Allergan introduces Prevage antioxidant cream

February 20, 2005

Allergan, Inc., has launched Prevage, antioxidant cream, the first and only clinically tested antioxidant that not only reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but also provides protection against environmental factors including sun damage, air pollution and cigarette smoke, says the company.

Allergan, Inc., has launched Prevage, antioxidant cream, the first and only clinically tested antioxidant that not only reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but also provides protection against environmental factors including sun damage, air pollution and cigarette smoke, says the company.

Representing the next generation of antioxidants, Prevage antioxidant cream is a novel cosmeceutical containing 1 percent idebenone, a potent, effective new antioxidant, according to the company.

Data that compare leading antioxidants show that idebenone is the most effective topical antioxidant product available. A six-week clinical study evaluated the use of Prevage antioxidant cream containing a 1 percent concentration of idebenone in 21 women between the ages of 18 and 65 with moderate photoaging (dry facial skin and fine lines/wrinkles). The women in the study applied Prevage twice a day to the facial area for six weeks.

Study results included:

29 percent reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 26 percent reduction in skin roughness or dryness.37 percent increase in skin hydration; and 33 percent global improvement in the appearance of skin.

"While other creams just sit on the skin's surface, the unique formulation of Prevage antioxidant cream allows it to penetrate the skin at the cellular level to help prevent free radicals from breaking down the collagen and elastin in the skin," says Jeanine B. Downie, M.D., director of image dermatology, Allergan.

Prevage is available exclusively through dermatologists' and plastic surgeons' offices.

Visit Allergan at booth 3115.

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