Oil-based extract promotes youthful skin and younger appearance 

Lubrizol Life Science – Beauty (LLS Beauty) introduces Lapagyl™ advanced botanical ingredient, an oil-based extract from the South American lapacho tree that promises to slow aging of facial skin. 

Lapagyl™ advanced botanical ingredient is an oil-based lapacho bark extract that promotes a slower aging process and an increased skin longevity, which leads to a radiant, younger and improved appearance. 

As we age, the telomeres that protect our skin cell chromosomes shorten, which causes cellular senescence and skin aging. This botanical ingredient works by helping to delay the shortening of telomeres which forestalls the signs of aging skin. 

“Aging can’t be stopped, but the outward signs of it can be slowed. Lapagyl™ advanced botanical ingredient will let users retain their youthful looks longer by delaying the onset of the appearance of aging,” said Elena Cañadas, Global Marketing Director, LLS Beauty. 

In vivo testing demonstrated its efficacy. In a clinical test of 30 female volunteers, the subjects used a cream containing 3% ingredient on half their face and a placebo cream on the other half twice a day for 28 days. The depth of crow’s feet wrinkles decreased 21.6% while skin radiance and moisturization increased, 24.4% and 17.9%, respectively. 

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A test with 2% Lapagyl™ advanced botanical ingredient showed improvement in the firmness of the upper eyelid and reduced eyelid drooping. 

The source of this wonderful ingredient is the lapacho tree, the national tree of Paraguay. It was known as the “tree of life” by the Incas, who revered it for its healing properties. LLS Beauty obtains the bark from a 100% women-owned family company that works closely with small producers and growers. The supplier also provided baby lapacho trees to farmers to plant them for future growth while supporting reforestation. The extraction process itself is sustainable and the ingredient is COSMOS approved and of 100% natural origin content. 

Lapagyl™ advanced botanical ingredient is ideal for use in daily skin care products, in oil-based formulations for complete care of mature skin or as part of a natural cosmetic formulation with the aim to improve skin longevity. To learn more, click here. 

About Lubrizol Beauty 

The Beauty business team at Lubrizol Life Science partners with customers to deliver a beautiful skin experience, providing consumers with trending solutions, substantiated benefits and superior sensory enjoyment. 

About The Lubrizol Corporation 

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. It is a leader at combining market insights with chemistry and application capabilities to deliver valuable solutions to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol improves lives by acting as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or 

wellness to their end users. Technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care, personal care and skin care products and specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions. 

With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2018 were $6.8 billion. 

For more information, visit Lubrizol.com.
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