It is obvious that communication is essential for human beings. Nowadays, with new technologies and social networks, we are always connected. Our whole life revolves around communication, and image is one of the most used formats to convey our mood, our aspirations and our look.
The optimal functioning of our skin also depends on good intercellular communication, which is altered with age and is one of the factors associated with aging. Orchistem™ stimulates adipose tissue-derived stem cells for them to produce a growth factor-rich secretome. This secretome is full of growth factors for the fibroblasts to increase their production of elastin and collagen and their migration and proliferation.
OrchistemTM are orchid stem cells from the Calanthe discolor plant, an orchid native to Japan that is also very common in China and Korea.
Several in vitro tests confirmed that cellular communication among stem cells of OrchistemTM, skin stem cells and fibroblasts resulted in an increase in the production of collagen and elastin.
Two in vivo studies were conducted in order to check the efficacyof OrchistemTM on the skin.
Over time and due to a loss of firmness, the facial oval becomes less well-defined and more flaccid. The first in vivo showed excellent results in only 14 days, reducing and lifting the jawline, and redefining the facial oval.
In the second in vivo, we measured other parameters with very nice results as well.
We quantified the lifting and eye-opening effect. One of the most popular surgical procedures consists of the elevation of the upper eyelid to achieve more open and younger-looking eyes. With age, the levator muscle of this eyelid weakens and the eye appears to be more closed, giving an aged and tired look. Orchistem™ provides an elevating lifting effect of 10% on the upper eyelid that rejuvenates the eyes.
This boosting effect of collagen and elastin synthesis improved firmness, elasticity and glow. Luminosity is also a parameter characteristic of younger skin. The skin also recovered the luminosity it had 14 years ago.
Since wrinkles are one of the signs of aging detected at an earlier stage—since they are so visible and evident—the improvement observed in them was assessed to complete this global anti-aging effect as a result of improved intercellular communication.
With Orchistem™, improved intercellular communication results in a visible anti-aging effect, firmer and brighter skin, a redefined contour and a younger look.