The New SuperGreen: What are Glycolipids?
What are Glycolipids?
Where are Glycolipids found?
Lipids in general, help with cell structures of all parts of the human body; however Glycolipids can even be found in the brain, known as Cerebrosides.
While Glycolipids are found in humans and animals, it is easily extracted from plant based sources. The Japanese scientists involved in the clinical study were hoping to find a more effective alternative for the common use of ceramides in the beauty industry. Ceramides were costly to extract and were often taken from animal sources that needed to be strictly quality controlled. Synthesized ceramides were not cost nor time effective neither, so were still very rare on the market.
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The Restoration of Skin Cell Health
Over a 30 day period, the scientists tested olive, soybean and yeast (from wheat) sourced glycolipid solutions on human skin to measure hydration, moisture retention and skin barrier strength. What they discovered was that not only did the Glycolipids match similar efficacy of Ceramides, but one solution in particular, extracted from Olive Fruit Oil, performed beyond expectations - showing results of up to 80% on skin cell health recovery. Cell recovery was measured by the skin’s ability to retain moisture, minimize trans-epidermal water loss and overall skin tone and texture. The laboratory used both in-vitro tests on human volunteers as well as a 3D virtual model of skin structure to measure and analyze results.
What does the above conclusion mean? It means that Olive Glycolipids could restore skin cell health so well that it reversed damages that are commonly tied to aging. Transepidermal water loss increases as we age due to the weakening of skin cells; the results are constant dryness, fine lines, dullness and other irritations due to skin dehydration. Theoretically, by restoring cell health up to 80% of its original state, skin cells are able to hydrate and therefore show as smoother, supple and “youthful” looking skin. This was an amazing discovery and offered up countless new ways on how to fix dry skin, but what has happened since 2012?
Glycolipids as an “Early Stage” Trial Ingredient
Snow Fox’s Head Chemist
Herbal Youth Range
With some other data and research in find, the Snow Fox chemical team began to test their sample formulations using Olive Fruit Glycolipids over 6 months on different human skin types. One of the humans was our Founder, of course. She made a particularly interesting case to study as someone with Rosacea. Within 6 months, the internal trial results performed exceedingly well enough for the development team to proceed with the launch of 3 new products in a range dedicated to “authentic” anti-aging - with formulas that addresses the root causes of premature aging rather than just symptoms.
As the range with the highest return rate and repeat purchases, the Herbal Youth Range may have proven itself but it is truly its little known “super greens” ingredient, the Olive Glycolipids, that deserves full credit as another amazing herbal asset given to us by mother nature herself.