Ichimaru Pharcos has launched Biobenefity conc (INCI: Butylene Glyco (and) Water (Aqua) (and) Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract), a cosmetic ingredient that is an SDGs-friendly concentrated version of Biobenefity (INCI: Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract).
Biobenefity is an extract obtained from artichoke leaves. The active compound, cynaropicrin, suppresses the activation of NF-κB, a key factor in skin aging, and is a popular anti-aging natural ingredient that is expected to prevent pigmentation, photoaging and noticeable pores.
The ingredient is available as a new Biobenefity conc product, in which the active compound cynaropicrin content has been increased up to ten-fold, per the company.The compact, concentrated form reduces CO2 emissions from transportation, container waste and storage space, making it an environmentally/SDGs-friendly raw material. In addition, the increased concentration of active compound makes it an easy product to consider for higher dosage in formulations.