The company was bought by flavors and fragrances giant IFF last year, a move that is expected to build on a proven track record of launching effecting natural-based active ingredients for cosmetics and personal care manufacturers.
The latest launch focuses on a clear consumer trend: the quest for a healthy-looking, clear complexion that is as free of blemishes and imperfections as possible.
A primer-like high definition result
The ingredient has been developed using red clover flower titrated in Biochanin A, and is said to enhance the definition of the skin in just 15 days, a claim the company says is backed up by clinical trials.
Red clover is known for its purifying and rebalancing properties, is found in Europe, Western Asia and Northwest Africa, and although it is widely available as a tea and for medicinal purposes, it has not been commonly included as in ingredient in cosmetic and personal care products.
The Lucas Meyer development team says that with the titrated content of bioactive polyphenol Biochanin, the ingredient acts effectively and simultaneously on different biological targets to refine the skin.
A 3-in-1 action
The development team also claims that the result is a 3-in-1 skin care mechanism, which tightens and shrinks pores to reveal smoother skin.
The first of those actions is keratinization improvement, which helps to improve the desquamation process by preventing the retention of nuclei in corneocytes, a key element in determining pore size.
The second process is to regulate the amount of oil in the skin by reducing the sebum accumulation in the skin’s sebocytes.
Thirdly the ingredient also has an astringent action, helping to enhance tonicity and ultimately contributing to the collapse of the pore wall and diminishing the appearance of the pores.
In-cosmetics 2015 launch
Last year the company unveiled the award-winning anti-aging ingredient, SWT-7, an advanced self-regenerative stem cell solution, at in-cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.
The company says that its SWT-7 aims to give users smoother looking skin, as well as the ability to ‘blur’ the appearance of vertical wrinkles, skin texture, lip contour wrinkles and roughness.
And there is one other rather unusual claim the supplier is making: the ingredient is also effective at reducing the migration of lipstick, thanks to the inclusion of a liposoluble element.