Protective shield from Brazil nut
Clariant Active Ingredients and Beraca launch Ethience Protect, a new barrier function balancer for modern skin care, with proven efficacy on key consumer concerns and eco-conscious production.
The innovative Brazil nut extract rebuilds and strengthens skin’s natural protective shield, leading to better hydrated, less sensitive, healthier looking skin.
The skin is the body’s first line of defense. It protects against the entry of harmful components and also avoids excessive water loss. However environmental impacts, friction, stress, fatigue, and aging can impair and unbalance the barrier function, typically causing dry, patchy, irritated and, itchy skin.
“When our skin barrier has been damaged, we not only see the effects, we feel them. Skin is poorly hydrated and becomes more reactive to external aggressors, which can be anything from sunlight, allergens and pollution to friction caused by shaving and face mask wearing,” said Ernesto Horikoshi, Global Head of Clariant Active Ingredients. “Ethience Protect is the result of an upcycling process from an ethically sourced supply chain, it is an active shown to uphold the skin’s barrier function. Strengthened and less susceptible to weakness, conditions like dryness, redness and discomfort are alleviated. It will provide formulators with an all-round package to develop effective products that embrace the ethos of unreproached Clean Beauty.”