Ingredients

The skin care elixir of life

PCR-June-Ingredients-Savannah-Figure-5Historical references point to shiitake’s powerful anti-ageing benefits. Emperors of China would eat vast amounts of this mushroom to keep themselves young. Scientific studies have shown that shiitake is rich in antioxidant compounds, which help reduce levels of reactive oxygen species and DNA, preventing protein and lipid damage, contributing to reduced cellular apoptosis and increased cell viability.

Scratching the science of itching

Instant Anti-itchWhen Symrise first launched SymMollient W/S in 2007, the hydrophilic emollient was positioned to improve skin’s suppleness by restoring its lipid content (refatting effect). Its efficacy was proven in a series of in vitro and in vivo studies, confirming its anti-dehydrating effect and that it improves skin’s tolerance of surfactants

Celebrating 30 years of innovation at in-cosmetics

The Nordic Beauty ingredients showcased in various applications The Innovation Company, represented in South Africa by Fourchem, showcased a variety of products and solutions at in-cosmetics Global to commemorate its 30th anniversary.

Optiphi innovates with time controlled diffusion technology

Optiphi’s Formula Plus sticker on product packaging indicates the retinol-based products that have been updated with the new retinol innovationOptiphi is striving to remain at the forefront of skin care technology. The local professional skin care brand has developed a revolutionary active ingredient innovation that is driven by its R&D team.

The new time controlled diffusion technology has been designed to improve and prolong the quality of carefully selected active ingredients used in Optiphi’s skin care formulations.

Symrise showcases science and innovation

An image of two beautiful African women with healthy hair highlighting the benefits of Symrise’s KeraSym Restore active ingredientSymrise is presenting an innovative product range at in-cosmetics Global, in London, UK. There is a strong focus on solutions that offer effective protection from environmental pollutants and also skin brightening properties. With SymBright, Symrise has developed an ingredient that perfectly serves this demand.

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