PhytoflORAL® is an extract of active ingredients found in non-GM white tomatoes, work conducted by a group of Israeli researchers. Its main function is to protect the skin against damage due caused by exposure and free radicals. Clinical study shows, long-term consumption can help to achieve skin protection, skin whitening and complexion evenness effects. A nutricosmetic containing a patented active ingredient. PhytoflORAL® is a registered trademark of I.B.R. Israeli Biotechnology Research Ltd., registered in Singapore
There are two types of melanin: Pheomelanins (a yellowish pigment) and Eumelanins (a dark brown/black pigment). Under certain conditions (exposure to sunlight, wound, poor nutrition etc), tyrosine goes through a series of oxidative reactions and forms melanin. L-cysteine plays a part in this process, and directing the process to the formation of pheomelanin instead of eumelanin, which in result affect the skin tone.
- Skin Lightening Effect
Skin Lightening: Skin colour was measured using a spectrocolorimeter and skin lightening was evaluated as a change in colorimetric parameters L*, b* and ITA°.
- Clinical Scoring of Skin Parameters
Clinical Scoring: The tested subjects were assessed for skin quality parameters by an expert clinician. Each parameter was evaluated separately and was characterized with descriptive score and statistics.
- Photo-Protective Effec
Photoprotection: (A) Minimum Erythemal Dose (MED), corresponding to the minimum irradiation dose inducing a clearly contoured erythemal filling. Subjects were evaluated for MED at day zero and the following indicated days. An increase in MED value indicates a photo-protective effect.(B) Photoprotective distribution among the tested subjects.
- Subjective Evaluation
Subjective evaluation: Self-assessment of the study participants skin quality as evaluated by a detailed questionnaire.Skin quality estimation was scored by the subjects in a scale ranging from 1-10 (1=low quality, 10=high quality). Results are presented as percent of subjects that indicated high quality skin by scoring between 7 to 10 for the above parameters.