Technical Data Sheets




At Louthera Australia we spend hundreds of hours researching our ingredients to understand the science behind their properties.

We research how they work, what the key benefits are, how they interact with other ingredients, what the optimal concentrations are to provide potency of effect without harmful overdosing and where they come from.

If you are as interested as we are in the science behind the scenes we have provided some reference material that pertains to a few of our key ingredients.

This referencing is by no means exhaustive and we are constantly updating our knowledge banks as new information becomes available and new studies are published.

Al-Niaimi, F, Chiang, NYZ, 2017, ‘Topical Vitamin C and the Skin: Mechanisms of Action and Clinical Applications’, The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, vol 10 no. 7 pp. 14-17

Telang, SP, 2013 ‘Vitamin C in dermatology’, Indian Dermatology Online Journal, vol 4 no. 2 pp.143-146

Farris PK. 2005, ‘Topical vitamin C: a useful agent for treating photoaging and other dermatologic conditions.’ Dermatologic Surgery, vol 31 no. 7 pt2 pp. 814–818

Kafi R1, Kwak HS, Schumacher WE, Cho S, Hanft VN, Hamilton TA, King AL, Neal JD, Varani J, Fisher GJ, Voorhees JJ, Kang S, 2007, ‘Improvement of naturally aged skin with vitamin A (retinol).’, Archives of Dermatology, vol 143 no. 5 pp. 606-612

Kang S, Duell EA, Fisher GJ, et al. 1995, ‘Application of retinol to human skin in vivo induces epidermal hyperplasia and cellular retinoid binding proteins characteristic of retinoic acid but without measurable retinoic acid levels or irritation.’, Journal of Investigative Dermatology; vol 105no. 4 pp. 549–556

Draelos Z. 2005, ‘Retinoids in Cosmetics.’. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology; vol 18: pp. 3–5

Schepetkin IA, Ramstead AG, Kirpotina LN, Voyich JM, Jutila MA, Quinn MT,2017, ‘Therapeutic Potential of Polyphenols from Epilobium angustifolium (Fireweed)’, Phytotherapy Journal, vol 30 no. 8 pp 1287-1297

Štajner D Popović BM Boža P, 2007, ‘Evaluation of willow herb's (Epilobium angustofolium L.) antioxidant and radical scavenging capacities’, Phytotherapy Research, vol 21 no. 12 pp. 1242-1245

ZengJ QY, Wu J,  Lin PC, 2016, ‘Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of the Essential Oil from Epilobium angustifolium’, Chemistry of Natural Compounds, vol 52 no. 6 pp. 1113-1115

Bissett DL, Oblong JE, Berge CA, 2005, ‘Niacinamide: A B vitamin that improves aging facial skin appearance.’, Dermatologic Surgery, vol 31 no. 7 (pt2) pp. 860-865

Matts PJ, Oblong JE, Bissett DL, 2002, ‘A Review of the Range of Effects ofNiacinamide in Human Skin’, The International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists Magazine, vol 5 no. 4 pp. 285-289

Berson DS, Osborne R, Oblong JE, Hakozaki T, Johnson MB, Bissett DL, 2014, ‘Niacinamide: A Topical Vitamin with Wide-Ranging Skin Appearance Benefits’, Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Practice, vol 1 pp. 103-112

Zielińska A, Nowak I, 2017, ‘Abundance of active ingredients in sea-buckthorn oil’, Lipids in Health and Disease, vol 16 pp. 1-95

Koskovac M, Cupara S, Kipic M, Barjaktarevic A, Milovanovic O, Kojicic K, Markovic M, 2017, ‘Sea Buckthorn Oil—A Valuable Source for Cosmeceuticals’, Cosmetics, vol 4 no. 4 pp. 40

N. Akhtar et al,2010, ‘Formulation and evaluation of antisebum secretion effects of sea buckthorn w/o emulsion.’ Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences, vol 2no. 1 pp. 13-17.

Ndiaye M, Philippe C, Mukhtar H, Ahmada N,2011, ‘The Grape Antioxidant Resveratrol for Skin Disorders: Promise, Prospects, and Challenges’ Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, vol 508 no. 2 pp. 164-170

Farris P, Krutmann J, Li YH, McDaniel D, Yevgeniy Krol Y, 2013, ‘Resveratrol: A Unique Antioxidant Offering a Multi-Mechanistic Approach for Treating Aging Skin’, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, vol 12 no. 12 pp. 1389-1394

Baxter RA, 2008, ‘Anti‐aging properties of resveratrol: review and report of a potent new antioxidant skin care formulation’, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, vol 7 no. 1 pp. 2-7

Bhokare B, Pardeshi M, 2015, ‘INVESTIGATION OF SODIUM HYALURONATE SKIN SERUM BY USING NANATECHNOLOGY’, International Journal of Research in Engineering and Applied Sciences, vol 7 no. 1 pp. 87-101

OLEJNIK A, GOŚCIAŃSKA J, NOWAK I, 2012, ‘Significance of hyaluronic acid in cosmetic industry and aesthetic medicine’, CHEMIK, vol 66 no. 2 pp. 129-135

M Essendoubi, C Gobinet, R Reynaud, JF Angiboust, M Manfait & O Piot, 2016, ‘Human skin penetration of hyaluronic acid of different molecular weights as probed by Raman spectroscopy’, Skin Research and Technology, vol 22 pp. 55-62.

Thiele JJ, Ekanayake-Mudiyanselage S, 2007, ‘Vitamin E in human skin: Organ-specific physiology and considerations for its use in dermatology’, Molecular Aspects of Medicine, vol 28 pp. 646-667

Keen MA, Hassan I, 2016, ‘Vitamin E in dermatology.’, Indian Dermatology Online Journal, vol 7 no. 4 pp. 311-315

Lin JY, Selim MA, Shea CR, Grichnik JM, Omar MM, Monteiro-Riviere NA, Pinnell SR, 2002, ‘UV photoprotection by combination topical antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E’, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol 48 no. 6 pp. 866-874

Censi R, Peregrina DV, Lacava G, Agas D, Lupidi G, Sabbieti MG, Di Martino P, 2018, ‘Cosmetic Formulation Based on an Açai Extract’, Cosmetics, vol 5 no. 3 pp. 48

Kunz RI, Rose Meire Costa Brancalhão MC, Ribeiro LFC, Natali MRM, 2016, ‘Silkworm Sericin: Properties and Biomedical Applications’, Biomedical Research International, published online

Padamwar MN, Pawar AP, Daithankar AV, Mahadik KR, 2005, ‘Silk sericin as a moisturizer: an in vivo study’, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, vol 4 no. 4 pp. 250-257

Gamboa JAB, Serpa-Guerra AM, Restrepo-Osorio A, Álvarez-López C, 2015, ‘Sericin applications: a globular silk protein’, Engineering and Competitiveness, vol 18 no. 2 pp. 193-206

Valerón-Almazán P, Gómez-Duaso AJ, Santana-Molina N, García-Bello MA, Carretero G, 2015, ‘Evolution of Post-Surgical Scars Treated with Pure Rosehip Seed Oil’, Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, vol 5 pp. 161-167

Phetcharat L, Wongsuphasawat K, Winther K, 2015, ‘The effectiveness of a standardized rose hip powder, containing seeds and shells of Rosa canina, on cell longevity, skin wrinkles, moisture, and elasticity’, Clinical Interventions in Aging, vol 10 pp. 1849-1856


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