Seppic has taken the wraps off Sagacious, a biomimetic anti-ageing active ingredient made from Himanthalia elongata (brown seaweed).
In a clinical study, Sagacious was found to improve skin firmness eight times more than the placebo and decrease the visibility of nasogenian folds after 28 days.
Sagacious is a biomimetic active ingredient, inspired by the behavior of plants in the international space station, which, to maintain their integrity in zero gravity, synthesize specific molecules from the glycolipids family.
Seppic has succeeded in extracting this family of molecules from Himanthalia elongata seaweed using an eco-designed and patented process: ‘Coeur d’algue’.
Himanthalia elongata is a brown seaweed harvested with respect for biodiversity in France.
In an in vitro study, Sagacious demonstrating a restoration of mechanical properties of fibroblasts close to the value of a fibroblast 28 years younger, thanks to a stimulation of key molecules at the level of the different layers of the skin.
● At the dermo-epidermal junction for a better cohesion between epidermis and dermis
● In the dermis for a better biomechanical and tensile properties of fibroblasts
● At the dermo-hypodermal junction for a better cohesion between dermis and hypodermis, a new approach by Seppic for a global and effective anti-ageing strategy.
Compliant with Chinese regulations, Sagacious is also COSMOS and Natrue approved with a 100% naturalness rate according to ISO 16128.
Audrey Bonnard, Active Product Manager at Seppic, said: “Sagacious is an innovative active ingredient, thanks to its biomimetic sourcing and its eco-designed process patented by Seppic which allows for the first time to extract glycolipids from Himanthalia elongata seaweed.
“All this for proven and visible effectiveness from one month on the signs of facial sagging."