Beraca boosts sustainable cosmetics portfolio with two new ingredients

By Andrew MCDOUGALL contact

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Beraca boosts sustainable cosmetics portfolio with two new ingredients

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Brazilian biodiversity business Beraca has launched its two latest ingredients for the cosmetics and personal care industry, inspired by the rainforest.

The ingredients supplier is introducing its new skin care active along with its Patauá oil derived from the fruit of the Brazilian palm.

Beraca will use the upcoming Supplier’s day show in New Jersey and the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York to showcase the new ingredients.

Active

Beracare DPS (Dermal Protective Active System) is Beraca's first active ingredient to act in the dermal layer, contributing to skin protection and regeneration, and came about as a result of investment in innovation and technology.

Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties protect the skin from damage caused by UVA rays and help improve and maintain its elasticity, says Beraca.

Beracare DPS is designed for use in skin care products, firming lotions and anti-age cosmetics, as it improves fibroblast functionality and protective ability against oxidative stress and inflammatory stimuli, promoting a healthier and more balanced skin.

Moisturizing

Patauá oil comes from an Amazonian palm tree common in tropical rainforests, and plays an important role in the regional cuisine on account of both its oil and pulp.

However, through a vacuum refining method, it displays moisturizing properties with high oleic acid content (75 percent) and unique properties such as transparency and light, meaning it has a cosmetic use.

Beraca claims it can be used as a substitute for olive oil in skin care and hair care products due to similarities in their fatty acid chain.

Like all other ingredients featured in Beraca's RainForest Specialties line, the patauá oil is sustainably manufactured ensuring the conservation of natural resources, social and economic welfare of local communities involved in its production, and the traceability of its supply chain.

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