• Kate Foster

INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: LUPINUS ALBUS SEED EXTRACT

We've all heard that collagen is the secret to firm, youthful-looking skin, and the number of collagen powders, supplements, and serums taking over shelves are proof. But what if we told you there's an all-natural ingredient that doesn't just feed your complexion collagen—it coaxes your own skin to create a higher-quality version of its own collagen? Enter: lupinus albus seed extract (or white lupin seed extract), a key ingredient in our Glow + Go Collagen-Boosting Luminous Body Oil.


Here's exactly how it works: At least 16 types of collagen exist, And Type I Collagen makes up the vast majority of your skin, hair, and nails. High levels of this high-quality collagen are what make our skin firm, smooth, and strong. But research shows that every year after the age of 20, our skin produces one percent less collagen, and eventually our skin begins to sag and fine lines and wrinkles appear.


There are lots of serums and moisturizers on the market that tout collagen as a topical ingredient, but dermatological research shows that collagen molecules are too large to penetrate the skin—A.K.A. they'll have absolutely zero effect in terms of fighting signs of aging.


This is where lupinus albus seed extract is different. Within all of our skin is a family of enzymes that's ultimately responsible for degrading our collagen. Lupinus albus seed extract contains penta- and hexapeptides—peptides are the building blocks of protein—that inhibit this degradation, renew the skin's outer layer, and kick-start high-quality collagen production. One study showed that in a 72-hour test, lupinus albus seed extract increased the secretion of Type I collagen by 46%. And in an 89-day test, 92% of people saw increased skin firmness and 72% saw a decrease in sagging.


So, just imagine what lupinus albus seed extract can do in a body oil! With regular use, Glow + Go will give you firmer, smoother, more toned-looking skin from neck to toe—and while you wait to see full results, its subtle, universally-flattering sheen will help your skin look like the glowiest, most flawless version of itself.

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