Skinolance, Evonik’s first microbiotic skin care product, uses the cell-free lactobacillus extract to promote the natural balance of the skin flora by stimulating the growth of certain beneficial bacteria. This has a positive effect on the barrier function of the skin helping to protect against roughness and dryness. These effects on the skin flora and skin appearance were verified in a clinical study.
“Humans depend on microorganisms, whether in food digestion or for skin protection. Similar to the benefits of probiotic yogurt in the digestive system, microbiotic cosmetic ingredients can have a positive impact on the local microflora of the skin,” said Dr. Tammo Boinowitz, the head of Evonik’s personal care business line. Evonik established the new “Care Biotics” technology platform as the basis for developing additional microbiotic products.
Hairflux is an affordable ceramide blend for hair and scalp care, which can also be marketed in China (CFDA listing).
“For beautiful hair you need a healthy scalp, and Hairflux acts on both at the same time,” said Boinowitz.
The olive-based ceramide has a soothing effect on irritated scalps, and makes damaged hair much more resistant due to the gentle manufacturing process that preserves the natural ingredients. The product is suitable for use in hair tonics, care products for the scalp and rinses and shampoos for damaged hair.
Tego Pep Up, a new tetrapeptide from Evonik, also has a CFDA listing. The active ingredient increases the collagen production of the skin and the fiber production in the extracellular matrix, which results in reduced wrinkle depth and more defined facial contours as visual effects. The product’s lifting effect makes it an interesting component for anti-aging and other skin care formulations.
Evonik also rolled out Tego Enlight, a product developed for natural skin brightening. It contains a phytic acid salt obtained from rice bran and an extract of white mulberry fruit. Both components have brightening properties that complement each other favorably, and the product can be used for the treatment of age spots, and for general skin brightening.
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