IceAwake is based on an extract of the bacteria Iodobacter ssp., which was isolated from the soil below a Swiss glacier. IceAwake rejuvenates skin that appears aged due to a hectic lifestyle that also features too little sleep.
Sleep deprivation not only leads to a tired appearance in the short-term, but it is also an aging factor in the long-term. This is due to inefficient protein folding in sleep-deprived and aged skin.
Unfolded proteins are unable to carry out their job and accumulate. This leads to stress in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), the cellular organelle responsible for secreted protein production, and subsequently to cell damage.
In addition, ATP, the energy molecule that is needed for protein folding and many other cellular processes, is reduced in sleepdeprived cells.
In clinical studies on Asian as well as Caucasian female and male volunteers, IceAwake visibly rejuvenated their appearance by decreasing wrinkle depth, increasing radiance, and reducing the tired appearance for a refreshed look.
INCI (EU / PCPC) Declaration Succinic Acid (and) Maltodextrin (and) Aqua / Water.