Ceramide is the major intercellular lipid filling the gaps in corneocytes of horny layer, the outer layer of skin, and plays an important role in suppression of transepidermal water loss, skin barrier function to interrupt invasion of foreign substances or maintenance of skin structure. It is known that ceramide decreases with aging or atopic dermatitis.
There are different kinds of plant derived ceramides, from rice, konjac, corn or mushroom. Here, we introduce ceramide from pineapple (Ananas Comosus), which contains high content of glucoceramides than any other fruits. Pineapple ceramide is extracted not from juice but the residues after squeezing process, so it is a very eco-friendly ingredient. Pineapple ceramide has unique functions such as skin lightening, and maintenance of skin structure in addition to the well-known function of moisturizing
Pineapple Ceramide Extract inhibited melanin production in the three dimensional human skin model, at a similar inhibition rate as 2% ascorbic acid glucoside.
Pineapple Ceramide Extract increased the expressions of profilaggrin/filaggrin, transglutaminase-1, laminin-5, collagen-1, which are important proteins for appropriate skin structure and barrier functions. The extract also facilitates proliferation of fibroblast cells to enhance healthy structure of the skin.
Pineapple Ceramide Extract increases the expressions of hyaluronic acid synthase-3 and aquaporin-3, which are key moisturising factors in epidermis and increases influx of water molecules into the cells, respectively.
0.5% Pineapple Ceramide Extract containing formulation was applied to the skin for 28 days, and skin brightness (L-value) was significantly increased when measured using spectro-colorimeter CM2600d.
0.5% Pineapple Ceramide Extract containing formulation was applied to the skin for 28 days, and skin moisture retaining capacity was significantly increased when measured using corneometer CM825.
0.5% Pineapple Ceramide Extract containing formulation was applied to the skin for 28 days, and P-P histogram was measured using reflective replica analysis system ASA-03RXD. P-P histogram indicates the distance between skin grooves. Smaller the score becomes, smoother the skin becomes.
skin lightner, anti-aging, moisturising ,texture improvement
Cyclodextrin(80%), Ananas Sativus(Pineapple) Fruit extract (20%)