Appearance: Clear to Slightly Hazy, Light to Medium Amber Liquid pH:4.0 - 6.0
Touted as a "modern youth elixir,” Amber derived cosmetics are some of the most ancient cosmetic skin care products. Long associated with holistic healing, Amber exudes a supernatural quality and possesses a mystical appeal that has lured people to this stone. In fact, in his epic, "The Odyssey,” Homer claims that Amber is a "princely gift,” which will help increase longevity and youthfulness. To provide formulators with the remarkable rejuvenating and anti-aging benefits associated with amber, we included into our portfolio the FSS Amber Extract PF.
A semi-precious, yellowish-brown stone, Amber is naturally found as a semi-solid mass in the form of fossilized tree resin. Commonly used in massage therapy, Amber is revered for its healing properties. Originally, traditional healers whom practiced holistic modalities employed amber as an antimicrobial to assist in wound healing. Amber extracts and oils penetrate the skin quickly and improve circulation while easing muscle tension. The resin has been shown to stimulate the development of and improve the overall functioning of cells. The use of Amber in Oils and Extracts in cosmetics is touted for its demonstrated youth-preserving and cell rejuvenating properties.
Amber’s anti-aging and restorative effects are often attributed to its high constituents of succinic acid. Succinic acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues and its availability to the skin is beneficial in many ways. The salt of succinic acid (succinate) is an active substance that promotes the process of cellular respiration and intercellular energy. The increase in cellular metabolism helps to detoxify the body and helps to restore homeostasis-promoting optimal function and health. Additionally, succinic acid is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight toxic free radicals which can stress the skin and result in redness and irritation. In conjunction with its antioxidant properties, succinic acid is also responsible for the antimicrobial properties of Amber. Together, the antioxidant and antimicrobial attributes of Amber help protect the skin from environmental and UV damage while providing soothing benefits to the skin.
FSS Amber Extract PF is a water soluble material, which can be used in a variety of formulations to nourish and condition the skin while capitalizing on the marketability of amber’s rejuvenating and age-defying attributes.
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature not exceeding 32°C.
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container. Based on stability studies, the optimum storage temperature for maximization of shelf life is 23 - 25°C.
**This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate**