New Anti-Aging Treatment Arrives in Time to Give Consumers Added Product Protection This Summer

One of nature's most-potent antioxidants now available in REVALESKIN® Illuminesse Brightening Complex

Jul 11, 2011, 10:17 ET from Stiefel, a GSK company

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stiefel, a GSK company, announces REVALESKIN® Illuminesse Brightening Complex, the newest addition to the REVALESKIN® family of products. Made with CoffeeBerry® Whole Fruit Extract, this anti-aging treatment provides antioxidants to neutralize against free radical damage caused by UV exposure, which can result in uneven skin tone, mild age spots and the loss of brightness and youthful luminosity of the skin.

"CoffeeBerry® Extract minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and strengthens the skin's natural ability to regenerate itself," says Jeanine Downie, MD. "It has one of the highest tested antioxidant capacities for protecting against daily environmental damage and UV stress. Those who are serious about a daily anti-aging skin care regimen should apply a topical antioxidant like REVALESKIN® Illuminesse Brightening Complex first, before applying sunscreen. The antioxidant ingredients in REVALESKIN® do what sunscreen simply can't, namely, help to reduce free radicals caused by UV radiation, pollution and extreme weather."

According to clinical studies, CoffeeBerry® Whole Fruit Extract helps replenish the skin's lost natural antioxidants and neutralizes free radicals that can accelerate the aging process. It helps repair existing damage while also protecting against future damage. While sunscreens remain important, they do not offer the additional benefit of being free radical scavengers like the powerful extract. For maximum sun protection, REVALESKIN® Illuminesse Brightening Complex should be used in addition to sunscreen, not as a substitute.

REVALESKIN® Illuminesse Brightening Complex is a hydroquinone-free, kojic acid-free topical serum containing methyl dihydroxybenzoate (MDHB), related to the botanical gentian root and helps balance uneven skin tones. The formula is 98.5% natural and is gentle enough for sensitive skin and skin of color.

"The science behind REVALESKIN® is born from our 160 years of experience in dermatology," said Annamaria Ranieri, Director of US Sales and Marketing for REVALESKIN® products. "At Stiefel, we work with leading global dermatologists to assist in the development of our products. We look forward to arming consumers with a new product that offers the dual benefit of helping to repair existing damage and protecting against future damage caused by UV exposure."

Since being launched, the REVALESKIN® professional products have been recognized by national consumer beauty magazines. For more information or to locate a physician who offers the REVALESKIN® line of products, please visit  

About Stiefel, a GSK company

Stiefel, a GSK company, is committed to advancing dermatology and skin science around the world in order to help people achieve healthier skin. Stiefel's dedication to innovation, along with its focus on pharmaceutical, over-the-counter and aesthetic dermatology products, has established Stiefel as a world leader in the skin health industry. To learn more about Stiefel, visit

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