Givaudan Active Beauty has debuted Mangixyl (INCI: Mangifera Indica Leaf Extract), a reportedly microbiome-friendly cosmetic ingredient that targets oily skin through sebum regulation.
Created from responsibly sourced mango leaves that undergo a green fractionation process, Mangixyl is a fully natural active ingredient, which regulates sebum production and reduces sebum by 15.9% after one month, depending on the complexion.
The company’s double-blind tests versus placebo studies encompassed three different skin ethnicities (African, Asian and Caucasian) and reportedly generated a 49.5% improvement in sebum quality.
Mangixyl is featured in a concept formulation called S3D Womango. This lightweight, mattifying day cream also contains Bamboosilk A (INCI: Not Provided), Curbilene (INCI: Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Extract) and CristalHyal (INCI: Sodium Hyaluronate). S3D Womango reportedly reduces shine, balances the skin’s moisture levels and sebum production all day, and reduces excess sebum over time without over-drying.
“Mangixyl is an example of how we work closely with communities to source ingredients in a responsible way, with maximum respect for people and the environment,” said Maxence Billas, head of procurement of Givaudan Fine Fragrances and Active Beauty. “This approach not only helps us to support these communities but it also makes our supply chain more secure and gives our customers access to high-quality, responsibly sourced products at a time when sustainability and traceability are top of mind for consumers.”
“The creation of Mangixyl showed how we combine a high level of scientific innovation with trending consumer insights to develop products that are not only good for people but also good for the planet,” added Laurent Bourdeau, head of Givaudan Active Beauty. “Our purpose remains our guide as we continue to develop sustainable new products for our customers and their consumers.”