Autophagy is a biological mechanism not well known because its complexity, but playing an essential role in the process of tissue homeostasis. Therefore it is particularly interesting in cosmetic. Indeed, the goal of cosmetics doesn’t to maintain and protect biological processes without unbalancing the natural functions of the skin? If so, make it.
This review is inspired by a recent Bio EC publication via www.skinobs.com that discusses how to assess this property. If it is not a matter of remind the biological consequences of this process, every cosmetologist must know its meaning. And since any claim must be supported by evidence, Bio EC’s publication makes sense.
Just remind that in December 2016 an update had been published. Indeed the Japanese biologist Y.Ohsumi was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology for his work on this mechanism. In this contribution, we recalled that the cosmetic industry was interested since the 2000’s, with the development of substances to compensate the mechanism, possibly correcting it. Market products will come out pretty quickly and nowadays, it’s just if we have not forgotten it.
Now having new evaluation techniques, simpler and faster, this claim may well find some relevance. Especially since one of the following claims to the activation of autophagy leads to an improvement of the complexion claim particularly relevant lately. Several other assets were also mentioned, unless, as is too often the case, new specialties are developed around this claim. If it is to do better, perfect but if it is to do the same thing differently, it is more questionable.
Jean Claude LE JOLIFF