- Active Concepts
Griffonia is an exotic shrub that is native to Africa. Its seeds have been shown to contain high concentrations of 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) and high molecular weight carbohydrates. 5-HTP is a precursor of serotonin; a "feel good" neurotransmitter that is capable of minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and is also able to protect melanocytes from UV-induced apoptosis.
Using specialised extraction techniques, Active Concepts have harnessed the beneficial properties of these compounds in their extract AC Griffonia Lysate Advanced. The high molecular weight carbohydrates extracted act as strong film-formers and are responsible for perceivable sensorial benefits; specifically, tightening and lifting.
Extensive clinical testing in-vitro and in-vivo has demonstrated that AC Griffonia Lysate Advanced is able to rapidly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area, with a simultaneous perceived "tightening" of the skin.
AC Griffonia Lysate Advanced also demonstrated an ability to boost production of procollagen. In light of these studies, this exceptional ingredient is considered ideal to add to cosmetic and personal care applications where intense and immediate lifting benefits are desired.
Applications: Anti-Ageing, Lifting, Tightening, UV Protection.
Use Level: 1-10 %