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Live From New York: EXTRACTS Evolves for 2008

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: April 2, 2008, from the April 2008 issue of GCI Magazine.

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“A new generation of cosmeceuticals with clinical efficacy and peer-reviewed science are indicative of the new generation of cosmeceuticals,” said Sadick. He cited Château d’Yquem extract with resveratrol and myobenol, an ultra-potent antioxidant that Christian Dior has utilized and helped develop, and is said to significantly reduce free radicals, improve skin quality, slow down the aging process and reduce the incidence of skin cancer.

Additionally, among the new cosmeceuticals presented were coffee berry, a highly potent antioxidant that protects against cellular damage; niacinamide, a new cosmeceutical molecule that addresses pigmentation, decreases melanin transfer to the skin and is considered a global rejuvenator and major advance of 2008; edelweiss complex, which inhibits melanin at the cellular level; and topical pyratine-6, a growth factor for improving the appearance of photodamaged skin and reducing erythema and skin roughness.

“Growth factors are among the new modalities for skin care that were addressed at the AAD,” said Sadick. He also discussed treatments for the removal of varicose veins and tattoos, and the new trend of selling at-home devices for hair removal, acne treatment and photorejuvenation.

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Boots of U.K. at the Tents
Boots, the British health and beauty purveyor, also presented at the Fashion Week tents at Bryant Park. In Boots’ suite, located within the nonstop lobby of the Tents, beauty representatives greeted attendees with product samples, including Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Moisturizing Body Serum, the Mediterranean Almond & Pistachio & Milk Body Butter and Boots No 7 Restore & Renew Beauty Serum. They also welcomed Carrie Ann Inaba, star of television’s Dance Wars to their suite to sample the products and meet and greet visitors.