Quintis Sandalwood, one of the world’s largest suppliers of Indian sandalwood oil, has launched Indian Sandalwood Extra Fine Powder.
The powder contains 3% of Indian sandalwood oil, one of the world’s most active ancient ingredients that has proven to be anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-tyrosinase, while also having anti-MMP1 properties.
The Australian company says the versatile and sustainably sourced ingredient is hypoallergenic and ideal for sensitive skin.
Traditionally used in Ayurveda to soothe and brighten the skin, Quintis says the product provides a powdery, light, and soft skin feel and a beautiful texture to formulations due to the extra-fine particle size.
The current ‘Ayurveda Pharmacopoeia of India’ lists Indian sandalwood in powder form for a number of topical applications, especially for skin calming, body odour, acne, melasma and improved skin brightening.
Recent preliminary tests on human skin indicate that the powder can visibly improve skin tone and texture, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and decrease the shine and oiliness of formulations on the skin.
Two studies commissioned by Quintis – one in vitro and one in vivo – have shown conclusively that Indian sandalwood oil is a great natural multi-purpose ingredient for cosmetic care as it is an effective protective and anti-ageing active ingredient, with scientifically proven bio-activities that have multiple benefits on skin.
“The powder is ideal for inclusion in a range of formulations like masks, deodorants, lotions, and moisturisers. It also provides stability to creams and lotions by acting as a Pickering’s emulsifier,” said product manager Ana Prieto.