Water & Cucumis Melo (Kiwano Melon) Fruit Extract & Lepidium Meyenii (Maca) Root Extract & Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract & Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate & Saccharomyces Lysate & Hydroxyacetophenone & Sodium Benzoate & 1,2-Hexanediol & Caprylyl Glycol
DermaForce IQ provides a trifecta of bio components to supercharge skin with energy and radiance. The function of Dermaforce IQ is not just to interfere with the vicious cycle of mitochondrial dysfunction and ROS (free radical) formation, but also to boost antioxidant defense and provide the skin with the essential ingredients to keep skin energized.
Bio-Hacked BCR™ fermentation combines probiotics with a powerful combination of Maca, Purple Tea and Kiwano Melon prebiotic superfoods. Our proprietary fermentation technology “hacks” key bio-active compounds to generate biome-friendly POSTBIOTIC actives. The postbiotic compounds in DermaForce IQ energize skin complexion and improve antioxidant defense.
Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is native to South America and is grown at high elevations in the Andes Mountains of Peru. It is an adaptogen plant extract rich in proteins, essential amino acids, polyphenols and minerals. Studies show the protective effect of maca extract on the ultrastructures of mitochondria through increased levels of endogenous antioxidants SOD (superoxide dismutase) and GSH (glutathione peroxidase), the main enzymatic defense system in preventing depolarization or dysfunction. These increased levels prevent a disruption of cellular energy metabolism. Additionally, the essential amino acids and minerals found in maca may help to restore the skin’s ability to regenerate efficiently and effectively, improving radiance and luminosity.
Purple Tea is a new variety of Camellia Sinensis from Kenya, with red-purple colored leaves that are rich in anthocyanins and naturally abundant in polyphenols. The plant grows at high elevation with increased exposure to UV light. Purple Tea Extract has been shown to have the most potent effect against lipid peroxidation compared to other teas. Lipid peroxidation occurs when lipids in the cell membrane (including mitochondrial and skin membrane) undergo oxidative degradation, such as exposure to ultraviolet light. Chain reactions from lipid peroxidation may result in increased accumulation of oxidized metabolites that are responsible for skin aging, cell damage, inflammation, and energy depletion.
Kiwano melon (Cucumis Melo) is an exotic, peculiar-looking fruit from the central and southern regions of Africa, and often goes by the name horned melon or African horned cucumber. The fruit is a source of vitamins (A, C, E), micronutrients and electrolytes, providing the skin enzymatic cofactors that efficiently transform glucose into energy (ATP).
There are several mechanisms that trigger natural skin aging, including the oxidative stress theory of free radicals. There is substantial evidence showing that skin aging is associated with damage from free radicals represented by various reactive oxygen species (ROS). Mitochondria are both producers and also targets of oxidative stress. The most prominent role of mitochondria is to produce the energy currency of the cell, ATP (i.e., phosphorylation of ADP), through respiration, and to regulate cellular metabolism. The DermaForce IQ trifecta works to maximize mitochondrial function by producing ultrastructure enzymatic defense mechanisms which minimize oxidative stress on the mitochondria, and allows it to more efficiently produce ATP.