MIBELLE BIOCHEMISTRY DEBUTS
•Speed up skin regeneration through
stem cell activation with PhytoCellTec
Symphytum from Mibelle Biochemistry.
Epidermal stem cells are the only cells that
have the capacity to generate new cells for
skin renewal. However, as the years go by,
the rate of cell proliferation is reduced and
consequently cell turnover slows down.
PhytoCellTec Symphytum has clearly
been shown to boost the regenerative power of epidermal stem cells and their ability
to build new tissue. For this study, a novel
cell culture assay based on a culture medium that mimics the tissue environment
of aged skin was developed. PhytoCell Tec
Symphytum was found to stimulate the
proliferation of isolated epidermis stem
cells cultured in this aging medium and to
enhance the synthesis of hyaluronic acid in
3D epidermis models formed by these epidermal stem cells. In a vehicle-controlled
clinical study, it significantly increased the
epidermal turnover rate and skin smoothness after four weeks application.
PhytoCell Tec Symphytum is based on
stem cells from comfrey, which is an old
medicinal plant known for its healing
properties. The innovative PhytoCellTec
technology, which was recognized at
the UNO Conference Rio+ 20 as an eco-breakthrough, delivers a highly sustainable sourcing of this active.
Lonza Rolls Out
•Lonza Personal Care is launching a
new natural ingredient, Natrulon GPS
341, which offers multiple functions, according to the company. This unique cosmetic ingredient can be added as a natural
fragrance in order to enhance the aroma
of a formulation. In addition to this benefit, there is a secondary effect where the
natural ingredients in this blend impart a
broad-spectrum antimicrobial effect in the
cosmetic product, which is not seen independently by any of the ingredients.
The company also developed ProSynergen DF, an innovation in dual fermentation that addresses the concerns of
compromised skin. This active results from
the fermentation of two microbes grown simultaneously. By protecting the skin barrier,
ProSynergen DF improves the look of compromised skin and reduces the appearance of
signs of premature aging, said the company.
More info: www.lonza.com
Natural Actives Big at Silab
•Detoxification is closely associated
with good health, according to Silab.
Regarding cosmetics, how does a company design an appropriate skin care strategy to fight against pollutants’ harmfulness
or to maintain healthy skin? Based on its
expertise in the field of engineering natural active ingredients, Silab proposes two
To avoid deleterious effects from pollutants by trapping toxic molecules or
free radicals, try Detoxyl or Apolluskin.
Bioprotectyl prevents their propagation,
according to Silab.
Also, Defensine and Celldetox reinforce cell detoxification. In particular, Celldetox acts on the autophagy, the
self-recycling machinery of the cell components, in charge of limiting the accumulation of damages. This mechanism
increases longevity to cells.
By providing direct anti-free radical
solutions or by stimulating natural endogenous mechanisms, Silab proposes a
unique program of detoxification to prevent premature skin aging.
More info: www.silab.fr
Verisol Brings Beauty
From Inside Outside
•Verisol, new from Gelita, adminis-
tered orally, influences the skin metabolism directly from the inside, according to
the company. It stimulates the fibroblasts
in the dermis to increase the synthesis of
collagen, elastin and proteoglycans—all of
which are vital for balancing general skin
conditions. The results are a smoother,
more elastic and better-hydrated skin and
a significant reduction of wrinkles.
Verisol is pure collagen protein and
has an excellent bioavailability. It can be
easily incorporated into the most varied
of products—from pharmaceutical-like
applications such as capsules or tablets
to dietary supplements in liquid or powder form and indulgence products such as
chocolate or beverages.
More info: www.gelita.com
Innovacos Now Available in US
•Glenn Corporation and DeWolf
Chemical, Inc. have become exclusive distributors of Innovacos in the US—excluding
California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, New
Mexico, Oregon Washington and Texas.