‘Yoga skin’: Lubrizol’s Oxylance promises a radiant complexion with new claim

By Julia Wray | Published: 2-Sep-2021

The ingredient is said to mimic the Tibetan genetic adaptation to hypoxia conditions for increased oxygen supply to the skin

Lubrizol Life Science – Beauty (LLS Beauty) has launched a new botanical ingredient claimed to encourage the glowing, healthy-looking skin typically resulting from a yoga class.

Called Oxylance, the ingredient is an extract of Ligustrum lucidum, which is sustainably sourced from the high-altitude mountains of China, where oxygen levels are low. It mimics the Tibetan genetic adaptation to low oxygen conditions, resulting in increased oxygen supply to the skin and an overall improvement to the skin’s appearance.

Impaired oxygenation and a dull, unhealthy skin appearance is often associated with age-related weakening of the skin’s microcirculation.

“After a yoga session, we feel more relaxed, full of gratitude, and bursting with vitality,” said Bianca McCarthy, Global Marketing Manager, Active Ingredients, LLS Beauty.

“The effect is one that even make-up artists try to mimic.

“Now, with Oxylance advanced botanical ingredient consumers can experience glowing, radiant ‘yoga skin’ any time of the day.”

In vivo study results showed increased skin oxygen levels in a similar way to yoga; more glowing and radiant skin after 28 days; and reduced crow’s feet and skin roughness by up to 68% and 32%, respectively.

A clinical study also showed improved feelings of happiness similar to a yoga session, and an overall healthier-looking complexion.

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