Ichimaru Pharcos' Adeplump (INCI: Butylene Glycol (and) Water (Aqua) (and) Arnica Montana Flower Extract) increases skin volume by targeting adipocytes; more specifically, it accelerates both the growth and differentiation of preadipocytes, the company reports.
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According to Ichimaru Pharcos, hundreds of raw materials were screened before identifying arnica flower extract for its potential to impart non-invasive, non-surgical volumizing effects to improve aged features. Notably, 14 species of flowers belonging to the Asteraceae family were examined but only Arnica montana flower extract acted on both growth and differentiation.
Studies showed that four weeks of applying Adeplump at just 0.1% increased the volume of the face, lips and breasts. The plumped skin also demonstrated an increase in skin elasticity, a decrease in smile lines/wrinkles, and an improvement in skin brightness.