In 2016, ingredient suppliers and product developers alike are innovating to tackle the beauty and personal care needs of consumers with novel ingredients. In fact, a workshop at SupplySide West in Las Vegas, Oct. 4-8, focused on novel ingredients for beauty, looking at considerations such as sourcing, sustainability and marketing. Some ingredients discussed during the presentation include tualong honey and dragon’s blood.
Further supporting the trend, several novel ingredients for beauty were launched or showcased on the expo hall floor at SupplySide West, including including Maypro’s cherry blossom (sakura) extract, with benefits to skin elasticity, pore size and dryness of skin, and Improve USA’s Enderma, a topical anti-aging ingredient derived from aloe. (Improve USA is owned by Pharmachem Labs.)
Other novel ingredients popping up in the beauty and personal care categories in 2016 include skin health-promoting Ribetril™ A, found in selected varieties of red and black currant (Ribes rubrum, Ribes nigrum) and manufactured by Asiros, and cannabinoids for skin health.