Innospec, a global specialty chemicals business, and Marinova, supplier of fucoidan ingredients, have announced an exclusive partnership for the international marketing and distribution of ‘unique’ Luminact fucoidan cosmetic ingredients: Luminact Brite and Luminact Reverse.
“In nature, fucoidan functions to protect the seaweed plant from UV damage and water-borne pathogens,” the companies explain.
Clinical research undertaken by Marinova shows that fucoidan extends these benefits to human skincare through a diverse range of protective and anti-aging properties, the companies assert.
Spotlight on Luminact ingredients
Luminact Brite is a clinically proven, skin brightening agent that significantly increases skin radiance and reduces age spot pigmentation.
Luminact Reverse is also validated by clinical studies and has been shown to provide soothing, protecting and anti-aging properties following UV exposure.
Luminact Brite and Luminact Reverse are, according to Marinova, the only certified organic fucoidan ingredients developed specifically for cosmetic and skincare applications.
They are manufactured exclusively by Marinova, and both are COSMOS organic certified with non-GMO, Kosher and Halal accreditations and global regulatory acceptance.
Innospec notes that the partnership will benefit the specialty chemical business by strengthening its place within the beauty industry supply chain.
Phil Matena, Innospec’s Global VP of Business Development, says: “This partnership expands Innospec’s position in the skin care and sun care segments of the personal care market, enabling us to bring further value to our customers in those segments.”
Meanwhile, Paul Garrott, Managing Director of Marinova, highlighted the relevance of the partnership for the industry itself: “This exclusive relationship will provide the major skincare and cosmetics brands in Europe, Asia and North America with greater access to these two unique ingredients.”