A "green chemical" developed by L'oreal in 2006. It comes from the sugar molecule, xylose that can be found in beechwood.
According to L'Oreal's claims, Pro-Xylane can boost the production of important skin-building blocks called GAGs (aka glycosaminoglycans, important NMFs) in the extracellular matrix (the goopy stuff between our skin cells) that results in better hydrated and firmer skin.
Show me some proof
- Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, Feb 1, 2009, Synthesis of Pro-Xylane TM : A new biologically active C-glycoside in aqueous media