The sun is one of the main environmental factors contributing to skin damage.
Vytrus Biotech’s Arabian Cotton accelerates the repair of photo-damage caused by solar radiation.
Arabian Cotton (INCI: Glycerine (and) Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Callus Culture (and) Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate) is a glycerine based active ingredient. It is derived from the cultured and lysed plant stem cells from Gossypium herbaceum, obtained using Vytrus Biotech’s Plant Cell Biofactories technology.
Vytrus Biotech has proven that plants’ totipotent cells, also known as plant stem cells, can repair, protect and regenerate damaged tissue. This exceptional potential of totipotent cells forms the base of Vytrus’ products, available in South Africa from Savannah Fine Chemicals.
The Arabian Cotton plant is native to the semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa and Arabia. Because it grows in harsh environmental conditions, it has developed extensive and diverse defence molecules, such as phenols and flavonoids. These molecules help the plant’s cells to protect and repair its structures against sun damage.
Blue light protection
Extended sun exposure causes sunburn, erythema or inflammation and several chronic skin issues, including photo-ageing and an increased risk of skin cancer. To complement and boost the defence mechanisms of skin’s cells to overcome the sun induced ageing and photo-damage, Arabian Cotton is enriched and standardized in a characteristic phyto-complex of polyphenolics from the extremophile plant.
The active ingredient was originally designed to provide broad spectrum photoprotection against UV and IR radiation.
In 2017, Vytrus performed two new in vitro efficacy tests to measure the proto-protective action of Arabian Cotton against blue light. The results of the first test showed a 24 percent reduction in the intracellular ROS production compared to untreated cells irradiated with a lamp emitting HEV light. In the second test, results showed a 15 percent increase in cell viability compared to basal level and a 36 percent increase in cell viability compared to untreated cells irradiated with HEV light.
The Benefits of Arabian Cotton
- Broad spectrum protection
- Bio-protection against photo-induced ageing
- Natural photo-protection against solar radiation (UV, VIS and IR)
- Multi-active ingredient