Hygroscopic excellence for a plumped skin

Published: 18-Oct-2022

SILAB presents APIOSKIN® , a natural plumping active ingredient with outstanding hydrating properties, derived from the giant duckweed

Whether dry, mixed or oily, every skin can be subjected to dehydration, characterised by a lack of water. Tightness, lack of suppleness, loss of volume, lines and wrinkles then appear. In order to respond specifically to the needs of dehydrated skin, the use of molecules with substantial hygroscopic potential provides an effective and long-lasting cutaneous hydration.

Giant duckweed, a source of rare and original molecules: APG

In this context, apiogalacturonans (APG) appear to be particularly interesting due to their capacity to bind water. Found in plant cell wall, they are especially present in the giant duckweed, Spirodela polyrhiza. This aquatic plant has been used for millennials in traditional Chinese medicine for its benefits on the metabolism of water.

Remarkable hygroscopic properties

SILAB used a novel approach, combining molecular modeling and Raman microspectroscopy, and demonstrated for the first time the highly hygroscopic capacity of APG from Spirodela polyrhiza, which gives APIOSKIN® its intrinsic ability to take up and retain water in the skin.

A hydrating and plumping effect

Beyond these properties, APIOSKIN® activates the biological levers of cutaneous hydration (aquaporins, osmolyte transporter, natural moisturizing factor). Tested in vivo at 3% in Caucasian and Asian volunteers, the active ingredient thus provides a flash and long-lasting hydration to dehydrated skin, superficially and in depth (from the stratum corneum to the upper dermis). The skin is thus beautified as of 21 days of application: dehydration lines are smoothed, facial volumes are redefined, and complexion radiance is revived. 100% of the Caucasian volunteers reported that their skin was more hydrated, softer, more comfortable, and more luminous.

A true hydration concentrate, APIOSKIN® is a patented active ingredient recommended in all plumping skin care products.

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