The antioxidant-rich ingredient is said to protect the skin from the negative effects of air pollution.
Mibelle AB Biochemistry (Buchs, Switzerland) is introducing a new ingredient for skin health at the SupplySide West trade show, taking place October 31 to November 4, 2022, in Las Vegas (Booth #3619). Called FenuKale, the antioxidant-rich ingredient blend of fenugreek and kale is said to fight the negative effects of air pollution that detrimentally affect skin health.
Dubbed a “pollution-detox and beauty formula,” FenuKale helps detoxify cells from unwanted free radicals that contribute to aging; reduce levels of carbonylated proteins, a marker for cellular damage; and improve skin barrier dysfunction by releasing anti-inflammatory marker cytokines IL-8 and CCL-2, among other benefits.
These results were verified in a 56-day placebo-controlled study, conducted in a highly polluted area, which found that 350 mg of FenuKale helped improve skin moisture and trans-epidermal water loss, an indicator of a healthy functioning skin barrier, the company says. Subjects reported experiencing improvements in skin luminescence and texture.
In a press release, the company stated, “This unique ingredient protects the skin from the negative effect of air pollution, a detrimental cause to human health. Exposure to UV rays, ozone, CO2, and particulate matter (extremely small particles) lead to accelerated skin aging, collagen diminution, skin barrier dysfunction, and chronic inflammation. These environmental factors have even an impact on a DNA level and can change the epigenome. The exposure to particulate matter can accelerate undesired epigenetic aging for instance.”