Quintis Sandalwood has launched its Indian sandalwood extra fine powder (INCI: Not provided). The ingredient is reportedly hypoallergenic and ideal for sensitive skin. Traditionally used in ayurveda to soothe and brighten the skin, it provides a powdery, light and soft skin feel and texture to formulations due to the fine particle size.
According to Quintis Sandalwood, recent preliminary tests on human skin indicate that the powder can visibly improve skin tone and texture, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and decrease the shine and oiliness of formulations on the skin.
The powder contains 3% Indian sandalwood oil, an active ingredient that has shown anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-tyrosinase effects, while also having anti-MMP1 properties. Two studies conducted by Quintis – one in vitro study and one in vivo – demonstrate that Indian sandalwood oil is an effective protective and anti-aging active ingredient, with scientifically proven bio-activities that have multiple benefits on skin.
Ana Prieto, product manager at Quintis Sandalwood, said: “With public awareness and the demand for naturally derived ingredients and formulations continuing to grow, Quintis wanted to bring a product to market that could serve as a clean alternative for beauty and personal care brands wanting to explore alternatives to essential oils.”