LycoRed Ltd., Israel, has announced that its Lyc-O-Mato® lycopene complex is the key ingredient in Dr. Fischer’s Carotenoid Complex-based skin-care derma-cosmetics product, Genesis®Age-Control Anti-Wrinkle Lycopene range. Dr. Fischer, a brand of Fischer Pharmaceuticals, Israel, is a world leader in the development and manufacture of advanced health care preparations in the fields of dermatology, ophthalmology and nutraceuticals and an expert in sun protection and deceleration of skin aging.
The new Dr. Fischer Genesis range of skin-care and skin-protection derma-cosmetics products follows multiple studies conducted by LycoRed, demonstrating that Lyc-O-Mato, naturally extracted from red ripe tomatoes, has the ability to protect skin from the premature-aging, wrinkling and other damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. “In placebo controlled human studies, lycopene taken orally showed beneficial effects on skin density, thickness and smoothness, as well as reduced to photo-damage,” says David Djerassi, Wellness and Nutricosmetics expert for LycoRed, Ltd.
“It’s well-established that nine in ten cases of premature skin aging is caused by exposure to sun radiation” “What’s not as well known is that seventy percent of UV sun-induced skin damage is caused during regular daily activities and not necessarily at the beach or pool,” states Tali Dabas, marketing manager at Dr. Fischer.
“The ‘100% Natural Lycopene Genesis’ line employs the powerful antioxidant activity of a carotenoid complex that also includes beta-carotene, phytofluene and phytoene,” she adds. According to Dabas, these carotenoids, together with very high, broad spectrum UVB (SPF 30) and UVA (PA +++) protection, act to help protect the epidermal and dermal layers from cellular and DNA damage caused by extremes of sunlight, climate, stress, pollution and even foods we ingest.
“By using our ultra-pure Lyc-O-Mato tomato-derived carotenoid complex, together with UV-filtering compounds, Dr. Fischer’s Genesis Age-Control line of derma-cosmetics is able to offer consumers protection from the accelerated wrinkling and premature aging that comes from daily UV-exposure” notes Udi Alroy, VP Global Marketing & Sales at LycoRed. “This anti-wrinkle range comes in an oil-free complex that allows for the effective formulation of lightly textured products for normal/combination to dry skin.”
LycoRed is a science-based company with regional facilities in the U.S., Europe and Israel, supplies natural carotenoids and a wide range of other nutritional and natural colouring ingredients to the dietary supplement, functional food & beverage and nutricosmetic industries worldwide.