New research shows LumenatoTM, Lycored's ingestible skincare extract, boosts collagen and ceramide levels and can deliver significant improvements to skin health and appearance.
Created from golden tomatoes, Lumenato is a natural, vegan-friendly carotenoid complex that has previously been shown to help the skin age beautifully by preserving and enhancing collagen levels.[i]
A new study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology has found that its synergistic blend of nutrients and antioxidants not only boosts collagen but also supports ceramides and protects them from oxidation. Ceramide levels decline rapidly with age, affecting the skin's elasticity and toughness and leading to fine lines, saggy skin, dryness, and lack of radiance.
The first phase of the study examined Lumenato’s impact when applied to cultured human cells. The tests demonstrated that the extract increases the activity of genes that work to enhance collagen production, control inflammation and oxidative stress, and contribute to tissue healing and protection. In addition, the carotenoids and tocopherols in Lumenato were shown to strengthen the skin barrier and help it cope with environmental challenges.
The second phase saw women aged between 35 and 60 consume Lumenato once a day for 16 weeks to evaluate changes in skin condition. The double-blind, placebo-controlled study showed significant benefits for participants with an impaired skin barrier, including improvements to skin smoothness and hydration as well as reductions in redness and pore size.
Elizabeth Tarshish, Lycored's Head of Clinical Affairs, said: "Lumenato is a vegan-friendly collagen and ceramide booster that nourishes the skin with beautifying nutrients. This study highlights its far-reaching benefits, with specific advantages for the vast number of consumers worldwide who suffer from dry skin as the result of a compromised skin barrier. Lumenato creates reservoirs of goodness to restore the balance of essential fatty acids and antioxidants, providing benefits for skin moisture, elasticity, and redness."
Patented for composition and skin benefits, Lumenato is a clean-label extract that is allergen-free, gluten-free, Kosher, Halal, and Non-GMO Project-Verified. It is ideal for supplements as well as food and beverages, with low viscosity, a neutral taste profile and no coloration.
The full study, ‘Effects of golden tomato extract on skin appearance—outlook into gene expression in cultured dermal fibroblasts and on trans-epidermal water loss and skin barrier in human subjects,’ can be viewed here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jocd.14527
[i] Solomonov, Y. et al. 'Lumenato protects normal human dermal fibroblasts from neutrophil-induced collagen-3 damage in co-cultures' PLoS One (2021)
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