Feel Slimmer with Laboratoires Expanscience’s Macaline


Laboratoires Expanscience announced the launch of Macaline (INCI: Propanediol (and) Water (and) Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract), the company’s first cosmetic active ingredient with slimming properties including firming and draining.

Macaline has a variety of benefits including:

  • Helping shed fat and limit fibrosis in the fat cells,
  • Strengthening the blood vessels’ structure and improving microcirculation, which reduces puffiness,
  • Restoring the dermal matrix, firming the skin
  • A toned figure,
  • Less cellulite,
  • A minimized orange-peel effect and
  • A reduced heavy-leg feeling.

For proof of efficiency in Macaline, clinical trials of normal body mass index was conducted on 33 women.

“After the subjects used a cream formulated with Macaline for 56 days, we observed a 31 cm³ reduction in thigh circumference, a 44% increase in temperature consistency compared to the placebo and firmer skin tissue,” said Armelle Le Peniec, director of cosmetic active ingredients at Laboratoires Expanscience.

Origins and Progression

The company’s R&D team developed the ingredient with a patented extraction process, benefitting people and the environment.

The ingredient is made from maca—a plant grown on the Andean plateaus—which is in compliance of the company’s standards, “Responsible plant supply chain.” With this and other supply chains, in addition to being a member since 2011 with the Union for Ethical BioTrade the company’s sourcing is subject to evaluation.

“After developing the segment of active ingredients for the face, we wanted to revitalize the body and hair care segments,” said Le Peniec. “To help customers make plans for this active ingredient, we also developed a ready-to-use formula made with Macaline that is designed to inspire their creativity.”

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