PLT Health Solutions says Collactive is “water-soluble and fully digestible, making it an ideal anti-aging ingredient for a wide variety of beauty-from-within formulations.”
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PLT Health Solutions (Morristown, NJ) announced last week it will be expanding on the beauty-from-within market with the U.S. launch of Collactive, a marine-based collagen complex. The new ingredient is composed of collagen and elastin peptides “formulated in the same ratio found naturally in human skin,” says PLT Health Solutions.
The collagen complex is created through a proprietary formulation process that yields a fine powder made of 94% Type 1 hydrolyzed collagen and 6% elastin oligopeptides. PLT Health Solutions says the combination of ingredients allows for “an anti-wrinkle synergic action,” with “elastin fibers [giving] the dermis suppleness that complements collagen fibers’ tensile strength.”
Collactive is water-soluble, has a mild taste, and is fully digestible, according to PLT Health Solutions, which makes it a versatile ingredient suitable for a range of beauty-from-within formulations, including ready-to-drink and clear beverages.
French fishery cooperative Copalis (Boulogne-suer-Mer, France) manufactures Collactive, which is now marketed in the United States by PLT Health Solutions.
“A recent market report showed a growth rate for nutricosmetics of over 11%-with a very strong showing by collagen and ready-to-drink beverages that focus on beauty-from-within,” says Seth Flowerman, executive vice president, PLT Health Solutions. “Collactive is an ideal ingredient for skin care-or beauty-from-within-because it is great for a broad range of consumer product applications.”
Study On Reducing Wrinkles
A study on the effect of Collactive supplementation on depth of wrinkles in 44 women over the age of 40 found that after 28 days, 71% of participants who consumed collagen experienced a significant decrease in the number of deep wrinkles, according to PLT Health Solutions. The level was stabilized at day 84 in the experimental group, while in a placebo group researchers found an increase in the number of deep wrinkles at both day 28 and day 84.
Collactive was also found to improve the skin’s ability to retain moisture, says PLT, with an 8% increase in entire epidermis hydration reported in the same study.
“Collactive has been demonstrated effective at a 2-gram use level, which compares favorably to other collagen ingredients that are recommended at 5- to 10-gram levels,” says Flowerman. “Add the excellent sustainability and traceability profile of Collactive, and this is an ingredient that will be highly attractive to consumers seeking innovative approaches to natural skin care.”
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