According to a company representative from Seppic, Sepibliss is the first ingredient “designed specifically for reactive skin and…dedicated to bringing skin-soothing benefits to reactive skin by oral route.”
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Ingredients supplier Seppic (Paris) debuted a new coriander (Coriandrum sativum) seed oil nutricosmetic ingredient targeted toward people with sensitive and reactive skin at this year’s Vitafoods Europe trade show in Geneva, Switzerland. According to Claire Notin, marketing manager, Seppic, Sepibliss is the first ingredient “designed specifically for reactive skin and…dedicated to bringing skin-soothing benefits to reactive skin by oral route.”
Even as the beauty-from-within category continues to expand, currently, there are no nutricosmetic supplement ingredients formulated specifically for the growing population of people with reactive skin conditions aggravated by pollution, stress, and other factors, says Seppic. While there are many ways to characterize “reactive skin,” some of the key symptoms include unpleasant sensations like stinging, burning, tingling, and more, in response to stimuli that should not evoke such reactions. Sepibliss answers the growing need for nutricosmetic supplements that address these specific needs, the company says.
Claire Notin, marketing manager, Seppic, explained that Sepibliss exerts its skin-soothing benefits via a dual mode of action. First, she said, Sepibliss’s anti-inflammatory properties reduce the skin’s reactions to internal or external factors that cause sensitivity, including weather conditions, pollution, diet, or emotional stress. Second, Sepibliss acts as a protective agent and helps to reinforce the skin barrier. This comprehensive effect, said Notin, is what makes Sepibliss an ideal ingredient for consumers with sensitive skin conditions.
The company also says that Sepibliss is the first nutraceutical active ingredient with studies examining the different mechanisms involved with skin reactivity. Notin said that the company has conducted two in vitro studies demonstrating Sepibliss’s neuro-soothing and anti-inflammatory effects on reactive skin. Those studies are not yet published.
Seppic says that Sepibliss is approved for use in food supplements in the U.S., the EU, Canada, and India. The company recommends a 200-400 mg/day dosage of Sepibliss, which it says can fit into one capsule.