Transforming a botanical with sub-critical water

Lipotec has developed an extract of the ‘resurrection plant’ and transformed it using sub-critical water technology to generate a novel active ingredient

ABSTRACT

The emphasis on eyes in beauty is greater than ever due to the adoption of masks during the pandemic. Healthy, fuller eyelashes and brows complement and flatter the eyes, whether the customer wears makeup or not. A preservative-free botanical extract from Myrothamnus flabellifolius has been transformed using sub-critical water technology to generate a novel active ingredient that is rich in kaempferol glucuronide, miquelianin and trehalose to help to naturally obtain longer and fuller eyelashes and eyebrows for a more revived and beautiful look.

The hair cycle is a stem cell-mediated process that occurs in the skin and involves the periodic destruction and regeneration of hair follicles. It consists of three defined stages (Figure 1): anagen (growth), catagen (regression) and telogen (resting).

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