Lipotec Ingredients released Actismart extracts, a new range consisting of an assortment of botanicals from around the world.
The selection includes botanicals known for their beauty-enhancing and natural benefits and have been titrated and supported with in vitro efficacy tests. It includes:
Actismart Lemon myrtle (INCI: Water (aqua) (and) Glycerin (and) Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Extract (and) Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate)—Lemon myrtle leaves have traditionally been used for their soothing effects. This ingredient is characterized by quercitrin, a glycoside from the quercetin flavonoid, which offers anti-inflammatory properties. In vitro, the extract decreased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and keratinocytes and resulted in a lower mast cell degranulation, indicating a reduced allergic response and, as such, less skin itching.
Actismart Spikenard (INCI: Water (aqua) (and) Glycerin (and) Nardostachys Jatamansi Extract (and) Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate)—Originating from the Himalayas, spikenard has traditionally been used in Ayurveda medicine for improving skin radiance for a glowing complexion, as well as its ability to reportedly calm the mind and bring inner peace. The Actismart ingredient helps lighten the skin via sesquiterpene desoxo-narchinol A. A downregulation of 33.7% of a gene involved in the paracrine signaling between keratinocytes and melanocytes as well as a reduction in melanin levels in melanocytes by 18.2% were observed in vitro, suggesting a brighter and more even skin tone.
Actismart Artemisia (INCI: Water (aqua) (and) Glycerin (and) Artemisia Annua Extract (and) Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate)—Traditionally used in Chinese medicine, artemisia was found to efficiently fight malaria, an indicator of its protective effect; it also fights infection and inflammation and boost the immune system. characterized by the total flavonoid content and contains upregulated heterodimeric calprotectin components genes for a potentially higher antimicrobial activity and boosted calprotectin levels, as showed in vitro, suggesting a protective effect against pathogen invasion and helping enhance the skin’s own defense system.