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Gattefossé: A new organic active for the eye contour area

The French manufacturer of specialty ingredients for the personal care and pharmaceutical industries, will launch a new botanical active dedicated to the eye contour area at the next in-cosmetics show in London.

Obtained from organic horse chestnut flowers, Gatuline Link n Lift has been specifically developed to lift the eye contour area.

Obtained from organic horse chestnut flowers, Gatuline Link n Lift has been specifically developed to lift the eye contour area.

The new addition to the Gatuline range is obtained from organic horse chestnut flowers. Gattefossé’s Gatuline Link n Lift has been specifically developed to lift the eye contour area. Indeed, the fragility of the eye contour and its permanent motion favour the formation of wrinkles.

Gatuline Link n Lift restores fibroblast dynamism and acts on the dermal-epidermal junction to firmly reconnect the epidermis to the dermis. Wrinkles around the eyes are visibly erased and a positive expression is restored,” claims Gattefossé.

In-vitro tests

The efficacy of Gatuline Link n Lift was evaluated through in vitro tests. According to Gattefossé, the tests have demonstrated the active’s impact on the dermis, in particular on fibroblast dynamism and mobility to help the skin fight matrix degradation. The ingredients manufacturer also claims that Gatuline Link n Lift “reinforces the dermal-epidermal junction integrity and functionality by stimulating the synthesis of all major components involved in the epidermis-dermis cohesion and communication”.

Clinical test

The efficacy of Gatuline Link n Lift was also tested in a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

According to Gattefossé, used at 2% in formulation, Gatuline Link n Lift “visibly acts on all eye contour wrinkles (crow’s feet, under-eye and tear trough (also called valley of tears), with the first effects visible in just 2 weeks.

Sustainable sourcing

Gatuline Link n Lift is Gattefossé’s first active obtained using the NaDES (Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents) technology. It contains active molecules found only in the horse chestnut flower.

The NaDES technology allows the creation of active compositions unattainable with conventional solvents. Natural, non-toxic and efficient at low temperatures, this technology is perfectly aligned with Gattefossé’s strategy to provide high-performance sustainable ingredients,” highlights the company.

The horse chestnut flowers are selectively and manually picked in Ardèche (South of France). Gattefossé has set up a responsible sourcing procedure and the ingredient is certified organic.

Vincent Gallon

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