New tests confirm detoxification abilities of Clariant’s food-based active
Further study into BioDTox was spurred on by rising consumer concern over the negative impacts environment pollution has on the skin.
According to Clariant, excessive exposure to toxins such as pollutants and chemicals can wreak havoc with skin by preventing its own natural detoxification process from working as it should.
Alexandre Lapeyre, global manager technical marketing of Clariant, said: “Nowadays, we are exposed to more toxic chemicals than our grandparents ever were, and this over-exposure takes its toll on the skin’s natural ability to boost and detoxify itself. The result is skin imperfections, shiny skin and a lack of skin radiance.”
In researching BioDTox, Clariant identified that the active ingredient enhances the skin cell detoxification process by activating the Nrf2 pathway, which breaks down toxins and protects against oxidative stress damage and limiting skin disorders.
With this discovery, the new in-depth tests focused on the regulation of sebocytes activation in which various life conditions as oily-skin and acne-prone skin models were mimicked leading to control of lipid content.
Additional tests also identified that BioDTox is able to easily eliminate pollutants with its ability to aggregate the particles, reinforcing the cleansing abilities of the active.
The result is a brighter complexion and better protection against environmental stress damage.
“BioDTox equips formulators with the ability to embrace both the detox and plant-based industry trends and develop rinse-off and leave-on products that effectively target and overcome these challenges to detoxify skin, enhance complexion, and make skin more resistant to toxins,” said Lapeyre.
Cleansers with actives
As the awareness of air pollutions and skin healthy in increasing in the Asia-pacific region, Clariant has noticed an increase in consumer demand for rinse-off products that cater to this trend.
“The expectation of rinse-off products is not only focusing on cleansing, but also to clean our skin with natural and effective products without putting more burden on it,” said Clariant. “We observe a strong increase in consumer so as in customer demand for rinse-off products and cleansers. This is one of the reason we performed additional tests on BioDTox to emphasize its cleansing abilities.”
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BioDTox is made of three extracts: citrus, aloe vera and broccoli, which were chosen specifically for their ability to boost the skin’s natural detoxifying ability.
As a powerful anti-oxidant, Citrus bioflavonoids fight against free radicals by acting as “radical scavengers”. Aloe, whose skin benefits are well established, contains polyphenols which have strong anti-oxidant properties. Lastly, BioDTox contains broccoli, an abundant source of sulforaphane, a well-known activator of the phase two detoxification enzyme.
With a combination of these three ingredients, BioDTox is powered to work both at the surface and at the biological level.