The research was carried out to assess the supplement’s bioavailability and how consumers judged its effectiveness, the results of which were published in Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
A total of 24 healthy volunteers took Lumenato for four weeks in the first stage of the study. After week one, their levels of phytoene increased fourfold, which rose to nearly five times the baseline level by the fourth week.
In addition, there were also notable increases in levels of other carotenoids, including zeta-carotene and phytofluene, suggesting the product’s high bioavailability.
The second stage of the study involved 63 women aged 35-55 years old taking Lumenato for a total of 12 weeks. After each period of four weeks, they completed questionnaires that examined various skin parameters. They also did so two weeks after the trial ended.
After the 12-week period, the women reported notable improvements in their overall skin condition, including skin hydration, brightness, tone and firmness. In addition, they noted reductions in dark circles and spots, as well as wrinkles and fine lines.
At the end of the treatment, consumers’ positive assessments continued, with 19% saying their facial skin looked attractive. This rose to 65% and 69% 12 weeks after supplementing and two weeks after the trial respectively.
One of the study’s authors, Elizabeth Tarshish, Head of Clinical Affairs, Claims Development at Lycored, says: “There are many ways to measure the effectiveness of products for the skin, but ultimately it’s the experience of consumers that matters.
“We were delighted that the people taking part in this trial reported such clear results from Lumenato, and that they continued to notice them even after supplementation had ended. It’s exciting to see consumers noticing that kind of lasting effect, which demonstrates the continuous skin nourishment that carotenoids can provide.”
Established in 1995 in Israel, Lycored is an international business that is committed to “cultivating wellness”. As part of Adama Group, it aims to unearth and combine “nature’s nutrition potential with cutting-edge science to develop natural ingredients and products” and offers natural carotenoids for food, beverage and dietary supplement products.
Source: J Cosmet Dermatol
Published online: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jocd.14724
‘Effect of Lumenato oral supplementation on plasma carotenoid levels and improvement of visual and experiential skin attributes’
Authors: Tarshish E et al.