The biomimetic booster of skin resilience
05.12.2023
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The biomimetic booster of skin resilience

Discover how Galactinol Advanced, a biomimetic active ingredient inspired by the capacity of resurrection plants to resist extremely harsh environment, activates the skin’s defense mechanisms to improve its resilience towards environmental stress and quickly changing climate. Skin elasticity and firmness are improved to visibly reduce wrinkles, while the interactions between the skin and its microbiota are boosted. Resurrection plants live in deserts and can revive after months or even years of complete dehydration caused by drought stress. To endure harsh constraints, they activate an incredible defense mechanism that relies on high antioxidant capacities, DNA repair and protection from protein damages. The main key to this is the production of high levels of protective sugars called RFOs (raffinose family oligosaccharides). Inspired by resurrections plants, Clariant Active Ingredients developed a biomimetic active ingredient based on the sugar galactinol: Galactinol Advanced. Produced by biocatalysis, an environmentally friendly biotechnological process, it triggers antioxidant mechanisms, helps repair DNA damage, and optimizes protein quality and functionality, transferring to the skin the activity discovered in the plants.

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