Rachel Grabenhofer is the managing editor of
Cosmetics & Toiletries, Skin Inc.’s sister brand for
cosmetic chemists. She’s a member of the Council
of Science Editors and Society of Cosmetic
Chemists, and for the past several years, has led
judging panels to honor the best ingredients in cosmetics.
Finally, Syringa vulgaris (lilac), also named above
for miRNA effects, appears on the label of PCA Skin’s
Intensive Clarity Treatment: 0.5% Pure Retinol Night.
Again, its mechanism is not specified, but the clarifying
night treatment is said to reduce and prevent acne
breakouts, oil production and inflammation.
I think it’s safe to say the word epigenetic will begin
to appear on spa and mainstream product labels in
upcoming years. So, there’s no time like to present to
familiarize yourself with what it means. Whether the
consumer world is ready for this “super power” remains
to be seen. One thing’s for sure: once it catches on, it
will blow up in epi-proportion.
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