Dietary supplement makers are offered new source of polyphenols
from cost-effective raw materials as French natural ingredients
firm Naturex buys into new patented technology that produces
polyphenols extracted from onion and lettuce.
First snail slime, then snake venom, now it is frog skin.
Scientists in South Korea are claiming that a new study has shown
the skin of bullfrogs produces antioxidants that can help fight
human skin aging.
The discovery of a plant-based antioxidant could have a major
impact on the lucrative anti-ageing market because it lasts longer
than many of its commercial competitors, according to researchers
at The University of Hebrew.
An Israeli biotech company is advocating the use of the shrub Inula
viscosa, which boasts anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and
anti-inflammatory action, as a natural alternative to synthetic
California-based Jan Marini says it is launching a facial sun
protector with antioxidant properties that enhance sunscreen and
anti-aging qualities thanks to the active ingredient PhytoMelanin,
a derivative of date palm fruit.
Herbwalk announces the release of its facial skin care line Le Vin,
based on the antioxidant properties of wine grapes, that combines a
patent pending cosmeceutical formulation with certified organic
Stiefel Laboratories has launched Revaleskin, a skin care line that
taps into the antioxidant properties of Coffeeberry as a means of
tapping into the never-ending search for effective anti-aging
Further evidence has emerged that the antioxidant carotenoid,
Lutein is more beneficial for skin health when topical and oral
applications are combined, according to results published in the
Journal of Skin Pharmacology and Physiology.
A new source of gamma glutamyl cysteine, a precursor of powerful
antioxidant glutathione for anti-ageing supplements and skin care
products, is expected to become available in 2007, after nine years
of research at Australia's...
New ingredients, new applications and new science are the focus of
the up-coming 3rd International Conference on Polyphenols in
Nutrition and Health, which promises to provide more information
for industrialists on how to better use...
Within the personal care sector Eastman is a name that has
traditionally been associated with packaging materials, but this is
rapidly changing as the company hones its personal care portfolio
with its first ever natural active ingredient.
A new report says that the market for the supply of vitamin E is in
turmoil as consumers become confused by conflicting media messages,
but despite this the cosmetics and toiletries industry is likely to
fuel future growth as it is...
Italian botanicals manufacturer Indena and Japanese cosmetics giant
Kanebo have joined forces to develop an olive fruit extract
designed to provide moisturizing and anti-ageing properties for the
skin care category.
A small Israeli biotech company is looking to develop new skin care
ingredients following a major increase in its business stemming
from a distribution and licensing agreement with international
ingredients provider Symrise.
Alongside antioxidant-rich cosmetic and supplment products,
antioxidant foods designed to help slow ageing are now exploding
onto the European market - a trend that many manufacturers believe
looks set to stay, report Dominique Patton...
Brazilian cosmetics and personal care company Beraca Ingredients
has launched a new line of active ingredients sourced primarily
from the Brazilian rainforests and said to be completely natural,
reports Simon Pitman.
Unigen Pharmaceuticals has been granted a composition of matter and
usage patent for aloesin and aloeresin A, antioxidant aloe
chromones that are contained in its Pervarin and Aloewhite
commercial raw materials.
Symrise Research has conducted antioxidant efficacy tests on
Neo-Extrapone Organic Rooibos that determine it is as effective as
Green Tea. The findings could establish it as a key ingredient for
Canada's Omega Biotech, maker of the Protovin grape seed
antioxidant, has introduced its first cosmeceutical product this
month. The anti-ageing cream is said to firm and brighten the skin
and can also repair damage.