Athleisure Meets Anti-aging in Lonza Launch


Lonza wants to send skin to the gym with its latest launch. XPressEV (INCI: Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil (and) Canola Oil (and) Morus nigra Leaf Extract (and) Pearl Extract (and) Tocopherol) is meant to create firmer, “fitter” skin by reducing visible effects of aging.

Intended to strengthen and improve skin surface architecture, the bioactive functional ingredient reportedly tones the facial contour and leaves skin smooth with less-noticeable wrinkles. Asian consumers may especially benefit from use of the ingredient, since their skin typically wrinkles later in life but at a faster pace, according to the company.

The ingredient targets the dermis and dermal-epidermal junction. Ex vivo testing showed that after use of the ingredient, expression of both collagen VII and laminin 5 were enhanced by 103% and 123%, respectively; expression of collagen II, elastin and decorin (a protein linked to collagen) was also impacted.

“Like workouts help keep your muscles fit, XPressEV bioactive is designed to help keep your skin looking fitter, giving you a healthier, younger appearance. XPressEV bioactive is a workout for your skin and works as hard as you do in your daily workout routine,” noted Jennifer Clancy, senior director of Global Marketing, Lonza Consumer Product Ingredients, in a press release

The ingredient can be used in facial, neck and hand care formulations for both men and women, with a recommended usage level of 1-3%.

XPressEV launched at in-cosmetics Asia 2018 in Bangkok. There, the supplier also featured its ScreenLight Block (INCI: Physalis Alkekengi Calyx Extract (and) Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride (and) Beta-Carotene), which is intended to protect skin from visible effects of pollution.

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