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  • BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH
  • Rheinpromenade 1
  • 40789 Monheim am Rhein
  • http://www.monheim.basf.de
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  • Patricia Rodríguez Pérez
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Eterniskin LS 9881 - a comprehensive approach to anti-aging and collagen rescue

(PresseBox) (Monheim, ) In addition to the natural biological deterioration of the quality of the dermis, today's busy lifestyle and environmental stresses contribute to the process of skin aging. Therefore, consumers expect their cosmetic products to offer a comprehensive antiaging approach to fight the negative influences of stress and ensure their skin remains firm and elastic. Laboratoires Sérobiologiques (LS), Cognis Care Chemicals' active ingredient business, has made this possible with Eterniskin, a botanical extract that acts on these two major pathways of skin aging. It helps the skin overcome stress and rescue collagens at the same time. The skin is plumped from the inside and recovers its youthful properties.

Two major interrelated pathways are involved in skin aging: stress induced damages, and the deterioration of the extracellular matrix (ECM) and quality of the dermoepidermal junction (DEJ). Stress may cause loss of homeostasis in the skin and thus may lead to cellular damage and premature aging. In addition, with aging, skin undergoes dramatic changes in its mechanical properties and cohesion, due to a change in quality of the ECM and the DEJ. As more than 80% of the skin consists of collagens, destruction of existing collagens and failure to replace damaged collagens with newly synthesized material are central mechanisms underlying the changes observed in (photo)aged skin.

Eterniskin is a new active ingredient from LS that acts at both levels. This extract from Maitake mushroom, wellknown and used in Asia since ancient times for its health benefits, provides an adaptogen approach to help skin overcome stress. In addition, Eterniskin was shown to have a stimulating effect on the synthesis of different types of essential collagens. Thus the agerelated decrease of these collagens is counteracted and a correctly structured network of collagens and a high quality DEJ and dermis are stimulated.

Proven benefits

The newly synthesized collagens can act as endogenous fillers to plump up the skin from the inside. The capacity of Eterniskin to recover the skin's youthful properties was confirmed in a clinical study demonstrating an increase of skin elasticity and firmness. A further study showed another significant improvement: after 56 days of treatment with an emulsion containing 1.5% Eterniskin, skin thickness was improved by 5.5% compared to the state before treatment. As a result of this plumping effect from the inside, skin is smoother and youngerlooking.

Anne-Laurie Rodrigues, LS Communications Manager, comments: "Using gene technology, we have demonstrated Eterniskin's capabilities to fight the affects of stress to the skin, and to additionally stimulate the production of collagens that are crucial to maintaining an optimal quality collagen network and DEJ. Eterniskin thus helps to keep skin firm and elastic. This makes it an ideal solution to fulfill current consumer demands for innovative antiaging cosmetic products dedicated to face and body applications. It contributes to the users' sense of personal wellbeing by helping them look younger and healthier."

Cosmetic applications

- Antiaging, plumping and firming face and body care
- Antistress, restorative and regenerative face and body care

Technical data

INCI name: Grifola Frondosa Fruiting Body Extract (and) Maltodextrin
Preservatives: None
Dosage: 2-3%
Aspect: White to beige powder with a characteristic odor
Solubility: Soluble in water, insoluble in oils

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About Laboratoires Sérobiologiques

Laboratoires Sérobiologiques is Cognis Care Chemicals’ active ingredients business. It specializes in the development, manufacture and marketing of innovative cosmetic concepts and active ingredients.

BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH

Cognis is a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients, with a particular focus on the areas of wellness and sustainability. The company employs about 5,600 people, and it operates production sites and service centers in 30 countries. Cognis has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and provides value adding solutions and products based on renewable raw materials. The company serves the food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Another main focus is on products for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, as well as agriculture and mining.

Cognis is owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and SV Life Sciences. In 2009, Cognis recorded sales of about 2.6 billion euros and an Adjusted EBITDA (operating result) of 364 million euros.