Swertia Chirata Extract (SWT-7) benefits for skin
Extracted from the leaves of an annual herb that is native to India, swertia chirata, also known as the proprietary ingredient SWT-7, uses the latest in stem cell technology to not only support the regeneration of skin cells, but also to help thicken and strengthen the epidermis for younger looking skin. As we age, the production of keratinocytes, the skin cells that produce keratin as well as form a protective barrier against environmental toxins, slows, resulting in thinner, more fragile skin that’s less resistant to free radicals and more likely to show fine lines and wrinkles.
SWT-7 – inspired by the latest technology in skin tissue research used to treat burn injuries - supports skin tone and texture by helping support the skin’s ability to manage the loss of keratinocytes while boosting production of additional keratinocytes, resulting in a thicker, stronger epidermis.
Regenerated skin cells result in surface skin that is less fragile and delicate, less likely to wrinkle and better able to manage free radicals, which damage skin cells and trigger wrinkles, dark spots and other signs of aging.
In clinical trials, SWT-7 helped reduce the look of vertical wrinkles around the lips and reduced lipstick migration – which occurs when lipstick bleeds into fine lines surrounding the mouth.
Uses of Swertia Chirata Extract
Swertia Chirata Extract is used in skin care products – primarily age defying formulas – to help support the tone and texture of skin by supporting cell turnover, revealing younger, more resilient skin. It also helps thicken skin, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
It is especially effective around the eyes and mouth, because a thicker, stronger surface skin layer is less likely to reveal vertical wrinkles and dark circles beneath the eyes.
Source and sustainability of Swertia Chirata Extract
SWT-7 is manufactured by Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, a company at the forefront of innovative skin care technology.
Extracted from the leaves of Indian gentian, a medicinal herb native to the Himalayas that has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine, SWT-7 is highly sustainable because gentian is an annual herb that can be planted to grow continuously in certain climates.
Lucas Meyer Cosmetics has facilities based in France, Canada, Australia and the United States, and focuses on the ethical production of high performing skin care ingredients.