9 Jan '18
Scientists at the Moscow Lomonosov State University (MSU) have developed a cosmetic solution based on the “Skulachov ions” which is expected to help rein in the natural processes of biological ageing in the human body.
The SkQ1, aka the “Skulachov ion” or “penetrating cation,” is reportedly capable of accumulating specifically in the mitochondria of living cells and effectively neutralize free radicals.
The Moscow researchers are said to have solved the problem of ingredients’ compatibility and stability at long storage, a bane of many cosmetic and therapeutic solution developers. Their universal product called “Mitovitan Activ” is meant to be added to other skin care solutions right before they are applied to the skin.
The new product is expected to bring new opportunities for use of the SkQ1’s protective properties in keeping the skin young and healthy. A series of studies and tests have been conducted which are said to have proven that, including those by MSU scientists from five departments of the university, by colleagues at other Russian universities and research institutes in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Rostov-on-Don, and also by a number of international researchers in Sweden, Germany, the U.S., Australia, and some other countries.