designed by science
It all started at the dinner table when Dr. Andrea Alimonti, a world-renowned geneticist, shared his anti-aging discoveries with the owners of Quartino, an organic Italian restaurant in downtown Manhattan. The owners, who also happened to be doctors passionate about organic products and sustainability, were immediately captivated by his story.
Our scientific research
Dr. Alimonti's story sparked the concept for Bottega Organica: a revolutionary line of skincare products for people who want to prolong skin youth, but want to use only pure, 100% organic, natural ingredients.
Dr. Alimonti's breakthrough in the fight against aging skin
While studying the aging process as a means for cancer-fighting therapies, molecular geneticist Dr. Andrea Alimonti identified a handful of plant extracts that prolong the lifespan of human cells by inhibiting cellular senescence. In other words, he found the key to natural substances that slow the aging process.
After thousands of screening procedures, Dr. Alimonti showed how selected plant extracts, known as Natural Inhibitors of Senescence (NIS), can rejuvenate human cells. When the skin ages, its cells stain blue: more blue color means aging cells. After exposure to NIS, there are many more young cells, as proven by significantly less blue staining - Patent n. EP14153316.6. Prawn sage is by far the most active among all NIS.
Dr. Alimonti’s research on salvia haenkei is published in the December 2016 issue of the US scientific journal Aging: Identification of Salvia haenkei as gerosuppressant agent by using an integrated senescence‐screening assay: *The most potent of these hits was an extract of
Salvia haenkei (SH) a member of the family of Salvias, native of Bolivia. SH decreased senescence by 50%…*
Prawn sage and Natural Inhibitors of Senescence: the secret to Bottega Organica
Under Dr. Alimonti's guidance, Bottega Organica blends select organic plant extracts––prawn sage and other Natural Inhibitors of Senescence––100% organic extra-virgin olive oil, pure spring water, and organic oil-free serum.
The result? Powerful rejuvenating formulas that are pure, all-natural and scientifically proven to prolong the lifespan of human cells.
Clinically proven to improve the youthful appearance of skin
Our products were clinically tested by a team of independent investigators under the direction of Massimiliano Ferri MD, a specialist in cosmetic surgery at the University Tor Vergata in Rome, Italy, with overwhelmingly positive results: the clinical trial results showed objective and subjective improvement in wrinkle burden, skin glow, skin texture and elasticity in more than 90% of tested patients.