Creator of Botanical Beauty
BOTANICAL BEAUTY PATENTS
3 APPLE OLIGOSIDE
Yves Rocher is dedicating its most powerful Botanical Beauty
active ingredient to women in their 40 s: Apple Oligosides.
This powerhouse ingredient acts on the cohesion of the skin
to work effectively on the three major parameters of aging
in 40-year-old women: wrinkles, radiance and firmness.
• 8 YEARS OF RESEARCH
IN BOTANICAL BEAUTY
• 3 ANTI-AGING PATENTS
A SUPER-POWERFUL ACTIVE INGREDIENT PROTECTED BY
3 ANTI-AGING PATENTS IN FRANCE AND ACROSS THE GLOBE
The discovery of Apple Oligosides and their extraordinary
anti-aging powers represents a major advance in the world
Today, Apple Oligosides have 3 patents in France and
across the globe, which correspond to 3 major areas
of performance research in skin biology:
- radiance and smoothing cohesion action
- anti-wrinkle and ﬁrmness action
- soothing action
These patents protect the research work carried out
and the new discoveries made by our researchers.
They guarantee that Yves Rocher has exclusive use of
the anti-aging powers of Apple Oligosides.
I - AGE 40-49: THE SIGNS OF AGING SET IN
A - Skin aging at 40: wrinkles set in, loss of radiance and firmness.
Yves Rocher has been working in close collaboration with CERCO (The Centre for Cosmetics
Research) for a number of years. CERCO is our clinical expertise centre accredited by
the French Ministry of Health. One of its role is to characterize and evaluate skin-aging markers.
For several years, CERCO has been conducting objectiﬁcation studies on the signs of
skin aging based on age.
An initial study of wrinkle depth conducted with women aged 25 to 75 showed that wrinkles
settle in most around age 40.
Starting out as simple expression lines at age 30, they then set in and progressively anchor
themselves in more deeply in parts of the face that have the most movement (mainly around
the eyes and lips).
A second study dealt with cellular renewal. Carried out on 100 volunteers, this study showed that
between ages 40 and 50, corneocyte renewal decreases by 15%, leading to a loss of radiance
and a settling in of wrinkles.
Lastly, we know today that loss of ﬁrmness starts to be noticeable at age 40 because dermal
collagen decreases by 56% before age 40. To effectively meet this triple need, you need a targeted
Today, Yves Rocher Botanical Beauty research is revealing that Apple Oligosides are able to
act on these 3 major parameters of aging by recreating the cellular cohesion that is at the core
of the skin.
B - The biological mechanism involved: cellular cohesion
Skin cells are naturally attached to each other by attachment proteins. This is called cellular
cohesion or cell-cell adherence.
This meshing or cohesion of the cellular network is one of the fundamental characteristics of
young, healthy skin. Now, with age, this cellular cohesion has a tendency to slacken and then
produce a chain reaction: poor cellular communication and a slowdown in the following processes:
regeneration, cell differentiation, metabolic activity of tissues and collagen synthesis. This visibly
translates into a dull complexion, lack of radiance, wrinkles setting in and a loss of ﬁrmness.
Apple Oligosides recreate cellular cohesion in order to ﬁght against wrinkles, lack of radiance and
loss of ﬁrmness.
II – YVES ROCHER’S RESPONSE:
A – Apple Oligosides: 8 years of research
The starting point for our more than 8 years of research was the discovery of botanical Oligosides,
the molecules that are involved in cellular communication at the heart of the plant.
Oligosides come from sugar and thus mainly from fruit pectin. Our researchers then became
interested in the apple, the epitome of healthy eating. The apple is one of the most complete fruits
around (sugars, vitamins, proteins, lipids, etc.) and it is particularly rich in pectin.
Using a “nature-like” biotechnological process, Yves Rocher research has developed a groundbreaking
new extract rich in Apple Oligosides. It is the most effective anti-aging extract in Botanical Beauty.
B – Apple Oligosides: recreating skin cohesion
Yves Rocher Botanical Beauty research has already demonstrated the surprising ability of Apple
Oligosides to boost cellular communication. Since then, our researchers have revealed its new
anti-aging secret: the power to recreate cellular cohesion at the core of the skin.
Our tests have proven that Apple Oligosides stimulate cadherins, the attachment proteins that
most effectively ensure intra-cellular cohesion, i.e., that “re-attach” the cells to each other.
TO SMOOTH OUT THE SKIN
AND BOOST ITS RADIANCE
(in-vitro tests on epidermal cells)
Before treatment After treatment
with Apple Oligosides with Apple Oligosides
Beneﬁts of Oligosides for the skin
Increase junction proteins ➔ radiance / smoothing effect / hydration
Increase dermo-epidermal junction proteins ➔ radiance / wrinkles / smoothing effect
Stabilize the corneal layer of the epidermis ➔ radiance / softness / smoothing effect
Strengthen dermal elasticity ➔ ﬁrmness / wrinkles
Limit inﬂammatory phenomena ➔ radiance / soothing effect
III – YVES ROCHER’S RESPONSE:
Matter that ensures the skin’s ﬁrmness can also be created in the dermis. At 40, the dermis loses matter,
leading to a loss of ﬁrmness. Why? Decreased ﬁbroblast activity. Fibroblasts produce collagen, which
is responsible for skin resistance and resilience, as well as hyaluronic acid,
which normally ensures skin consistency and plumpness.
Acacia Gum works by boosting the production of these 2 major components of the dermis.
Acacia Gum is an active ingredient that works in conjunction with the Apple Oligosides in
our Sérum Végétal3 Wrinkles & Firmness line.
An extract that creates matter and ﬁrms the skin, Acacia Gum has proven its ability to stimulate
production of the two major components of the dermis:
FOR SKIN RESISTANCE AND RESILIENCE
+46% HYALURONIC ACID
FOR SKIN CONSISTENCY AND PLUMPNESS
(in-vitro tests on dermal cells)
Beneﬁts of Acacia Gum for the skin
Stimulates synthesis of the matrix elements of the dermis (collagen)
➔ density / ﬁrmness / anti-wrinkle / anti-aging
Stimulates synthesis of the matrix elements of the dermis (hyaluronic acid)
➔ density / firmness / anti-wrinkle / anti-aging
Yves Rocher is dedicating the results of 8 years of Botanical Beauty research
and the resulting 3 patents to women in their 40s:
SÉRUM VÉGÉTAL3 with Apple Oligosides,
an exclusive line of skin care products that
target the needs and lifestyle of women in their 40s.
WRINKLES & RADIANCE PROGRAM
WRINKLES & FIRMNESS PROGRAM
Apple Oligosides + Acacia Gum
Available at Yves Rocher Beauty Centres,
by mail order (green number: 0892 02 61 62)
and via our Website at www.yves-rocher.fr
PRESS CONTACT: Séverine Bokobza, tel.: 01 41 08 56 24 - 06 80 20 43 71
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