Givaudan launches sustainable biotech ingredient

By Simon Pitman

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Givaudan launches sustainable biotech ingredient
Givaudan Active Beauty is launching BisaboLife, a sustainable biotech ingredient that is produced through a unique fermentation process.

The ingredient is said to be completely bio-sourced and targets sensitive skin by both fortifying and soothing the skin, while also restoring it back to what the Givaudan team refer to as a more ‘comfortable’ form.

The soothing action is also suited as an after treatment following abrasive actions such as shaving, helping to provide a soothing action, while also reducing redness.

Clinical trials point to soothing action

The research team says that clinical trials have shown that there was an 81% reduction in redness compared to a placebo, proving its efficacy as an aftershave treatment.

On top of this, because the ingredient is identical to the plant active isomer of a-bisabolol, it also has very similar antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and healing properties, while it is also mildly astringent.

“As we continue to explore the possibilities of white biotechnology, BisaboLife is a perfect example of how we innovate and inspire the beauty market,”​ said Frédérique Lafosse, Head of Strategic Projects.

“We have gone beyond existing chemical or plant sources of bisabolol, to offer a new renewable solution that will help brands develop new fully natural formulations expected by consumers.”

Tapping into millennial desire for wellness

The Givaudan development team says that the launch of the ingredient ties in with the millennial consumer’s quest to find products for health, sustainability and beauty.

The company believes that the new ingredient meets all these needs and is part of its aims to expand its capabilities in ingredients developed through more sustainable biotechnology practices, while also combining high levels of efficacy.

The ingredient has previously been soft launched, but is about to be formally introduced to the market at next week’s in-cosmetics Asia, which is being held in Bangkok, Thailand. Givaudan experts will be showcasing BisaboLife through its concept ‘Handsome Cream’, at stand L60.

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