In the world of skin care, the fight against skin aging is a constant concern. At Belle Luce, products from the STELLA ALPINA range with its key component, leontopodic acid, offer an innovative approach to meet this challenge. Extensive scientific studies have highlighted the remarkable benefits of this natural ingredient, setting a new standard in anti-aging skincare.
Leontopodic Acid: A Unique Treasure of Edelweiss
Leontopodic acid is an active component of Edelweiss, an alpine flower known for its ability to withstand extreme weather conditions. This resistance translates into a richness in antioxidants, offering multiple benefits for the skin:
- Antioxidant Protection : Leontopodic acid helps protect the skin against damage caused by free radicals, thereby slowing the skin aging process.
- Soothing and Reduction of Redness : Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, this acid helps soothe sensitive skin and reduce redness.
- Improved Skin Texture : By strengthening the skin barrier, leontopodic acid contributes to smoother and firmer skin.
Glycation: A Target in the Fight Against Aging
Leontopodic acid is known for its protective properties against glycation, a mechanism that accelerates aging by reacting with skin proteins. STELLA ALPINA treatments from Belle Luce exploit this acid to preserve the elasticity of the skin and prevent the appearance of wrinkles, based on convincing results obtained through in vitro and in vivo studies.
Strengthening the Skin Barrier
The STELLA ALPINA range, rich in leontopodic acid, effectively supports the skin barrier, a fundamental aspect for the skin's defense against external aggressions. Leontopodic acid promotes the expression of proteins such as filaggrin and reduces glycation of collagen, contributing to stronger, healthier skin.
Visible and Measurable Effects
The benefits of STELLA ALPINA products are visible and measurable, as proven by in vivo and in vitro clinical studies. These studies demonstrate that regular use of leontopodic acid significantly reduces skin AGEs ( Advanced Glycation End-products)* and noticeably reduces the signs of aging, for visibly younger and smoother skin.
Why choose STELLA ALPINA from Belle Luce?
The STELLA ALPINA range from Belle Luce, rich in leontopodic acid, is the ideal solution for those looking for effective, natural and scientifically proven anti-aging care.
These products don't just promise an improved appearance; they provide tangible improvements in skin health and function.
* AGEs, or Advanced Glycation End-products, are molecules formed when proteins or lipids react with sugars in a process called glycation. This process is a natural mechanism in the human body, but it can be accelerated by various factors such as diet high in sugars, exposure to the sun and smoking.
In the context of skin, glycation affects structural proteins like collagen and elastin, which are essential for skin suppleness, elasticity, and structure. When these proteins become glycated, they become stiff and distorted, which can lead to loss of elasticity, wrinkle formation, sagging skin, and dull complexion.
Over time, the accumulation of AGEs contributes to the natural aging process and is associated with various pathological conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some neurodegenerative diseases. In dermatology, reducing the formation of AGEs and protecting against their effects is an important target for anti-aging care in order to preserve the quality and appearance of the skin.