Menopause is a natural and inevitable transition that women go through as they age. It can bring about many physical, emotional, and psychological changes, leading to symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, and more. ProTec Ingredia has proven actives and natural plant extracts to help relieve menopausal symptoms.
Menopause occurs as a woman’s level of oestrogen production declines. Decreased oestrogen and other sudden changes in hormone levels mean that collagen and lipid production can slow down, leading to many side effects and changes, such as changes to the skin.
Hydrasalinol (INCI – Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Salicornia herbacea extract)
Hydrasalinol by CODIF Technologie naturelle is an oily extract obtained by CO2 subcritical extraction of Salicornia herbacea, a succulent that grows in salt marshes. Hydrasalinol reduces skin dehydration by stimulating the synthesis of Aquaporin 3 (AQP3) and Aquaporin 8 (AQP8). AQP3 is involved in water storage and diffusion within the epidermis, whilst AQP8 plays an important role in water transportation.
IN VIVO Study
Hydrasalinol was tested on a panel of 63 menopausal women. Results showed:
Significant decrease in the characteristics of cutaneous dryness.
Within one week, the skin’s hydration, suppleness and brightness improved significantly.
Counter-balances the effect of menopause on skin dryness, discomfort and quality.
Has beauty benefits in skin smoothness, softness, health and quality.
EPS Seaglow (INCI – EPS Seaglow MNB)
Decreased vascularity can lead to a dull complexion and, therefore, a lowered self-esteem, which are classic and recognised symptoms of menopause. Studies show that EPS Seaglow can combat these changes and help women feel better!
IN VIVO Study
EPS Seaglow was tested on a panel of 50 menopausal women.
• +14% increase in self-esteem.
• +8.6% Skin vascularisation on average versus placebo, observed by 92% of volunteers.
• Volunteers felt up to 6 times more optimistic.
Lipoid Kosmetik Herbasol® – plants to treat menopausal symptoms.
To complement our active ingredient options, we are pleased to offer a selection of natural plant extracts purported to help with the symptoms of menopause, courtesy of our friends at Lipoid Kosmetik.
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) Extract
Known for its skin-healing properties, Red Clover is said to offer various benefits for treating menopausal symptoms. Thought to be a dermatological sedative, Red Clover also contains the isoflavones: biochanin and formononetin. These have oestrogen-like properties, which might help alleviate hot flushes and night sweats. The extract also potentially offers anti-blemish and anti-inflammatory qualities.
Organic Agave (Agave Tequilana) Extract
Agave grows in arid conditions and is known to be an excellent water retainer, allowing it to survive in harsh environments. Because of this, it’s thought that the extract of the agave leaves offers moisturising properties to combat and soothe dry skin associated with menopause. It is also thought to be effective in mitigating hot flushes as it has anti-inflammatory properties and high levels of saponins, which can be used to make sex hormones to help manage menopausal symptoms.
Sabal (Serenoa Serrulata) Fruit Extract
The Sabal plant is native to the warmer climates of the Americas and the Caribbean. The extract from Saw-Palmetto berries that grow on the Sabal plant is suggested to interact with oestrogen receptors and decrease inflammatory markers. This means it could possibly improve hormone imbalance and suppress some symptoms of menopause whilst also promoting skin regeneration.
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