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- 10/16/2019


H&PC Today

Water is important for the structure and mechanical properties of many skin proteins.
The ability of the skin to hold water is primarily related to the stratum corneum, which plays a barrier role to water loss.  Although many hygroscopic molecules are able to increase the water content of the skin, this mechanism is not enough as it is also fundamental to repair the stratum corneum to prevent water loss.

TREALIX is a complete hydrating and moisturizing ingredient: it brings the right proportion of saccharides and amino acids in order to preserve and restore the natural skin barrier, avoiding skin dehydration and ensuring a smooth and soft skin.

It is composed of Trehalose and Hydrolyzed vegetable proteins from corn, wheat, oat and soy.

Trehalose is a disaccharide sugar classified as a kosmotrope or water-structure maker. Because of this property, it is also considered a natural hydrating agent.

As skin barrier alterations are usually linked to skin dryness conditions, Trealix, that is based on a humectant sugar agent such as trehalose, has the powerful  action of a substantial increase of the moisturizing rate in the stratum corneum.

Trehalose is also able to stabilize proteins, preserving their aggregation and helping them to maintain their structures during stress induced by dehydration.

In association of Trehalose, amino acids complete Trealix: they represent the most abundant species constituting the Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF). Its restoration and restructure is fundamental in order to hold water present in the environment and reduce the Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL).

2% Trealix is able to perform both an hydrating efficacy at both a short term (+17% in 1 minute) and a long term (+5% after 1 week). It is also able to activate autophagy, a process of skin cellular renewal.

Because of its instant hydration, Trealix is the best choice for products recommended when skin is in very stressed conditions, in both rinse-off and leave-on formulations. It is also suitable for daily routine skin care products, because of its long-term hydration action. Through its mechanism of action it preserves the integrity of the NMF, reinforcing the natural skin defense and maintaining skin hydrated, renewed and in a healthy condition.

It finds application in Reconditioning Moisturizers, Hydrating Treatments, Water Plumping Creams, Body Lotions, Revitalizing Masks, Cleansing Milks, Mild Scrubs, Nourishing Serums. Trealix is also self-preserving and Cosmos certified.

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