07 May 2019
Lonza Highlights H2OBioEV™ Bioactive Functional for Skin Rejuvenation at NYSCC Suppliers' Day
  • H2OBioEV™ bioactivate is an "volution in moisturization, to refresh and revitalize skin"
  • Lonza's new DuoEffectEV™ Eye and Skin Natural Digital Defense System is an integrated regimen combining topical and oral application to magnify beauty and wellness.

Morristown, NJ (USA), 7 May 2019 – At NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2019, Lonza is highlighting the newest in its portfolio of bioactives, H2OBioEV™ Bioactive, a multifunctional cosmetic ingredient that revitalizes, rejuvenates and moisturizes skin. NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2019 takes place today and 8 May in New York City (US). Lonza will be at Booth 1611.

“H2OBioEV™ Bioactive moisturizes by replenishing essential humectants, which provide an optimal environment for epidermal proteins to form and maintain a strong barrier, thus restoring a smooth and radiant appearance,” said Vanessa Arruda, PhD, Global Market Development Manager, Bioactives. “It is an evolution in moisturization, to refresh and revitalize skin.”

Unique Approach

H2OBioEV™ BioActive is unique because it offers three different biophysical and biochemical approaches to address dry skin from a single ingredient. H2OBioEV™ bioactive rejuvenates skin by:

  • Depositing an invisible film that locks moisture in the skin
  • Replenishing essential humectants and providing a stabilizing environment for functional skin proteins
  • Stimulating the expression of proteins essential to forming and maintaining an optimal skin barrier function

“The modern consumer has different needs and expectations, which change the way she or he chooses products,” Dr. Arruda said, referring to a recent Euromonitor survey.1 “Rather than looking for a specific type of product, consumers are looking for cutting-edge technologies that provide particular functionalities. They recognize several categories of functionality in cosmetic products which include: rejuvenating, age defying, beauty enhancing and imperfection correcting.”

Responding to consumer demand to rejuvenate and revitalize skin, Lonza created H2OBioEV™ Bioactive by optimizing a unique combination of ingredients derived from plant origin, including Aphanothece Sacrum and Galactoarabinan polysaccharides.

  • Aphanothece sacrum is rich in ampholytic macromolecular polysaccharide, which is highly hydrophilic and absorbs more water than other typical polysaccharides
  • Galactoarabinan is sourced sustainably from the larch tree and extracted via a proprietary technology. It is known to reduce Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) on the skin, providing long-lasting moisturization and hydration

H2OBioEV™ Bioactive is ideal for use in facial and body moisturizers, lip balm, hand care and face masks, which Dr. Arruda said are “a super-trend in Asia and all around the globe.”

Proven Results

In independent in vivo clinical tests, scientists collected facial images and topography profiles via Primos 3D and Visia CR imaging techniques and analyzed the images for the appearance of wrinkles and skin texture.

Dr. Arruda reported the images showed “a significant reduction in both the appearance of wrinkle depth and mean roughness with the H2OBioEV™ Bioactive, thereby providing a skin-smoothing effect in the pre-orbital region of the face. The Visia CR imaging system showed statistically significant reductions in surface irregularity and the coefficient of visibility of lines and wrinkles.”

Ex vivo tests showed H2OBioEV™ Bioactive helped improve the skin's barrier structure, increased the skin's own moisturization capability and improved cell-cell cohesion.

DuoEffectEV™ Digital Defense System

At Suppliers' Day Lonza also is introducing its new DuoEffectEV™ Eye and Skin Natural Digital Defense System. Lonza has leveraged its expertise in delivery systems to create the DuoEffectEV™ line. It is a two-part complementary system, consisting of a capsule and a topical skin cream, targeting multiple health and wellness effects from inside and out.

The first component is the DuoEffectEV™ Licaps® Digital Defense Capsule, designed for eye protection. It is a unique blend of antioxidants, carotenoids and lutein to maintain eye health. The active ingredients are lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene, Vitamin E and Vitamin C. The liquid formulation is sealed in a hermetically sealed, vegetarian food-colored Licaps® Purple Carrot capsule.

“Studies have shown that lutein and zeaxanthin help preserve and protect photoreceptors from light damage,” Dr. Arruda said. “The Digital Defense Capsule acts as a blue light filter, protecting retinal structures, lens and macular pigments.”

Urban Defense Gelée Mask

The second component of the DuoEffectEV™ system is the ScreenLight™ Block 3D Urban Defense Gelée Mask. Featuring ScreenLight™ Block Bioactive and other unique ingredients, the gelée mask is a topical skin cream that helps protect against the visible effects of environmental stress factors, including the visible effects of blue light exposure.

The ScreenLight™ Block Bioactive helps reduce the appearance of dark spots, resulting in skin that appears more evenly toned (based on in vivo clinical data). It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (based on subjects' perceptions of themselves), and it helps prevent increased melanin production from exposure to visible light and pollution (based on ex vivo data).

Euromonitor: Beauty & Personal Care - Segmenting Consumer Skin Care Expectations. 2017.

ScreenLight™ Block Bioactive is particularly relevant for those who understand that environmental stress factors may negatively affect their skin.

Lonza produces ScreenLight™ Block bioactive by using Supercritical CO2 extraction to obtain the Physalis alkekengi extract from the subtropical Chinese lantern fruit.

About Lonza Consumer Product Ingredients Personal Care

At Lonza Home & Personal Care, we are pushing the boundaries of science to help brand leaders and product innovators around the world to create cleaner, healthier and more effective products to meet the demands of today's consumers. Through our Science of Gorgeous™ Service, we help visionary Personal Care formulators and manufacturers offer value-driven consumers an extensive portfolio of innovative skin-, scalp- and hair-care technologies.

We are a leading supplier of non-traditional and traditional functional solutions, including next-generation preservatives, chassis ingredients, aesthetic modifiers and bioactives.

Working at the frontier of skin-care science, which is no longer bound by conventional chemistry, methods and technology, we

equip developers aspiring to reduce the appearance of aging and the environment, enhance skin tone and maintain skin at its healthiest state. Following our holistic approach, we provide the means to protect, maintain and restore scalp health.

With strong capabilities in large and small molecules, as well as biotechnology, we unleash the power of cosmetics to help brands create innovative products that meet every consumer expectation.