New marine based extract provides a unique solution for the dermocosmetic industry and offers scientifically proven bioactive capacities.
Cambridge, ON, August 2017 – Blendtek Ingredients Inc., a premier innovative ingredients and solutions company, has partnered with Fitoplancton Marino, a world leader in the development of marine microalgae cultures based in Spain, to supply Fitoplancton Marino’s pioneering Easyalgae®Plankton-Extract to the Canadian market.
“The demand for microalgae ingredients is rapidly growing in the cosmetic industry as the benefits continue to be realized,” said Steve Zinger, President, Blendtek. “Fitoplancton Marino’s revolutionary technology and industry leadership makes them the ideal partner for Blendtek as we continue to source and supply the highest quality, innovative and in-demand ingredients to help enhance our customer’s products.”
“At Fitoplancton Marino we have made great efforts in developing bioactive microalgae that support healthy living, sustainable development and economic viability,” said David Hunter, Business & Product Developer, Fitoplancton Marino. “Phytoplankton is the future of skin health, and we are excited to show the industry the big potential of this microscopic plant that powers the entire ocean.”
Easyalgae®Plankton-Extract is a new and natural solution ideal for the dermocosmetic market that offers scientifically proven bioactive capacities including: antioxidant enhancer; anti-inflammatory; hydration; cell proliferation and angiogenesis; wound healing; modulator of apoptosis; anti-wrinkle; improvement of ageing spots and pigmentation; and anti-cellulite.
Microalgae bioactivities were tested by in vitro studies in different human cells to evaluate cosmetic and therapeutic activities. Results show a 95 per cent improvement of dryness or cutaneous xerosis, 90 per cent
increase in the disappearance of itchiness or pruritus, and 85 per cent reduction in the severity of the lesions.
Easyalgae®Plankton-Extract can be used in a variety of dermocosmetic products:
• Creams for immediate and long-lasting hydration.
• Serums, thanks to its antioxidant, anti-wrinkle and regeneration capacity.
• Formulations for atopic dermatitis and other skin disorders.
• Treatments for skin hyperpigmentation and vitiligo because of its high vitamin B12 content.
“Easyalgae®Plankton-Extract is a game changer for the cosmetic and dermocosmetic industry,” said Rob Bianchin, Vice President, Blendtek. “We are excited to work with such a revolutionary product that has scientifically proven capabilities.”
Blendtek is a premier ingredients and solutions company with a mission to challenge expectations and fuel innovation in the food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries. As a trusted source for innovators, Blendtek supplies high quality ingredients and solutions ranging from the basics to the inspired such as texturized vegetable proteins, marine phytoplankton, natural extracts, sweeteners, organic products, gluten free products, functional food and dermocosmetic solutions, proprietary blends and much more. For more information please visit www.blendtek.com.