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Mibelle Biochemistry has launched Depolluphane
(INCI: Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract (and) Pullulan
(and) Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan (and)
Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum (and) Maltodextrin (and)
Water (aqua)), which helps keep particulate matter
from penetrating the skin and strengthens the cell’s
own defense system against toxins, reinforcing the
Both Korea and China require PA++++ photoprotection, but
creating these formulations can be costly and require high
concentrations of UV filters that can result in undesirable
product esthetics. Hallstar created AvoBrite (INCI: Acrylates
Copolymer) to photostabilize avobenzone sunscreen
formulations that provide PA++++ photoprotection with high
efficacy and without additional filters.
Protection from Toxins
Naolys launched EtHAIReal Peppermint (INCI: Mentha
Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Cell Extract), a new plant
cell-derived active developed to rebalance and enhance
the appearance of oily hair and improve the overall scalp.
EtHAIReal Peppermint is not allergenic, is preservative-free and can be used in any type of hair care formulation,
including shampoos, masks, serums and long-term
Hair and Scalp Active
Mirexus Inc. has launched an ingredient that is chemically
identical to glycogen, PhytoSpherix (INCI: Glycogen).
Glycogen is a polysaccharide—or sugar—that the body
can produce naturally and store as a source of energy. This
biotech-produced ingredient is extracted from non-GMO
sweet corn in its natural state and offers multifunctional
benefits to personal care formulas. For example, in skin
care, it increases cellular metabolism and promotes
collagen and hyaluronic acid production.