The lapacho tree, the national tree of Paraguay, was known as the “tree of life” by the Incas, who revered it for its healing properties.
The bark of the lapacho tree is the source of Lapagyl™ advanced botanical ingredient, an oil-based extract that promotes a slower aging process and an increased skin longevity, which leads to a radiant, younger and improved appearance.
As we age, the telomeres that protect our skin cell chromosomes shorten, which causes cellular senescence and skin aging. Lapagyl™ advanced botanical ingredient works by helping to delay the shortening of telomeres which forestalls the signs of aging skin.In vivo testing demonstrated its efficacy. In a clinical test of 30 female volunteers, the subjects used a cream containing 3% ingredient on half their face and a placebo cream on the other half twice a day for 28 days. The depth of crow’s feet wrinkles decreased 21.6% while skin radiance and moisturization, which are lost with age, increased, 24.4% and 17.9%, respectively.