Author S. Fellner
Journal Edition sofw journal 1/2-2021

Abstract

Wound healing factors, skin barrier integrity and resistance to inflammation are determinants factors for healthy skin. Additionally, a clean, pro-aged skin that is free from irritation and acne is cosmetically attractive. ALPIN HEILMOOR EXTRACT (AHE), a natural (organic) active ingredient (dark micronized powder) extracted from Austrian healing Moor (Heilmoor) deposits at 500m above sea level, was investigated for its efficacy in maintaining and enhancing these key-parameters of healthy and beautiful skin. A series of in-vitro tests involving HaCaT cells and reconstructed human epidermis (RHE) revealed that AHE improves wound healing, enhances membrane barrier integrity and supresses skin inflammation. An open, intra-individual in-vivo efficacy study confirmed the multiple beneficial effects of AHE: a pronounced pro-aging effect, remarkable cleansing/anti-pollution efficacy, both, an immediate and a preventive soothing effect, and a convincing anti-acne efficiency. Notably, AHE was generally very well tolerated and appreciated by study subjects.

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