Givaudan Active Beauty has launched B-Biome Score, which the Swiss firm claims is the first scientifically proven, 100% transparent and microbiome-friendly label for cosmetic ingredients.
B-Biome Score leverages advanced dermatological expertise to determine the final score of a given active ingredient based on three scientific criteria.
These include the short-term impact after one application on the skin; cumulative impact after several days’ application on the skin; and resilience of microbial viability after stopping application.
The B-Biome Score label is fully transparent and accessible across the beauty industry, as well as microbiome-friendly and scientifically demonstrated, backed by a scientific publication and endorsed by a dermatological expert.
The results of the B-Biome Score are indicated by letters ranging from A to E and will be progressively adopted to Givaudan’s portfolio of active ingredients.
“At Givaudan, we build on our knowledge and innovation in the skin microbiome to develop new ingredients,” said R&D director Romain Reynaud.
“Developed by the experts at our Centre of Excellence in Microbiomics in Toulouse, France, B-Biome Score offers a scientifically proven evaluation method in an open format, allowing beauty brands to quickly understand the impact of active ingredients on the skin microbiome,” he added.