Grant Industries rolls out Granactive Retinoid.
* Granactive Retinoid is a next-generation anti-aging product delivering the performance of retinol and retinoid derivatives with significantly lower irritation potential, thus supporting clear, visibly more youthful looking skin with better consumer acceptance, according to Grant Industries. The mechanism of action of Granactive Retinoid is advanced compared to retinol derivatives. To interact with retinoid receptors, retinol must first be metabolized to more active forms, such as retinaldehyde and retinoic acid using several enzymatic steps.
Granactive Retinoid is unique in that it processes innate retinoic activity, binding directly with retinoid receptors without the need for metabolic breakdown to more biologically active forms, said the company. This new ingredient is dermatologically tested to offer less irritation potential than retinol, providing a gentle, safe and effective anti-aging retinoid.
Granactive Retinoid is hydroxypinacolone retinoate, a cosmetic grade ester of all-trans retinoic acid. This skin care active ingredient belongs to a class of chemical compounds termed retinoids, which are natural and synthetic derivatives of vitamin A capable of binding to retinoid receptors. The binding of retinoid receptors can enhance gene expression, which effectively turns key cellular functions on and off. When skin cell retinoid receptors are bound with retinoids, a cascade of mechanisms that benefit skin complexion are switched on.This can result in enhanced cell proliferation, biosynthesis of extracellular proteins and glycans, and improved cellular turnover, according to Grant.
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