A pre-clinical study now suggests the ingredient can contribute to skin health by preserving and boosting levels of collagen
Research has indicated Lycored’s Lumenato can help the appearance of skin as it ages by boosting the collagen network and helping to protect it from damage.
The ingestible skincare extract is a blend of tomato nutrients and antioxidants designed to offer benefits for beauty and skin wellness.
A pre-clinical study now suggests the ingredient can contribute to skin health by preserving and boosting levels of collagen, which is an integral structural component that decreases with age and photodamage.
The study, published in PLoS One 2021, highlights the extract’s ability to prevent the loss of type III collagen. This form of collagen decreases in response to issues such as inflammatory cytokines, which are known to be induced by UV and other skin challenges.
The research indicates Lumenato can defend against collagen-3 damage due to a mechanism that involves balancing oxidative stress and reducing the free radicals secreted by neutrophils. These immune cells are found within the skin and have reportedly been shown to play a major role in collagen damage.
Karin Hermoni, Head of Product and Science at Lycored, said: “Our skin is impacted by both internal and environmental challenges that may accelerate skin aging. This can initiate a cascade of events that includes local damage such as inflammatory and oxidative damage and leads to collagen degradation and visible aging of the skin. This research shows that Lumenato could play an important role in balancing the skin’s response. With high concentrations of phytofluene and phytoene, Lumenato harnesses the natural power of the tomato to support skin from the inside out and help us age beautifully.”
Suitable for ingestible skincare supplements, Lumenato is plant-based, vegetarian, allergen-free, gluten-free, Kosher and Halal, and Non-GMO Project-verified.
The full study, can be viewed here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33730073/.