Croda Inc. has launched Crodarom Beech (INCI: Glycerin (and) Water (Aqua) (and) Fagus Sylvatica Bark extract), derived from the common beech native to central Europe.
The plant was originally used in teas and herbal medicine for skin disorders, as the bark serves the vital role of protecting the tree from fungal and bacterial attacks, as well as environmental aggressions — acting as the dermis of the tree.
The protective structure of the bark can be utilized in formulations to further protect human skin. Common formulations with the ingredient include purifying cleansing lotions, serum to protect against environmental aggressions, concealer, hair masks, acne care, soothing body balms and more.
Sourced from the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)-certified forests and assessed as responsibly sourced by the UEBT Eco-Responsible Ingredient 360,° Crodarom Beech is an ecologically conscious ingredient.
Obtained by H2O extraction, Crodarom Beech is reportedly highly stable in actives and color. It demonstrates antioxidant and antibacterial properties due to its polyphenol content, which maintains 23.5% of the composition of the tree bark. In addition, 35.9% of the extract consists of carbohydrates that can be utilized for moisturizing and soothing; 8.1% contains organic acids for purifying; and 8.7% contains minerals for revitalizing; the remaining 23.3% is undetermined.