Calcidone® is the calcium salt of the L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid (L-PCA). L-PCA is obtained by the cyclization of the L-glutamic acid, an amino acid of plant origin.
MECHANISM OF ACTION:
Considered to be a second messenger involved in all of the body's biochemical reactions, calcium is the trace element which triggers the differentiation phases in epidermal cells. Calcidone®, a combination of calcium and L-PCA, helps the skin to carry out or regain its role as a barrier by stimulating the cell differentiation process and activating the synthesis of total epidermal lipids, notably ceramides. Calcidone® also has strong anti-MMP1 activity and consequently preserves the skin's integrity.
Dry to very dry skin care
Sensitive skin care
Stressed and fatigued skin care
Anti-ageing skin care for mature skin
INCI/CTFA name: Calcium PCA
Usage dose: 0.5 – 3%
Preservative system: none
Regulatory status: authorized for use in EU, USA, Japan, China and subject to conditions in Australia and Canada.
Raw material approved by ECOCERT GREENLIFE according to COSMOS Standard