Lipofoods, introduces its new line of microencapsulated botanical ingredients with the debut product, Curcushine™ microcapsules, a highly bioavailable microencapsulated curcumin source with proven anti-aging claims for the beauty-from-within market.
Turmeric is one of the most revered plants in Ayurveda, the Indian traditional medicinal system. Curcumin is turmeric’s main bioactive polyphenol with numerous health benefits related to the reduction of the ageing process being antioxidant and anti-inflammatory the two primary properties.
As nutrition and diet play a big role in skin appearance, there is a growing demand for ‘Beauty from Within’ solutions. It is of common knowledge that the ageing process is driven by the lifelong accumulation of molecular damages mainly due to Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) produced by mitochondria as well as random errors in DNA replication. Measurement of ROS levels is a good predictor of oxidative stress and can be used to test the anti-oxidant properties in live cells. Furthermore, high levels of ROS lead to the activation of hyaluronidase, collagenase and elastase, which can further contribute to skin damage. On the other hand, protein glycation contributes to skin aging as it deteriorates the existing collagen by crosslinking.
Curcumin has been shown to delay the skin aging by protecting its structures and proteins such as collagen and elastin from oxidative and inflammatory damages. Furthermore, antioxidant properties of Curcumin can reduce ROS in cells and eliminate the effects of advanced glycation species (AGEs) on the divergent regulation of gene expression of receptors of AGEs by several mechanisms.
Several studies conclude that turmeric/curcumin products and supplements, both oral and topical, may provide benefits for skin health, however the potential of curcumin is limited by its poor bioavailability. Lipofoods, introduces its new line of microencapsulated botanical ingredients supported by proprietary science with proven efficacy. For the first launch of the line, Lipofoods partners with the Italian Company, Sphera Encapsulation S.R.L, dedicated to the research and development of the field of nano- and micro-encapsulation.
The debut product, Curcushine™ microcapsules, comprises a highly bioavailable microencapsulated curcumin source for the beauty-from-within market with proven anti-aging benefits. The product´s innovative patent-pending delivery system transforms curcumin in a highly bioavailable product thanks to the completely biocompatible and natural encapsulant matrix that protects and embeds the curcumin. Curcushine™ microcapsules has been proven to reduce significantly ROS levels, thus demonstrating it has a potent antioxidant effect on human dermal fibroblasts, therefore preventing skin aging from within.
Curcushine microcapsules can be readily incorporated into a wide range of nutraceutical applications and beauty drinks due to its high solubility.