The secret to great skin? Put down your mobile phone!

Categorie(s) : Industry, MINATEC, News, Research

Published : 5 February 2018

The artificial light from mobile phone displays has a damaging effect on the mitochondrial networks of dermal fibroblasts, according to a two-year study conducted by Gattefossé, a manufacturer of cosmetic excipients and other ingredients, and Grenoble-based biotech company Cytoo, headquartered at MINATEC. Cytoo used its micropatterning technology to explore the architecture of the skin cells. Video microscopy was used to observe the cells, which had been exposed to an illuminator developed by Gattefossé that reproduces the effects of a year of exposure to a screen in just one day. The study concluded that the skin cells were stressed and had lost their mobility and responsiveness, as if they were exhausted. Based on these results, Gattefossé developed a new active ingredient that protects skin from the light from screens.


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