Heroes of hydration: What exactly are aquaporins?

Published: 1-Oct-2021

Julie Droux of Clariant discusses this essential family of membrane proteins which help keep our skin hydrated

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Hydration is one of the most popular cosmetic product claims, and a cornerstone of maintaining healthy and beautiful skin. Of the elements that contribute to water content regulation and skin hydration, aquaporins are a relatively well-known one: but what exactly are they, what is their function and how can we encourage them to act optimally for better hydrated skin?

Julie Droux, Senior Technical Marketing Specialist, Clariant’s Business Segment Active Ingredients, provides some insight and explains the benefits of a Lespedeza capitata extract in mitigating the negative effects of blue light stress on the function of aquaporins.

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