Many botanical extracts, such as polyphenols and keto-carotenoid, are commonly used in cosmetics for their anti-oxidant, growth factor, skin lightening, extracellular matrix support, UV-protective and anti-inflammatory or anti-ageing properties.
An American University has discovered that Equol, an isoflavonoid molecule, has many skin anti-aging properties. Positive effects on the skin include reduced inflammation and ageing genes, a reduction of fine and medium lines and wrinkles, as well as a more youthful appearance of skin. For hair, Equol has shown promise in treating baldness by retaining and growing hair. This botanical active has been registered with the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) for over 9 years and is known for uses in topical cosmetics and oral supplements.
The proprietary Equol technology, consisting of topical and oral, cosmetic and hair formulations, is protected by patents for topical and oral cosmetic applications.
Equol works as an anti-ageing molecule by guarding against oxidative stress and decreasing Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS).
Protects against oxidative stress:
Decreases Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS):
The technology is an anchor active ingredient for several types of skin and hair care products in a sustainable, natural product line promoting both topical and ingestible applications.
There following formulas of Equol are available for incorporation into a cosmetic or personal care line:
Equol is able to provide the following customer benefits: