LifeCell is a skincare system developed by dermatologist Dr. Janet Allenby and South Beach Skin Care. Per their website, LifeCellSkin.com, they claim that LifeCell is “the last skincare system you will ever need” and quote celebrities, models and royalty as loyal customers. The main ingredients in LifeCell include dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid, ubiquinone, deanol and ascorbyl palmitate.
Ditholane-3-pentanoic acid, or D3PA, is a universal antioxidant that fights wrinkle-causing free radicals, according to LifeCellSkin.com, and is the key ingredient in its face cream. Dr. Sarah Woolen studied these ingredients in depth on her website, the Anti-Aging-Report.com. She found that D3PA does have the correct chemical structure to produce nitric oxide, causing capillaries to dilate. This helps to fight wrinkles and to promote healthy skin cells.
Ubiquinone is also known as COQ10 and is also a super antioxidant. The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology concluded that “a combination of carotenoids and COQ10 in topical skincare products may provide protection from inflammation and premature aging caused by sun exposure.” SkinCell.com claims that ubiquinone boosts the body’s capability to produce collagen and elastin.
A study done in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology cites that deanol facial gel is shown to be safe and beneficial in decreasing forehead lines and wrinkles around eyes when applied daily for 16 weeks. LifeCellSkin.com states that deanol helps the skin produce acetylcholine, which results in muscle toning and firming.
Ascorbyl palmitate, a form of Vitamin C, promotes skin collagen synthesis, provides protection from UVA and UVB sunlight and lightens dark spots, per LifeCellSkin.com. The Journal of Dermatology Treatment found in a study that ascorbyl palmitate combined with two other antioxidants permeated through human skin, thus helping to prevent free radical damage.
- LifeCell: The Last Skincare System You Will Ever Need
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- "Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology"; Anti-Inflammatory Effects of CoQ10 and Colorless Carotenoids; B. Fuller et al.; March 2006
- "Journal of Dermatology Treatment"; Free Radical Scavenging and Skin Penetration of Troxerutin and Vitamin Derivatives; M. Kessler; September 2002