Goji, goji berry, or wolfberry is the fruit of either Lycium barbarum or Lycium chinense, two closely related species of boxthorn in the nightshade family, Solanaceae. L. barbarum and L. chinense fruits are similar but can be distinguished by differences in taste and sugar content. Both of these species are native to Asia and have been long used in traditional Asian cuisine.
Extracts from L. barbarum fruit have been shown to possess a range of biological activities, including effects on aging and neuroprotection. Rutin is the predominant flavonoid of Goji leaves. This compound has been recognized for its anti-UV capacity; therefore, cultivated leaves might be good sources for anti-radiation food or anti-UV cosmetics. Other polyphenols including quercetin, isoquercitrin, chlorogenic acid, cryptochlorogenic acid, isochlorogenic acid, p-coumaric acid, luteolin, kaempferol, and caffeic acid, have been found in the leaves of Goji berries.
In addition, Goji leaves have been described as a sustainable source of antioxidant compounds. The biological properties have been related to complementary, additive, or synergistic interactions between the high content of vitamins, minerals (mainly calcium, iron, and zinc), and a diversity of polyphenols, alkaloids, and polysaccharides.
DL Goji Prebiotic™ is a proprietary 5% active solid fraction of water-soluble goji peptidoglycans extracted from 100% certified organic goji berries.
Rich in phytonutrients, vitamins, trace minerals and glycans such as inulin, DL Goji Prebiotic™ exhibits prebiotic effects to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria on the skin.
The antioxidants in present in our DL Goji Prebiotic™ help to reduce skin inflammation, increase moisture retention, promote collagen production and efficiently regenerate skin cells for a soft youthful, even complexion; thereby reducing the physical signs of aging.
Trade Name: DL Goji Prebiotic™
INCI Name: Water (and) Propanediol (and) Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract
Origin: 100% certified organic goji berries
Appearance: Slightly colored liquid
Color: Light red
Solubility: Water and any polar solvent
Use Level: 2%
Country of Origin: USA
CONFORMS TO VARIETY OF GEOGRAPHIC REGULATIONS, CLEAN BEAUTY RETAIL STANDARDS AND CONSUMER CERTIFICATIONS.
Regulatory Compliance Report available upon request.
A complex peptidoglycan that selectively supports metabolism of commensal bacteria, such as S. epidermidis, but not the pathogens, such as S. aureus
Boots LAMC1 and decreases MMP1 gene expression thus promoting dermal structural integrity repair
Free radical scavenger that prevents oxidative damage to cells
Inhibits the production of UVA-induced IL-8, a chemotactic and proinflammatory cytokine produced in the skin under inflammatory stimuli
Abich Cosmetic Lab in Montréal (Québec) Canada
Subjects + Inclusion Criteria:
11 healthy female volunteers; 35-55 years old
Fine lines and wrinkles in the face and/or in the contours of their eyes
Visible redness on the skin
Cream with DL Goji Prebiotic™ (2%)
Cream without DL Goji Prebiotic™
Fine lines and winkles, porphyrins
Everyday use of products on each side of the face—same side, same cream for 60 days
Measurement time intervals:
T0 (prior to product application), T2 (2 weeks), T4 (4 weeks), T8 (8 weeks)
Generation VISIA® Complexion Analysis System + Standard Laboratory Equipment
Skin care products which target age and redness related changes in skin.
DL Goji Prebiotic™ can support claims pertaining to managing the visible signs of wrinkles, promote the skin microbiome’s beneficial flora while delivering anti-oxidant protective anti-inflammatory properties.
This ingredient is soluble in water and any polar solvents and can be formulated into a variety of skin care products including facial creams, gels, serums, eye creams, barrier skin care formulations, sustainable vegetable origin products and body care products.