In 1985, Professor Galinski discovered in the Egyptian desert that the desert halophilic bacteria will produce a natural protective ingredient - Ectoin in the outer layer of cells under high temperature, dryness, strong UV irradiation, and high salinity. In this way, the self-repair function is turned on; in addition to deserts, the fungi are also found in saline-alkali land, salt lakes, and seawater, which can give a variety of stories. Ectoin is derived from Halomonas Elongata, so Ectoin is also called "salt-tolerant bacteria extract". In extreme conditions of high salt, high temperature, high UV radiation, ectoine protects halophilic bacteria from harm. Studies have shown that ectoine also has a good repair and protection effect on the skin, and is one of the bioengineering preparations used in high-end cosmetics.
Ectoin: protection, prevention, repair and regeneration
▌Ectoin's excellent stability and protection brings visible and long-term anti-aging effects to our skin.
Clinical studies have shown: Continued enhancement of skin conditions such as increased elasticity, reduction of wrinkles or skin roughness. By repairing the skin, restoring and regulating the skin's moisture level, Ectoin reduces TEWL (Transepidermal Water Loss), increases hydration, and retains skin moisture for 7 days without repeated use.
▌Ectoin also calms and soothes irritated and damaged skin. The regeneration process of the skin is significantly increased. Due to its excellent anti-inflammatory properties, Ectoin is even used to treat atopic dermatitis (neurodermatitis) or allergic skin diseases;
▌Ectoin has been shown to 100% protect the epidermal immune cells known as "epidermal melanocytes" from damage. In addition to the skin's antioxidant self-defense, these cells help protect the skin by recognizing antigens and inducing antibody defense responses. Epidermal melanocytes are sensitive to external stressors. A reduction in the number of epidermal melanocytes is a hallmark of skin damage and aging. Ectoin protects the number of epidermal melanocytes in UV-irradiated human skin, thereby reducing UV-induced cellular immunosuppression. Ectoin prevents photoaging by protecting epidermal melanocytes from UV-induced damage.
▌Ectoin is proven to be an alternative to corticosteroids without any side effects. Can be used to treat eczema, neurodermatitis. Ectoin is also safe and approved for the treatment of inflamed and atopic infant skin;