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Ancient chinese extract for skin better than hyaluronic acid and glycerin?

April 15, 2016

Infiniderm®, our new daily youth moisturizer, has a unique extract that promotes youthful skin and anti-aging properties - tremella fuciformis!! This unique mushroom is one of many rare and exotic extracts in our new lotion blend!!

 

 A couple of great notes on this extract in our blend:

Traditionally Chinese women, including the legendary beauty Yang Guifei, considered to be the most beautiful woman in Chinese history, have been using tremella mushroom to make the skin moist, soft and pliable. According to traditional Chinese medicine tremella mushroom nourishes the lung, stomach and kidney, strengthens the bones, helps maintain ideal weight and provides proper moisturization to the skin. 

 

  • A polysaccharide contained in tremella mushroom has an excellent water holding capacity. It can hold water equivalent to nearly 500 times its weight, which is greater than hyaluronic acid and glycerin. 

  • When the polysaccharide from tremella mushroom was applied to skin topically for 4 weeks, the water holding capacity of the skin and stratum corneum layer was greatly improved.

  • Further research also shows that tremella works effectively as a topical antioxidant preventing oxidative damage, as well as enhancing one of the body's own powerful free-radical-fighting mechanisms, superoxide dismutase (SOD). SOD could be called a cascading antioxidant-when it neutralizes one free radical, it is then able to neutralize another.

 

Reference

 

"Research advances in primary biological effects of Tremella polysaccharides." Chen FF, Cai DL. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine. 2008;6(8):862-6.

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