Ceratiq phytoceramides receives regulatory approval and beauty claim in South Korea

Sebastian Krawiec

Sebastian Krawiec is Editor at Nutritional Outlook.

PLT Health Solutions Inc. (Morristown, NJ) announced that its ceratiq phytoceramides ingredient has been approved for sale in the Republic of Korea.

PLT Health Solutions Inc. (Morristown, NJ) announced that its ceratiq phytoceramides ingredient has been approved for sale in the Republic of Korea. The ingredient’s approval is the outcome of a multi-year scientific and regulatory collaboration between PLT Health Solutions, The Robertet Group (Grasse, France), and Korean distributor Novarex Co. Ltd. (Cheongju, Chungbuk, Korea). The Certificate of Functional Ingredient for Function Health Foods ceratiq received from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety reads: “May help to maintain skin moisturizing.”

"The South Korean – K-Beauty – market is one of the most demanding in the world and one of the most influential. As a beauty-from-within ingredient, ceratiq Phytoceramides is perfect for the proactive 'skin first' philosophy central to the market," said Jay Martin, managing director, global sales at PLT Health Solutions, in a press release. "Getting approval for ceratiq in the South Korean market was a collaborative effort between the scientists and quality teams of PLT, Robertet and Novarex to meet the rigorous approval process. We're proud of what we've accomplished and have great expectations for new brands to enter the market with this innovative ingredient."

A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that supplementation with 350 mg of ceratiq over the course of 12 weeks significantly improved the appearance of crow’s feet, skin hydration, as well as skin roughness and radiance.1 "When we set out to create ceratiq, we wanted to have a sustainably-sourced, premium quality plant-based ingredient backed by a strong body of clinical science,” said Irene Lamour, business development director at the Robertet Health and Beauty division of Robertet Group, in a press release. “We believed that a nutrition-based solution could be the ‘new cosmetics’ and that it makes sense for consumers that nutrition impacts the skin health and beauty. The age demographic for a product containing ceratiq runs from millennials to seniors, which can mean a lifetime relationship with consumers."

Reference

  1. Boisnic S et al. “Polar lipids from wheat extract oil improve skin damages induced by aging: Evidence from a randomized, placebo‐controlled clinical trial in women and an ex vivo study on human skin explant.” Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, vol. 18, no. 6 (2019): 2027-2036