Botanical Nutri.4 Formula: The science
The Botanical Nutri.4 Formula is an expert blend of grape seed extract, lutein, bilberry extract and green tea oil shown in research to reduce the appearance of fine lines and support skin elasticity.
In addition to the Botanical Nutri.4 Formula, ilumina capsules also contain tailored combinations of vitamins and minerals expertly developed to contribute to the maintenance of healthy skin, hair and nails.
The Clinical Study
In order to quantify the beneficial effects of the Botanical Nutri.4 Formula contained within ilumina, the independent Clinical Research Organisation Princeton Consumer Research was commissioned to conduct a randomised, blinded, placebo-controlled trial. The study conformed to the Declaration of Helsinki and its subsequent amendments regarding ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects.
The study was conducted over a 12 week period and included volunteers aged between 40 and 70 years. Thirty volunteers took a placebo while 30 received two capsules containing the Botanical Nutri.4 Formula.
Objective measures were taken by the study clinical staff at the start of the study, after 8 weeks and following completion of the 12 week trial. These included accurate measurement of the depth of the “crow’s feet” fine lines and the measurement of skin elasticity.
Statistically significant improvements in the following objective measures were found when the Botanical Nutri.4 Formula was taken daily over a 12 week period:
· Significant reduction in Fine Line depth
· Increase in Skin elasticity
Placebo Control Botanical Nutri.4 Formula
• Highly significant reduction in fine lines (p<0.001) at study Weeks 8 and 12 for the subjects treated with the active capsules.
>• Fine lines were reduced by an average of 2.07% after 8 weeks> of treatment and 5.88% after 12 weeks of treatment.
What this means?
This shows that in a mixed group of adults Botanical Nutri.4 can bring improvements in skin elasticity and that these results can be seen after a 12 week period. This is an encouraging result as it seems likely that even greater results may be seen over a longer period of time. Of course the results will vary greatly between individuals, and will be determined by their age, the level of preexisting sun damage, skin type and their diet.