Pro-Xylane, 7 years in the making
It all started in L'Oréal's Research and Development labs in Chevilly-Larue, France. Fine-tuned in 2006, Pro-Xylane was the first environmentally friendly, natural active ingredient to emerge from a 'green chemistry' manufacturing process. It's an active ingredient that took 7 years of research before being patented and becoming a star ingredient in L'Oréal's Revitalift Laser X3 range (3% dose). But before we added it to our anti-ageing products, Pro-Xylane was tested in vitro on reconstructed skin and then subjected to numerous clinical studies.
Pro-Xylane's remarkable anti-ageing properties
During the testing process, this innovative active ingredient proved to work wonders on wrinkles as well as dry and sagging skin. Both in vitro and in vivo (biopsy) tests showed that it improved skin quality by 17%. Which is why Revitalift Laser X3 treatments can alter our skin's architecture in our fight against signs of ageing.
A green chemistry breakthrough
Pro-Xylane is the first active ingredient to be derived from a green chemistry process and remains a major player when it comes to L'Oréal Laboratories' cutting edge technology. Its origins stem from the synthesis of xylose, a natural sugar sourced from beech trees, hence its eco-friendly reputation.
So, what does 'green chemistry' involve?
- use of a renewable, primary raw material (beech wood),
- synthesis that's limited to a fixed number of steps (two in the case of Pro-Xylane) in order to reduce waste,
- use of water as the solvant.