EXTRACT includes a wide range of dermocosmetic properties of great interest based on both in vitro and in vivo results:
1. Skin care and protection
EXTRACT provides maximum antioxidant protection to skin cells, suppressing the effects of H2O2-induced oxidative stress on cell viability by up to 70%. Reduces inflammatory processes, dermatitis and dryness. Improves the severity of lesions, skin xerosis and itching in patients with psoriasis, seborrheic and atopic dermatitis, rosacea and intolerant skins.
2. Anti-inflammatory properties
EXRACT protects human fibroblasts from inflammation by inhibiting the expression of the gene IL-1R. In addition, it provides a significant improvement in skin disorders such as psoriasis or seborrheic and atopic dermatitis (90% disappearance of itching or pruritus, 85% reduction in the severity of lesions).
3. Increase in cell proliferation and angiogenesis
EXTRACT promotes cell proliferation activity as it increases intracellular ATP levels by up to 50%, improving cell proliferation and skin cell regeneration. In addition, TetraSOD® EXTRACT enhances angiogenesis through the VEGF-A and HGF pathways.
4. Apoptosis pathway modulator
EXTRACT protects cells from entering apoptosis in accordance with the transcriptional up-regulation of HSBP1.
5. Anti-wrinkle effect
EXTRACT possesses anti-wrinkle activity based on the suppression of elastase activity and the up-regulation of FBN1 and CRABP2.
6. Improvement of age spots and pigmentation
EXTRACT inhibits tyrosinase, the rate-limiting step in melanin production in melanocytic skin cells, a therapeutic way to treat age spots.
7. Wound healing
EXTRACT enhances wound healing through the VEGF-A, COL6A1 and HGF pathways.
8. Skin hydration
EXTRACT offers increased skin hydration through AQP3, a water and glycerol transporter involved in skin physiology.
9. Anti-cellulite activity
EXTRACT presents an anti-cellulite effect by up-regulating the expression of KLF2.
EXTRACT can be used in a variety of cosmetic products. It can also be incorporated into creams where immediate and long-lasting hydration is needed, such as targeted treatments for especially dry skin.
EXTRACT is a collagen promoter and skin brightener. It has a high antioxidant capacity and a high content of natural hydration factors that help repair the skin and thus contribute to restoring the natural barrier against external factors.
Thanks to its antioxidant, anti-wrinkle and regenerative capacity, it is also suitable for serums or treatments that seek a rapid reduction of wrinkles. All these properties help combat premature ageing and reduce skin flaking caused by different processes such as psoriasis, seborrheic and atopic dermatitis, and rosacea. For that reason, it can be incorporated into formulations for atopic dermatitis and other skin disorders. Finally, its high vitamin B12 content makes it suitable for creams and treatments for skin hyperpigmentation and vitiligo.
TetraSOD® EXTRACT: Marine Origin Biotechnological Innovation
The ocean provides many unique environments and rich resources, and a myriad of marine organisms exist with great potential to produce bioactive compounds that can be used as nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals.
The origin of marine phytoplankton (microalgae) dates back 2.5 billion years. These organisms were responsible for the production of oxygen that turned the atmosphere of our planet into a “breathable” environment thus allowing the development of other forms of life. Today, marine phytoplankton produces 50% of the oxygen we breathe.
These organisms have adapted to extremely harsh and competitive environments by producing a number of compounds and secondary metabolites for chemical defense, and are therefore able to live in a wide range of ecological niches. For example, microalgae have developed survival strategies based on the synthesis of antioxidant and highly protective compounds that represent a natural barrier against external agents.
Fitoplancton Marino innovates with a process adjusted under specific conditions to develop and produce ingredients of marine origin focused on improving the quality of life of people who are aware of the benefits of nutraceutical and dermocosmetic products for their health.
As an extension of its portfolio, Fitoplancton Marino has launched a unique, highly purified extract with high bioactive capacity and has developed a methodology to scientifically test and prove TetraSOD®
EXTRACT for dermocosmetic applications.
Now, with TetraSOD®
EXTRACT, we can take full advantage of the same bioactive compounds that these organisms use. Based on a solid R&D activity, which includes both in vitro and in vivo research, Fitoplancton Marino laboratories capture active ingredients from the ocean for both therapeutic and anti-ageing cosmetics to protect and maintain a healthy skin, enhancing the natural processes of repair, regeneration, and hydration.