Luceane (INCI: Not Provided) targets cell oxygenation for healthy skin while supporting a holistic beauty routine based on biotechnology and traditional practices — meeting all of cosmetic consumers' expectations, according to Sederma.
The ingredient is a bioactive saccharide extract obtained by the biofermentation of a Pseudoalteromonas strain isolated from a candelabra type of octocoral, i.e., sea fans of tropical reefs, located in the Bahamas. Per Sederma, the Bahamas are known for clean and clear ocean waters as well as for minimal air pollution.
Luceane's activities are inspired by both the Qi concept in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which relates to the circulation of skin’s vital energy, and by contemporary beauty salon oxygen therapy. The ingredient counteracts hypoxi-aging by stimulating and protecting cell respiration and energy production, according to Sederma. In addition, these actions induce micropollutant removal within the cells, invigorating cellular metabolism and reinforcing skin’s holobiont, per the company.
Luceane has been shown in vivo to slow the skin aging process by five years after just one month of application, reducing signs of skin fatigue and improving skin radiance (n = 54; 2 months' application 3% Luceane serum vs. placebo).
The ingredient is of 100% natural origin and easily biodegradable — with full degradation after 28 days. It is produced via a highly sustainable manufacturing process with complete waste recovery; complies with Chinese regulatory standards; and is RSPO certified, per the company.