The Myrecil® Ingredient

It’s why Atopis® works.

The Myrecil Ingredient works with your own natural cellular defence and renewal systems to restore your skin.

Dr Iona Weir looked to the fundamental biochemical processes at work in both plants and animals to create The Myrecil Ingredient at the heart of Atopis and AtopisMed® products.

Plants can turn on different biochemical pathways in response to environmental factors such as UV light or toxins. Dr Weir learned how to activate signalling pathways that turn a damaged, mature leaf cell back into an embryonic leaf cell. This is what we do with Myrecil – we activate plant stem cell pathways to produce compounds that we can then use to promote the same type of cell renewal and regeneration in human skin.

In so many skin conditions – especially when overstimulated by too much retinol use – the natural process of apoptosis has become hyperactive, with too many cells turning over too quickly. Dr Weir’s breakthrough in controlling the rate of apoptosis lets this natural process rebalance itself, bringing your cell defence and and renewal systems back into balance. It also slows the cell aging process and increases hyaluronic acid and collagen production, strengthening skin cell structure.

Dr Weir’s decades of research into apoptosis in plants has demonstrated that this natural cell death process, as in this autumn leaf, can be stopped, or even reversed.

The Myrecil® Ingredient behind Atopis has been rigorously tested both in New Zealand and internationally.

Myrecil is a clinically trialled, globally patented breakthrough in skin health.

Myrecil has been rigorously tested in two successful clinical trials in both United States and New Zealand. These clinical trials tested safety and efficacy for the treatment of the symptoms of eczema. Myrecil® was found to be safe with no side effects and found to be clinically significant in reducing redness, itching, scaling, and dryness. The clinical trials also identified improvements on overall skin appearance, texture, reduced wrinkles and increased plumpness of skin. These findings led us to develop the beauty range of Atopis.

Based on the clinical significance of the two clinical trials and successful GMP manufacturing we were able to list AtopisMed Eczema Therapy Cream with the USFDA as an OTC (over the counter) treatment cream in the United States.

Myrecil is created using a multi-step patented process involving enzymatic hydrolysis, botanical fermentation, microencapsulation, microbial cell reactors and isomeric polymorphic fractionation. I know this sounds very technical, but it is 100% natural, just borrowing from nature. This globally patented process generates the apoptosis reversing isomeric molecules which work to reverse the skin cell aging process.

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Prebiotics, probiotics, postbiotics - Atopis has all the biotics.

As part of our fermentation process in our microbial cell reactor, we use probiotics to produce prebiotics – which are food for the good bacteria – and postbiotics – the signalling molecules produced by probiotics – to rebalance your skin microbiome. (We do use one solvent in our process – it’s called coconut water! So you don’t need to worry about that.)

Myrecil also contains bioactive peptilipids which are peptides bound to lipids for targeted delivery for cellular signaling.

As well as biotics and peptilipids, Myrecil contains all sorts of antioxidants such as quercetin, kaempferol and curcumin as well as anthocyanins, flavonoids, carotenoids and polyphenols.

How about vitamins? Yes, we have plenty of those too. For skin nutrition Myrecil has vitamins A, B, C, D, E, H and K, plus pantothenic acid, nicotinic acid, biotin, rutin and inositol. Minerals include the macronutrients calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorous with the micronutrients iron, copper, zinc, manganese, silicon, and selenium.

Lastly, we’ve packed Myrecil with special protective hydration compounds including sphingolipids such as ceramides and phospholipids which form a protective layer for locking in moisture. And just in case, for extra hydration contains the following fatty acids linolenic acid, linoleic acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, oleic acid and omegas 3 and 6.

So you can see The Myrecil Ingredient really has everything your skin needs to reset and renew its natural systems. It’s the key reason why Atopis works so well.

Myrecil® is advanced biochemistry yet is created using a natural fermentation process similar to heritage probiotic foods like this kefir pictured above.

Here at Atopis we have invented clever ways to put bioactive ingredients together in single, super effective creams. This means you don’t need to have a whole shelf full of our products or to use large amounts to get great results.

Packed with active ingredients, not filled with fillers.

Your average skin creams have some active ingredients, but these are padded out with things like preservatives, solubilizers, emulsifiers, humectants and often treated with potential irritants like bleaches and fragrances. Since active ingredients can react with each other, most creams put things like vitamin C or retinol into separate products to avoid this cross-reactivity, and then fill those separate products with a lot of inert fillers and cheap oils to make up the difference.

Here at Atopis we like to use as few products as possible, and make them as effective as possible. So rather than just sell padded-out products, we developed a unique manufacturing process that microencapsulates the reactive ingredients, so they don’t actually become active until the second they contact your skin! This means we can put all the goodies in one bottle, and they are at maximum effectiveness just as you put them on. Our microencapsulation technology is just one of the many reasons Atopis works so well.

Invented in Aotearoa New Zealand using all-natural ingredients.

It’s a basic principle of ours to control every aspect of our manufacturing process to ensure the finished products not only pass our high standards, but that the ingredients are cruelty free, sustainably produced and Fair Trade.

As well as being invented here, many ingredients in Atopis have originated here in New Zealand, and every ingredient we use can be traced to source. We grow a number of our own plants, and for the other plants we work with the suppliers to ensure we can trace right back to origin. And of course we never, ever test on animals.

For each ingredient we have a certificate of analysis ensuring quality and safety of the ingredient. Each batch of cream is manufactured in a TGA, MEDSafe GMP (Good manufacturing Practice) certified facility and is fully tested to ensure the cream passes strict QA/QC standards. The testing includes ensuring no microbial contamination, no pesticides (there must be no detection) and no heavy metals (must be none detected). We also test to ensure Myrecil efficacy and the chemistry profile of each batch.

Our finished products routinely go through GMP stability testing to ensure a shelf life of 2-3 years. This testing includes regular testing of the chemistry profile and ensuring that there is no leaching of any form from the packaging into the cream.

So you can have peace of mind knowing that what you’re putting on your skin has been made with real care and ethical commitment. We wouldn’t do anything else because after all, we use Atopis too!

As well as being invented here, many ingredients in Atopis have originated in Aotearoa New Zealand too. And if an ingredient isn’t from here, it has been traced to source to ensure ethical and sustainable production..

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