INCI: Aqua & Hydrolyzed Kale Protein & Hydrolyzed Carrot Protein & Hydrolyzed Lemon Protein & Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
Use Levels: 1.0% - 10.0%
Solubility: Water Soluble
Appearance: Clear to Slightly Hazy Liquid
With the cosmetic industry shifting the focus of products to ingredients sourced from nature, it is no surprise that fruits and vegetables have gained increasing popularity. The more recent trend of employing vegetables to promote skin benefits has prompted an entirely new avenue of market appeal with its novelty. After transforming the way we consume and make smoothies, salads and even chips, the health-food-of-the moment, kale is now bringing its super-detoxifying powers to the skin and hair care realm.
With its incredible benefits, kale is packed full of Vitamins A and E, known to work together to boost hydration, elasticity and collagen production. Kale boosts the health of your skin because of its Vitamin C content. The skin contains collagen fibers, which are long strands of protein that form a network that holds your skin cells together. Vitamin C helps make the collagen needed for skin strength. Vitamin C’s antioxidant function also means it might provide natural protection from the sun, preventing skin damage caused by exposure to the sun’s rays.
Carrots, in particular, have amazing beauty benefits. Whether used in cosmetic applications or making them a part of your daily diet, the result of their nutritional value will be evident in the natural glow that radiates from your skin. Carrots can play a significant role in keeping your skin healthy and nourished. The antioxidant properties of carrots greatly benefit the skin by protecting and healing while also providing anti-aging benefits. The most advantageous antioxidant packed into this vegetable is Vitamin A, or betacarotene. Beta-carotene provides protection from damage-causing freeradicals which are responsible for the premature signs of aging. Additionally, Vitamin A promotes the health of the skin by nourishing overly photoexposed skin and plays an essential role in skin maintenance. Another benefit of this multitasking antioxidant is its ability to aid in repairing skin damage while helping balance and hydrate the cells to alleviate dry, chapped or scaly skin. With the beneficial applications of carrots ranging from problem skin and moisturizing to repairing and nourishing, carrots can be incorporated into a variety of cosmetic formulations to promote healthy skin.
Citrus limonum, lemon, is one of the world’s most important food crops. The juice from the fruit is widely used as a beverage and as a condiment. The rind is used to produce lemon oil, while the remaining skin and pulp may be used as livestock feed. The medicinal virtue of lemons, specifically the citron, is clearly evidenced by its Latin name – Citrus medica.
Traditionally in cosmetics, lemons have been used as a source of the alpha-hydroxyacid (AHA) citric acid. Typically lemon juice contains between 5 and 8 percent citric acid. The most obvious medicinal use of lemon was as a source of Vitamin C to prevent scurvy.
Owing to its high level of Vitamin C, fresh lemon juice has been recommended in some herbals as a treatment for sunburn, perhaps not the most sensorially pleasing approach, but not without merit. Given its relatively high acid content, coupled with antioxidant activity, it is obvious why lemon juice has been promoted as a natural skin lightener. As early as 1986 researchers began demonstrating some interesting properties from the peel of the lemon. Kroyer showed that the hesperidin and naringin are principally responsible for the significant antioxidant properties of citrus peel. In 2000, the University of Arizona published a study where they were able to correlate consumption of citrus peel with a reduction in squamous cell carinoma. Coincidentally, Arizona is one of the predominant producers of lemon in the US.
FSS Kale Protein Blend combines the power of kale, carrot, and lemon into one nutrient rich formula designed to condition and moisturize while fighting the signs of age and sun damage. FSS Kale Protein Blend can be used in skin and hair care products as the perfect addition to promote moisturization, barrier function, and the overall health of both the skin and hair!
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 rate