To reshape the architecture of skin tissue, which is altered by aging, the researchers focused all their efforts on finding molecules capable of stimulating the synthesis of mucopolysaccharides (MPSs), a priority target in the anti-aging line. The result was Proxylane®, obtained from xylose, present in beech wood, a very common tree in Western Europe. It triggers and stimulates the synthesis of mucopolysaccharides in the dermis and epidermis, with proven results on the elasticity and the tonicity of the skin (Absolue ßx by Lancôme and Novadiol by Vichy).
Over the years, Advanced Research has continued to accumulate evidence of the biological efficacy of this active ingredient. Proxylane has been formulated in Substiane by La Roche-Posay and Age Interruptor by Skinceuticals, and in 2012, in L'Oréal's Paris Revitalift Laser X3, with very different claims for results (on very mature skin with results equivalent to anti-aging laser treatments).