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Organic Antimicrobials for Acne and Dandruff
Posted: May 7, 2010
Beraca has added two antimicrobial systems to its Active Performance Systems line, one for skin care and one for hair care. Both Beracare AAA (Anti-acne Active System Organic) and Beracare ADA (Anti-dandruff Active System Organic) are recommended at 1.5% in formulations.
Beracare AAA (INCI: Not Provided) is a combination of copaiba, açai and andiroba, which posess beta-caryophyllene, flavonoids and limonoids. According to the company, this anti-acne system moisturizes the skin to treat acne without drying. The system is said to restore the balance between hydration and sebum production in skin; in addition, it reportedly kills bacteria, thereby reducing acne activity. The company also finds the system to improve the health of oily skin. It is Ecocert approved; therefore, it can be formulated into natural products. The company recommends the system for creams, lotions, serums and gels.
Beracare ADA (INCI: Not Provided) is a combination of omega 6, flavonoids, gamma-oryzanol and middle-chain fatty acids that serves as an antiseborrheic and improves the health of oily hair. According to the company, this system also has anti-inflammatory properties. It is recommended for formulation into shampoos, conditioners and masks. Similar to Beracare AAA, Beracare ADA is also Ecocert certified for natural formulations.