Technological, high-performing functional active ingredients.

HA [Hyaluronic Acid]

Polymer, fundamental for the whole cutaneous architecture, it binds huge amount of water to itmself, making skin turgid and compact. It has different penetration degrees, depending on the dimension of polymeric chains, leading to diversified effects: on one side the smaller molecules can reach the dermis and stimulate the cellular renewal, on the other the bigger ones remains on skin surface and have filming, hydrating and protective effects.

FUCOSIO [Fucose]

Essential monosaccharide with prebiotic effect and specific biochemical recognition action. It is a fundamental structural component of glycans, natural macromolecules present in various proteic cellular and extracellular structures, where they stimulate the renewal and growth processes of fibroblasts, protect from metalloproteinases and damages of free radicals, which are responsible for the lack of integrity of the cutaneous structure.

PHA [Poly hydroxy acids]

Poly hydroxy acids, among which we find both Gluconolactone (a simple-structure molecule) and Lactobionic acid (a complex-structure acid sugar): they are macromolecules characterized by the presence of functional groups typical of organic acids, that thanks to specific properties as the capacity of induce and promote cascade natural processes of cellular renewal through the subtraction of Calcium ions, can reactivate the physiological functions that counter skin aging, giving firmness, brightness, elasticity and cutaneos tone without making damages typical of aggressive treatments. In parallel, thanks to the sequestrant capability of Iron ions, they make the skin free from their oxidative harmful action.

AHA [Alpha Hydroxy Acids]

Organic acids from natural sources (fruits, beetroots, sugar cane) with smoothing, hydrating and illuminating properties due to direct mechanisms that lead to both surface and deep skin renewal. Glycolic acid, which is the smaller of alpha-hydroxyacid molecules, can insert himself among interlamellar spaces, reaching the deeper layers of epidermis. The pH degree and the concentration determine more targeted actions: from stimulation and reshaping of dermis, to chemical peeling with epidermidis cell turnover. Thanks to its great capability to penetrate into the skin layers, Glycolic acid can interact also in depth, where it boosts hydration level by keeping water molecules.

PULLULAN [Pullulan]

Natural, starch-derived hydro-soluble polysaccharide obtained from biofermentation processes, it has lifting, filming, smoothing and protective power. Pullulan, which is very safe for skin, can stimulate collagen synthesis and is used in cosmetics to promote skin renewal and boost tissue tone, in order to prevent wrinkles formation and protect the skin from dehydration and oxidative processes.

AA [Aminoacids]

They are essential molecules, fundamental elements of proteic chain structures. Among these, Arginine, Lisine, Glicine and in particular Proline can be considered the base units of chains of collagen, which is a fundamental structural protein of dermis.

EXTR [Herbal extracts]

Natural herbal extracts obtained from controlled biofermentation processes, characterized by protective and regenerating activities: among them we find Green tea, Roiboos (Red tea from South African hills), Goji berries (antioxidant, from Tibet), Geranium and Boswellia, which is known for its important anti-inflammatory properties. Selected and properly mixed, the extracts help to complete the antioxidant and protective formulation profiles.

PEP [Peptides]

Short aminoacidic chains, smaller than proteins, with biological specific activities, as they can: improve synthesis and organization of important structural cutaneous proteins: collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid; improve the viability of cutaneous cells: fibroblasts and keratinocites. They are small, higly penetrating substances, effective and specific in powering brightness, elasticity and tone of skin, in reducing wrinkles and spots, in protecting from UV radiation damages.

OZONIDES [Ozonides]

Ozone is a gas molecule with interesting properties, but it is unstable in nature. The solution to this problem is represented by the so-called ozonides, compounds obtained from natural vegetable oils in which ozone can be trapped and made available with skin application. Ozonides are rapidly absorbed in the skin, where they quickly take action to generate the physiological positive effects of ozone in gas form: increase of cutaneous oxigen availability, better nutrients transport, protection from free radicals, soothing, purifying and energizing deep effect.

VIT E [Vitamin E]

Vitamin E is one of the major antioxidant and antiradical functional ingredients, since it can protect the phospholipids of biological cell membranes. Useful in all cases of failure of biological mechanisms of defence from oxidative stress, as in consequence of aging or external stressful agents, it counteracts the degenerative processes typical of aging, it can promote the cell renewal processes and neutralize free radicals. Thanks to specific functions of many enzymatic reactions it shows regulatory activity in biological processes, as cellular growth, evolution of dermis matrix, regulation of inflammatory processes.

VIT F [Vitamin F – Linoleic acid]

Also known as Linoleic acid, Vitamin F is a mix of essential fatty acids, foundamental lipids involved in growth and regeneration cellular processes. It is precious, beacuse our body can’t produce it on his own and we must intake from external sources. Vitamin F is useful for all skin types, it is related to cell membranes, contributes to keep the best hydration level, counteracts inflammatory processes while showing protective effect from damages of harmful elements, as UV radiation, pollution and bacterial skin flora imbalances.

VIT B3 [Vitamin B3 – Niacinamide]

Known as Vitamin B3 or Vitamin PP, it is the bioactive form of Niacin. It is one of the water-soluble vitamins, that cannot be stored and must be taken regularly. To keep skin healthy and beauty it is necessary to take care of skin inflammatory imbalances. Besides of its antioxidant properties, Vitamin B3 can normalize the production of sebum, promote the synthesis of keratin and improve ceramides synthesis. It accelerates the keratinocites differentiation processes and support the functionality of the skin, boosting the capability to maintain high hydration levels.

VITAMIN C [Vitamin C – Ascorbic acid]

Vitamin C, or Ascorbic acid, is essential for the well-being of the body, for the physiological growth and health of cells and tissues. The body needs external Vitamin C sources, because it cannot synthetize it of his own. Furthermore, Vitamin C cannot be stored because it is one of the water-soluble vitamins. The Vitamin C need of healty skin is quite high, due to its many functions: is stimulates synthesis of new collagen and elastin, acts as an antioxidant, it protects from free radicals and UV radiation and prevents and reduces dark spots. An appropriate use of Vitamin C makes skin bright, hydrated, more tonic and firm, with notable decrease of wrinkles and dark spots.

VIT A [Vitamin A – Retinoic acid]

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin with many biological functions: it is essential for epitelial cells, supports the immune system, it is a powerful antioxidant, protective from harmful effect of free radicals and UV radiation. Vitamin A is present in nature in different chemical forms: in form of Retinoic acid it is destined to the fat absorptive pathway, where it strongly counters the typical chrono- and photoaging phenomena. It is strategic on skins with deep and fine wrinkles, dark spots, lack of tone and elasticity, it can totally stimulate the cellular metabolism of synthesis of enzymes and structural molecules, that are fundamental for tissues architecture.

CHR [Hydroxychromone – Dihydroxy methylchromone]

Molecule of natural origin, belonging to the group of precursors of Vitamin A, it shows many biological functions: it is essential for epithelial cells, supports immune system, it is a strong antioxidant that protects from harmful effects of UV radiation and free radicals. Present in nature in different chemical forms, Vitamin A as hydroxychromone is destined to the water absorptive pathway, where it strongly counters the typical chrono- and photoaging phenomena. It is strategic on skins with deep and fine wrinkles, dark spots, lack of tone and elasticity, it can totally stimulate the cellular metabolism of synthesis of enzymes and structural molecules, that are fundamental for tissues architecture.

FLAV [Flavonoids]

The term flavonoids is used referring to many molecules with polyphenolic structure, widely present in vegetables and fruit, responsible of the wide range of colors of the vegetable world. Their function, in nature as well as on the skin, is related to their great antioxidant properties: flavonoids can protect from oxidative damages, they combat free radicals and harmful effects of UV radiation. Some of them, as Diosmine and Hesperidine, in addition to antioxidant properties show antinflammatory and vasoprotective actions, being useful to preserve the integrity of blood vessels and to prevent their related blemishes.

PFE [Perfluoroether – Polyperfluoromethylisopropyl ether]

High molecular weight polymer, very particular because it is insoluble both in water and oils. PFT is a technological friend of cosmetics, because it forms an invisible protective film onto the skin, a non occlusive barrier that defends from aggressions of irritative substances, allowing the skin to breath through physiological cutaneos gas exchanges. Kindred to oxygen and carbon dioxide, PFE is chemically inert, safe and totally non-toxic.

XYM [Xymenynic acid]

Xymenynic acid is a particular 18-carbons chain poly-unsaturated fatty acid. Naturally occurring, it is also known as Santalbic acid because it is contained in Santal species seeds oil. It shows many important effect on some enzymes (ialuronidase, collagenase, PG-synthetase) and it is used in face antiaging products because it improves firmness and cutaneous tone; in body products it is used for the efficacy to combat the infiltration of fatty tissue into dermis, reducing the typical orange-peel aspect of the skin. Interesting studies demonstrated that Xymenynic acid has antiinflammatory properties and can support the health of skin microcirculation.

PANT [Panthenol]

Known as Provitamin B5 or Vitamin W, Panthenol is the precursor of Vitamin B5 (Panthotenic acid). Applied onto the skin, after conversion in Panthotenic acid it actively takes part in many processes of cellular metabolism; it also has wound healing, antinflammatory, soothing anf hydrating action. Useful for dry, sensitive and reactive skins, Panthenol enhances the physiological functionality of skin barrier, supports the natural skin hability to defend itself from aggressions, and to rigenerate in presence of some irritating factors, as erithema or acne.

NMF [Natural Moisturizing Factor]

NMF, term that stands for Natural Moisturizing Factor, is a complex mix of water soluble and hygrocopic molecules that retaining water molecules can maintain an adequate degree of skin hydration, in particolar into corneum layer and on the hydro-lipid film of the skin surface. NMF can represent until 30% of the dry residue of corneum layer, where it is present both as intracellular and extracellular component. It is fundamental to keep the integrity and plasticity of skin barrier. The NMF components, that contribute to regulate the skin pH degree, are essential for the growth of a balanced and healthy microbiota.

CER [Ceramides]

Ceramides are a group of organic fatty molecules, composed by sphyngosine linked to a fatty acid. Ceramides, naturally higly concentrated into cells membranes, following to the natural breakdown of the keratinocytes are destined to become part of intradermal lipids, that are the major constituents of the so-called intercorneocyte cement. Cermides are very important to maintain the integrity of compact corneum layer barrier function; they play important roles also as transmitters of biochemical signals relating to different phases of cells life: proliferation, differentiation an planned turnover.

SPH [Microsfere – Microspheres]

New, higly technologic cosmetic ingredients, made of polymeric microstructures arranged in spheric shape. They use the concepts of physical optics, and when inserted into right cosmetic formulation matrixes they can interact with the play of light and shadow that make skin wrinkles evident: they can give to the skin a smooth and bright look just optically neutralising the skin signs.

CHO/HA/ALOE [Lichen of Ireland/Hyaluronic acid/Aloe barbadensis – Chondrus crispus/Hyaluronic acid/Aloe barbadensis]

CHO Chondrus crispus, also known as lichen of Ireland, is a small seaweed that grows wild along the coasts of Ireland and Great Britain. It is rich in carrageenans, saccharidic polymers used in cosmetics for their capacity to film, hydrate and protect the skin.
HA Hyaluronic Acid, it is a natural polymer of a polysaccharide, glycosaminoglycan, foundamental component of connective tissue. Widely used for its properties, it can bind high amount of water, making the skin turgid and compact. It can penetrate more or less into the skin, depending on the dimension of polymeric chains: while the smaller molecules can reach the dermis and generate biochemical regenerative signals, the bigger chains have great hydrating and filming capacity onto skin surface.
ALOE Aloe barbadensis is a plant known since ancient times for its beneficial properties. The natural aqueous gel obtained from the matrix of inner part of leaves is formed by glucomannan, a complex-structure sugar responsible for hydrating, filming, protective, soothing and healing properties of the plant. Aloe gel is a foundamental component, due to its natural hydrating and refreshing activities, of products for delicate and reactive skins, as well as for after sun and soothing formulations.

POST [Post biotics]

Multi-specie lisate complex, made of inactivated (lisated) bacteria. It can support the vitality of healty skin bacterial flora, preventing the formation of biofilm and proliferation of pathogens, acting with an indirect antimicrobic effect. Moreover, it can enhance the hydration level and the functionality of skin barrier, helping in reducing the reactivity, pain sensation and sensitization degree of the skin.