Bonicel was added at a 5% inclusion rate to a cleansing bar (Bradford Soap Works), which demonstrated a 35% reduction in facial redness in 14 days, said the company. Three previous trials demonstrated that when Bonicel is included at 5% there are numerous anti-aging benefits, including reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in leave-on creams. This study was conducted to demonstrate that Bonicel would have positive effects, even when used in a wash off product.
Subjects were given a moisturizing bar that contained Bonicel at a 5% inclusion rate and were instructed to wash their face twice daily for 14 days. Subjects were instructed not to use any other daily moisturizers, and were allowed to apply normal make-up. High-resolution photographs were taken at baseline and day 14 for analysis.
Bonicel at a 5% inclusion decreases redness, even in a product that is washed off, said the company.
A second study was conducted on a bar that did not contain Bonciel. It is known that these types of products can cause skin irritation. As expected, this study demonstrated a 31% increase in facial redness over 14 days.
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