Octadecenedioic Acid for a More Even Skin Tone

July 24, 2009 | Contact Author | By: Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, Frans J. Groenhof, Vincent A. L. Wortel and Richard M. Miller, Uniqema; Neil A. Hindle, Uniqema; and Anthony Drewitt-Barlow, Hill Top Research Inc.
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Keywords: octadecenedioic acid | skin toning | scalp dandruff | deodorancy | skin penetration | in vitro methods | in vivo clinical studies

Abstract: Octadecenedioic acid, a new nature-derived ingredient made via biofermentation from oleic acid, has demonstrated efficacy in a variety of applications, including skin tonight, dandruff reduction and deodorancy.

For centuries, people have turned to nature to obtain beneficial effects from the world that surrounded them. As a consequence, oleochemistry-the chemistry of natural oils and fats-has becoem the backbone of cosmetic chemistry.