We are so proud of what we have created with the Moon Serum and suspect it will become a holy grail product for many of our raving fans. One of the many unique ingredients included in the Moon Serum is an extract from African Mahogany Bark that stimulates collagen production within the skin.
What is African Mahogany Bark Extract?
African Mahogany Bark Extract has been shown to stimulate collagen XVIII synthesis at the dermal-epidermal junction and in the basement membrane of adipose cells that provide structure and integrity to the skin. This means that this extract has action on both the surface of the skin as well as within the deeper layers.
To ensure environmental sustainability, our suppliers of this extract have very clear specifications and good practices in place for a monitored harvesting of the African Mahogany Bark. This prevents large-scale exploitation of this valuable resource and protects the ecosystem in West Africa and from Senegal to Uganda, where it grows.
African Mahogany Bark Extract Benefits:
- Stimulates collagen synthesis
- Decreases the appearance of lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores
- Improves skin elasticity, structural integrity and tone
- Maintains skin hydration
One of the most promising studies using African Mahogany Bark Extract showed significant improvements in wrinkle area and volume after topical application over 28 days. In addition, they also found increased skin elasticity and reduction in pore size in that time compared to placebo.
Who should use skincare products with African Mahogany Bark Extract?
Anyone looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and wanting to restore the elasticity of their skin should consider products that stimulate collagen synthesis. Our own natural collagen production starts to diminish after the age of 18 so incorporating products that encourage fibroblast activity (fibroblasts are cells that that synthesize the extracellular matrix and collagen within the human body) and the production of collagen are well-suited for most people.
The Moon Serum is an incredible addition to any anti-aging and skin rejuvenating skincare routine. Not only does it contain African Mahogany Bark Extract to restore the architectural structure of the skin but it also provides a number of other exciting ingredients that support cellular renewal and longevity such as a safe and gentle retinol alternative and hibiscus seed extract. If you are looking for a soothing serum that will plump and revitalize your skin, look no further than the Moon Serum.
Dr. Jen Newell is the founder of Naturopathic Skin Care Clinic at the Integrative Health Institute. Also Graydon Skincare's resident ND! :)