The Top Prize

The first prize poster at the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ Transfer Conference was awarded to Leonel Rojo3 and his team at Rutgers University for “Wound Healing and Antiaging Properties of Pouteria lucuma Nut Extract.”

P. lucuma is a subtropical fruit that grows mostly in Peru and Chile. A proprietary lucuma seed extract, rich in bioactive fatty acids, was evaluated for its effects on elastin expression, fibroblasts migration, angiogenesis, inflammation and tissue regeneration. The extract contains linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, γ-linolenic acid and 16 minor fatty acids.

Animal tests on mice and zebra fish where conducted for medical research, not for the potential cosmetic applications, and the extract was shown to significantly accelerate wound healing and promote tissue regeneration and re-vascularization.

Additional information and coverage of the conference can be found on GCI magazine’s sister publication Cosmetic & Toiletries magazine’s website.