Apioskin, a new active ingredient from Silab, is purified in Apiogalacturonanes (APG) from giant duckweed (Spirodela polyrhiza) which acts to smooth the skin and provide radiance-boosting effects to beautify dehydrated skin.
Whether dry, combination or oily, all skin types can be subject to dehydration characterized by a lack of water. Tightness, lack of suppleness, loss of volume, fine lines and wrinkles can form. According to the company, in order to specifically meet the needs of dehydrated skin, the use of molecules with high hygroscopic potential provides effective and long-lasting skin hydration.
APG uses an original approach combining molecular modeling and Raman microspectroscopy. Silab has shown the highly hygroscopic ability of APG, giving Apioskin its intrinsic ability to absorb and retain water in the skin.
Beyond these properties, Apioskin activates the biological levers of skin hydration (aquaporins, osmolyte transporter, natural moisturizing factor). Tested in vivo at 3% on Caucasian and Asian volunteers, the active ingredient provides flash and long-lasting hydration to dehydrated skin, on the surface and in depth (from the stratum corneum to the upper dermis). The skin is thus embellished from 21 days of application: fine lines of dehydration are smoothed, the volumes of the face are redefined and the radiance of the complexion is revived. 100% of Caucasian volunteers said their skin was more hydrated, softer, more comfortable and brighter.
The giant duckweed, a source of rare and original molecules
Among the different species of giant duckweed, Spirodela polyrhiza is distinguished by its plant cell wall rich in APG, a unique pectin that gives it its ability to bind water. This aquatic plant has been used for millennia in traditional Chinese medicine for its benefits on water metabolism.
The giant duckweed comes from a traceable and secure supply, in accordance with company practices. The species Spirodela polyrhiza was authenticated by the molecular barcoding technique. In addition, the control of enzymatic hydrolysis has led to a purified fraction of Apioskin, enriched by more than 50% in apiogalacturonans.
A true hydration concentrate, Apioskin is a patented active ingredient recommended in all plumping treatments at a dose of 0.5 to 3%. Available in aqueous solution, it is easy to formulate. It complies with biodiversity regulations and has a natural origin content of 99.2%. It complies with international cosmetic regulations.