Lubrizol Life Science Beauty has announced the results of data for Actizyme advanced botanical ingredient (INCI: Water (aqua) (and) Mucor Miehei Extract (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Sodium Citrate (and) Disodium EDTA (and) Potassium Sorbate (and) Sodium Benzoate), a botanical extract that mimics the effect of endogenous cathepsin D to produce a controlled desquamation without side effects.
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In vivo efficacy testing with Actizyme advanced botanical ingredient was conducted on volunteers with darker complexions where participants reported visible lightening effects and more luminous looking skin.
When used in skin care formulations the ingredient mimics the skin’s desquamating enzymes, per the company. Previous studies have shown the ingredient mildly exfoliates to confer gentle cell turnover when compared to AHAs.