HYPSKIN - a powerful skin regenerating agent from Assessa


HYPSKIN, a COSMOS certified bioactive, is based on sulphated polysaccharides obtained from marine algae of the Rhodophyceae class and Polyuronic acids from marine algae of the Phaeophyceae class, collected on a sustainable basis on the shores of the northeastern coast of Brazil. It consists of polyelectrolytic biopolymers, natural salts, micro-elements and essential metabolites.

Gene expression assays shows that this versatile, water-soluble active modulates 507 genes in human keratinocytes and fiberblasts, demonstrating an intense activity in the skin dermis and epidermis. A genetic roadmap confirmed by clinical trials shows a powerful skin regenerating activity.

Clinical tests conducted on 27% volunteers, applying 1% in a face cream preparation twice per day over a period of 90 days yielded the following results:

Colour reduction of spots: 31% lighter

Skin tone improvement: 38.7%

Improvement of microcirculation in the skin: 31.2%

Improvement in skin density: 31.4%

Improvement in skin smoothness:  27.2%

Improvement in skin texture: 9.5%

Reduction of oil or sebum: 10.7%

Wrinkle reduction:  17.1%

INCI Name: Hypnea Musciformis Extract, Sargassum Filipendula Extract,

Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzoic Acid and Sorbic Acid.


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Stable vitamin C actives for skin

Stable vitamin C actives for skin

We’ve seen consumers flocking to pharmacies and supplement retailers to arm themselves with vitamin C supplements against COVID-19. Why? Because vitamin C plays an important role in the body’s immune function. many vital roles in our bodies. Scurvy, a chronic disease that results from a lack of fresh fruit and vegetables, or as we know it, a deficiency of vitamin C, was first reported in 1550 BC among sailors. 

In the 18th century, after having treated patients with lemons and oranges successfully, the disease was in remission, and in 1927, after much more research, the substance (L-ascorbic acid) that is commonly found in fresh fruit and vegetables was named vitamin C. Today we know that vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant in the body and it has been shown to regenerate other antioxidants including vitamin E as well. It is also vital for the biosynthesis of collagen, an essential component of connective tissue and which plays an important role in wound healing. 

When used in skin care preparations, vitamin C neutralises free radicals and hence protect the skin from potential UV damage. It is a powerful anti-ageing active in that it enhances the synthesis of collagen and elastin production in the skin, keeping it plump and firm. As anti-ageing active, it is also known for suppressing melanin production, slowing down uneven skin tone and the formation of age spots. 

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Stephenson Personal Care

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