Mibelle Biochemistry, Swiss manufacturer of innovative, high-quality actives based on naturally derived compounds, has launched new anti-ageing and beauty from within ingredient DracoBelle Nu
DracoBelle Nu is a unique, natural, high quality and sustainable Moldavian Dragonhead extract rich in flavonoid-glucuronides, spray granulated onto isomalt.
The Moldavian Dragonhead (Dracocephalum moldavica) is a member of the mint family and traditionally used in Central Asia for which antioxidant, cardio-protective and anti-ageing effects have been reported.
The lemon balm-scented leaves and flowers are traditionally used to make a refreshing tea with an increasing popularity across Europe.
DracoBelle Nu mimics the effects of caloric restriction, a new anti-ageing mechanism mediated by AMPK and FOXO activation, leading to improved cellular defence, oxidative stress resistance, cell detoxification and repair.
The effects of DracoBelle Nu on skin appearance parameters were evaluated on a test panel that comprised 32 female volunteers with sun-damaged skin. 200 mg of DracoBelle Nu was taken on a daily basis in the preferred drink of the volunteers over a period of 8 weeks. Skin test parameters were analysed at both the beginning and the end of the study: