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Pro-Xylane

* A xylose derived anti-aging ingredient INCI: hydroxypropyl tetrahydropyrantriol

Pro-Xylane is an ingredient originally developed by Lancome in 2006. According to research, it is a sugar-protein hybrid made from xylose, a sugar found abundantly in beech trees and known to stimulate the production of glycoaminoglycans (GAGs), molecules responsible for defending the skin against water loss.

* A xylose derived anti-aging ingredient

INCI: hydroxypropyl tetrahydropyrantriol

Functions:

Pro-Xylane is an ingredient originally developed by Lancome in 2006. According to research, it is a sugar-protein hybrid made from xylose, a sugar found abundantly in beech trees and known to stimulate the production of glycoaminoglycans (GAGs), molecules responsible for defending the skin against water loss.

Pro-Xylane enters the skin and sparks the production and building of sections of the extra-cellular matrix (the gel-like network of proteins and sugars that acts as a scaffold and shock absorber between cells) called proteoglycans. These molecules absorb water, making the matrix more gel-like, increasing the firmness of the cells and hence the skin. It also serves as a highway to guide replenishing molecules such as growth proteins to the cells.

As skin ages, the extra-cellular matrix looses its elasticity; cells deteriorate and can’t produce youth-boosting proteins, such as collagen. Pro-Xylane utilizes the activity of the extra-cellular matrix to tell aging cells what to do and transmits information to younger cells and re-stimulates older cells simultaneously. According to Lancome (not an independent lab), "tests and human trials reveal improvements across the board, or rather, matrix: be it the relationship between the matrix and the cells, skin density and firmness, or in the production of youth enhancing fibres, such as collagen."

Safety Measures/Side Effects:

There are no studies found that report negative or adverse side effects or warnings associated with products containing Pro-Xylane, although many studies and tests done are currently published by Lancome, the creators of Pro-Xylane.

The EWG has not yet rated Pro-Xylane, but it does give Xylose (one of Pro-Xylane's main active components) a 72% safety rating. It lists concerns with the lack of data available for this ingredient, and some studies that have reported organ system toxicity, but it is otherwise considered safe and is FDA approved.

 

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