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(EX. VAT) 10 ml £7.67
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Lupine Peptides

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Restores the elastic properties of the skin which is especially good for skin that has lost its tone and become loose. It has excellent Eco credentials as well as conforming to the Cosmos standard.

A clear, light yellow to orange brown liquid with a characteristic odour.

It is an extract taken from the seeds of the sweet white lupin. The lupins are grown in sustainable farming projects in the South West of France and the extract is taken by using a patented bio-enzymatic process. The whole lupin plant is considered to be an important source of molecules for cosmetic and nutritional products.

Lupine Peptides is a blend of penta- and hexa- peptides that work as an MMP inhibitor. MMP stands for Matrix Metalloproteinase. MMPs action is to degrade proteins such as collagen and elastin, which are the defining features of connective tissue. This is even more active after the skin has been exposed to sunlight.

The Lupine Peptides inhibit MMP activity following exposure of the skin to sunlight. This prevents collagen and elastin from being damaged, helping to renew skin’s outer layer, reducing the depth of wrinkles and stimulating the production of more collagen and elastin, giving the skin a more youthful look.

Inci:

Aqua, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Sorbic Acid
The individual materials that make up Lupine Peptides are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.
Skin Care
Increases the contractile capacity of the fibroblast of the dermis thus reducing the loss of firmness and elasticity of the skin.

Excellent for firming masks and night creams.

Restores the elastic properties of the skin which is beneficial for skin that has lost its tone.

Use in serums to target specific areas of the skin.

Protects the dermal matrix by Inhibiting metalloproteinases 1, 9 and 3. This would be of great benefit when used in daily body lotions, prior to sun exposure.

Hair Care
No direct hair care usage other than toning the scalp.

Other
Use 0.5% to 2%.

Water soluble so cannot be added to oil only products.

It is heat sensitive so add it when the temperature is under 40°C or during stage 3 (cool down stage) when making creams and lotions.

Suggested Blends
Combine in a cream or lotion with Camellia Seed Oil which also increases the elasticity of the skin.

Use in combination with Hylaluronic Acid Gel to plump up the skin and diminish fine lines and wrinkles.

Blend with Eco Marine Algae Extract in anti aging serums.

Cautions/Contraindications
None.
Historical Information
There are over 200 genus within the Lupin family and they have been used in one form or another since the Ancient Egyptians and pre Incan peoples.
Daily Facial Moisturiser
Stage 1: (above 75°C)
5% Camellia Seed Oil
5% White Poppy Seed Oil
5% Emulsifier Wax

Stage 2: (above 75°C)
73% Orange Blossom Water
4% Pomegranate Glycerol Extract

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
2% Vitamin E
2% Eco Algae Marine Extract
2% Lupine Peptides
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oils of your choice
100% Total

Method:

Heat stage 1 ingredients in a double boiler to above 75°C.

Put the stage 2 ingredients into a larger bowl and swap the bowls in the double boiler so that the stage 2 is being heated.

Pour the stage 1 ingredients into the stage 2. Keep the heat above 75°C and stir for 5 minutes.

After the 5 minutes, transfer the bowl in a pan of cold water to cool down quickly whilst continuing to stir.

Add the stage 3 ingredients when under 40°C. Jar and label.


Skin Rejuvenating Gel
Stage 1: (room temperature)
77% Rose Water
1% Xanthan Gum

Stage 2: (room temperature)
10% Aloe Vera Concentrate
4% Vitamin B3
2% Lupine Peptides
1% Preservative 12

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
2% Pomegranate Seed Oil
2% Eco Marine Algae  Extract
1% Essential Oils of your choice.
100% Total

Method:

Sprinkle the Xanthan Gum over the Rose Water and beat, or stick blend, briefly until smooth.

Dissolve and blend all the stage 2 ingredients and the stir into the stage 1 gel.

Add the stage 3 ingredients and combine thoroughly. Jar and label.


For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.

These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.
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