Congratulations to Embody for completing their clinical trial with Citruslabs

Skincare from within that works - the world’s first retinol gummy

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Embody was founded by Jennifer Chung - a cosmetic and beauty industry veteran. After experiencing terrible acne throughout her entire teenage and early adult life, and trying countless topical products and procedures that didn’t help her, she was turning to the “beauty from within” movement, which eventually did the trick. Her mission is to make skin care not only effortless and enjoyable, but also tasty.

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About Embody

Investing in research to quantify results

Embody invested in a single-group, open-label, non-randomized, non-controlled interventional treatment study that was using participant-report outcome (PRO) as methodology for data collection, to evaluate the efficacy of their retinol gummy. 33 (out of an initial group of 35) participants completed all steps of the study, which included questionnaires and images (taken at home) at baseline, 4-weeks and 8-weeks. The images obtained are used as “before and after” pictures and are an additional validation point to the participant-reported outcomes. However, the participants skin was not clinically graded through those images. 

 

Participants (males and females) with normal skin but early signs of aging (e.g. fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots) or adult acne were chosen to participate in the study. Participants were advised to discontinue any other oral supplements prior to beginning with the study. Only participants that took no prescription products (topical or oral) targeting their skin were enrolled. Each day, participants took two gummies, either in the morning or at night. To monitor progression, participants were completing surveys and took photographs (headshots) of their face at baseline, as well as after 4 and 8 weeks.  

The product

The dietary supplement (Embody retinol gummy) tested in this trial includes:

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Study design

This was a single group, non-randomized, non-controlled interventional treatment study to evaluate the efficacy of Embody’s retinol gummy, an oral supplement in healthy male and female individuals with normal skin that shows signs of early aging such as early wrinkles, and currently don’t use any prescription products that are treating their skin. It was hypothesized that the test product, which is specifically designed as retinol gummy to fight early signs of aging and reduce the overall frequency of adult acne, will present a favorable result to fine lines and wrinkles, as well as adult acne. The study was conducted fully virtual and a technology platform was utilized to screen, enroll, and capture study data of the participants. The study duration was eight weeks.

The participants

A total of thirty-five (35) individuals were recruited for this study. Enrolled participants were either male or female, between 18-45 years old, and generally in good health.

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Abstract

Study To Investigate If Embody’s Retinol Gummies Improve The Early Signs Of Skin Aging And Overall Skin Health

Aims & Objectives: The trial conducted was an open-label observational trial to study the effectiveness of the Embody dietary supplement and its effect on adult acne, fine lines, wrinkles, and overall skin health and feel.

Study design: Interventional and observational.

Methods: A total of thirty-five (35) individuals were recruited for this study. Enrolled participants were either male or female, between 18-45 years old, and generally in good health. Participants were also included when they experienced adult acne, as well as early-stage wrinkles that were not treated with topical or oral prescription drugs.

Results: Over the course of the retinol gummy intervention, there was a significant improvement in skin appearance, hydration, fine lines, texture, and dark spots after the eight-week study period as perceived by the study participants.

Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that regular intake of a retinol gummy can provide improvement in skin tone and texture, improvements in the lightening of aging-related dark spots, and improved appearance of healthy-looking and less dull skin.

Results

Very promising results for world's first retinol gummy 

The results of this study indicate that regular intake of a retinol gummy can provide improvement in skin tone and texture, improvements in the lightening of aging-related dark spots, and improved appearance of healthy-looking and less dull skin. Regular intake of oral retinol was found to be effective and tolerated well by the participants in the study. These findings show promise for the use of a retinol gummy as part of a healthy skincare routine.

87% of study participants said that they can see and feel visible improvements in overall skin texture

87% of participants said that they can see and feel visible improvements in overall skin texture

83% of study participants agreed that their skin looked brighter

83%  of study participants reported that they see a visible improvement and evenness of their overall skin tone

83% of study participants experienced enhancements in complexion and more luminous skin

100% of study of participants did not experience any irritation or sensitivity on their skin

83%  said that this product helped their skin feel hydrated and less dry over time

83%  saw a visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines

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Participant impression after the first use of the retinol gummy

In addition to the four-week and eight-week results, a first impression survey was collected to evaluate the texture and taste of the retinol gummy. Results have been very strong with 32 out of 33 participants reporting that they enjoyed the texture and taste of the gummy.

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Adverse effects

One study participant reported a higher sensitivity to UV light and a related sunburn of the arm. The participant had a pre-existing condition, which in addition to the retinol gummy intake, might have caused an even higher sensitivity to UV light. After consulting with the Investigator of the study, the participant decided to discontinue the study. No other study participant reported a higher level of UV light sensitivity or a related concern. 

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