U.S. Cosmetics Corp. (Dayville, Conn., USA) has introduced two extracts that protect against photoaging. Biobenefity (INCI: Cynara scolymus (artichoke) leaf extract) works against photoaging by inhibiting transcription of NF-Kappa B. According to the company, facial pores become less obvious because of reduced hyperkeratinization and lower melanin content within the pores. The artichoke extract also reportedly improves skin elasticity.
Princess Care (INCI: Geranium robertianum extract) also acts against photoaging by inhibiting tryptase activity. Type I and type IV collagen degradation as a result of UV radiation is minimized through this inhibition. The geranium extract is also reported to aid in the reduction of the appearance of wrinkles. Additionally, the company claims the extract improves skin elasticity.
The two extracts are products of Ichimaru Pharcos Corp. (Gifu, Japan) For more information on the extracts, visit www.us-cosm.com.