Skin Lipid Mimetic
Skin lipids of diverse types are present on the skin in various quantities. The diversity of lipid types include triglycerides, wax esters, squalene, sterols and sterol esters. In fact, research shows that the relative ratio of each lipid type varies as a function of age. L22® was designed to reflect the skin lipid ratios (profile) found on the skin in young skin1. Mother Nature placed these lipids at specific ratios and this makes L22 a good platform upon which to build innovative and effective skin care products.
INCI: Jojoba Oil/Macadamia Seed Oil Esters (and) Squalene (and) Phytosteryl Macadamiate (and) Phytosterols (and) Tocopherol
Derived from jojoba, macadamia and olive, L22 meets consumers desire for products made from nature-derived* ingredients. Research shows that as we age, the ratio of lipids in our skin oil changes. L22 skin lipid mimetic is innovative as it delivers the specific balance of these lipids as they were in youth.
L22 a skin lipid mimetic helps support the skin’s natural barrier function, improving firmness and elasticity. This skin lipid mimetic maintains long-term skin hydration and keeps the skin feeling smooth.
1 Cotterill, J. A., W. J. Cunliffe, B. Williamson, and L. Bulusu. "Age and Sex Variation in Skin Surface Lipid Composition and Sebum Excretion Rate." British Journal of Dermatology 87. (1972): 333-40. Print.
International Organization for Standardization - Guidelines on technical definitions and criteria for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients -first edition: 2016
Cosmos standard v3, June 2020
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