INCI:Aqua & Artocarpus Heterophyllus Fruit Extract & Lactobacillus Ferment
Use Levels: 1.0% - 10.0%
Solubility: Water Soluble
Appearance: Colorless to Yellow, Semi-Fluid Gel
pH (Direct): 4.5 - 7.5
The creation of ingredients from food waste represents a movement towards a more sustainable future for beauty brands. Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is one of the largest edible fruits grown worldwide and is an increasingly popular ingredient in vegan cuisine. Jackfruit is replete with natural nutrients, vitamins, and carbohydrates, yet an estimated 70-80% of the jackfruit consists of non-edible waste. FSS PolyJackharides, comprised of jackfruit polysaccharides extracted from upcycled food industry waste, is a functional cosmetic active capable of providing moisturization to the skin, as well as hydrating and anti-frizz benefits to the hair.
Many consumers are also pushing to move away from animal derived products. Veganism is one of the leading global trends to promote a healthy lifestyle accompanied with a healthy planet. Veganism encompasses major public movements such as sustainability, animal welfare, and mindful living under the same umbrella. This mainstream culture is spreading rapidly through consumer-driven, multidirectional force, affecting the present and the future of industries worldwide.
The jackfruit is a tropical fruit originating in southern Asia. Now cultivated in many tropical regions of the world, the jackfruit bears the largest fruit of all trees, some reported weighing up to one hundred pounds. Jackfruit has historically been used in medicine for its immunomodulatory effects and is more recently becoming consumer recognizable as a popular vegan, meat alternative. Possessing many edible parts, the seeds and rags, or the finger-like projections between the seeds of the jackfruit, are the most common to be found in cuisine. In the United States, the rags have become a staple in the diet of many vegans, due to their ability to be cooked in the same fashion as pulled pork and taco filling. While the edible parts of the fruit are utilized in the food industry, the inedible parts, deemed as waste, are able to be repurposed for promising innovation elsewhere.
The tree bearing jackfruit, the Jack Tree, is a regenerating perennial in itself, reducing the need for replanting. Sustainability is a trending movement - increasing awareness of the social responsibility and environmental impact that our choices have. Consumers are pushing for sustainable manufacturing in virtually every producing industry such as food, agriculture, energy production, fashion, and even cosmetics. From packaging to energy usage, brands are customizing their sustainable practices by offering traceability and farm-level sourcing of products to offer differentiation in a competitive market. Hero ingredients, such as jackfruit, with a unique sourcing origin makes for exciting brand inspiration and the opportunity to cut down on one’s carbon footprint.
The production of FSS PolyJackharides utilizes the method of circular economy in which sustainability is truly achieved when the result of product development improves the environment, the well-being of the consumer, and economically mitigating negative impacts that may hinder movement towards a "greener” economy. By obtaining and reanimating discarded waste from the food industry to produce FSS PolyJackharides, we are able to maximize ingredient yield from an economic standpoint and produce efficacious products that are essentially waste free, benefiting the well-being of both the environment and the consumer.
The use of jackfruit polysaccharides allows a formulator to not only capitalize on a superfruit, hero ingredient that is trending in the food and nutrition market, but also a product capable of providing the skin with essential moisturization and the hair with hydrating and anti-frizz benefits. Polysaccharides are long chain carbohydrates capable of energy storage and providing structural support to cell wall membranes. Polysaccharides are sought after for their unparalleled film forming and hydration capacities in cosmetics, increasing the skin’s natural ability for repair and renewal. When the skin’s protective barrier becomes damaged or disrupted due to external stressors, the skin’s natural polysaccharide concentration is depleted along with essential transepidermal water. This leaves the skin defenseless and will ultimately result in scaly, dry skin, as well as the development of fine lines and wrinkles. The film forming properties of polysaccharides and their ability to adhere to the skin and hair are essential in order to defend and protect from unruly damage, promote an environment for skin to heal and protect hair from future damage, and provide lasting moisturization and hydrating efficacy. In hair care specifically, polysaccharides are especially sought out for their smoothing effects in effort to tame stubborn hair and reduce frizz.
Jackfruit, a popular superfruit among the vegan community, is highly praised for its nutritional value and versatile presence in a multitude of industries. Capitalizing on sustainability and veganism, FSS PolyJackharides offers an upcycled approach to clean and eco-conscious living by utilizing jackfruit polysaccharides extracted from inedible, discarded waste. FSS PolyJackharides is a fully-sustainable product capable of increasing moisturization to the skin, as well as hydrating and anti-frizz benefits to the hair.
Storage: Store in a dry place at temperatures between 16 and 32°C. Do not freeze.
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rated.