Burt's Bees presents new research supporting the power of natural skin care at AAD VMX 2020

Burt's Bees, a leader in science-backed natural skin care, today announced new research supporting the proven power of nature-based solutions that deliver the tolerability and efficacy that are critical for dermatologists and their patients. These studies are being shared via ePosters in the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Virtual Meeting Experience (VMX) exhibit hall, Friday, June 12 - Sunday, June 14, 2020.

These latest research findings from Burt's Bees highlight:

  • Bakuchiol, a natural alternative to retinol and a key active in the brand's Renewal anti-aging line, is well-tolerated and effective in improving overall appearance of photodamaged skin without any signs of irritation within the sensitive skin population
  • Important role a nature-based botanical facial oil, formulated for its ability to decrease skin damage, may play in protecting skin against everyday exposure to UV radiation
  • Tolerability and efficacy of a nature-based lip treatment in restoring lip health in subjects with moderately to severely dry lips

"At Burt's Bees, we are leveraging data from over 500 rigorous clinical studies that demonstrate the role nature-based regimens play in defending and restoring skin health, including our most recent addition, the Renewal Skin Care line. Our research shared today provides valuable insight into the effectiveness of natural retinol alternative, bakuchiol, to improve the overall skin condition without any signs of irritation for those with sensitive skin." said Hemali Gunt, Ph.D., Head of Clinical and Scientific Affairs at Burt's Bees. "We are excited to be able to share our latest research at the American Academy of Dermatology Virtual Meeting Experience and are appreciative of efforts made by the Academy to bring us this digital forum to foster learning and collaboration among the dermatology community."

Burt's Bees ePosters at AAD VMX 2020 include:

  • Topical Effects of a Natural Retinol Alternative: Bakuchiol on Sensitive Skin; Gunt H, Draelos Z and Levy S.; E- poster presentation, AAD VMX Exhibit Hall
    • About the Research: In a 4-week clinical study, female subjects (ages 40-65) with sensitive skin resulting from eczema/atopic dermatitis, rosacea or cosmetic intolerance and mild to moderate signs of photo-aging were given a cream containing bakuchiol (Psoralea corylifolia), a natural alternative to retinol. The clinical study resulted in statistically significant improvements in efficacy parameters and in skin hydration without any disruption of the skin barrier, indicating the mildness of the product."Patients with sensitive skin are often in search of products with an added benefit, like anti-aging, but are concerned about irritation. Nature-based skincare regimens, including those with bakuchiol, a natural alternative to retinol, can provide an effective and tolerable solutions to improve overall skin health in these patients," said Zoe Draelos, MD, President, Dermatology Consulting Services, PLLC, and study investigator. "Backed by published clinical literature, bakuchiol provides the benefits of retinol, without the discomfort of other retinol anti-aging products, including photosensitivity and over-drying."
  • Antioxidant Efficacy of Facial Treatment on Human Skin by UVA-induced Chemiluminescence and its Protective Effects Against UV Irradiation-induced Photodamage; Gunt H, Draelos Z and Levy S; E- poster presentation, AAD VMX Exhibit Hall
    • About the Research: Two separate clinical studies measured the protective effects of a nature-based facial oil against UVA and UVB exposure. The nature based facial oil demonstrated antioxidant effects and was shown to protect skin from UV-induced damage by in reducing oxidative stress and erythema in photodamaged skin:
      • The first study measured antioxidant potential using UVA-induced chemiluminescence in female subjects with fair skin after 2 weeks of treatments with nature-based facial oil against an antioxidant standard treated site and an untreated control site.
      • The second study measured erythema and sunburn cell counts following UVB radiation exposure in female subjects following twice daily treatment with nature-based facial oil for 8 weeks on photo-protected buttock areas against an untreated control.
    • Results from both studies indicated a significant reduction in oxidative stress following UVA radiation exposure and erythema following UVB radiation exposure.
  • Efficacy of a Nature-based Lip Treatment to Repair Dry, Damaged Lips: Clinical and Biophysical Assessments; Gunt H and Levy S; E- poster presentation, AAD VMX Exhibit Hall
    • About the Research: In a two-week clinical study, female subjects (ages 20-40) with moderately to severely dry lips were treated with a nature-based lip treatment and graded for improvements in overall lip health in addition to tolerability parameters. The results showed a significant reduction in appearance of fine lines, texture, scaling and dryness on lips, and an increase in lip hydration as early as within 3 days of treatment. Majority of subjects responded favorably to product aesthetics and benefits.

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