Part of the anti-aging movement is the development of creams which contain new ingredients to improve the skin’s appearance. The active ingredient in the LifeCell anti-aging treatment was developed by three Nobel Prize winning scientists, Robert Furchgott, Louis Ignarro, and Ferid Murad. In 1998, the three men discovered a compound called nitric oxide, which dilates the capillaries in order to increase blood circulation. This increase in blood circulation in the skin results in a rush of nutrients, giving it a more youthful appearance.
As a gas, nitric oxide is produced through dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid, a naturally forming compound in our bodies. As we get older, however, the body produces less dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid, which is the active ingredient in LifeCell anti-aging treatment products. By using these creams on a regular basis, the body will naturally begin to produce more dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid, giving the skin a healthier glow.
As an alternative to a face lift, LifeCell products claim to tighten the skin, improve elasticity, reduce the signs of fine lines and wrinkles, and decrease bags and dark circles under the eyes. Aside from anti-aging products, LifeCell also sells lip plumper for those looking to give their pout a boost as well as a BB cream for everyday hydration and protection from the sun.