Japanese Beauty-inspired formulation concept

Clariant Active Ingredients’ new formulation concept invites the cosmetics industry to take inspiration from the sophisticated simplicity and science-backed ethos of Japanese beauty (J-Beauty), to support consumers searching for “less is more” through high quality, high-performing care products. “Zenspiration” is the recent recipient of a prestigious BSB Innovation Award silver prize in the category 'Applied Concept'.

Designed with sensorial excellence and Japanese Zen principles in mind, “Zenspiration” features three formulations as inspiration for daily cream, scalp toner and solid skin serum. Each uses ingredients with scientifically-proven efficacity, including Clariant Active Ingredients’ recently launched powerful nature-derived ingredients, Rootness Energize and Equiscalp.

Datsuzoku – “Enlightened”: Energizing Water Cream

This describes the feeling of serenity and happiness when one realizes the daily stresses of life are irrelevant to one’s true self. It involves transcending above the ordinary and conventional ideas.

Clariant Active Ingredients captures this prinicple in the “Energizing Water Cream”. Delivering the replenishing and skin energy-boosting powers of Rootness Energize, this formulation also supports full hydration and guards the skin to help prevent premature aging with Epseama, HerbCool and WaterinPlus. It leaves a silky soft finish, it is your best ally to rise above daily stresses of life.

Kanso – “Simplicity”: Simply Rebalancing Scalp Toner

Kanso relates to basic simplicity and the elimination of the ornate. Things expressing simplicity are appraised by their nature as truthful and reserved, involving a sense of cleanliness and clarity through elimination of non-essential clutter.

The “Kanso” Simply Rebalancing Scalp Toner is a minimalistic formula containing only 16 ingredients, including those recognized to support the scalp microbiome and the scalp’s wellbeing to provide relief and comfort from irritation. This toner is built around EquiScalp, rebalancing sebum production while being mild to the scalp’s microbiota. This powerful toner combines the soothing benefits of Eosidin, the resynchronising properties of B-Circadin and the refreshing touch of Actience Fresh.

Shibui – “Simple complexity of experience”: On-the-Glow Solid Serum

Beautiful simplicity is perceivable through time and experience. One does not tire of a Shibui object but constantly finds new meanings and enriched beauty that cause its aesthetic value to grow over the years. Clariant Active Ingredients translates this into a serum formulated in a practical stick which reveals, application after application, its true powers of soothing with Calmyang Wax and skin tone uniformization and age-spot reduction through the natural Bisabolol Alpha-Melight. It brings newly-found appreciation for natural beauty, perfecting skin’s healthy glow.

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