The peony is a species so famous in China that many events are organized to celebrate this flower in all the country when it is blooming: exhibitions, meetings, etc. Born in Central and Eastern Asia it is a herbaceous plant that grows slowly in woods and meadows but that has been cultivated in many Chinese areas since the Sui’s dynasty in the 6th century. Those emperors exhibited peonies in their gardens to anybody in the country. The traditional Chinese medicine considers that it has so many properties – its roots – that it is one of the most used medicine plants in China. Imported in Europe at the end of the 18th century, it has become an ornamental plant very popular till nowadays thanks to its many cultivars.
Because the nature of oily skins is an original unbalance with many consequences, it is necessary to act on several levels with respect of essential skin mechanisms. To get a purified, soothed tone more uniform and radiant.
Decreases the tone shining by a deep action on a key enzyme in the epidermis cells.
Helps skin to get a tone more radiant, by detoxifiing and oxygenating skin cells.
Keeps water in the epidermis, stimulates NMF levels and the quality of the hydrolipid film in the corneous layer.
SOOTHING & RELAXING
Calming, decreases irritations by increasing the level of skin tolerance.
• INCI name of cells: paeonia lactiflora leaf cell extract
• IAspect: powder
• IForm: cells as a powder (100%)
• IConcentration: starting at 0.1%
Pure Light Chinese peony acts on different levels of epidermis before and after the phenomena of sebum surproduction by the sebaceous glands. First, it limits the quantity of the enzyme 5 alpha-reductase, which is at the origin of the activity of the hormon responsible for the production of sebum. To avoid the desquamation of the epidermis in its surface, it reinforces the water circuit and the water storing in the epidermis. At last, it limits the release of IL-6, the inflammation mediator and the substance P, a neuropeptide, that appear when sebum is produced, and, it improves cell respiration, that induces the elimination of toxins.
Thanks to those actions, skin gets back its balance and its function: the general protection of body.
UNTIL 6 HOURS - SINGLE APPLICATION - AND AFTER 56 DAYS - DAILY USE
• Decrease of gloss degree by 22% after 6 hours
• Decrease of sebum level by 22% after 56 days
MOISTURIZING EFFECT AFTER 28 DAYS - APPLICATION ONCE A DAY
• Increase of corneometric values by 48% after 28 days
Study made on 25 women from 20 to 65 years old with oily skin. Sebum assessment higher or equal to 180μg/cm2 – face. Hydration assessment by corneometric values – face Emulsion with 0.1% of Pure Light Chinese peony (powder).
(mean value of gloss degree)