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Chicory Root Active for Collagen Synthesis
Posted: February 3, 2011
Provital S. A. has sourced chicory root to create an active that lifts skin while increasing collagen synthesis. Tens’Up (INCI: Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Oligosaccharides (and) Water (aqua) (and) Glycerin (and) Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum) is said to provide an immediate and medium-term tightening effect to skin in addition to its antiaging properties.
The immediate and medium-term effect is a result of the chicory root oligosaccharides being injected in a three dimensional matrix to deliver them sequentially once applied to the skin. In addition, the active is said to increase collagen synthesis, making skin fuller in the medium-term.
The active is supplied as a white, viscous liquid that is soluble in water. It is recommended at 5–10% in tightening products for the face, neck and décolletage, intensive masks, liquid foundation and makeup.
In addition to the tightening and collagen synthsis actions, the active is claimed to visibly erase the signs of fatigue, enhance features, enable smoother makeup application and extend its wearability.