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GSK company launches new anti-aging product to its skin care line Revaleskin

By Pooja Kondhia , 13-Jul-2011

Stiefel, a GlaxoSmithKlein (GSK) company, has launched the latest addition to its Revaleskin skin care line, Illuminesse Brightening Complex.

The new product has been made with Coffeberry whole fruit extract, as an anti-aging treatment providing antioxidants to neutralize against free radical damage caused by UV exposure.

Coffeeberry extract minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and strengthens the skin’s natural ability to regenerate itself,” according to Jeanine Downie, MD. “It has one of the highest tested antioxidant capacities for protecting against daily environmental damage and UV stress.

Clinical studies

The company has stated that according to clinical studies, Coffeeberry extract helps replenish the skin’s lost natural antioxidants and neutralizes free radicals that can accelerate the aging process.

Additionally, the company has pointed out that, in order to gain maximum sun protection, the treatment should be used in addition to sunscreen, rather than as a substitute.

Furthermore, the company has stated that the treatment is a hydroquinone-free, kojic acid-free topical serum containing dihydroxybenzoate (MDHB), related to the botanical gentian root.

The science behind Revaleskin is born from our 160 years of experience in dermatology,” commented Annamaria Ranieri, Director, US sales and marketing, for Revaleskin products. “At stiefel, we work with leading global dermatologists to assist in the development of our products.

Coffeeberry

The fruit of the coffee plant, the Coffeeberry’s flesh is said to contain highly powerful antioxidant properties containing free radicals that have proved effective in treating signs of skin aging, the company claims.

According to the company, its CoffeeBerry ingredient not only has the advantage of being naturally-derived, it is also one of the most powerful antioxidants known to man, a property that makes it highly effective in the treatment of fine line, sunspots and other photoaging-induced symptoms.

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