The effect of our emotions on health, and in particular on the condition of the skin, is now well known. “As a mirror of our emotions, the face is particularly stressed and reveals stressful situations. The tension of facial muscles and the secretion of stress mediators in the skin are responsible for the premature appearance of expression wrinkles and a dull complexion,” explains Silab.

In order to meet the needs of stressed skin, Silab has chosen to investigate the properties watercress, a plant highly concentrated in minerals. The result of these researches is Myoline [1], a new natural active ingredient that targets the behavioural and biological consequences of stress.

A “botox-like” active ingredient promoting skin well-being

Myoline has a myorelaxing action in vitro by acting on the neuromuscular junction. This efficacy is reflected in vivo by a “botox-like” effect.

According to Silab, as of five days of treatment, the first expression lines of young skin are smoothed, and the wrinkles of mature skin are blurred with an effect comparable to that obtained with a retouched photo ("soft focus" effect).

Myoline also influences the secretion of well-being mediators: the oxytocin and endocannabinoid pathways of the skin are stimulated to improve skin homeostasis. The volunteers’ perception of stress is reduced, and the quality of their skin is improved: the barrier function is thus restored, hydration increased, and the radiance of the complexion enhanced.

A local, traced and secured supply

For this new launch, Silab has favoured local, traced, secure and environmentally friendly sourcing. The sourcing is part of an upcycling approach by processing watercress of a quality not used for the food sector.

Furthermore, Silab is committed to supporting the watercress farm supplying the raw material in the construction of an industrial dryer, thus making it possible to control the quality of the raw materials and to diversify the farmer’s activities.

The authentication of the raw material was carried out using the molecular barcoding technique, thus securing the supply.

Myoline is a patented active ingredient recommended at the amount of 0.5 to 2.0%. Available in aqueous solution, it is easy to formulate. It complies with regulations on biodiversity, displays a natural content of 99.2% (ISO 16128) and meets with international cosmetic regulations (Europe, United States, China, Japan, etc.).