Naturals expert Alban Muller features chicory-derived ingredient at in-cosmetics North America

By Deanna Utroske contact

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The personal care ingredient maker teamed up with a major global corporation to put the byproducts of chicory beverage production to good use in the beauty industry. At last week’s in-cosmetics tradeshow in New York City, Antoine LaMarche, general manager of Alban Muller spoke with Cosmetics Design about the resulting hyaluronic-acid-production-boosting Glucohyami and much more.

In an industry where “plant-based” is swiftly becoming a euphemism for biotechnology, plant-based ingredient maker Alban Muller stands out. To oversimplify, the company extracts active molecules from cultivated crops (some of which are materially modified), dries them at low temperatures, and inserts the actives into glycerin.

The latest ingredient developed by Alban Muller is Glucohyami, a glucosamine that's been shown, in early clinical testing, to boost the skin's own hyaluronic acid production.

As LaMarche tells Cosmetics Design editor Deanna Utroske in this video interview, “Today at in-cosmetics, we are very happy to introduce Glucohyami…a plant-derived source of glucosamine; and, it comes from the chicory root.”

“We’ve developed a patented process,” ​explains LaMarche, “to enrich the chicory in glucosamine. Glucosamine is part of the chicory root, however it needs to be naturally enriched so that the concentration is at the level that will have benefit for the skin.”

Watch the full video interview above to learn more.

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DeannaUtroskeEditor

Deanna Utroske, CosmeticsDesign.com Editor, covers beauty business news in the Americas region and publishes the weekly Indie Beauty Profile column, showcasing the inspiring work of entrepreneurs and innovative brands.

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