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Dark Circle Relief, Pro Ingredient Listing Laws, Naturals Defined and PABA

By: Rebecca James Gadberry
Posted: June 23, 2008, from the April 2006 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Pentapharm, the creator of REGU-AGE, has determined that capillary leakage is caused by insufficient blood flow in the microcirculation of the capillaries. This slowdown in velocity puts increased pressure on the surrounding tissue, causing blood to be pressed out of the tiny vessels underneath the skin. This strain also may mark the beginning of the inflammation process.

In vitro tests by Pentapharm show that the combination of the enzyme oxidoreductase with hydrolyzed rice bran and the natural peptides of soy reduces free radicals that lead to inflammation, while improving microcirculation by strengthening the elastin/collagen matrix in the eye area skin.

Clinical tests by Pentapharm show a significant visible reduction of dark circles (32%) and eye puffiness (25%) after four weeks. These effects were even more pronounced at eight weeks (35% and 31.5%, respectively).

Q. Is there a law that requires manufacturers of professional use-only products to provide the product’s ingredient list, either on the container or when directly requested?

A . No. Unlike retail products, which have been required to disclose ingredients since 1977, it is not mandatory for professional use-only products to feature ingredient lists. This is because the purpose of ingredient labeling, as described in the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA), is to help consumers make retail product value comparisons. This intention ignores the fact that many clients may wish to know what is included in professional beauty products and may choose not to have the product used on them if the ingredient list is absent or unavailable.