lipochroman® is a tocopherol-analog that acts as a powerful antioxidant. When compared to other well-known antioxidative agents, lipochroman® was found to have higher antioxidative power and subsequently higher reactivity against free radicals. As a result, it provides the skin with wide-spectrum protection from reactive species. By capturing reactive species, lipochroman® prevents protein and DNA damage as well as cell death.
This active can also modulate gene expression related to detoxification processes. Clinical data showed that lipochroman® protects cellular proteins from reactive carbonyl species (RCS) damage, which at high levels can cause signs of skin ageing. Moreover, lipochroman® also increased gene expression of antioxidant enzymes that metabolises xenobiotics (toxic substances from the environment). Lastly, the antioxidant protects skin cells from the genotoxic effect of pollutants.