Research & Development

For nearly three decades, Swiss line has been combining the latest scientific research with the best natural ingredients Switzerland has to offer to create our unique range of skin products. Today, in the quest for the latest breakthrough innovations for our product development, Swiss line’s research and development team continue to work closely with world-renowned Swiss cosmetics laboratories and clinics.

Rigorous product testing ensures that only those products delivering significant short-to-mid-term results carry the Swiss line name.

CELLACTEL 2 COMPLEX

CELLACTEL 2 COMPLEX is our signature secret weapon in all Cell Shock and Cell Shock White formulas! World-renowned for its lifting and anti-wrinkle efficacy, it contains numerous cellular bio-nutrients that operate as turnover enhancers.

The original Cellactel Complex introduced in 1995 was created by blending Clinique Lemana’s cellular extracts with a plant-based complex, to rapidly and perceptibly tighten the skin and smooth fine wrinkles. In 2002, Swiss line scientists discovered groundbreaking biotechnology that enabled them to replace the animal extracts in the original Cellactel formula. The new formula provided a more significant lift to the skin than the previous formula, while still boosting cellular metabolism, increasing oxygen consumption by the cells and providing crucial amino acids, peptides and mineral salts essential for skin renewal. The introduction of the new formula, Cellactel 2 Complex, marked the end of the relationship with Clinique Lemana.

Included in all Cell Shock and Cell Shock White formulas.

URBAN-DETOX COMPLEX

URBAN-DETOX COMPLEX is clinically proven to tackle “urban stress” to enhance the skin’s brightness and clarity.

Specific protein fractions from Moringa seeds shield skin from environmental pollution. Moringa oleifera is an exotic tree that grows in tropical and sub-tropical areas, especially in Africa and Asia, where its seeds have long been used by indigenous populations for the purification of water. Once isolated for cosmetic use, Moringa seed proteins grant an entirely original capacity – they protect the basal layer of skin cells from the aggression triggered by environmental gases. Another unexpected effect of these proteins is that they prevent particles landing on the skin from “gluing” to its surface, making the cleansing ritual easier and more effective. And even more astonishing, this new ingredient has also proved, ex vivo, to provide a skin protection effect against cigarette and cigar smoke!

Nasturtium stem extract has been proven to promote the role of cytoglobin as an oxygen carrier, thus preventing hypoxia (when cells are deprived of oxygen) and promoting regeneration. A constant oxygen supply is essential for skin cells to produce the energy required for their metabolic needs. Any fault in the cellular mechanisms involving oxygen sourcing can result in lifeless-looking skin. To prevent such hypoxic stress, this extract of Nasturtium stem is rich in arabinogalactans, natural biopolymers that mimic in skin the same process that allows plants to metabolize a protein that helps heal wounds and promote plant tissue regeneration.

Included in CS Face Lifting Complex II, CS Eye Zone Lifting Complex II and CS Facial Boosting-Essence

POLYLIFT® and RAFFERMINE®

POLYLIFT® and RAFFERMINE® are two registered ingredients, sourced from polymerized sweet almond oil and proteins that firm the surface of the skin to offer a virtual face lift. Created via a cross-linking technology, the hydrophobic qualities of the polymer act like a three-dimensional protein network, forming a micro-relief, smoothing film that erases fine lines and reduces wrinkles. The skin looks radiant and feels firmer. The inclusion of soybean membranes and hyaluronic acid also adds to this very noticeable lifting effect.

As the different components of the dermis (cells and matrix glycans) interact with one another to synthetize the tissue proteins which maintain the upper layers of the skin, it produces an ongoing need for glycoproteins and polysaccharides for use in this synthesis. Raffermine® has shown great stimulating results in this ECM (extra cellular matrix) synthesis process as it contains the proteins, collagen, elastin and fibronectin.

Included in CS Face Lifting Complex II and CS Eye Zone Lifting Complex II.

WHITE UNISPHERES

WHITE UNISPHERES are suspended globes of high concentration vitamin E, created from a combination of 100% natural maltodextrin, corn starch and mannitol sugar. Although practically imperceptible to the fingers during application, the spheres react to body temperature and massage, dissolving partly while, at the same time, adding immediate skin-surface tightening effects as the part not dissolved creates an additional tensing film.

The vitamin E inside the spheres is contained in two complementary forms, pure tocopherol and tocopheryl acetate, as the association of the two is believed to be more bio-available. As an oil-soluble antioxidant, vitamin E helps prevent the production of the reactive oxygen species formed when the skin’s barrier lipids suffer oxidation. Low amounts of pure vitamin E are therefore believed to be a helpful addition, when mixed with other skin-healing ingredients, in reducing scars and skin burns.

Included in CS Face Lifting Complex II and CS Eye Zone Lifting Complex II.

AURA-LIGHT CELLULAR CULTURE

AURA-LIGHT CELLULAR CULTURE is comprised of meadow bistort extract and a cell suspension culture of wooly thistle.

Bio-engineered extract of meadow bistort (Polygonum bistorta) has a tremendous impact on the optical quality of the skin (inner reflection of light). This plant extract produces a significant increase in the expression of newly found proteins (perlecan and dystroglycan) which are related to skin evenness and microcirculation; factors responsible for skin brightness that are not dependent on skin pigmentation alone.

A purified cell suspension from wooly thistle (Cirsium eriophorum) grants an anti-inflammatory action and helps treat skin imperfections linked to hyper-seborrhea and hyper-pigmentation. The culture acts on multiple fronts to refine pores and decrease pigmentation, limiting sebum production, increasing skin desquamation and lightening melanin deposits.

The combination of these ingredients in our Aura-Light Cellular Culture helps slow down pore expansion and give the skin a smoother aspect while conferring a lighter, more uniform and even appearance.

Included in CSW Facial Brightening-Essence.

TRIPLE COLLAGEN COMPLEX

TRIPLE COLLAGEN COMPLEX provides a visible line-filling effect by infusing dry skin with intense moisture and lasting resilience. This complex is comprised of three different, yet synergistic, collagen factors: soluble collagen; collagen boosting peptides; and a protective collagen factor. The complex increases (due to the soluble collagen), strengthens (due to the collagen boosting peptides) and safeguards the levels of collagen present in the skin (due to protective collagen factor). In this sense TRIPLE doesn’t mean three different types of collagen but three different paths to collagen replenishment.

Included in CS 360º Anti-Wrinkle Serum Triple Collagen Complex and CS 360° Anti-Wrinkle Eye Zone Serum.

MADECASSOSIDE®

MADECASSOSIDE® This pharmaceutical ingredient, registered by Bayer, is obtained from an active fraction of Centella Asiatica. It is proven to modulate the skin’s chronic inflammatory conditions, and prevent and help to correct immune disorders by attenuating the release of pro-inflammatory epidermal messengers (cytokines, prostaglandins). It reduces the sensitivity of the skin cells, rebalancing the skin’s natural self-renewal process to restore the natural protection of the horny layer of the skin, and give it a smoother, more even feel.

It is widely used by doctors as a post procedure solution to counteract the side effects occurring after aesthetic surgeries and invasive treatments such as peelings, lasers or abrasions.

Swiss line innovatively offers this ingredient so all women can include it in their daily care routines to reduce skin stress and ensure skin remains in peak condition. As far as skin is concerned, the stress it suffers is the same whether it is the result of aesthetic procedures or a stressful lifestyle and such stress positively responds to Madecassoside®.

Included in all Age Intelligence formulas.

BIO-MIMETIC GROWTH FACTORS 

BIO-MIMETIC GROWTH FACTORS are “real” growth factors, cellular-catalysers that are naturally present in the skin. They mostly comprise proteins or steroid hormone-like substances, which are important for regulating a variety of cellular processes, and are released naturally in higher quantities whenever an injury occurs and the need for healing is activated.

Since the use of the skin’s own growth factors is not allowed, the “bio-mimetic” forms have recently emerged in anti-aging. The most common growth factors talked about in skincare today are the TGF-β (Transforming Growth Factor) and the EGF (Epidermal Growth factor).

Swiss line innovates addressing a new target, FGF-β or FGF-2 (Fibroblast Growth Factor), which we have selected for its broadest action on the skin. Besides its central role in the healing processes, FGF-2 stimulates cell multiplication as well as collagen and GAGs (glycosaminoglycans) synthesis. It is therefore a key booster as if to make “new skin”, with dramatically improvements proved by clinical studies.

Included in all Total-Lift formulas.

STEM’CELL PULSE

STEM’CELL PULSE is obtained from a stem cell culture of Psilanthus bengalensis, an unusual type of coffee that does not contain caffeine. The key feature of this all-plant based stem cell culture lies in it’s deep action, as it plumps the skin by acting on both the dermis and deeper. Skin’s subcutaneous layers contains adipocytes, which enhances the volume, thickness and the suppleness of skin, associated with youth. The reduction of the fat cell layer or increased number of unformed fat cells that occurs with age, together with the free radical damages, causes the skin to lose its plumpness, resulting in wrinkles and the visible loss of firmness. The reduction of the fat cell layer is caused by an increased action of lipases, the enzymes that burn fat tissue (welcome in the fight against cellulite, but not welcome when it comes to maintaining the face’s architecture!)

Swiss line innovates looking into this deep mechanisms and using the potency of our own stem cell culture to reverse the loss of fat cells and rebuilding the facial architecture for a more dense, resilient and “full” skin.

Included in CS AI Youth Inducing System and CS AI Youth Inducing Eye Cream.


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