Stratum C™, Scientifically Proven Menopausal Skincare Solution, Now Available to Women in the U.S

Previously Available Only in Europe, Stratum C™ Targets Accelerated Aging Symptoms during Menopause

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Forme Laboratories, specialists in menopause dermatology based in Surrey, England, now makes Stratum C™, the first skincare line scientifically developed for peri-menopausal and menopausal skin, available to women in the U.S.

“One of the active ingredients in Stratum C has been shown, in studies that I carried out, to increase the production of collagen by skin cells by up to 70%”

Its proprietary ingredients include high levels of active peptides to double collagen production, combat wrinkles and lines, repair dry, itchy and less supple skin and replenish lost vitamins. Chains of amino acids are the building blocks of proteins in the skin and Stratum C’s active ingredients combine the optimum amount of Matrixyl®, wrinklereducing pentapeptides along with 4 further complex peptides, to hydrate, moisturize and tighten the muscles deep in the lower layers of the skin.

As the aging process accelerates during menopause, the skin changes, which causes fine lines and wrinkles to form. When the skin is less able to retain water, collagen production, which gives skin its thickness and suppleness, decreases rapidly.

“One of the active ingredients in Stratum C has been shown, in studies that I carried out, to increase the production of collagen by skin cells by up to 70%,” says Professor Ian Hamley who conducted the research at the University of Reading, UK.

Traditional anti-aging creams can contain as much as 90% water, with minimal quantities of active ingredients. Conversely, Stratum C™ products contain larger quantities of active ingredients that are proven to deliver long-term collagen growth and wrinkle reducing properties that in clinical trials, have been shown to reduce existing deep wrinkles by 45% in just one month.

In addition to these unique peptides, Stratum C products contain high quality Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane and Seaweed Extracts to intensely hydrate the skin. This is combined with natural sources of Vitamin A and E, derived from Apricot Kernel and Jojoba Oils, to replenish the vitamins lost through menopause.

“Our products are formulated to support the skin during this change without using any artificial colorings or fragrances and with minimal preservatives. In fact our products are so gentle that most have to be used within 6 months of opening rather than the more conventional 12 months. Stratum C contains no parabens, phallates, formaldehydes, EDTA or M.I.,” explained Fleur Newsom, Skincare Specialist at Forme Laboratories.

Most effective when used together: the Stratum C Menopause Repair Serum and Stratum C Menopause Protect Cream, the flag ship products, provide long-term protection. The gel based serum and rich cream moisturizer deliver collagen-boosting ingredients, high levels of hydration, intense anti-wrinkle technology along with vitamins and nutrients to protect and repair the skin. For those experiencing peri-menopause or menopause, typically between 45 and 60 years of age, Stratum C provides a skin care solution.

The Stratum skin care line includes: Menopause Gentle Cleanser to remove dirt and skin impurities and improve skin’s tone and elasticity,Menopause Pigment Correction Gel to correct and protect against age or liver spot (hyperpigmentation) creation and Menopause Spot Reliefto reduce inflammation and help to reduce targeted redness and swelling during hormone related breakouts.

“The benefit of increasing collagen production is especially important for women going through menopause which has been shown to suppress the body’s natural collagen production leading to premature aging of the skin,” says Machelle Seibel, M.D. Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Editor-in-Chief, My Menopause Magazine.

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