hydroxy acids, or AHAs, are nature’s own cosmeticians... safely and reliably
smoothing the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the skin. AHAs help dissolve
and remove the layer of dry, dead skin cells that dull the appearance of your
complexion, making fine lines and wrinkles appear deeper.
There are dozens, if not hundreds, of products on the market that use AHAs. But
the buyer must beware. Too high a concentration can cause redness, stinging,
and irritation. Too low a concentration and you don’t get good results. A
recent study reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed that
AHAs used without appropriate sun protection can increase the skin’s
sensitivity to UV rays and sunburn.
Unlike most existing AHA products in the market, which tend to leave skin feeling
dry and irritated, Clariface Anti Oxidant Treatment Cleanser‘s 100% organic formulation
sloughs off dead skin cells and excessive sebum, allowing you to reap the
skin-smoothing benefits of AHAs.
our foaming cleanser leaves your skin feeling totally cleansed, it is fortified
with avocado oil for its regenerative and moisturizing properties. Tocotrienols
from palm kernel oil and virgin coconut oil penetrate deep in to the skin to
cleanse each individual pore from within flushing out free radicals and dirt.
This in turn minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores. Blackheads and
whiteheads are minimized and makes the extraction process all most painless at
your next facial.
Use it with confidence: Clariface meets or exceeds all of the recently released pharmaceutical regulations and FDA guidelines.
Antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin E have become popular skin care ingredients because they can protect against and repair existing free radical damage in the skin cells. But not all vitamin E is created equal.
The tocotrienol form of vitamin E has been shown to be up to 60 times more powerful in fighting the cellular damage caused by free radicals than the more common form of alpha-tocopherol used in cosmetics.
When applied to the skin’s surface, they are pulled deep into the tissue and absorbed directly into the cells, where they help protect against the changes that lead to skin cancer, wrinkles, age spots, and other factors that make your skin appear older than it is.
Antioxidants work even more powerfully when used in combination with other complimentary nutrients. In the Clariface formulas, tocotrienols have been blended with other nutrients into to create a unique multi-antioxidant liposome that is included in our entire Clariface range in one form or the other.
The Clariface liposome combines tocotrienols with rumex occidentalis , pyrus malus extract, carotenoids, ascorbic acid, carotenoids, phytosterols and natural enzymes that further enhance the antioxidant action of the mix. The liposome delivers these nutrients into the deep layers of the skin where they are slowly released, ensuring a steady level of coverage.
Studies have shown that a liposomal delivery system like the Clariface Whitening Cream, Clariface Whitening Serum and the Clariface Anti Oxidant Treatment Cleanser can render the active ingredients up to ten times more powerful than in normal serum, creams and cleansers.
Latest research found that tocotrienols are effective in inhibiting the production of skin pigments otherwise known as melanin, indicating a potential means for skin whitening.
July 2010, Singapore – Scientists in Singapore have found that tocotrienols, which are members of the Vitamin E family, are effective in inhibiting the production of melanin – the pigment that gives colour to our skin. The study also found that tocotrienols are capable of suppressing melanin biosynthesis that has been induced by ultraviolet light. Hence, these results strongly suggest that tocotrienols could have an instrumental role to play in skin whitening.
The study found that tocotrienols are effective in suppressing the activity of tyrosinase – an enzyme that is essential for the production of melanin in skin cells. Specifically, two isomeric forms of tocotrienols – gamma and delta – have been found to significantly suppress the action of tyrosinase in melanin-generating cells from human and mouse. Also of great interest is that since skin pigmentation is a hallmark of melanoma – a malignant form of skin cancer – the control of tyrosinase activity may provide a basis for treating patients with this type of cancer.
These findings by scientists will be reported in the upcoming edition of Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research – the official journal of the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies and the Society for Melanoma Research.
“As an application to our research, gamma- and delta-tocotrienols are lipid soluble agents that can penetrate skin lipids effectively to release natural nutrients and produce whitening of the skin. Compared to other water soluble agents (kojic acid, arbutin, sodium lactate), tocotrienols can penetrate more deeply through the skin to deliver the active ingredients in a controlled and constant manner,” said Dr. Daniel Yap, the leading scientists for the study and head of R&D at Davos Life Science.
In the study, researchers treated both human and mouse melanoma cells with tocotrienols. They found that gamma- and delta-tocotrienols significantly suppressed tyrosinase activity, even when used in very low doses compared to other common skin whitening agents. These results suggest that the unsaturated isoprenoid side chain of tocotrienols – a unique structural property of this class of compounds – may account for their capability in inhibiting melanin production.
Another key finding of the study concerns the production of skin melanin induced by ultraviolet light (UVB). The process takes place through a mechanism that is different from the normal activation of tyrosinase. Researchers found that, among palm vitamin E members, gamma- and delta-tocotrienols possess the highest sun protection factor (SPF) and are effective in blocking the biosynthesis of melanin arising from exposure to UVB.
In addition, the study investigated the effects of tocotrienols vis-a-vis other biochemical agents that are known to inhibit melanin production. It was found that tocotrienols are significantly more potent than these agents, which include kojic acid, sodium lactate and arbutin (not reported in this study). When melanoma cells were treated with gamma- and delta-tocotrienols for an extended period from 24 hours to 48 hours, it enhanced the suppression of tyrosinase. Conversely, the opposite effect was observed when the treatment period for kojic acid and sodium lactate was similarly lengthened. This suggests that the inhibitory effect by these agents is not only short-lived, but are also weaker compared to tocotrienols.
In addition, the study found that low doses of gamma- and delta-tocotrienols produced the same inhibitory effect on tyrosinase as much higher concentrations of kojic acid, arbutin and sodium lactate. In fact, tocotrienols are shown to have at least 150 times more potency than sodium lactate, kojic acid and arbutin in suppressing the biosynthesis of melanin. Interestingly, when tocotrienols are combined with kojic acid, the two compounds work in synergy and reinforce the inhibition of tyrosinase activity.
“Since kojic acid can be toxic when used in long term, combination with gamma- and delta-tocotrienols could provide a treatment strategy that is effective in inhibiting melanin production while presenting a lower risk of long-term kojic acid toxicity. Also, it is vital to ensure that skin lightening formulas do not contain ingredients that are harmful to the skin such as mercury chloride, and are safe to use on a regular basis,” said Dr. Yap.
The findings of this study are highly promising in the bid for skin whitening. “We conducted an in-house human clinical trial using a topical cream base containing 2% gamma-tocotrienol. After one month of dermal application, there was significant lightening of age spots. Findings like these certainly point to the exciting prospects of tocotrienols as a key agent in producing skin whitening.