Nobel Prize revolutionises skin care: Cells’ water channels specifically stimulated
The American biochemist, Prof. Peter Agre, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2003 for a groundbreaking discovery: He discovered that proteins form channels in the cell membrane to facilitate the transport of water as well as other molecules. One of these so-called aquaporins, aquaporin-3 (AQP-3), is specifically stimulated by a highly effective skin moisturiser from Beiersdorf: The scientists at Beiersdorf demonstrated that the innovative active ingredient, gluco-glycerol, is able to increase the formation of aquaporin channels, thereby improving water distribution within the epidermis. This property enables the skin’s moisture levels to be significantly increased*, as Dr. Annika Schrader, a dermatology researcher at Beiersdorf, Hamburg, explained.
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