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Water & Camellia Sinensis (Purple Tea) Leaf Extract & Ipomoea Batatas (Purple Sweet Potato) Root Extract & Oryza Sativa (Purple Rice) Hull Extract & Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate & Saccharomyces Lysate
Royal Tea IQ is a triple strength purple powerhouse supporting the skin’s role to defend against environmental insults (UV, blue light & infrared), regulate circadian rhythm and maintain homeostasis in the skin. The color purple has long been associated with royalty because of the original rarity of the natural colorants used for purple dye. Anthocyanins are the rare purple bio molecules of the plant kingdom with superior antioxidant activity to the other flavonoids (orange β-carotene or green chlorophyll). The broad spectrum of powerful antioxidants found in Royal Tea IQ act as Life Protection Factors and elevate the benefits of this natural active to imperial status.
Bio-Hacked BCR™ is a proprietary fermentation technology combining biome-friendly probiotics, Lactobacillus plantarum and Saccharomyces boulardi, with prebiotic superfoods. The process yields a POSTBIOTIC broth brimming with micronutrients that are supportive to the environment of the skin microbiome. It is a clean and sustainable methodology that extracts a full spectrum of plant derived actives with enhanced bioavailability to boost efficacy and accelerate the onset of benefits to the skin.
A healthy skin microbiome is able to transform the anthocyanins in plant extracts into a broad range of metabolites, such as ellagic, syringic, uric and ferulic acids. When the skin microbiome is compromised due to external stressors such as UV radiation, pollution or harsh treatments, those anthocyanins cannot be metabolized by the skin and transformed into beneficial postbiotics. Bio-Hacked BCR™ fermentation does the microbiome work so your skin can fully benefit from the miraculous purple flavonoids found in purple tea, purple rice and purple sweet potato.
Purple sweet potato (Ipomoea Batatas), also known as Okinawan potato, is a new kind of potato that is low in carbohydrates and fats and rich in fiber and vitamins. The color source of the tuber is based on anthocyanins. The peonidin-based anthocyanin components in purple sweet potato, have shown through in vitro testing to have beneficial results in scavenging free radicals and superoxide anions. It also contains ferulic acid, which is known to be an effective inhibitor of melanin production, lending to brighter skin and even skin tone benefits.
Riceberry is a newly developed strain of purple Thai rice, with the aim of providing optimum nutrients to consumers. The riceberry bran has significant antioxidant (AOX) activity, and high levels of other beneficial constituents, including beta carotene, folate, vitamin E, vitamin B1, and tannins. Studies using anthocyanins from riceberry exhibit a reduction of interleukin 1β (IL-1β). This enyzyme is the signaling molecule responsible for inducing MMPs (matrix metalloproteinase), which are a main cause for the breakdown of glycosaminoglycans and collagen in the skin. Riceberry supports natural skin protection from skin degrading stressors through anti-inflammatory and collagen protection mechanisms.
Purple Tea is a new variety of Camellia Sinensis with red-purple colored leaves that are rich in anthocyanins. Purple tea trees grow at high elevation with increased exposure to UV light, thus the leaves contain significantly higher levels of the potent polyphenols GHG, EGCG, and ECG, than green, black, or oolong teas. Studies have shown EGCG promotes skin hydration, upregulates the expression of natural moisturizing factor-related genes (hyaluronic acid synthase (HAS) and filaggrin (FLG)), and downregulates hyaluronidase (HYAL).
Additional studies show that EGCG counteracts the disruptive effect of UV light on TIMP3 expression, which is our skins natural inhibitor against the deleterious effect of MMPs. Furthermore, an additional study shows purple tea and GHG result in a significant increase of BMAL 1 clock gene expression, resulting in delayed cellular aging. Of the genes estimated to show circadian expression in the skin, BMAL1 is one of the most important for premature cellular aging. There is accumulating evidence that dysregulation of the clock mechanisms leads to increased generation and accumulation of ROS and oxidative stress. Long term exposure to blue light, from both natural outdoor light and electronic devices, produces an increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and a down-regulation of aquaporins (the water channels of our skin). The many different polyphenols found in Royal Tea IQ deliver 24-hour full spectrum antioxidant protection to defend against the damaging effects caused by all spectra of solar radiation (UV, blue and infrared) during the day and resynchronize skin circadian rhythm at night.