When exploring the role of antioxidants in skincare, you will inevitably come across ingredients such as retinol, l-ascorbic acid, and tocopherol as the gold standard in modern dermatology. By neutralising free radical damage, these ingredients serve to prevent the physical signs of premature ageing by ensuring normal skin cell function and protecting our body's largest organ from environmental and biological aggressors.
With biotechnology pioneering a new era in botanical beauty, stem cell science is celebrating the discovery of a relatively new 'super-antioxidant' called 6-Furfuryladenine, or kinetin for short.
Most potent in berries such as the humble grape, kinetin is a naturally occurring plant hormone responsible for healthy cell division in botanical life forms. Inhibiting the creation of 8-oxo-dG, an oxidative marker for genetic damage, it protects protein and nucleic structures from oxidative stress by signalling the production of regenerative enzymes.
Touted as skincare's next big ingredient, research shows that topical applications of this natural growth factor can improve human skin cell function by strengthening the epidermal barrier, stimulating the production of keratinocytes, improving skin hydration, lifting pigmentation, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Formulated from lab-engineered and sustainably harvested grape stem cells, a source rich in anti-ageing polyphenols, phenolic acids, triterpenes, flavonoids, carotenoids, fatty acids, sugars, and peptides, the Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating 3-Step System by luxury skincare brand, Enbacci, is the first of its kind in the Australian market to cultivate the benefits of kinetin using the science of stem cell extraction.
The 3-step system, which includes an antioxidant-rich gel cleanser, facial mist and moisturising crème, is designed to protect skin from free radical damage and combat the early signs of premature ageing, including fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, redness and photodamage.
Cultivated from the meristems of the Gamay Teinturier Fréaux, a French genus of grape, this celebrated botanical is proven to be 20 times more powerful than vitamin C and 50 times more potent than vitamin E, and improve skin barrier function through the proliferation of new healthy stem cells.
Combining a host of other proven botanicals, including aloe vera, green tea leaf extract, and witch hazel, the Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating 3-Step System is ideal for young and mature skin types, including those prone to sensitivity.
Enbacci Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating Gel Cleanser - $64.00
Enbacci Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating Mask - $20.00 (box of 5 RRP: $73)
Enbacci Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating Essence - $69.00
Enbacci Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating Essential - Crème - $103.00