Lubrizol Life Science – Beauty (LLS Beauty) introduces Lapagyl™ advanced botanical ingredient, an oil-based extract from the South American lapacho tree that promises to slow aging of facial skin.
Lapagyl™ advanced botanical ingredient is an oil-based lapacho bark extract that promotes a slower aging process and an increased skin longevity, which leads to a radiant, younger and improved appearance.
As we age, the telomeres that protect our skin cell chromosomes shorten, which causes cellular senescence and skin aging. This botanical ingredient works by helping to delay the shortening of telomeres which forestalls the signs of aging skin.
“Aging can’t be stopped, but the outward signs of it can be slowed. Lapagyl™ advanced botanical ingredient will let users retain their youthful looks longer by delaying the onset of the appearance of aging,” said Elena Cañadas, Global Marketing Director, LLS Beauty.
In vivo testing demonstrated its efficacy. In a clinical test of 30 female volunteers, the subjects used a cream containing 3% ingredient on half their face and a placebo cream on the other half twice a day for 28 days. The depth of crow’s feet wrinkles decreased 21.6% while skin radiance and moisturization increased, 24.4% and 17.9%, respectively.
A test with 2% Lapagyl™ advanced botanical ingredient showed improvement in the firmness of the upper eyelid and reduced eyelid drooping.
The source of this wonderful ingredient is the lapacho tree, the national tree of Paraguay. It was known as the “tree of life” by the Incas, who revered it for its healing properties. LLS Beauty obtains the bark from a 100% women-owned family company that works closely with small producers and growers. The supplier also provided baby lapacho trees to farmers to plant them for future growth while supporting reforestation. The extraction process itself is sustainable and the ingredient is COSMOS approved and of 100% natural origin content.
Lapagyl™ advanced botanical ingredient is ideal for use in daily skin care products, in oil-based formulations for complete care of mature skin or as part of a natural cosmetic formulation with the aim to improve skin longevity.