Lycored, an international wellness company at the forefront of the ingestible skincare market, has launched a new wellness extract specially created to support aging beautifully.

LumenatoTM is a carefully calibrated extract of natural tomato nutrients and antioxidants optimized to work synergistically and offer proven benefits for beauty and skin wellness. Perfect for supplements, it is set to become one of the company’s flagship ingredients, alongside its best-selling product, Lycomato.

Sourced from a proprietary, exotic tomato breed, Lumenato is the result of Lycored’s “beyond natural” philosophy. It is produced using a C02, solvent-free extraction process, which keeps nutrients as close as possible to their natural form while maximizing their potency and synergy. This means it supports a solvent-free declaration for ingestible skincare applications.

“Ingestible skincare is one of the most exciting categories in nutrition right now. There’s huge demand for natural, scientifically proven supplements that can help the skin age beautifully,” says Rony Patishi-Chillim, CEO of Lycored. “Lumenato meets a range of market needs and I’m delighted to welcome a new flagship product to our portfolio.”

Lumenato is designed to allow natural phytonutrients help the skin age beautifully by maintaining its softness, resilience, and suppleness, and boosting its ability to maintain natural radiance and inner glow. Recent research by Lycored found that these are key goals for skincare users, with 77% saying natural appearance is important to them, and 72% seeking a healthy glow.

Studies have linked carotenoids to physical attractiveness, believed to be the result of their powerful antioxidative action.1 Lumenato contains the carotenoids phytofluene phytoene, and zeta-carotene in optimal concentrations for beauty parameters.

Extensive testing in clinical settings has shown Lumenato to be bioavailable and to significantly elevate levels of the active phytonutrients. Studies have demonstrated that it can support the skin’s natural ability to calm the response to pro-inflammatory cytokines and maintain natural collagen levels.

“Lumenato is inspired by Lycored’s relationship with nature – in particular the humble tomato – which inspires everything we do,” notes Etgar Levy-Nissenbaum, senior vice president, Global R&D at Lycored. “But it’s also the result of years of research and testing, as well as a vertically integrated production process, which means we can offer a product customers can trust.”

Karin Hermoni, Head of Science, Health, at Lycored, adds: “As we grow older, our skin requires greater upkeep to maintain its softness, radiance and resilience. Lumenato harnesses the natural power of the tomato to support skin from the inside out and help us age beautifully.”

Lumenato is currently patent pending. Ideal for ingestible skincare supplements it is plant-based, vegetarian, allergen free, gluten free, kosher and halal, and Non-GMO Project-Verified.

“It was the outside of our hero fruit, the tomato, that truly clarified our mission to #rethinkbeautiful,” concludes Zev Ziegler, head of global Brand & Marketing, Health, at Lycored. “Watching the sun gently coax the tomatoes in their fields to ripen, the Lycored team realized that given the right tools, smooth, supple skin is possible.”


1)     Whitehead, RD et al, Plos One 7 (3) 2012

About Lycored

Committed to ‘Cultivating Wellness’, Lycored, part of Adama Group, is an international company at the forefront of unearthing and combining nature’s nutrition potential with cutting edge science to develop natural ingredients and products. Established in 1995 in Israel, Lycored is the global leader in natural carotenoids for food, beverage and dietary supplement products. 

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