INCI:Aqua, Hydrolyzed Viola Tricolor Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate Use Levels: 2.0% - 4.0% Solubility: Water Soluble Appearance: Clear to Slightly Hazy, Amber Liquid pH: 4.0 - 6.0 BACKGROUND
Wild pansy, better known as Viola tricolor is a perennial herb with characteristic tricolored flwers that was considered benefi in diseases of the heart, hence its other name, Heartsease. It was employed as an herbal remedy for its anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, mucilaginous, demulcent and expectorant properties. Viola tricolor contains an active chemical principle-violine, in addition to, flavonoids (rutin), mucilage, salicylic acid, tannin and tocopherol. Another important constituent are polysaccharides, which when utilized on the skin, can boost the capacity to retain water. Typically, personal care products designated for increasing moisture function act as film formers or improve barrier function.
The polysaccharides from Viola tricolor have been shown to improve epidermal moisturization by increasing aquaporins-3 activity within the dermis. Aquaporins-3 are synthesized by human keratinocytes as a means to enhance moisture of the skin by increasing osmosis between the dermis and the strateum corneium. Aquaporins-3 function as the mechanism that allows water to move against the concentration gradient to where water is deficient. Improving osmotic function is a novel approach for improving skin moisture. Research studies have indicated that aquaporins-3 are involved in skin hydration, elasticity, barrier function and wound healing.
FSS Viola Tricolor Extract PF may also be used to increase the concentration of hyaluronic acid within the epidermis to enhance the skins’ water binding properties; as well as increase the synthesis of the CD44 membrane receptor which binds hyaluronic acid in the skin. Optimal epidermal hydration can increase cellular metabolism so cells function more efficiently. By increasing cellular efficiency, certain cellular activities such as protein production increases also. Proteins such as collagen are vital to epidermal integrity. Increasing intracellular production may, not only improve the skin, but also decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. FSS Viola Tricolor Extract PF may be utilized in a variety of skin and hair care formulations to increase epidermal hydration and improve cellular function.
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.