Tonka Bean

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INCI: Lactobacillus Dipteryx Odorata Seed Ferment Filtrate  

Primary Function: Introducing a breakthrough in anti-aging skincare that harnesses the power of light: our Tonka Bean Bioferment. This exceptional ingredient absorbs harmful UV light and transforms it into beneficial, visible light that emits a natural glow on your skin, thereby diminishing visible signs of aging and illuminating complexion.

Secondary Function: This bioactive compound not only utilizes UV-absorbing fluorophores for a unique approach to anti-aging but also offers potent antioxidant properties, making it a robust double-act for battling age-related changes.

History of Use: Although a fairly new ingredient in the world of skincare, Tonka Beans have a rich history dating back to the 1700s when they were used in the perfume industry. Originating from the Dipteryx odorata tree in South America, they were often seen as lucky charms in ancient South American folklore, believed to grant wishes.

Ingredient Source: Our Tonka Bean extract is responsibly sourced from a supplier that adheres to INCI and REACH standards, demonstrating our commitment to environmental protection and reducing animal testing. The ingredient is GMO-free and purposely developed to exclude any potential irritant fragrances.

Scientific Benefits: 

  • Chromatherapeutic Properties: Imagine turning harmful UV rays into a therapeutic source of radiant skin. That's exactly what our Tonka Bean Bioferment does. It absorbs UV rays and reemits them within the visible spectrum, creating a radiant, revitalized skin appearance. The emitted blue light is known to reduce inflammation, offering additional skin benefits.
  • Moisturization: Also, it shows a significant increase in skin moisturization, with an astounding 52.7% increase after 4 weeks compared to untreated control.
  • Collagen Density: After 4 weeks of use, there was an average improvement in skin collagen density of 11.3%, which is critical for maintaining skin structure and firmness.
  • Promising Results: Studies show our Tonka Bean Bioferment increases skin luminescence, blurs wrinkles, evens skin tone, and reduces discolorations.
Dive into a unique skincare experience with our Tonka Bean Bioferment. Transform your complexion with the power of light and unlock your skin's potential for luminous beauty!

    Full Ingredient List: Lactobacillus/Dipteryx Odorata Seed Ferment Filtrate, Water, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Leaf/Trunk Extract, Sorbitan Olivate

    Ingredient Sources: Tonka Bean, Water, Sunflower, Olive, Banana & Olive

    Size: 1 mL

    Scientific Sources:

    • Trelles M. A. (2006). Phototherapy in anti-aging and its photobiologic basics: a new approach to skin rejuvenation. Journal of cosmetic dermatology5(1), 87–91. 
    • Shnitkind, E., Yaping, E., Geen, S., Shalita, A. R., & Lee, W. L. (2006). Anti-inflammatory properties of narrow-band blue light. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD5(7), 605–610
    • Januário, A. H., Lourenço, M. V., Domézio, L. A., Pietro, R. C., Castilho, M. S., Tomazela, D. M., da Silva, M. F., Vieira, P. C., Fernandes, J. B., & França, S. (2005). Isolation and structure determination of bioactive isoflavones from callus culture of Dipteryx odorata.Chemical & pharmaceutical bulletin, 53(7), 740–742. 
    • Jang, D. S., Park, E. J., Hawthorne, M. E., Vigo, J. S., Graham, J. G., Cabieses, F., Santarsiero, B. D., Mesecar, A. D., Fong, H. H., Mehta, R. G., Pezzuto, J. M., & Kinghorn, A. D. (2003). Potential cancer chemopreventive constituents of the seeds of Dipteryx odorata (tonka bean).Journal of natural products, 66(5), 583–587. 

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