LABORATORY SKIN CARE®, INC. (LSC) has developed a novel method for co-engineering retinaldehyde (retinal) with its patented Hydroxysomes® dermal delivery platform. Retinal is a direct precursor to retinoic acid providing the same therapeutic benefits as retinoic acid while eliminating skin irritation. However, it is highly unstable in its pure form. Hydroxysomes® stabilizes retinaldehyde for use in topical formulations.
Retinoids are natural antioxidants, improving skin texture by enhancing its firmness and thickness.
Retinoids’ natural metabolic pathway in the body is as follows:
Vitamin A ► Retinol ► Retinaldehyde ► Retinoic Acid (Rx)
Hydroxysomes® Retinaldehyde also delivers calcium to the skin which enhances the effect of retinaldehyde. Delivering retinaldehyde and calcium simultaneously provides integrated anti-aging properties for younger looking skin.
ANTI-AGING EFFECTS OF CALCIUM
Calcium restores the skin’s normal balance by repairing the barrier function and maintaining the barrier integrity of stratum corneum (SC). A healthy skin barrier improves firmness, cellular cohesion, and hydration, allowing skin’s youthful appearance. Calcium plays a significant role in skin differentiation, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.