Pisum Sativum

Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract

Botanical extract which acts as an anti-enzyme to interrupt protease activity which can damage the skin. Proven effective by a clinical study to improve elasticity by 16.7%.

Pisum Sativum (Pea) ExtractAn active botanical extract derivative of Pisum sativum L. seeds. It is found to block protease enzyme activity which causes deterioration of collagen and elastin.

Elastin, a protein in connective, is responsible for helping skin maintain elasticity. Collagen, the most abundant protein in the extracellular matrix is the dominant constituent of connective tissue in the skin, offering supple firmness to the skin. When this activity is compromised the skin loses its firmness and elasticity, in turn becoming thin and saggy. Pea Extract, on the other hand, impedes protease activity brought about by the process of aging making the skin vulnerable to damage such as that of oxidative stress or UV damage.

Pea extract was found to protect skin and keep it supple and firm by acting as an anti-enzyme. Used in skin care products, pea extract counters enzyme, countering those damaging effect. A clinical study actually found the elasticity of the skin drastically improved by nearly 17% over a short three week period under the treatment of pea extract.