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Pure Light Chinese Peony

Helping oily skins to rebalance


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The story

The Chinese peony, a famous symbol for peace and prosperity

Paeonia lactiflora, Paeoniaceae

The peony is a species so famous in China that many events are organized to celebrate this flower in all the country when it is blooming: exhibitions, meetings, etc. Born in Central and Eastern Asia it is a herbaceous plant that grows slowly in woods and meadows but that has been cultivated in many Chinese areas since the Sui’s dynasty in the 6th century. Those emperors exhibited peonies in their gardens to anybody in the country. The traditional Chinese medicine considers that it has so many properties - its roots - that it is one of the most used medicine plants in China. Imported in Europe at the end of the 18th century, it has become an ornamental plant very popular till nowadays thanks to its many cultivars.



Because the nature of oily skins is an original unbalance with many consequences, it is necessary to act on several levels with respect of essential skin mechanisms. To get a purified, soothed tone more uniform and radiant.


Marketing claims

Mattifying

Decreases the tone shining by a deep action on a key enzyme in the epidermis cells.

Radiance

Helps skin to get a tone more radiant, by detoxifiing and oxygenating skin cells.

Moisturizing

Keeps water in the epidermis, stimulates NMF levels and the quality of the hydrolipid film in the corneous layer.

Soothing & relaxing

Calming, decreases irritations by increasing the level of skin tolerance.

Use advice

To be used in skincare or make-up products such as cream, fluid, serum, balm, lotion, milk, foundation, concealer, etc. In any cosmetic or skincare product dedicated to balance oily skins.

Key points

An active plant cell

Developed to deliver the highest amount of original active molecules.

A high tech natural ingredient

Created to preserve and improve the identity and the benefits of a natural product.

A general balancing action

For oily skins and unbalanced skins.

Formulation
  • INCI name: paeonia lactiflora leaf cell extract
  • Aspect: powder
  • Form: cells as a powder (100%)
  • Concentration: starting at 0.1%

How it works ?

Pure Light Chinese peony: regulating the main processes involved in skins with hyper seborrhea.



Pure Light Chinese peony acts on different levels of epidermis before and after the phenomena of sebum surproduction by the sebaceous glands. First, it limits the quantity of the enzyme 5 alpha-reductase, which is at the origin of the activity of the hormon responsible for the production of sebum. To avoid the desquamation of the epidermis in its surface, it reinforces the water circuit and the water storing in the epidermis. At last, it limits the release of IL-6, the inflammation mediator and the substance P, a neuropeptide, that appear when sebum is produced, and, it improves cell respiration, that induces the elimination of toxins.

Thanks to those actions, skin gets back its balance and its function: the general protection of body.


Clinical study


Mattifying effect until 6 hours - single application - and after 56 days - daily use

Decrease of gloss degree by 22% after 6 hours
Assessment of the matifying effect by gloss measurement (mean value of gloss degree)

graph of assessment of the matifying effect by gloss measurement

Decrease of sebum level by 22% after 56 days
Sebum rate (µg/cm2)

graph of sebum rate

Moisturizing effect after 28 days - application once a day

Increase of corneometric values by 48% after 28 days
Average data of corneometric values

graph of average data of corneometric values
Study details

Study made on 25 women from 20 to 65 years old with oily skin. Sebum assessment higher or equal to 180μg/cm2 - face. Hydration assessment by corneometric values - face Emulsion with 0.1% of Pure Light Chinese peony (powder).


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