New research indicates that Lycored’s LumenatoTM can help the skin age beautifully by boosting the collagen network and helping to protect it from damage. The ingestible skincare extract is a synergistic blend of natural tomato nutrients and antioxidants with benefits for beauty and skin wellness.

A pre-clinical study now suggests LumenatoTM can contribute to skin health by preserving and boosting levels of collagen, which is an integral structural component that is reduced in aged and photo-damaged skin.

The study, published in PLoS One 2021, specifically highlights the extract’s ability to prevent the loss of type III collagen. This form of collagen decreases in response to issues such as inflammatory cytokines, which are known to be induced by UV and other skin challenges.

The research indicates that LumenatoTM can defend against collagen-3 damage due to a mechanism that involves balancing oxidative stress and reducing the free radicals secreted by neutrophils. These immune cells are found within the skin and have been shown to play a major role in collagen damage.

“Our skin is impacted by both internal and environmental challenges that may accelerate skin aging. This can initiate a cascade of events that includes local damage such as inflammatory and oxidative damage and leads to collagen degradation and visible aging of the skin,” notes Karin Hermoni, head of product and science at Lycored. “This research shows that LumenatoTM could play an important role in balancing the skin’s response. With high concentrations of phytofluene and phytoene, LumenatoTM harnesses the natural power of the tomato to support skin from the inside out and help us age beautifully.”

LumenatoTM is designed to allow natural phytonutrients to nourish the skin and elevate the skin’s beauty and resilience, boosting its natural radiance and inner glow.

Ideal for ingestible skincare supplements, LumenatoTM is plant-based, vegetarian, allergen-free, gluten-free, Kosher and Halal, and Non-GMO Project-Verified.

The full study, “Lumenato protects normal human dermal fibroblasts from neutrophil-induced collagen-3 damage in co-cultures,” can be viewed here:

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.