31st January 2024

Sustainable Firming From Sustainable Farming

Rapid Firming Active From Fermented Sugar Kelp

Green Line’s newest Active! BioFer™ Sugar Kelp is a skin firming active featuring a ferment of Laminaria Saccharina (Sugar Kelp) with L.plantarum sustainably farmed off the coast of Maine. Lactobacillus plantarum is a beneficial, widespread species of lactic acid bacteria. It is commonly found in many fermented plant products such as sauerkraut, pickles, brined olives, and Korean kimchi.

Fermentation for the BioFer™ Sugar Kelp, is a clean and natural process that extracts a full spectrum of plant derived actives with enhanced bioavailability to boost efficacy and accelerate the onset of benefits to the skin. The fermentation process is typically low-energy compared to other industrial methods. The microorganisms responsible for fermentation carry out most of the work, converting substrates into desired products with minimal energy input.

BioFer™ Sugar Kelp uses a sustainable approach to support collagen synthesis and promote overall skin health. The Lactobacillus plantarum in the BioFer™ Sugar Kelp can use the sugar and other nutrients in the Laminaria saccharina as their primary source of energy. As the fermentation process is completed, we are left with the metabolites of the Lactobacillus plantarum which include amino acids, antioxidants, and a plethora of compounds that boost collagen production and increase skin elasticity.

BioFer™ Sugar Kelp significantly increases skin elasticity when applied topically at 3.00% in an aqueous hydrogel system at any time up to 6 hours after application. Ex-vivo testing showed a marked improvement in skin elasticity within 2 hours with sustained improvement up to 8 hours.

INCI: Lactobacillus/Sugar Kelp Ferment Filtrate Lysate

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