Contipro Biotech launched Recelline, a new multi-functional oligopeptide designed to activate proteasomes in skin which improves skin elasticity, reduces wrinkles and improve skin texture.
Proteasomes are multi-protein complexes which normally degrades the majority of unneeded or damaged proteins, basically acting as a recycling unit. The number of proteasomes as well as their activity in skin cells decrease with age, leading to the accumulation of non-functional proteins and the impairment of cell functions.
By activating the proteasomes, proteins damaged mainly by UV radiation and reactive oxygen species (ROS) are then effectively degraded, disabling them from causing further skin damage. In addition to this, degradation products are then reused for the synthesis of new, functional proteins involved in the structure of the extracellular matrix, or for instance DNA repair.
All in vivo and in vitro data can, subject to registration, be accessed at https://www.contipro.com/Antiage/Intro, or from Cosmetic Ingredients for South African customers.