Chella turns to nano particles to increase efficacy

By Simon Pitman

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Chellá Professional Skin Care says it has developed two brand
new nano-based technologies and a new delivery system that builds
on its centerpiece Chell-x Complex.

The technologies aim to increase the efficacy of its premium skin care products and will initially be incorporated into the company's Skin Firming Serum and Intensive Formula Eye Creme. "We have been incredibly quick to get these technologies to market and this puts us in a really good position because they incorporate the most advanced science,"​ company president Chris Kolodziejski told "Chellá often incorporates technologies into its formulations years before any of the larger skin care players get round to using them in their formulations." Nano-derived formula ​ To build on product efficacy the company's formulators have developed the nano-derived Hyalo Hydration Complex to increase moisture absorption and the Tri Amino Complex, which is a blend of amino acids designed to boost collagen and cellular energy. Likewise, the improvements have also concentrated on the delivery system, which now incorporates a more sophisticated system to ensure the absorption of the formulation's active ingredients into the skin. The company says that improvements in its Hyalo Hydration Complex centre on the fact that its chemists have managed to blend a nano-sized hyaluronic acid with a common hyaluronic acid. This technology allows for increased absorption into the skin, sealing in moisture at the topical level to help retain it for longer, while also penetrating the skin deeper to help improve the lipid barrier. Deeper skin penetration ​ But it is because the complex penetrates the skin at a deeper level, thanks mainly to the incorporation of nano particles, which makes it more effective at fighting wrinkles and even deeper lines. Likewise, the chemists also focused on nano particles for the reformulation of the Tri Amino Complex, which isolates and blends the three amino acids: glycine, proline and alanine. The company's chemists say that the nano-sized amino acids allow the formulation to penetrate deeper and to be more effective than a common-sized peptide formulation. Collagen formation increased by 400 percent​ Indeed, clinical tests have shown the combination of these three amino acids can help to boost the formation of collagen by as much as 400 percent. Likewise, the company has also improved the delivery of its active ingredients with the incorporation of a technology used in dermal patches called Transutol, which is said to enhance the absorption of active ingredients that include liposomic vitamins, antioxidants, botanicals and bentonite. Currently the company distributes its line of products at upmarket department stores, spas and resorts in the US only, but Kolodziejski says that the business should reach a sufficient size to justify entry into the Canadian and European markets in 2009.

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