Sabinsa Corporation and its sister company, Sami Labs, received the Best New Product Excellence Award in the Raw Material in the beauty and cosmetics category at Panacea-Natural Product Expo India for the proprietary ingredient Saberry. Sabinsa/Sami was selected out of 18 nominees at the expo, which gathers leading manufactures, buyers, research and development (R&D) professionals and marketing and production experts from around the world.
Saberry is an ORAC dense phytonutrient and is extracted from the fruits of Emblica officinalis, also known as Indian gooseberry (alma). Alma extracts have been mainly promoted as dietary supplements, but Sabinsa also developed cosmeceutical applications that include skin lightening, anti-aging, antioxidant, hair care, UV protection, sun care and after-sun care.
“For more than 10 years, Sabinsa’s R&D researched the correct bio-markers that make Saberry a truly multi-functional ingredient and this type of recognition confirms our findings," said Sabinsa marketing director Shaheen Majeed. “We are very pleased at the exceptional work our scientists have committed to Saberry, and with our business development team that helps our customers position Saberry effectively in the marketplace."
Saberry is self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe) for use in functional foods and U.S. Patent 8247003 to help protect dermal papilla cell from stress signals.