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An in vitro study of skin renewalwith a probiotic anti-ageing agent

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HARALD VAN DER HOEVEN*, HEIKO PRADE
*Corresponding author
CLR Chemisches Laboratorium Dr. Kurt Richter GmbH, Bennigsenstrasse 25, 12159 Berlin, Germany

Abstract

The modern-day anti-ageing skincare user is reported to be mainly focused on successful maintenance of healthy looking skin, a phenomenon, which is largely a consequence of healthy functioning skin renewal. During the ageing process the skin renewal processes deteriorate. PRC, based on probiotic technology, was developed with the aim to support aging skin in regaining its skin renewal functions. It could be shown that treatment with PRC leads to an increase in the production of proteins and enzymes which are essential to skin quality and an improvement of skin barrier function and cell cohesion. After removing the upper layers of the skin by tape stripping, both the skin renewal process and barrier recovery were accelerated.


 

Introduction

The main interest of modern-day anti-ageing skincare consumers lies in making their skin look the best it can and to at least slow down the ageing process. Obviously, there is plenty of room for anti-wrinkle, skin-lightening and similar products that cater to these needs, but according to common belief, the ability of facial skincare products to wipe years off the user’s face is limited. Ultimately the anti-ageing skincare consumer’s focus is on making the skin look as healthy as possible (1), a feature that is closely related to the actual main purpose of our skin, which is to function as a physical barrier between our body and the harmful outside world (2). Our skin’s top layer, the epidermis, is respon ... ...




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