PARIS, December 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
For the first time a YSL skincare product joins the collection at a science museum. Glycobiology, the science of glycans applied to the skin and cosmetics pioneered by YSL Beauté with FOREVER YOUTH LIBERATOR SERUM, is now part of the Berlin Museum's newly inaugurated permanent exhibition dedicated to the central role played by glycans in the realm of life.
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After being closed for renovations for three years, the Berlin-based Sugar Museum has reopened as part of the Deutsches Technikmuseum with an expanded exhibition about sugars: "Sugars and Beyond! Food - Matter - Energy", from November 26, 2015. In addition to the traditional focus of the former Sugar Museum, which concentrated on the production, use and social history of cane and beet sugars, the newly opened exhibition sheds light on the topic of sugar from entirely new perspectives.
YSL.SKINSCIENCE PIONEERS GLYCOBIOLOGY
In 2012, YSL Beauté and YSL.SKINSCIENCE launched FOREVER YOUTH LIBERATOR SERUM. Harnessing the scientific breakthrough uncovered by glycobiology, it represented a next-generation beauty weapon. Attracting international recognition for its anti-wrinkle performance, it was hailed a new skincare icon.
GLYCOBIOLOGY, A FUTURE PATH ALONG TO ANALYSE SKIN
Glycobiology has recently been making significant new inroads, thanks to the latest advances in technology that has made it possible to analyze the skin's biological mechanisms with greater precision. It has now been clearly established that glycans are major constituents of the skin and play a decisive role in the skin's balance.
"The realms of glycobiology offer huge challenges and opportunities. We are seeing the emergence of ground-breaking applications in the sector of living sciences. The importance of glycans as a "third language" is now acknowledged and is opening the door to new products and applications, and cosmetics is just one of its applications." Professor Peter H. Seeberger, Director of the Biomolecular Systems Department at the Max Planck Institute and member of YSL.SKINSCIENCE committee.
"30 years ago, when I started working on glycobiology, it was still very early days for this sector. Thanks to tremendous technical progress, it can now be applied to the skin. The latest discoveries are considerable and enable us to open up a new lead in the world of cosmetics. The point is that the youthfulness of skin is now being decoded in a radically different way." Dr. Bruno A. Bernard, L'Oréal Fellow, member of YSL.SKINSCIENCE committee.
FOR THE RECORD
The reward of over 100 years of research and recognized by 7 Nobel Prizes, glycobiology has, over the past fifteen years emerged as a key science.
Identified by the MIT as one of the 10 sciences that will change the future face of medicine, this ground-breaking sector of research will, in the years ahead, play a major role in the fight against infectious diseases.
YSL.SKINSCIENCE is an unprecedented initiative, a new way of inviting experts from the fields of glycobiology and dermatology to work together, joined by skincare specialists from the different entities of L'Oréal Research.
YSL Beauté has created this Committee in order to apply the latest glycobiology findings to skin, to engage exclusive scientific collaborations and to communicate the results of its work.
The YSL.SKINSCIENCE Committee is composed of Professor Peter H. Seeberger (a leading expert in glyco-sciences and Director of the Biomolecular Systems Department at the Max Planck Institute), Dr. Bruno A. Bernard (L'Oréal Fellow), Dr. Julien Laboureau (expert in cellular and molecular biology L'Oréal Research applied to skincare), Dr. Véronique Guillou (Global Director for skincare development L'Oréal Luxe) and Dr. Thierry Michaud (dermatologist, consultant).
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