At NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2013, Beraca will introduce two new products to the U.S. personal care market: a anti-inflammatory active and a moisturizing oil with high oleic acid content.
Beracare Dermal Protective Active System (DPS) (INCI: Not Provided) is an active with anti-inflammatory properties that protects and regenerates the dermal layer. Its composition of caffeine, catechins, chlorogenic acid, 6-gingerol and rosmarinic acid was found to improve fibroblast's functionality and protective ability against oxidative stress and inflammatory stimuli, promoting a healthier and more balanced skin. These antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties protect the skin from damage caused by UVA rays and help improve and maintain its elasticity. The active can be formulated at 0.5-3.0% in skin care products, firming lotions and anti-aging skin care.
Patauá Oil (INCI: Oenocarpus Bataua Fruit Oil) is sustainably sourced from the fruit of patauá, an Amazonian palm tree common in tropical rainforests that plays an important role in the regional cuisine with both its oil and pulp. Obtained through a vacuum refining method, the patauá oil is a powerful moisturizing agent with high oleic acid content (75%) and unique properties such as transparency and light, non-greasy feel. It can be used as a substitute for olive oil in skin care and hair care products due to similarities in their fatty acid chain. Like all other ingredients featured in Beraca’s RainForest Specialties line, the patauá oil is sustainably manufactured, ensuring the conservation of natural resources, social and economic welfare of local communities involved in its production and the traceability of its supply chain.