Purified Padina Extract Controls GAG Synthesis

Jul 30, 2008 | Contact Author | By: Katie Schaefer
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Title: Purified Padina Extract Controls GAG Synthesis
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Alban Muller addresses mature skin with an active that moisturizes, firms and protects. Padinami (INCI: Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil (and) Padina pavonica thallus extract) is a purified extract that is stabilized in jojoba oil and is said to restore substance to the dermis by optimizing its metabolism.

According to the company, the dermis is comprised of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) or molecules with a high capacity to capture water. With age, the synthesis of GAGs decreases, resulting in wrinkles. However, this active is said to trigger the natural mechanisms that control the synthesis of the various GAGs. When the GAGs are boosted, they help: the extracellular matrix moisturize and strengthen skin, reduce the activity of the collagenases, the skin defend itself against free radicals and irritation and to restore skin elasticity. The material reportedly is preservative-free, standardized in efficiency and created using the principles of sustainable development. For more information, visit www.albanmuller.com.