INCI:Laminaria Japonica Juice & Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
Use Levels: 1.0% - 10.0%
Solubility: Water Soluble
Appearance: Clear to Slightly Hazy, Yellow to Brown Liquid pH (Direct): 4.5 - 7.5 UV Absorbance (Fucoidan): 250 – 290 nm
Plants naturally utilize and bind water in their cells as a mechanism of survival. This cellular water or plant essence offers the ability to harness a nutritional, isotonic solution capable of nourishing the skin and hair in personal care applications. FSS BiEau® Actif botanical waters combine advancements in sustainable beauty and leading edge science to provide brands essential ingredients to support their unique aspirations. Innovative development of botanical waters promote the natural balance of the skin, scalp, and hair while utilizing natural plant properties to work in conjunction with the skin.
Botanical waters offer brand-differentiating properties including unique origin stories, sustainability appreciation, and efficacious beauty benefits that work with your hair and skin care for a healthy complexion.
FSS BiEau® Actif Brown Algae is a sustainably sourced essence of Laminaria japonica, designed to encourage an isotonic environment while promoting antioxidant protection for the skin. Laminaria japonica, also known as the brown algae, is commonly utilized to optimize skin health and is recognized as an abundant source of nutrients including fucoidan. Natural algae polysaccharides such as fucoidan are vital components typically involved in wrinkle reduction and providing antioxidant protection against free radical damage. FSS BiEau® Actif Brown Algae utilizes a novel approach to sustainability while capitalizing on the presence of fucoidan, from Laminaria japonica, to offer antioxidant properties and visible reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
FSS BiEau® Actif Brown Algae utilizes cellular plant essence to deliver isotonic nutrients and harmonize skin and hair. Skin is the largest organ of the body and is composed of approximately 60% water. As a protective barrier, the skin is our best defense against external aggressors. However, the skin’s permeability can be influenced by a variety of environmental attributes including pollution particles, cosmetic actives, temperature fluctuations, and water exchange. A delicate balance exists between water introduced onto our skin, using cosmetics, cleansers etc., and the water present in our skin and cells. Water exchange occurs through the cell membrane through the process of osmosis. Deionized or demineralized water can be traditionally used in the creation of cosmetic ingredients, but this water typically lacks minerals and natural components that our skin craves. Isotonic solutions offer an environment most beneficial and least disruptive to skin cells while enhancing affinity with the skin due to a mineral content close to that of skin cells. Isotonic materials maintain the size, shape, and integrity of skin cells. Some cosmetic solutions are hypotonic or hypertonic and can damage skin cells by drawing out cellular water, thereby drying out the skin, or even forcing water into the cells and causing cell deformation. Isotonic solutions maintain a natural environment and healthy balance for the skin.
Algae embodies the concept of marine sourced sustainability promoting utilization in various industries as food, biofuels, filtering materials, soil fertilizer, pharmaceuticals and laboratory growth media. Grown in house, cultured algae cells diminish the demand for algae harvesting while allowing the manufacture of various algae ingredients including algae botanical waters. The renewable nature of algae prompts their incorporation into beauty applications across skin, hair, and body care formulations. As a powerhouse of natural nutrients, vitamins, and minerals algae actives maintain the cutting edge of innovation in the cosmetic market.
Algae absorbs water and nutrients in their cells, directly from the surrounding water. Depending on the species, fresh algae are 70-90 percent water by weight. This internal cellular water contains an abundance of biologically active components and is often disregarded in the extraction of algal lipids for biofuel. The solar energy has been utilized to effectively evaporate and isolate the nutrient-rich water of Laminaria japonica to produce a bioactive cellular water capable of providing antioxidant capabilities and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Laminaria japonica is a rich, natural source of the sulfated polysaccharide fucoidan, found in many species of brown algae and brown seaweed. When used in cosmetics, this unique polysaccharide enhances antioxidant activities while minimizing photoaging by inhibiting the progression of oxidative stress. Fucoidan has also been shown to down-regulate matrix metallopeptidase (MMP), a common cause of connective tissue damage. By lessening oxidative stress, collagen synthesis may be enhanced, resulting in skin with fewer fine lines and wrinkles.
FSS BiEau® Actif Brown Algae is a vital botanical essence capable of providing antioxidant capabilities while minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. FSS BiEau® Actif Brown Algae utilizes a novel approach to eco-conscious cosmetic active development, while capitalizing on the presence of fucoidan from brown algae, to promote revitalized, younger-looking skin. FSS BiEau® Actif Brown Algae can be used in a variety of cosmetic and personal care formulations aimed to nourish and rejuvenate.
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rated.