The first three ingredients discussed below will be added to
products in our acne line within the next two weeks. The bottles are being printed and we are excited to upgrade our already very effective acne line. These 3 ingredients have already been added to our new Post Waxing Lotion.
Tetrahydrocurcuminoids (THC) are derived from the turmeric root and are used in skin care products for their anti-inflammatory effects and their effective antioxidant action. Antioxidants can relieve oxidative stress to become an effective acne treatment. In addition to this, we are using it for it's healing properties.
Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 and plays a key role in cellular energy production, synthesis of lipids and glucose metabolism. It is used in acneic skin as a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Through a study at State University of NY, it was found that 4% niacinamide gel has comparable effectiveness in the treatment of acne vulgaris as 1% Clindamycin gel without the risk of the emergence of resistant microorganisms. We use Niacin in our Moisture Complex and Ultra Moisture Renewal as an anti-aging agent.
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredient. It is a flavonoid of green tea extract and is viewed as the component of green tea that is most significant. Current research is showing that as the cells migrate toward the skin's surface and die at about day 20, the EGCG has shown the ability to reactivate them. The old cells start to divide again and produce DNA, thus making more energy. One of the benefits from this is the possibility of scar formation being reduced. This could be very beneficial for acne clients.
Betaglucan is a yeast derivative and is able to attach to macrophage cell receptors and signal production of epidermal cell growth factor (ECGF) and transforming growth factor (TGF). These cytokines orchestrate the repair and rebuilding of the skin. Betaglucan stimulates the formation of new feeder vessels, promotes cellular proliferation and stimulates fibroblast cells to produce elastin and collagen. Several of our anti-aging products contain this ingredient. One of these is the Line Reducing Complex, which has recently been enhanced with the addition of Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 or SYN-COLL. This additional peptide helps to further build collagen.