Frankincense and Light: The Anti-Aging Duo of Your Dreams

Thousands of years ago, frankincense resin was harvested by hand from boswellia trees throughout the Middle East, eastern Africa, and India. Today, it is still harvested by hand but now we’re able to fully harness the anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties of Boswellia Serrata Extract by encapsulating it in a nanoparticle. 

Boswellia Nanoparticles immediately get to work in the skin to inhibit the collagen degradation caused by exposure to UV radiation and stop the inflammation cascade caused by the 5-lipoxygenase enzyme. This makes Boswellia Nanoparticles the ideal active ingredient for any inflammatory skin conditions, to include the effects of premature aging. The nanoparticle delivery system allows the boswellia extract to penetrate the stratum corneum and get to work.  In pilot studies, a 1-5% Boswellia Nanoparticle serum was combined with a DMS® Base Cream and applied twice a day and lightly massaged into affected skin areas. After one week, study participants reported visible reduction in symptoms. After 6 weeks, three of the five participants reported that their inflammatory skin disorders had completely resolved, and the other two showed considerable improvement.

Now, imagine if that efficacy could go further. When Boswellia Nanoparticles are used in combination with Intense Pulsed Light or infrared therapy, the effects were accelerated and boosted.  A specific constituent of Boswellia, triterpenes, absorbs light energy, resulting in further activation in the skin. After the pre-study, the five participants received weekly treatments for five weeks with Boswellia Nanoparticles in dermaviduals® Ultrasound Gel (1:1 ratio) applied to the skin, then followed with IPL.  They also used DMS® Base Cream mixed with Boswellia Nanoparticles at home twice a day, morning and night.  Participants rated their results as “excellent” after the first treatment, and after the full series was over long-term improvement was measured in reduced wrinkle depth and observable firming of the skin.

Frankincense and light, now that’s an anti-aging plan we can get behind.

Click HERE for a more in depth study, specific treatment protocol information, and before and after pictures.

Abby Chandler