We chat to Dr. Nadine Pernodet, the vice president of skin biology and BioActives research and development at EstĂ©e Lauder Companies, and Dr. Ilya Raskin, distinguished professor at the Center for Agricultural Molecular Biology at Rutgers University, about the science behind EstĂ©e Lauder’s latest breakthrough creation.
EstĂ©e Lauder partnered with Rutgers University for the launch of Revitalizing Supreme+
To discover and harness the power of the most potent, youth-restoring botanicals available, EstĂ©e Lauder’s team of skincare scientists partnered with Dr. Ilya Raskin, a leading professor at Rutgers University. “Dr. Raskin is renowned for his extensive work in plant biology, photochemistry and pharmacology – discovering nutritional abilities and health benefits of plants as well as developing highly potent plant extracts. This was a natural collaboration for us to research a potent plant extract for skin benefits.” says Dr. Nadine Pernodet the vice president of skin biology and Bio Actives research and development at EstĂ©e Lauder Companies.
Together the team uncovered the incredible skin benefits of miracle plant Moringa â€“ the star ingredient in Revitalizing Supreme+
Dr. Raskin’s laboratory has been studying the benefits of moringa for many years. “It is an extraordinary plant because it is so dense in nutrients, essential ions, amino acids, and omega 3 fatty acids. If we had nothing else to eat, you would find all of the nutrients you need to survive in a single moringa plant,” explains Dr. Raskin.Â Together with EstĂ©e Lauder, Dr. Raskin discovered a nutrient-dense moringa species with more calcium than milk, more vitamin A than carrots, more vitamin C than oranges and other essential nutrients including potassium and protein. The seeds specifically contain a high level of isothiocyanates, powerful anti-aging and anti-irritation compounds that activate anti-ageing pathways.
The unique moringa extract turns on youth-restoring pathways in the skin
Through their research Dr. Raskin and Dr. Pernodet discovered that moringa extract could activate Nrf2 â€“ a protein that is crucial to regulating the ageing process. â€śNrf2 helps skin cells resist irritation and oxidative damages, helping prolong their survival,â€ť explains Dr. Pernodet. As we age, Nrf2 declines, and skins cells are less able to resist stress and damage, which leads to visible skin ageing.Â Dr. Raskin and EstĂ©e Lauder scientists discovered that a potent moringa extract could switch on and boost Nrf2 activity, activating powerful anti-irritation and antioxidant pathways. â€śReducing irritation in skin can help decrease damage from exposure to external irritants and thereby help slow down ageing,â€ť explains Dr. Pernodet.
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