Silab launches anti-stress mineral concentrate for stressed skin

MYOLINE is a natural active ingredient derived from the mineral richness of watercress. Its ‘botox-like’ and well-being boosting effects make it a suitable solution for skin subjected to psychological stress.

MYOLINE improves the quality of the skin through its anti-stress effect (Image: Silab)

As a mirror of our emotions, the face can appear particularly stressed and reveals the impact of stressful situations. The tension of facial muscles and the secretion of stress mediators in the skin are responsible for the premature appearance of expression wrinkles and a dull complexion.

To meet the needs of stressed skin, SILAB has harnessed the power of minerals from watercress to target the behavioural and biological consequences of stress.

A mineral elixir for skin well-being

MYOLINE® has a myorelaxing action in vitro by acting on the neuromuscular junction. This efficacy is reflected in vivo by a ‘botox-like’ effect. As of five days of treatment, the first expression lines of young skin are smoothed, and the wrinkles of mature skin are blurred with an effect comparable to that obtained with a retouched photo (soft focus effect).

The active ingredient from Silab also influences the secretion of well-being mediators. The oxytocin and endocannabinoid pathways of the skin are stimulated to improve skin homeostasis. Volunteers’ perception of stress is reduced, and the quality of their skin is improved: the barrier function is thus restored, hydration increased, and the radiance of the complexion enhanced.

Traceable watercress supply

Faithful to its responsible strategy, SILAB has favoured a traceable, secure, localised and environmentally friendly source of the active ingredient. The company is part of an upcycling approach by processing watercress of quality not used for the food sector. The authentication of the raw material was carried out using the molecular barcoding technique, which secure the supply.

SILAB is committed to supporting the watercress farm with the construction of an industrial dryer, making it possible to control the quality of the raw materials supplied and to diversify the farmer’s activities.

MYOLINE® is a patented active ingredient with a recommended dosage of 0.5% to 2.0%. Available from Meganede in aqueous solution, the ingredient is easy to formulate with. It complies with regulations on biodiversity, displays a natural content of 99.2% (ISO 16128) and meets with international cosmetic regulations (Europe, United States, China, Japan, etc.).

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