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Anti-sagging skin remodeler

Purified polyholosides from linseed For plumper and redensified skin with "no surgery"

SCULPTESSENCETM is a natural remodeler derived from linseed. Its unique polyholosides reverse skin sagging disorders and redesign the outline of the face with "no surgery".

Polyholosides from flax seeds

Linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.), a member of the Linaceae family, is one of the most ecologically sound agricultural production due to its hardiness and its low requirement for fertilizers. Cultivated worldwide, the seeds have evolved to adapt to dry climatic conditions producing unique polyholosides able to store a large amount of water, which is indispensable for hydrating albumen to bring about seed germination. SCULPTESSENCETM was developed from those purified polyholosides, containing mainly xylose, and also galactose, arabinose, rhamnose...

Indicative composition of polyholosides of SCULPTESSENCETM

Xylose Galactose Arabinose Rhamnose Fucose Glucose Ribose Mannose

25 - 30% 6 - 8% 4 - 9% 4 - 7% 1 - 3% 1 - 3% < 0.1% < 0.1%



Structure of xylose

Providing a plumper and denser skin

Starting at about 45 years of age, a skin dehydration and a decrease in dermal constituents are observed. The result is a loss of skin substance and density. The skin becomes thinner and less toned, the cheeks lose volume and a sagginess of the skin appears along the jaw line. The space between skin cells is filled with tangled macromolecules, mostly consisting of collagen, elastin, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and proteoglycans which form the extracellular matrix. It plays an essential role in the skin firmness and tonicity. The collagen forms structures which resist tensile forces while the GAGs resist compressive forces. This is an ideal combination which gives skin strength, flexibility, elasticity and suppleness. However, this matrix deteriorates with age, inducing a loss of firmness and a diminution of the mechanical properties of the skin. SCULPTESSENCETM compensates for these aging disorders in three ways of actions: high water absorption capacity, stimulation of GAGs synthesis and protection of collagen.

High water absorption capacity

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Polyholosides are long chains of ose units forming a mesh which traps water molecules because of their polarity. Due to their high Water Absorption Index (WAI > 30), the polyholosides of SCULPTESSENCETM are able to absorb at least 30 times their weight in water, thus serving as a "water reservoir" for the epidermis.

Stimulation of the GAGs synthesis

Glycosaminoglycans are fundamental components of the dermis. They are long unbranched chains of high molecular weight consisting of repeating saccharide units. The GAGs synthesis is initiated by the sequential addition of four monosaccharides: xylose, galactose, galactose and glucuronic acid. This chain forms a link to fix a protein and create proteoglycans. Xylose, the main pentose of SCULPTESSENCETM, is the first essential constituent of GAGs and consequently regulates their synthesis.

Tetrasaccharide linkage

Xylose Chondroitin Galactose Glucuronic acid Iduronic acid N-acetylgalactosamine N-Acetylglucosamine Heparan sulfate

Example of GAGs

The action of SCULPTESSENCETM on GAGs was evaluated on skin explants by applying a cream containing 5% SCULPTESSENCETM for 1 days. Cross sections of skin explants and a Mowry staining of GAGs were 1 carried out after 6 and 1 days of treatment. 1

Epidermis Dermo-epidermal junction (DEJ)

Dermis (GAGs in purple)

Untreated D6

Treated D6

Untreated D1 1 Slight stimulation of GAGs synthesis

Treated D1 1 Intense stimulation of GAGs synthesis

Tested cream reference 8.008.03 C69 : SCULPTESSENCETM(5%), isononyl isononanoate (10%), AristoflexTM HMB (0.70%), PhenonipTM(0.50%), water (up to 100%).

On the skin explants treated with SCULPTESSENCETM, the increase in the stained surface correlates with an over-expression of GAGs, particularly along the dermo-epidermal junction.




GAGs in the DEJ (% surface)

20 15 10 5 0

24.5% 17.2%

18 21.1 19.2



D1 1

Highly hydrophilic, GAGs also maintain the hydration of dermal tissues. They form a gelly network which brings consistency to the skin. SCULPTESSENCETM provides a "hyaluronic acid-like" effect which plumps the skin.


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The quantification of GAGs in the dermo-epidermal junction shows a significant increase in their synthesis with SCULPTESSENCETM, due to the bring of polyholosides, and particularly xylose.

Protection of collagen

Collagen is the major structural protein which forms an armature and strengthens the skin structure. Over time, collagen is subject to degradation mainly by enzymes like MMPs (matrix metallo-proteases). When GAGs and proteoglycans are combined with collagen fibers, they form a 3-dimensional matrix which protects the collagen from degradation and maintains skin firmness. The action of SCULPTESSENCETM on collagen was evaluated on skin explants by applying a cream containing 5% SCULPTESSENCETM for 1 days. Cross sections of skin explants and a Sirius red staining of collagen 1 were carried out at D0 and after 6 and 1 days of treatment. 1

Epidermis Dermo-epidermal junction (DEJ)

Dermis (Total collagen in pink)


Untreated D6

Treated D6

Untreated D1 1 Marked degradation of collagen

Treated D1 1 Weak degradation of collagen

Tested cream reference 8.008.03 C69: SCULPTESSENCETM(5%), isononyl isononanoate (10%), AristoflexTM HMB (0.70%), PhenonipTM(0.50%), water (up to 100%).

Ex vivo tests using skin explants reproduce accelerated aging conditions. At D0, there is a large stained surface which means that the dermis is dense. At D6 and D1 a progressive decrease in the stained surface is observed, 1, correlated with skin explants aging and therefore the collagen degradation. However, the skin explants treated with SCULPTESSENCETM present a less important degradation.

Untreated Degradation of collagen in dermis (% surface)





1 1.1%


In the untreated explants, the collagen is degraded throughout the test. In contrast, with SCULPTESSENCETM, the degradation process is slowed down (-39%) from 6 days. SCULPTESSENCETM protects the collagen from degradation. As a result, the skin keeps its firmness.


1 1.4%



0 D0 D6 D1 1


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For a visible remodeling action from the inside

Clinical study

A cream containing 5% SCULPTESSENCETM was tested versus placebo using the in vivo fringe projection method. This technique measures the volume variations of a selected area after a treatment, by image acquisition of the morphology in three dimensions. 24 female volunteers (45-61 years old) with saggy skin applied the active cream and the placebo twice a day to opposite sides of the face and neck over 42 days. Images were taken at D0 and D42 and the volumes of the jaw line were analyzed and compared.


Standardized volume (mm3) along the jaw line



4900 4800 4700 4600 4500 4000




After 6 weeks of use, SCULPTESSENCETM caused a significant decrease in volume along the jaw line (-9.2%). Treatment with placebo had no significant effects.








* Statistically significant (p<0.05). Tested cream reference 8.016.01C69 : SCULPTESSENCETM 5%, BiophilicTM H (4%), HeliogelTM (1%), esters (9%), silicones (6%), PhenonipTM (0.80%), water (up to 100%). Placebo reference 8.014.01.C69 : BiophilicTM H (4%), HeliogelTM (1%), esters (9%), silicones (6%), PhenonipTM (0.80%), water (up to 100%).



The superposition of 3-D images of the face of a volunteer before and after the treatment shows the SCULPTESSENCETM effect on sagging skin. Rehydrated, denser and firmer, skin is more taut. The decrease in jaw line volume is clearly visible. Facial contours are redefined and lifted from within to regain their original curves.

Face contour D0

Face contour D42


After 42 days of a twice daily application of the cream containing 5% SCULPTESSENCETM versus placebo, volunteers agreed with the following statements:

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· The skin is visibly smoother: 92% · The skin is firmer: 75% · The skin is plumper: 67% · The skin is more moisturized: 83%



INCI Name Organic status Appearance Formulation Water (and) Glycerin (and) Linum usitatissimum (linseed) seed extract Ecocert registered White to light beige translucent gel Add into water phase or at the end of the process (cold or hot process) Dosage Optimum pH Application 3-5% 2-12 Anti-aging face care Reshaping and firming body care Lip balm

R E M O D E L I N G D AY C R E A M 8 . 017. 01 C 6 9

INGREDIENT A Deionised water Glycerin DERMOFEELTM PA-3* BIOPHILICTM H B DERMOFEELTM TC-7* Cetiol SB 45 DERMOFEELTM TOCO 70 NON GMO* DC 200.350 CS Cetiol OE Squalane V DC 345 HELIOGELTM INCI NAME Water Glycerin Sodium phytate (and) Water Hydrogenated lecithin (and) C12-16 alcohols (and) Palmitic acid Triheptanoin Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) Tocopherol Dimethicone Dicaprylyl ether Squalane Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Cyclohexasiloxane Sodium acrylates copolymer (and) Hydrogenated polyisobutene (and) Phospholipids (and) Polyglyceryl-10 stearate (and) Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil Glyceryl stearate citrate Ribose Fragrance Water (and) Glycerin (and) Linum usitatissimum (linseed) seed extract Fragrance % 64.90 3.00 0.10 4.00 5.00 2.00 0.20 1.00 3.00 3.00 2.00 1.00



1.00 0.50 4.00 5.00 0.30

pH: 5.0 - 5.5 -- Viscosity (Rheo ELV-8, spindle 4, 3 mn, 6 rpm) : 40 000 - 55 000 mPa.s

R E S H A P I N G B O D Y LO T I O N 8 . 0 2 3 . 01 C 6 9 E C O

INGREDIENT A Deionised water DERMOFEELTM PA-3* BIOPHILICTM S DERMOSOFT TM 700 B* DERMOSOFT TM 688 ECO* Glycerin Satiaxane CX 91 B Shea butter DERMOFEELTM GSC* DERMOFEELTM TOCO 70 NON GMO* DERMOFEELTM MCT* Squalane Sweet almond oil C SCULPTESSENCETM MAMAKU VITAL ESSENCE NATURE PF D EXOTISME 2021/2* INCI NAME Water Sodium phytate (and) Water Lecithin (and) C12-16 alcohols (and) Palmitic acid Fragrance Fragrance Glycerin Xanthan gum Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) Glyceryl stearate citrate Tocopherol Tricaprylin Squalane Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil Water (and) Glycerin (and) Linum usitatissimum (linseed) seed extract Water (and) Glycerin (and) Cyathea medullaris leaf extract Fragrance % 68.90 0.10 4.00 0.70 0.20 3.00 0.50 4.00 1.00 0.30 4.00 2.00 4.00 5.00 2.00 0.30

pH: 5.0 - 5.5 -- Viscosity (Rheo ELV-8, spindle 4, 3 mn, 6 rpm) : 20 000 - 30 000 mPa.s

* Distributed by Lucas Meyer Cosmetics in France.

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