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The Science of Genes

Our innovation is the result of a unique collaboration between independent scientists and L’Oréal Paris, a global leader in beauty.

This collaboration has ushered in a new era in our understanding of skin behavior and how it is affected by age.

Studies influenced by the science of genes have enabled our researchers to better understand the skin’s behavior in response to external aggressors, such as UV rays, pollution, and free radicals.

This is a breakthrough for L’Oréal research.

10 Years of Gene Research
Our research has revealed differences in the way young and mature skin respond to external aggressors, such as UV rays, pollution, and free radicals.

Understanding the way skin responds to external stress factors has enabled L’Oréal to identify and develop new care ingredients that help improve the efficiency of skin’s epidermal recovery process.

Our Discovery
Working with independent researchers, L’Oréal has determined that when put under stress, certain skin genes linked to epidermal recovery are activated.

This activation is known as “gene expression”. In young skin, gene expression peaked at six hours after external stresses, such as exfoliation, were applied. In mature skin however, the peak did not occur until 30 hours had passed, indicating that mature skin takes longer to respond, compared to younger skin.

As we age, skin responds more slowly and takes longer to recover.

The complexion loses luminosity, facial features appear tired and wrinkles deepend.

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