Study shows beauty patch effectiveness in keeping skin tissue supple via Cosmetics Design Europe

5 November 2015

By Andrew McDougall+, 14-Oct-2015 –

A research team in Finland has demonstrated the effectiveness of its beauty patch to help skin absorption of cosmetics products, using a technique for imaging live tissue.
The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland used the unique imaging technology, developed by Finnish company
Neurotar, and found that after two weeks usage the patch together with cosmetic serum adds collagen, which helps skin tissue to stay supple.
The tests were carried out by one of the centre’s own scientists, who used the beauty patch on herself along with a skin serum.


The testing involved an in-vivo method based on the optical imaging of live tissue using a 2-photon microscope and the combination and analysis of measurements from several samples.
VTT says that the images provided surprisingly precise information on the skin and ‘visually stunning pictures unique to this technology.’
The beauty patch, which is based on electrical energy from sugar and air, was placed on the researcher’s face (as seen in the image) and was combined with a commercial serum containing skin growth factor.
The team found that it led to a 90% increase in collagen fibres, which help to keep the skin supple, after the two-week test. The same serum was used on a control skin area, where measurements revealed no increase in collagen fibres, thus demonstrating the effectiveness of the patch.

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