Get your Skin Ready for Life in The Light


Barcelona, Spain - April 2018
One of the main reasons for the damage and premature aging of the skin is UV radiation, and it is impossible to escape from it. Coming from the sun, it is believed to cause up to 90% of skin aging signs including wrinkles, roughness, sagginess, skin thickening and dark spots.

The sun also emits other types of harmful light, such as infrared and blue light, which penetrate deeper in the dermis and which regular sunscreens do not protect us from. Blue light can also be found indoors, since it is artificially produced by electronic devices such as computers, TVs, smartphones and tablets. The smartphone dependency, the selfie boom, and long workdays in front of computers can negatively impact our skin appearance.

To protect itself from light-induced damage, human skin adapts by developing biological mechanisms that increase its resistance to light, just like some animals can adapt to the environment through, for example, camouflage. Opsins, which are the main photoreceptors of the eye with a key role in light perception, have also been detected in human skin. They are believed to help the skin act as a sensory system for light, increasing its alertness and protection.

Obtained through biotechnology from one of the most radiation-resistant microorganisms, LUMICEASE™ blue ingredient activates opsins on the skin and promotes adaptive responses which help prepare the skin for future exposure to light. It also protects and repairs the skin from solar and artificial blue light-induced damage, minimizing the main signs of photoaging.

In vitro, in addition to activating opsins, considered as the eyes of the skin, the ingredient helped induce the skin adaptive responses against light damage. An increase of cell survival and improvement and protection of the extracellular matrix were also observed.

A clinical test was performed on women who applied a cream with 2% LUMICEASE™ blue ingredient on half face and a placebo cream on the other half, during the summer and while being daily exposed to artificial blue light. The number of brown spots decreased by 11.7% as well as the amount of UV spots (not yet visible), that were reduced by 14.1%, suggesting a repair effect. A reduction of 21.5% and 13.2% in wrinkle volume and average roughness respectively was observed after 56 days of treatment.

In accordance with Lubrizol’s sustainability policy, the isolation process of the microorganism was performed following sustainable practices, which did not involve harvesting high amounts of materials from nature. But at Lipotec we wanted to go a step further in our commitment with the environment by returning to nature what it had offered us, and that is why a percentage of sales of LUMICEASE™ blue ingredient will be donated to Paisatges Vius, an organization dedicated to the conservation of the aquatic ecosystem of the Pyrenean area in Northern Spain where the isolation of the microorganism took place.

Lipotec’s LUMICEASE™ blue ingredient prepares, protects and repairs the skin from solar and artificial blue light helping minimize the main signs of digital and photoaging so you can enjoy your life in the light.

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