Protect skin from urban pollution with Depolluphane EpiPlus

Depolluphane EpiPlus from Mibelle is produced using an extract of the artichoke plant in combination with an extract of cress sproutsA new skin care active from Mibelle, Depolluphane EpiPlus consists of an organic cress sprout extract and an artichoke extract combined with a smart polysaccharide complex. The combination active ingredient has been developed to protect the skin from the damaging effects of pollution.

Environmental pollution is one of the main contributing factors to skin ageing and a dull complexion. Pollution causes the formation of free radicals in the skin which lead to cell damage, inflammation and accelerated skin ageing. Recent research has also shown that pollution influences the epigenetic signature of cells. So, it’s important to prevent the long-term effects of pollution.

A synergistic blend to protect skin

The cress sprouts used in the production of Depolluphane EpiPlus contain sulforaphane. This molecule promotes cellular detoxification and the production of antioxidant enzymes. The smart polysaccharide complex shields the skin from environmental pollution and strengthens the skin barrier to ensure a more resilient skin. In a placebo-controlled clinical study, it shielded skin from atmospheric pollution and facilitated the removal of microparticles.

The artichoke extract prevents epigenetic changes caused by pollution in skin cells. Working together, the molecule and artichoke extract protect the skin from the immediate, short-term and long-term effects of pollution.

Available in South Africa from Carst & Walker, Depolluphane EpiPlus prevents skin from epigenetic changes, shields it from particulate matter and activates its detoxification system.

Applications and formulation guidelines

The active is suitable for the following applications:

The recommended use level of Depolluphane EpiPlus is one to two percent. It can be incorporated in both hot and cold processes. It should be dispersed in the aqueous phase and mixed until completely dissolved. Once completely hydrated, the solution should then be mixed with the oily phase.

As Depolluphane EpiPlus has a slight thickening effect, formulators must adapt their thickening system accordingly.

INCI: Lepidium sativum sprout extract (and) Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract (and) Pullulan (and) Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan (and) Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum (and) Maltodextrin (and) Aqua / Water.


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