Kiehl‘s chemists took a ‘complete‘ approach in their battle against the signs of aging skin.
She continues, “To ensure both efficacious and swift correction, we needed to address aging skin with ingredients that when combined in the formula, are each individually demonstrated to tackle particular signs of aging.”
Kiehl’s tri-active technology:
Three potent anti-age powerhouse ingredients for a hardworking formula!
Nearly 17 months ago, Kiehl‘s chemists began development to determine which key ingredients,that when
combined in one formula, would ―work hard and swiftly to visibly correct multiple key signs of aging – skin contours, firmness, texture, elasticity and wrinkles.
Kiehl‘s chemists focused on three ingredients that until now have never been combined in a cream –
Jasmonic Acid: A highly effective yet very mild, active known for its ability to support epidermal renewal and help to visibly correct wrinkles, fine lines, loss of suppleness and elasticity, while gently smoothing and
retexturizing the skin‘s surface.
Did you know? In nature, when plants are attacked, damaged or under stress, they produce a lipid based signal molecule, Jasmonic Acid, that triggers and regulates a plant responses to these external stressors. It has an important role in the plant‘s self-repair response and resistance to wounding.
Beech Tree Extract: Known for its ability to improve skin firmness and visibly improve plumpness and density. Beech Tree Extract is axylose based molecule, a sugar found abundantly in beech trees and known to stimulate the production of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs)2.
Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid: Known to reinforce skin‘s natural short and long term moisturization.
Additionally, it is known to improve skin elasticity while reducing skin roughness and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
“When looking to develop an advanced anti-aging cream, we had to identify which ideal ingredients, that when combined, could swiftly and effectively improve multiple concerns on visible signs of aging skin. The result of this research was Kiehl‟s Tri-active Technology of Jasmonic Acid, Beech Tree Extract and Hyaluronic Acid,” shares Dr. Geoff Genesky, Head of Kiehl’s Skin Care Laboratory, Research and Innovation Manager.
“Super Cream” – An Industry AchievementIn an industry achievement, Kiehl‘s chemists have successfully formulated a ―Super Cream using three anti-aging ingredients that have never before been formulated together in a cream base.
Kiehl‘s chemists were determined to formulate this multi-tasking innovation in a cream formula for two reasons:
To ensure the delivery system of the three anti-aging ingredients could additionally offer nourishing, antiaging hydration benefits – a key factor in improving skin barrier and skin texture.
To act as a ―harder working, multi-tasking‖ anti-aging solution, one that easily fits into a busy woman‘s daily routine.
This achievement took 39 trials and 17 months to overcome due to the following key challenges:
Challenge #1: Incorporate Jasmonic Acid into a cream base without destabilizing the emulsion
Jasmonic Acid is at the core of Kiehl‘s tri-active technology. The salt form of the Jasmonic Acid was chosen
due to its proven efficacy offering gentle retexturizing benefits to the skin, without irritation.
Known for its ability to improve skin firmness and visibly improve plumpness and density, Beech Tree Extract had strong potential when Kiehl‘s chemists sought to develop a multi-tasking anti-aging powerhouse.
Skin elasticity improved
Facial contours redefined
Skin texture refined
Skin youthfulness appearance improved
In the consumer test, 84% of consumers agree skin appears rejuvenated/revitalized.
The formula is also appropriate for sensitive skin.