Monday, December 21, 2009

Anti-wrinkle pill!

Ladies, no more messy creams for hiding wrinkles on your face - just pop a pill to tone up your skin! Confectionery major Nestle and cosmetics major L'Oreal have joined hands and developed an anti-wrinkle tablet named Inneov Fermete.

Researchers of the joint venture found that a compound called red carotene available in tomato is effective to combat skin aging problems. The product is now marketed in Europe and South America and will be released in other parts of the world soon.

Inneov, being a product of natural vegetable and not synthetic compounds, is bound to find ready-acceptance by all segments of the society especially beauticians, dermatologists and cosmetologists.

Don't be surprised if tomato consumption shoots up significantly! Our womenfolk will look ever green very soon!

Forget creams, pop a pill to keep wrinkles at bay

London: One of the world’s biggest confectionery giants has joined hands with the planet’s biggest cosmetics company to develop a sugarcoated tablet that they say can dramatically slow down aging of the skin.
The anti-wrinkle sweetie, developed by Nestle and L’Oreal, uses a compound found in tomatoes to promote the regeneration of new skin cells and protect old ones from damage, the Sunday Times reported.
Called Inneov Fermete, the product of nutritional and dermatological science — a cosmeceutical — is already available in parts of Europe and South America.
Patricia Manissier, head of research and development at Inneov, a L’Oreal/Nestle joint venture, said: “We have done a lot of research which shows this product works and now we’re looking for ways of improving it.
“We know that good nutrition can prevent the skin from aging and that there are clear links between certain nutrients and skin health.”
Scientists developing the pill based it on lycopene, the red carotene pigment found in tomatoes. They modified it into a form more readily absorbed by human cells, then combined it with a form of vitamin C and with isoflavones — chemicals extracted from soya beans. All three ingredients are powerful antioxidants which, scientists believe, help protect tissue against damage.
The developers have tested their wrinkle drug with two groups of female volunteers: 90 post-menopausal women aged 51-69 and 70 others with an average age of 45. In each study, the women were divided into those who took the new pill and those who swallowed a placebo.
After six months, the skin of those taking the real drug showed an 8.7% better rate of elasticity — the rate at which it sprang back into place after being stretched or twisted rather than leaving wrinkles.
The paper said one drawback is the cost — the new drug will cost about & £25 for a 10-day supply. In addition, manufacturers say women may not notice a difference for three months. IANS

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  1. Well, I'm not surprised. I think I'll pass. It is what it is.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  2. This is quite a successful find of modern will be great to pop a pill than to apply various creme for anti wrinkle benefit.

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