In some countries, skin tan is often associated with well-being, health or even youth. If the sun provides many benefits, non protected sun exposure generates several risks for the skin, such as premature aging….
For a nice glow without sun exposure, wesource™, Seppic brand for cosmetic active ingredients, has developed LUMIPOD™, smart melanin activator for a safe tan.
LUMIPOD™ is a tan booster that stimulates melanin synthesis and its transfer from melanocytes to keratinocytes, without UV.
This new active ingredient, esterified Aminovector™, is a defined molecule, 100% from natural origin, COSMOS approved, with stable and reproducible composition and strong performance.
In vivo tests have shown that LUMIPOD™ at 1% provides a better efficacy than acetyl tyrosine (market reference), with significantly visible results from 4 days (6% of tanning variation measured by ITA - Individual Typology Angle - on volunteers) and long-lasting effect (15% of variation maintained 15 days after the last product application).
Anne-Sophie Dutailly, wesource™ marketing product manager says: “This new active ingredient is a nice example of innovation that illustrates Seppic expertise and ability to answer consumers' need for naturality and efficacy. Seppic teams design, develop and create ingredients with the highest respect for people and the environment, advancing the science of ingredients for all.”