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DSM in Personal Care

PEPHA®-AGE

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Stimulates skin’s own defense against sunlight

Sun irritation is considered as being potentially the largest contributor to skin ageing. The need of using sun filters (PARSOL®) is generally accepted, however there is still a lack of attention on biological processes ongoing in skin after light exposure that goes beyond UV light only. At the same time there is increasing demand for natural, sustainable ingredients with proven performance.

Specialized in the development and manufacturing of active ingredients from natural origin, DSM researchers have identified, for the first time, the potential of the freshwater algae Scenedesmus rubecens to stimulate skin’s own defense against the negative impact of sunlight.

Extended studies on Collagen III, free radicals and epidermal cell protection confirmed outstanding protection and regeneration of Scenedesmus rubecens against the effects caused by UV and blue light.