A holistic natural plant extract to minimize the appearance of stretchmarks on the body and wrinkles on the face
VALÉRIE BICARD-BENHAMOU*1, THIERRY BALDECCHI2, MARINA LEFORT1, HEIKE HANAU1, GABRIELE WITTE1
1. Merck Electronics KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
2. Merck Chimie s.a.s., Fontenay-sous-Bois cedex, France
During and since the Covid-19 pandemic period, the level of sedentary lifestyle has reached records. The global population tends to gain weight, rapidly and the probability to get stretchmarks therefore increased. These modifications on the body may cause a decrease of self-esteem. Therefore, the need to have an efficient solution against stretchmarks is real. In parallel, the loss of self-esteem may impact the perception of aging in general, and of the skin in particular, with an increase in wrinkles. The need for highly efficient anti-wrinkle effects is well and truly present.
We tested a plant extract based on a poppy seed extract, RP-SE notably in two in-vivo studies, whose attractive outcomes are presented in this publication. In the first one, the ability to minimize the visibility of stretchmarks was investigated. In the second one, the focus was on anti-aging, and particularly on wrinkles around crow’s feet, and the thickness of the papillary dermis.
During the Covid-19 pandemic period, the level of sedentary lifestyle reached records. Eating habits changed (1, 2). With documented tendencies to gain weight, the probability to get stretchmarks increased. The change in aesthetic may generate a decrease of self-esteem, and the need to have an efficient solution against stretchmarks is real yet challenging to achieve in-vivo. Another parameter affecting loss of self-esteem is the perception of skin aging, the most visible signs of which are periocular wrinkles: therefore, keeping a youthful and luminous face to renew a positive mindset gains additional relevance. The need for highly efficient anti-wrinkle effects is well and truly present. We developed a plant extract based on a poppy seed extract, RP-SE and tested it in two in-vivo studies. In the first one, RP-SE was tested for its ability to lessen the visibility of stretchmarks. In the second study, male and female volunteers with visible wrinkles on crow’s feet were recruited, and the effects of RP-SE on wrinkles and the dermis thickness were investigated. In this publication, we present and discuss the results of these two in-v ...