NEW YORK — Surrey, England-based Forme Laboratories, which specializes in menopause dermatology, has brought its Stratum C skin care line developed for peri-menopausal and menopausal skin to women in the United States.
Its proprietary ingredients include high levels of active peptides to double collagen production, combat wrinkles and lines, repair dry, itchy and less supple skin and replenish lost vitamins, the company stated. Chains of amino acids are the building blocks of proteins in the skin, and Stratum C’s active ingredients combine the optimum amount of Matrixyl, wrinkle-reducing pentapeptides, along with four further complex peptides, to hydrate, moisturize and tighten the muscles deep in the lower layers of the skin.
As the aging process accelerates during menopause, the skin changes, which causes fine lines and wrinkles to form. When the skin is less able to retain water, collagen production — which gives skin its thickness and suppleness — decreases rapidly.
“One of the active ingredients in Stratum C has been shown in studies that I carried out to increase the production of collagen by skin cells by up to 70%," stated Ian Hamley, who conducted the research at the University of Reading, United Kingdom.
Stratum C products contain large quantities of active ingredients to deliver long-term collagen growth and wrinkle-reducing properties, which in clinical trials, have been shown to reduce existing deep wrinkles by 45% in one month, according to the company.
In addition, Stratum C products contain hyaluronic acid, squalane and seaweed extracts to hydrate the skin. This is combined with natural sources of vitamin A and E, derived from apricot kernel and jojoba oils, to replenish the vitamins lost through menopause.
The Stratum C Menopause Repair Serum and Stratum C Menopause Protect Cream are the flagship products.