Water & Wine Extract (White) & Saccharomyces Lysate Extract & Phenoxyethanol & Potassium Sorbate
Quintessence BCR embodies the symbiosis between the protective power of highly antioxidant wine flavonoids and the life-sustaining ability of yeast bio components. Thus, it offers itself as the ultimate rejuvenating extract. The wine of Quintessence BCR comes from the Murfatlar village near the Black Sea in Romania, which has one of the most suitable natural settings for producing quality wines and has been doing so for thousands of years. Legend has it that Dionysus, the Greek God of wine, was born near the Black Sea in what is now Murfatlar, Romania. The potent antioxidant properties of Quintessence BCR provide skin benefits such as skin cell protection from nutritional stress, enhanced cellular communication, and promotes skin membrane regeneration and hydration.
Quintessence BCR exhibits powerful antioxidant activity. In vitro DPPH test resulted in 50% of free radicals scavenged with 4.4% use level of Quintessence BCR.
When human dermal fibroblasts are deprived of essential nutrients it creates a stressed state, resulting in decreased metabolic activity. This can lead to apoptosis (programmed cell death). In vitro testing shows Quintessence BCR significantly increases mitochondrial respiration, which enhances cell metabolic activity. Results indicate a 44% increase in mitochondrial respiration with Quintessence BCR compared to the control.
In vitro PCR Analysis shows upregulation of the genes that promote cell communication, skin regeneration and cell survival mechanisms.