Native to Shandong Province, Selaginella has been used for hundreds of years in traditional Chinese medicine. The plant has a novel way of coping with dehydration: when drought hits, it curls up on itself and loses its green color thus appearing to be dead. In fact, it is employing intrinsic biological mechanisms that allow it to recover as soon as the first drops of water appear.
In skin care products Hydranellys harnesses this unusual capability to ensure good hydration of the skin.
Also in the spotlight for Naturex at In-Cosmetics Global will be Bucovia, a natural bio-guided fractionated active that effectively supports mouth health. Having a healthy mouth requires the right balance of endogenous bacteria and fungi, including Candida albicans. If this balance is upset, endogenous microbiota in the mouth may be colonized by the opportunistic pathogens responsible for gum disease and other oral infections.
Naturex’s new solution is composed of active compounds from Solidago virgaurea, a European plant containing saponins that are effective in controlling the growth of mixed fungal-bacterial biofilms. In a double-blind clinical study, Bucovia™ reduced the microbial load in supragingival and subgingival dental plaque. Candida albicans load was reduced by 98% and total bacterial load was reduced by 29%. There was a decrease of several bacteria associated with dental caries, gingivitis, adult periodontitis, localized aggressive periodontitis and halitosis. Subjects participating in the study also experienced a clean feeling in the mouth for longer.
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