightening Serum
(1oz) retails for $220 and Luminous Effect Brightening Masque ( 6
masks) retails for $120.
Last month, the company introduced Future Response
Age Defense Cream which contains both green tea and pine
mushroom extracts, as well as AB- 12 Complex, a compound of
12 different Asian botanicals that are said to address the 12 symp-
toms of aging to improve skin’s moisture, resiliency, radiance,
tone and firmness. Future Response’s ingredient list includes cot-
ton to stimulate the production of keratin and reduce irritation;
palm cactus to stimulate ceramide production and boost barrier
function; magnolia to control excess pigmentation and gotu cola
to stimulate growth and migration of cells. A 1.7oz cream retails