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MGP Ingredients Inc. offers a protein fraction extracted for wheat and formulated to act as a skin-tightening agent. Omni-Smooth (INCI: Gliadin) reportedly possesses outstanding coating and film forming properties. According to the company, it has applications in antiaging creams and lotions, facial masks, sunscreen lotions and shave cream applications.
The ingredient was combined in different ratios of butylene glycol into a serum and applied to the skin of volunteers in order to evaluate the proteins efficacy. Panelists also rated a serum containing PVP. The serum was allowed to dry for 10 minutes. Volunteers reported the highest skin tightness in serum containing a 5:2 ration of Omni-Smooth and butylene glycol.