FSS Camu Camu Extract G (Glycerin)
Preserved with Phenoxyethanol
There’s no doubt that wearing sunscreen is vital for
protecting our skin from sun damage. To meet consumer demands, there are of
course many varieties of sunscreen products on the market. Some may have higher
SPF than others, some may claim to offer both UVA & UVB protection; but few
deliver added health benefits. Incorporating active anti-aging ingredients into
sun care products may help increase brand differentiation in a fairly congested
segment of the personal care market.
FSS Camu Camu Extract G is perfect for use in sun care applications. A common
consumer complaint is that sunscreens decrease hydration and leave our skin
feeling dry and flaky. The base of FSS Camu Camu Extract G is glycerin,
which can help moisturize the skin. In addition to enhancing the skin’s barrier
function, glycerin also helps to modulate aquaporin activity. Aquaporins are
gated ion channels in our cells that allow water to move in or out of our cells
regardless of the concentration gradient. By using ingredients that enhance aquaporin
activity, formulators can naturally optimize hydration.
Camu-camu is a shrub that’s native to the Amazonian
rainforest. In addition to capitalizing on the desire for natural, exotic
botanicals, formulators can benefit from the functional effects of camu-camu.
The plant has traditionally been used for wound healing. This benefit is
probably due to the botanical’s high vitamin C content. Camu-camu contains
approximately 30 times more vitamin C than oranges. Vitamin C is of course a
potent antioxidant which can protect our skin from extrinsic reactive oxygen
species that contribute to aging. Not only is it required for cellular growth
and repair; but the vitamin is also essential for collagen formation. In our
skin, UV radiation causes collagen to break down. This will contribute to aging
and ultimately lead to wrinkle formation. Topical applications of vitamin C may
enhance collagen production to help combat the damaging effects UV has on
FSS Camu Camu
Extract G is water soluble.
The ingredient can be added to a variety of skin and hair care formulations,
including sunscreens, anti-aging lotions, serums, shampoos and conditioners.
Since this is a natural plant extract, it is advised to not heat past 70˚C and
maintain a pH range between 3 & 7.
Water & Glycerin &
Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract & Potassium Sorbate & Phenoxyethanol
Soluble; Heat Stability - up to 70°C – Aqueous Phase of Emulsion or Cooling
Protected from direct
light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container. This product should be added to a formulation at the
recommended usage rate.