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Harnessing the function of Collagen with Fullmoon Serum

Harnessing the function of Collagen with Fullmoon Serum

One of the many unique ingredients included in Fullmoon Serum is an extract from African Mahogany Bark (​Khaya Senegalensis Bart Extract​) which is known to enhance collagen production.​

What is African Mahogany Bark Extract? 

Research has shown that African Mahogany Bark Extract stimulates collagen XVIII synthesis at the  dermal-epidermal junction and in the basement membrane of adipose cells that provide structure  and integrity to the skin.​

This means that this extract has action on both the surface of the skin as well as within the deeper layers. 

Sustainably Sourced

To ensure environmental sustainability, our suppliers of this extract have very clear specifications  and good practices in place for a monitored harvesting of the African Mahogany Bark.

This prevents large-scale exploitation of this valuable resource and protects the ecosystem in West Africa and  from Senegal to Uganda, where it grows.

Research was conducted on the African Mahogany Bark Extract in collaboration with a team in Lyon,  France through ​in vitro​ and ​in vivo​ studies that demonstrated increase in collagen XVIII synthesis on  skin structural properties.​

Figure 1 and 2 show the results of incubation of African Mahogany Bark  Extract on keratinocytes and adipocytes respectively. Both experiments show that this extract  enhances the synthesis of collagen XVIII in keratinocytes and adipocytes which are key components  of our skins structural content. 

Figures 4 and 5 also show the investigation of African Mahogany Bark extract on the biomechanical  properties of reconstructed skin which evaluates skin’s elasticity and tonicity. Both experiments  showed improvements in skin elasticity as well as tonicity. Tonicity is important to skin as the more  tonic skin is, the more easily it can return to its original state.

One of the most promising studies using African Mahogany Bark Extract showed significant improvements in wrinkle area and volume after topical application over 28 days.​ 

In addition, they also found increased skin elasticity and reduction in pore size in that time compared to placebo.  Figure 6 & 7 show the results of this experiment. 

Who should use skincare products with African Mahogany Bark Extract? 

Anyone looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and wanting to improve the  elasticity of their skin should consider products that stimulate collagen synthesis.

Our own natural  collagen production starts to diminish after the age of 18 so incorporating products that encourage  fibroblast activity (fibroblasts are cells that that synthesize the extracellular matrix and collagen  within the human body) and the production of collagen are well-suited for most people.​ 

Fullmoon Serum is an incredible addition to any skincare routine. Not only does it contain African Mahogany Bark Extract to restore the architectural structure of the skin​ but it also provides several  other exciting ingredients that have shown to support cellular renewal and longevity such as a safe  and gentle retinol alternative and hibiscus seed extract.


  • Stimulates collagen synthesis​
  • Decreases the appearance of lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores​ 
  • Improves texture, skin elasticity, structural integrity and tone​ 
  • Maintains skin hydration​ 

If you are looking for a soothing serum that  will hydrate and revitalize the look of your skin, look no further than Fullmoon Serum. 

What else is in the Fullmoon Serum? Learn more about our anti-pollution complexcollagenmalachitepeptideshyaluronic acid and retinol


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