Wesource launches SAKADIKIUM™, a new brightening active ingredient

  • April 10, 2018
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Wesource launches SAKADIKIUM™, a new brightening active ingredient

Wesource is pleased to introduce, during In-Cosmetics 2018, a new active ingredient for pollution & blue  light protection, acting on autophagy (1). 

SEPPIC, and its dedicated brand for cosmetic active ingredients wesource, offer a new active ingredient from  “butterfly ginger”, a plant from Madagascar locally known as Sakarivodambo.

 Our skin is  continually under stresses resulting to accelerating aging. These stresses can be external  pollution such as blue light,  smoke or hydrocarbons or internal stresses generating insufficient autophagy  and energetic metabolism. 

SAKADIKIUM™, a concentrated extract of sugars from the rhizomes of ​Hedychium coronarium​ offers wide  skin benefits. It acts as a ​multiprotector ​when exposed to blue light, UV and pollution.  

This detoxifying approach is contributing to a better brightness on the skin. 

As a clinical benefit, the trained evaluation technicians perceive a better brightness (+ 16%) in women  exposed to pollution after 28 days of application versus placebo. 

Self evaluation concludes on benefits from SAKADIKIUM™. Skin is more luminous, moisturized, suppler,  softer. Complexion is more radiant, homogeneous. 

Virginie ANCHARTECHAHAR​, in charge of Innovation & Development of Serdex (SEPPIC group), mentions :  “In 2016, Yoshinori Ohsumi received a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in Stockholm for his discoveries  on mechanisms of autophagy. We explored the autophagy pathway and discovered that SAKADIKIUM™  protects the lysosomal network. It regulates cellular autophagy, reducing the effects of oxidative stress  generated by blue light”

(1)Autophagy controls important physiological functions where cellular components need to be degraded and recycled.  This cleansing  mechanism involves mainly the lysosomes, a digestive system of cells that degrades damaged compounds in the cells. 

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