In the world of voice-activated cars, high-speed well, everything, and the fact that we want it all done yesterday, it’s no surprise that Botox is the new norm and looking older is something the majority of us aren’t OK with anymore! But for those who just aren’t into the chemical thing and believe in doing things the more natural way, the answer may just be sitting in front of you at brunch – well, sort-of.
Maple Leaf Extract: Plant-Based Botox
So, what is this new plant-based superstar skin-care ingredient?!
It’s maple leaf extract and it is coming in hot! So hot, in fact, that Everjoyn is including it in one of our first-launched products coming in 2021 (which you can read more about, below).
Recently presented by scientists at the 256th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, maple leaf extract was reported to be the new equivalent to retinoids and “Botox in a bottle” by directly fighting the breakdown of elastin in the skin, aka one of the elements that keep your complexion bouncy, smooth, and youthful.
256th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society
“Wrinkles are caused by loss of elasticity, collagen, and fat in the lower layers of the skin,” Shari Marchbein, a dermatologist recently told Allure.
“If we can protect the elastin, aka elastic fibers, in the skin, we can maintain a strong healthy skin foundation to prevent the development of wrinkles, or even improve their appearance once they have formed,” added Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
In the recent past, combating fine lines was recently the job of two skin-care ingredients in particular:
- Retinol – a vitamin A derivative often touted as the “gold standard” (thanks to its ability to increase cell turnover)
- Hyaluronic acid, a humectant , which reduces the loss of moisture in cells and hydrates and plumps skin from the inside out.
However, these ingredients will often leave sensitive-skin red and irritated; not something we want to associate with the skin on our faces.
Benefits of Maple Leaf Extract
Fortunately, the red maple leaf extract is nature’s answer, and has been hiding in plain sight all these years! Acting as a guardian for skin’s precious elastin as you age, researchers found that maple leaf extract “could inhibit the activity of elastase, which is the enzyme responsible for breaking down elastin,” Hang Ma, PhD, from the University of Rhode Island and one of the researchers behind the study, stated.
The key is a compound found in the maple called “glucitol-core-containing gallotannins,” which, as Shari Marchbein explained, seems to inhibit the activity of elastin-destroying elastase, thereby preventing saggy skin. “There also seems to be some evidence based on the research presented that these compounds are anti-inflammatory and can lighten dark spots,” which is another big plus for us yearning for more youthful looking skin.
Best of all, maple leaf extract is set out to be a topical application, not an injected toxin. This makes it more widely appealing and easier for everyone to use – and without the side-effects that such injectables and other chemical-based products can generate.
Coming Soon: Maple Leaf Trio Collection
So, what does this all have to do with Everjoyn? Let me tell you!
As a Canadian-based company, and one who prides itself on using all-natural and organic ingredients that are at the forefront of their time, it only makes sense that we are one of the first to use maple leaf extract as one of the botanicals in our products; specifically, Everjoyn’s Organic Facial Cleanser, Serum and Moisturizer infused with Maple Leaf Trio Complex™.
With only a limited quantity to start off with, we would love to have you be one of the first to get your hands on this “plant-based Botox in a bottle”!
Simply click below to sign-up and we will inform you first so you can get your hands on this limited-supply when it comes to market!