Research progress in the field of skin depigmentation
Numerous recent studies have pinpointed certain anomalies in patients with skin depigmentation.
These include a gradual loss of melanocytes and an abnormally high level of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in the epidermis, leading to oxidative stress and oxidation of proteins and lipids.
Oxidative stress and depigmentation
Oxidative stress damages the melanocyte membranes, the cells which are essential for skin pigmentation.
In patients with vitiligo, it has been shown that a deficiency in catalase, vitamins and minerals is one of the causes of oxidative stress.
Restoring the physiological conditions for pigmentation
Cell damage in vitiligo patients
VitiDerm gel and tablets
VitiDerm was developed by doctors P. Lemoine, Phounsavath, E. Steinheimer, Selosse & Debavelaere on the basis of in-depth research and tests.
Formulated with an optimum combination of ingredients whose benefits have been demonstrated by numerous scientific studies, VitiDerm delivers a concentrated cocktail of high-performing active substances:
- Vegetable-based melon extract: rich in anti-oxidising agents (superoxede dismutase - SOD and catalase),
helps restore normal physiological conditions in terms of free radicals at the keratinocyte and melanocyte level.
- Ginkgo Biloba: an antiradical, like melon, to combat the free radicals which cause damage to cells and melanocytes.
- Vitamin D3 (calcium chloride) helps preserve the cell membrane structure and contributes to the production of melanin.
- L-Cystine an amino acid with antioxidant properties which is involved in the synthesis of melanin.
- Zinc, copper, selenium, folic acid, vitamins C and B12 to compensate for the deficiencies typically found in persons with skin depigmentation.
- Vitamin E limits oxidation of the melanocyte membranes.