The company says that it has combined scientific research with botanical ingredients used in Chinese medicine to target the treatment of oily skin that is prone to acne.
Traditionally, acne treatments have combined harsher active ingredients aimed at helping to dry the skin out while killing bacteria. However, the emergence of the natural personal care trend is pushing more consumers to seek out natural-based alternatives.
Development focuses on acne 'triggers'
The company says that the development of the formulation concentrated on the three main triggers for acne – oily skin, bacteria and DNA damage – all of which can lead to inflammation and infection of the pores, associated with acne break outs.
In addition to these triggers, the development also concentrated on the fact that recent scientific studies have shown that controlling the inflammatory triggers that cause acne is not enough to provide a totally successful treatment.
Frutarom says it has gone one step further in the development of the treatment by targeting the inflammatory cycle itself and not just the triggers for it.
“The result is an all-in-one solution, unlike most traditional acne-control products which focus on cleansing or sebum control,“ said Anat Stern, product manager of cosmetics ingredients at Frutarom.
The company says it has established the anti-inflammatory efficacy of Z-Care through in-vitro testing, while further clinical studies are said to have established that the solution provides ‘significant’ acne control and sebum-regulation.
Although the ingredient was soft launched last year, the company says it is using the Supplyside East show, held in Las Vegas, April 26 – 28, as a platform for the ingredient’s launch.
The company can be found at booth number 1526.