Today, users of slimming and anti-cellulite creams demand to see results but are left dissatisfied by far-fetched claims and a lack of improvement in their silhouette.
Inspiration from Chinese herbal medicine has led to this unique approach in anticellulite actives combining traditional principles with modern techniques to give visible and efficacious results.
Honeysuckle flowers have been highly valued for medicinal purposes by many cultures worldwide and have long been used in Chinese medicine to clear heat and to relieve toxicity. Honeysuckle, or jin yin hua, has the added benefits of stimulating circulation to remove inflammation. By promoting these aspects of drainage and anti-inflammation the power of the delicate and fragrant honeysuckle has been encapsulated to help tone and smooth the orange peel effect often exhibited on skin.
Honeysuckle is rich in natural phenolic compounds and most notably chlorogenic acid, the ester of caffeic acid and quinic acid. Chlorogenic acid is an important factor in the plant’s metabolism and also works as a powerful antioxidant and protectant. In nutrition it is often taken as a supplement to reduce the release of glucose into the blood stream after a meal. Combing these attributes into a cosmetic active allows for an increase in cell metabolism and microcirculation so leading to a consequent improvement in the condition of our skin.
Chlorogenic acid has shown the ability to induce body fat loss by acting as a PPAR agonist. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are a group of nuclear receptor proteins that function as transcription factors regulating the expression of genes. They also play an essential role in the regulation of cellular differentiation, cellular development and the cellular metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Chlorogenic acid is capable of producing a greater maximal response than the endogenous agonist of PPARs, and thus increases the desired responsive action from cells. By activating these sites chlorogenic acid increases the transcriptional activity of PPARs which can translate into an increase in the metabolism of lipids within Adipocyte cells. This in turn leads to smoother skin and a less dimpled appearance. Chlorogenic acid has also shown the ability to reduce proliferation of new Adipocytes through its potent antioxidant effects.
Active.Tone® SF is a natural plant extract from the Honeysuckle flower fermented with the probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus bulgaricus. The purest form of Lonicera japocia has been uses due to its concentrated levels of chlorogenic acid and complex of active phenolic compounds. Fermentation with Lactobacillus is a unique process which helps to enhance this stability and standardisation of the already potent honeysuckle, producing a more bio-effective cosmetic active vs a simple plant extract. A complete work out regime for the body; Active.Tone® SF improves skin condition and texture to give a fit, firm and youthful look.