Counter the ef­fects of age­ing

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NEW re­sults from an open clin­i­cal study con­ducted for over a year show that with daily use of the for­mula con­tain­ing Bioma­rine com­plex and the patented Ly­coPhence com­plex, signs of age­ing are mea­sur­ably im­proved by up to 48% with an im­pres­sive +122% in­crease in the der­mal den­sity of the skin.

The study, car­ried out in Brazil, was led by the in­de­pen­dent cos­metic der­ma­tol­o­gist Dr Adil­son Costa, head of the Der­ma­tol­ogy Depart­ment, Pon­tif­i­cal Catholic Univer­sity of Camp­inas, Sao Paolo. It fol­lowed 42 women aged 35 to 60 who took a daily dose of the anti-age­ing skin sup­ple­ment over a course of 12 months.

The lat­est re­sults from this open study con­firmed that daily us­age of the for­mula con­tain­ing Bioma­rine com­plex and the patented Ly­coPhence com­plex sig­nif­i­cantly in­creased lev­els of col­la­gen and elastin in the der­mal layer. Us­ing bio­met­ric, ul­tra­sound and self­assess­ment analy­ses, sta­tis­ti­cally sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ments were found against a num­ber of key cri­te­ria: Ul­tra­sound mea­sure­ment > Der­mal den­sity: +122% Self-as­sess­ment mea­sures > Fine lines: -30% > Ra­di­ance: +42% > Smooth­ness: +42% > Over­all ap­pear­ance: +48% Con­clu­sions af­ter 360 days Long-term use of the for­mula con­tain­ing Bioma­rine com­plex and the patented Ly­coPhence com­plex shows it to be a good and ef­fec­tive ap­proach to treat signs of age­ing both on the skin’s sur­face and within the der­mal layer.

The vol­un­teers showed on­go­ing im­prove­ment in the signs of photo-aged or age­ing skin, as­sessed both ob­jec­tively and sub­jec­tively. Over­all, there was con­tin­ued mea­sur­able in­crease in the thick­ness of the der­mal layer, as­sessed by ul­tra­sound, as well as a re­duc­tion of fine lines.

Us­ing ul­tra­sound to an­a­lyse der­mal den­sity, re­sults showed a grad­ual con­tin­u­ous in­crease on the face and skin on the up­per arm (non-photo dam­aged ar­eas) dur­ing the study pe­riod.

Over­all, clear and sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ment in the signs of skin age­ing through the daily use of the for­mula con­tain­ing Bioma­rine com­plex and the patented Ly­coPhence com­plex was ob­served. These new re­sults build on Dr Costa’s orig­i­nal 120-day study which was pub­lished this year.

The ini­tial 120-day study also demon­strated a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in col­la­gen and elas­tic fi­bres in the der­mal layer (skin biopsy), sup­port­ing a real ben­e­fi­cial change in skin struc­ture.

There was also sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ment in skin hy­dra­tion lev­els (+25%) (cor­neom­e­try) and an in­creased acid­i­fi­ca­tion of the skin (+10%) (pH-me­try).

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Costa, A et al. As­sess­ment of the clin­i­cal ef­fi­cacy and safety of use within 360 days of an oral sup­ple­ment based on ma­rine pro­tein, acerola con­cen­trate, grape seed ex­tract and tomato ex­tract in the ap­proach to treat­ment and con­trol of skin age­ing in women.

Oral pre­sen­ta­tion at the 8th World Congress of the In­ter­na­tional Acad­emy of Cos­metic Der­ma­tol­ogy, Jan 1 to Feb 4, 2012, Can­cun, Mex­ico, and 70th An­nual Meet­ing of the Amer­i­can Acad­emy of Der­ma­tol­ogy, San Diego, 2012.

First pub­lished in Surg Cos­met Der­ma­tol 2011; 3(4):302-11.

Costa, A et al. Clin­i­cal, bio­met­ric and ul­tra­sound as­sess­ment of the ef­fects of daily use of a nu­traceu­ti­cal com­posed of ly­copene, acerola ex­tract, grape seed ex­tract and Bioma­rine Com­plex in pho­toaged hu­man skin. An Bras Der­ma­tol. 2012:87(1): 52-61.

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