Induchem develops gloves to cater to skin whitening trend

By Michelle Yeomans

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Induchem launches skin whitening gloves
You've heard of BB, CC and DD creams. Now 'Dgloves' is the latest innovation to come out of the Asia-Pacific region as formulators strive to keep up with the demand for skin whitening products.

Swiss cosmetics maker Induchem has collaborated with technology specialist Biomod to develop these ‘D’ gloves, which it says stands for ‘diamond standard whitening and advanced rejuvenation’ to cater to the growing trend on the region.

The actives designed by Induchem for the gloves are delivered through two of Biomod's technologies; 'Dermotex', a controlled release device which enables the ingredients to penetrate the skin, and 'On2', a printing process which enables the transference of a skin care formula onto fabric.

According to the cosmetic maker's reps, the ingredients featured in this product include Acetyl Rheum Rhaponticum​ Root extract to protect skin from UVA and UVB rays and Uvaxine (incl: Glycerin (and) Polydatin Glucoside to re-establish the synthesis of hyaluronic acid in the skin of the hands.

"Based on the results of each active ingredient contained in this concept product, the gloves can claim for up to +320% of age spot brightening in 30 days, -67% of UV induced damages in one week and +84% of hyaluronic acid in skin in 10 days."

Skin lightening products now come in all forms...

Skin whitening represents one of the rapidly growing segments in the global beauty industry, with most manufacturers making efforts to capitalise on consumers’ desire for fair skin.

According to the Global Industry Analysts’ latest report, the skin lighteners global market is projected to reach $19.8 billion by 2018, driven by the growing desire from Asian, African and Middle Eastern regions.

Although the focused products were initially aimed at facial care, the trend has changed with companies offering products for overall skin care, and the demand for male skin brightening and lightening products is now on the rise too, particularly in Asia.

Skin lightening has particularly been a long running trend in Asia where the market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 13.3% in the same analysis period led primarily by India and China.

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