Kyowa Hakko to Present New Science on Skincare

September 11, 2008

New York, NY – Yoichiro Sugimura, senior director of scientific affairs and business development for Kyowa Hakko USA, will be one of the featured speakers at the New Natural/Organic Ingredients Conference and Expo at the New York Hilton Hotel, Wednesday, October 22. Sugimura’s presentation, scheduled to begin at 11:55 a.m. is entitled, New Amino Acid Technology to Enhance Collagen Synthesis.

Ride the Next Natural/organic Wave Ingredient and Technology Conference and Exhibition focuses on anti-aging, skincare and special skin needs. Sugimura, one of the industry’s international leaders on nutrition and cosmetics, will review how the amino acid L-Hydroxyproline, a primary constituent of skin collagen, serves as a building block of skin and an effective collagen enhancer. A recent topical application study conducted with Lumistor® L-Hydroxyproline on the skin has shown considerable reduction of fine lines and wrinkles after seven weeks of treatment (32.7% reduction vs. placebo). New findings with oral delivery of Lumistor® L-Hydroxyproline indicate a significant increase of facial moisture content and increased perception of improved facial skin conditions, such as reduction of dryness and wrinkles, after eight week of intake, as compared to the placebo group (4.9 times higher vs. placebo).

Sugimura will also discuss new findings showing optimal efficacy with the newly developed N-Acetyl-L-Hydroxyproline. Oral delivery of L-Hydroxyproline indicates a significant increase of facial moisture content and increased perception of improved facial skin conditions.

Sugimura possesses extensive international business experience throughout North America, South Africa and Japan. He has a Master of Science degree from Kyoto University (Japan) and a Master of Business Administration degree from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

Kyowa Hakko is an international health ingredients manufacturer and world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and food products. The maker of the branded ingredients Cognizin® Citicoline, Hydrafend™ Hyaluronic Acid , Lumistor® L-Hydroxyproline, Kyowa CoQ10®, Setria® Glutathione and Sustamine™ Alanyl Glutamine, Kyowa offers manufacturers and formulators one of the industry’s most extensive lines of over 50 amino acids and related compounds, including D-Amino acids and branch-chain amino acids, as well as nucleic acids, bio-products and fine chemicals.

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