ACTIVE SUBSTANCE FROM MASTIC TREE RESIN
The active ingredient, a plant based alternative to conventional retinol, is obtained from the aromatic resin of the mastic tree, a shrub that grows only on the Greek island of Chios. What is significant is its ability to deliver retinol like results without using actual retinoids, whose side effects would quickly outweigh the positives in sensitive skin in particular. This retinol alternative, which is highly tolerated by sensitive skin, inhibits the gene that would convert the already naturally occurring retinoic acid into a passive form while boosting the skin’s ability to make optimal use of its own revitalisation potential with the help of this retinoic acid. After just one use, rough areas are significantly smoothed and even deeper lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced. Skin that is prone to impurities benefits from the active ingredient’s anti-comedogenic effect and achieves a much clearer radiance. The pore refining effect in particular is relevant for this skin type, but also especially for mature skin, whose pores become elongated and therefore more noticeable due to loss of elasticity. With the active ingredient from the resin of the mastic tree, the increased light sensitivity that has to be borne in mind when using conventional retinol products is also eliminated.