According to research by Mintel and Ipsos Observer Brazil, 34% of a base of 1,463 users of dermocosmetic products have declared oily skin and 19% have the understanding that dermocosmetics are more effective products to treat skin problems than other products.

The main benefits that consumers cited when they seek a dermocosmetic are: sun protection 59% ; Hydration 58%; Anti-age – 42%; Anti-acne or bleaching benefits – 39%; correction of blemishes / bleaching 36%; anti-wrinkle 30% ; anti-stretch marks 24%; anti sagging / body firming; 22%; elasticity 21%.

Among the major skin problems reported by 1500 Internet users over 16 years, according to data from Lightspeed and Mintel are:
Oleosity – 46%; Blackheads – 43%; Acnes / pimples – 40%; Olheiras – 33%; Dryed out skin – 29%; wrinkles and fine lines – 22% Change in skin tone – stained skin – 16% Swollen eyes – 14%; Redness – 12% and Scars – 9%.

Based on these data BASF has developed natural bioactives capable of addressing such problems and effectively within the Rambutan Program, a social supply chain and environmentally responsible  for the sustainable production of bioactives, presented at the global in-cosmetics 2019 in Paris. In it three new active ingredients derived from the Program were launched: Nephydrat ™, Nephoria ™ and Rambuvital ™. All of them are free of preservatives, 100% natural and approved by COSMOS, a European and private referencial that adopts principles of Ecocert‘s original reference.

In Asia, the rambutan – a close relative of the lychee tree – is known for its many powers. The juicy fruits of the tree are rich in iron, vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants, and have long been used by the local community for health problems. The husks contain several compounds with antioxidant properties, and the seeds are known to decrease unwanted fat. Pulp boosts energy and immunity, prevents diseases and helps to eliminate free radicals.

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BASF has found a way to extract bark, leaf and seed powers for cosmetic products, ensuring that no parts are wasted.

“We know that consumers are more and more aware of the origin and history of the products they consume, especially when we look at new generations. And it is in this sense that the Rambutan Program assists cosmetic developers. Achieved through a sustainable supply chain, the program helps to avoid negative environmental and social impacts by meeting this growing consumer demand, without giving up the high performance, “says Renata Oki, manager of BASF’s Personal Care for America southern.

Nephydrat ™ is a prickly peel extract that enhances the skin’s water retention ability by helping to hydrate it in a measurable and noticeable way – its remarkable effect has been proven in tests with volunteers. It also provides a uniform and fresh look, according to the Mintel / Ipsos Observer Brazil survey, a desired benefit for 58% hydration by dermocosmetic users.

Nephoria ™ Leafs Extract rejuvenates mature skin, helps mature skin rejuvenate through retinol-like biological pathways. Through its action in several important biological targets involved in the synthesis of collagen and in the elastic fiber network, the leaf extract stimulates the formation of collagen and elastic fibers in vitro. Nephoria in vivo showed increased skin elasticity and reduction of wrinkles.

Nephoria ™ green leaf extract helps mature skin rejuvenate through retinol-like biological pathways. Through its action in several important biological targets involved in the synthesis of collagen and in the elastic fiber network, the leaf extract stimulates the formation of collagen and elastic fibers in vitro. Nephoria in vivo showed increased skin elasticity and reduced wrinkles, two of the most desirable benefits for dermocosmetic users – anti-aging 42%, anti-wrinkle 30% and elasticity 21%.

And the Rambuvital ™ seed extract protects the scalp and hair follicles against pollution-induced stress. It increases the vitality of the hair follicle and reduces the sebum oxidation triggered by exposure to pollutants and UV. Seed extract increases the cortical barrier function of the cornified scalp, contributing to water retention, increasing the synthesis of transglutaminase-1 and loricrin in keratinocytes. In vivo, the scalp became significantly more hydrated within a month and the hair looked visibly healthier and brighter, company says.

BASF emphasizes that the actives are obtained through an exclusive process of extraction and purification, whose result is a product with standardized content of active matter.
Fonte: BASF Cuidados Pessoais e Nutrição GmbH