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Antioxidants and Skin Care. Facts.

That marketing departments rule the world of cosmetics should not surprise anybody by now. That´s the reason why advertising refers more to trade marks than to patented molecules or processes.


laboratorioThat blocking free radicals influences skin ageing seems to be a scientific fact and has turned into the ultimate strategy for marketing departments in their attempt to seize the innovation quest.

That´s why skincare products containing Vitamin C are being launched by different companies. It has become trendy to include Vitamin C as an ingredient, in concentrations that fluctuate between 1% and 20% depending on the “premiumness” of the brand.


Fact is, that ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) does not happen to be one of the most powerfull antioxidants (250-300 μMol TE/g). On the other hand, everybody knows Vitamin C. So it is a good tool for the sake of efficient communication.


At Tergum Cosmetics we are glad that major brands acknowledge the importance of antioxidant capacity for skin care and that this trend is spreading. In 2010 we started researching in order to develop a serum that could provide the maximum antioxidant capacity to human skin. Our big R&D effort has paid off and an independent institute  has determined that:

  • Tergum Maximum has an  unsurpassed antioxidant capacity: 474.600 μMol TE/g

maximum_categoriaThat means that 1 gram of our final product is  between 1,500 and 1,900 times more powerful than Vitamin C. As an ingredient in cosmetics,  Vitamin C rarely accounts for more than 15% of the final product.

No wonder that the Biomedical Institute of Seville refers to the  “scientific impact” of Tergum Maximum when reporting about its beneficial properties:

  • Free radical blocking.
  • Cell regeneration.
  • Vasodilatory properties.

We recomend the use of Maximum N if you have dry or normal skin types. And Maximum H is THE serum if your skin is oily or mixed.

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The press talks about Maximum

[embedyt][/embedyt]Links to news related to Maximum:

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Interview at “The beauty advisor”

Below you will find a link to an interview given to “The beauty advisor” in which we talk about antioxidants in Skin Care.


Clik here to listen to the interview.

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Scientific impact of Tergum Maximum

An independent Bio-medical Institute (IBIS) has tested the effectiveness of Tergum Maximum on human skin tissue. 

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Due to its unsurpassed antioxidant capacity, it reduces superoxide anion production and increases nitric oxide generation.

Furthermore, Tergum Maximum reduces apoptosis (24 hours) in fibroblasts and  keratinocytes. The anti-apoptotic effect of Tergum Maximum is related to a drastic reduciton of cell proliferation (6 and 24 hours) in fibroblast.

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The biological significance of the scientific report from the IBIS points out following beneficial properties for the skin:

  •  Protection against free radical.
  • Vasodilatory.
  • Impact on cell repair (DNA).
  • Potential prevention of malignant cell processes.
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New studies back our facts

Healthy skin needs nourishment, hydration and protection against aging. That’s why we developed Tergum Maximum Facial Care, that combines an olive oil nourishing serum with an aloe vera moisturizing serum. Our exclusive biotechnology, makes Tergum Maximum possible: 100% natural and with an unsurpassed antioxidant power.


This is not just a typical marketing claim, it is a fact.

We have let an independent research institution (CSIC) test our antioxidant power: it is over 400 times more powerful than Acai berries.


An independent Bio-medical Institute (IBIS) has run an oxidative stress test OxidativeStressTest_noLogo on human skin cells in order to proof the effectiveness of Maximum Facial Care on human tissue: skin cells without the protection of Tergum Maximum oxidated 50% more than the ones treated.

This is  an effective protection against oxidation for human skin.

With 100% natural ingredients, our biotechnology  achieves what others just promise. Once again we let our products be judged by independent research institutions and we are proud of the outcome.


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Antioxidant power

At Tergum we have no big marketing budget, we are a small biotech company with a strong experteese: natural extracts and antioxidants.

We believe that there are no miracle ingredients that can regenerate skin. If there would be such, we would find them in hospitals rather than in cosmetics.

Skin regenerates on its own. What we do when we have a wound: protect it with bandages to help skin regenerate. It just needs protection to have a better chance to regenerate.

It is well known that aging is caused by the oxidation process. And that products with a high phenolic content have a higher antioxidant power and are therefor beneficial, since they show a protective effect against oxidation.

The cosmetic industry is aware of this fact and invests a big marketing effort to claim antiox effects for its products.
We think that such claims should be scientifically backed.

There is a standard to meassure the antioxidant capacity of a certain product or extract, it is called ORAC assay. Using this method, ORAC values obtained for Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) are between 250-300 mol TE/g.

We have let an indipendent institution make an ORAC assay on our Maximum Facial Care (you can see the results in our web page under “FACTS“): 474,600 mol TE/g.

That is over a 1000 times more powerfull than pure Vitamin C.

Natural ingredients + our technology = your best chance to prevent skin aging.

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Facial Care

Thanks to our exclusive technology we combine natural phenols (antioxidants) with a selected extra virgin olive oil which has a reduced wax content.

The achievement: a regenerative natural product with an unsurpassed phenol content and easily absorbable by the skin.

Especially recommended for:

  • Skin regeneration.
  • After peeling or laser treatments.
  • Dry, irritated and sensitive skin.
  • Prevent skin aging.

Application and use: apply to the clean skin of the face and neckline.