Japanese cosmetic ingredient maker Ichimaru Pharcos has launched BabyColla, which is designed to promote the production of Type III collagen in fibroblasts.
Type III collagen penetrates into the firm fibrous bundles of Type I collagen, which supports firmness, thereby imparting softness to the skin.
Type III collagen is also called ‘baby collagen’ because it is abundant in infants.
Ichimaru Pharcos searched for a material that promotes the production of Type III collagen in fibroblasts and found that an extract of pink carnation flowers had this effect.
BabyColla also promotes the enzyme necessary for the maturation of type III collagen, and works to improve skin softness and prevent marks.
“As people get older, they become more and more concerned about the pillow marks on their faces that remain on their cheeks when they wake up in the morning,” the company said.
“In addition, at the present time of the corona disaster, many people are troubled by the fact that the marks do not easily disappear when they usually wear a mask,” it added.
“Since the skin is soft in youth, it is difficult for marks and skin wrinkles to remain, and skin marks is a problem peculiar to middle-aged and older people.”