Let us illuminate you.
Let's get glowing.
We're frequently told to "love the skin we're in," but how often do we really practice that? Over the years, we've come to realize that maintaining skin health and wellness is a lifelong journey that begins on the inside, the home of our "inner glow." We created Lycoderm™, our proprietary carotenoid blend, with that notion in mind.
The Mediterranean diet-inspired blend of tomato extract and rosemary leaf extract in Lycoderm is carefully calibrated to maximize the synergy of the ingredients. The optimal concentrations of lycopene, phytoene, phytofluene, and carnosic acid in our proprietary blend help nourish body and skin. The combination of these carotenoids and nutrients supports skin health and appearance, helps balance our skin’s response to environmental stress, and supports the maintenance of natural collagen.†
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Here it is in action.
See how our blend can help increase skin smoothness, density, and thickness, and help balance our skin’s response to environmental stressors such as UV rays.*
A new breakthrough study.
The next stage of Lycored’s research was to test the effectiveness of Lycoderm™ through a well-controlled, full-scale, double-blind clinical study. The research, commissioned and funded by Lycored, was conducted in Dusseldorf in Germany and Dundee in the UK. The principal investigator was Professor Jean Krutmann, a leading researcher in the field. It has been published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Skin Pharmacology and Physiology.
The aim of the study was to examine the bioavailability, safety and efficacy of Lycoderm™, and to explore its potential in enhancing skin resilience and balancing skin response to UV challenge. Specifically, it sought to evaluate the effects of Lycoderm™ in a model of UV-induced photodamage in healthy subjects.
The study design deliberately included physiological parameters such as the intensity of erythema that are easy for consumers to relate to. It also included mechanistic biomarkers to gain new insights into the cellular mechanism.
Given that the ingestible skincare space is increasingly popular with men, the study was strategically designed to include both genders. One hundred and forty-five healthy men and women completed a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled parallel group study.
They supplemented for 12 weeks with softgels containing either Lycoderm™ or a placebo. They were exposed to controlled local UV radiation at baseline, and again at the end of supplementation. To gain insights into physiological benefits, erythema intensity was measured following UV exposure.
Additionally, to gain insight into mechanism of action at the cellular level, biopsies from UV-exposed and control areas were collected and gene expression analysis was performed.
Finally, to verify the causative relationship between treatment and effect, Lycoderm™’s bioavailability was evaluated.
Results and Conclusions
Lycoderm™ was found to be safe and well tolerated.
A statistically significant decrease in erythema formation was observed in the group taking the supplement compared to the placebo group. At the molecular level there was a reduction in pro-inflammatory cytokines. This more balanced complexion was reflected in reduced erythema, or redness of the skin. (Fig 1)
The results provide specific evidence for the mechanism of action of Lycoderm™, demonstrating a significant effect on pro-inflammatory cytokines induced by controlled UV exposure. They also provide definitive proof of the effect on physiological parameters such as reduction of the intensity of erythema caused by UV exposure. These parameters were correlated to a significant increase in levels of the different carotenoids, supporting a causative relationship between supplementation with Lycoderm™ and benefits for the skin.
*Although data suggests ingredients in this product may help enhance skin resilience to environmental stress, Lycoderm is not a substitute for sunscreen, a sun-conscious lifestyle, and a healthy skin care routine. Always exercise caution when spending any time in direct sunlight
This is a promise.
When you add a new product to your portfolio, or bring one into your home, you want to believe that it's not only safe and effective but that it was made with the utmost care and precision. But believing isn't the same as knowing, and that's why we created our seal.
This symbol is a manifestation of our commitment to supplying the highest-quality carotenoid and nutrient blends to you and your consumers. It is a beacon of excellence, a clear indication that our ingredients have been carefully cultivated, studied, and proven through years of research and innovation. More importantly, this badge is a rallying cry, an invitation to join a movement that puts wellness first and forever sidelines compromise.
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Get the scoop.
As a leader in ingestible skincare, we’re constantly expanding our program and continuing to push it forward. Check out what the press has to say about a few of our recent projects and events.
Take it away.
Here are a few key things to remember about Lycoderm:
Our trials and studies represent our dedication to putting wellness first and show that our products do what they promise.
You and your customers can trust in the quality of our award-winning proprietary blend for a broad spectrum of skin health and beauty parameters.
Our meticulous attention to detail throughout our production process means that our ingredients, like our whole plant blend, are of the utmost quality.
Lycoderm is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) and non-GMO.
While Lycoderm helps let that inner glow out, we didn’t stop there. Our love letter campaign represents our commitment to bringing our mission to #rethinkbeautiful to the world, helping consumers connect carotenoids to skin health.
Research & Downloads
We’re leading the market.
When it comes to skincare, we’ve done our research. Our market analysis has given us insight into the recent shifts in consumer attitudes towards beauty, health, age, and gender. This information is key to understanding the future of the ingestible skincare category, and how we can meet the demand for products that support skin health from the inside out.
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Made for Each Other
See how collagen and carotenoids work together to provide the ideal foundation for holistic skin health and help our skin sport its brightest possible glow.
Learn how Lycoderm™ works as an essential part of an ingestible skin health routine and how it helps skin cope with environmental stresses.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. These statements are for industry experts and not meant for end consumers.