FSS DermaPeptide Warming OS
Spicy cuisine can be found all
over the world, and while people may prefer varying intensities, everyone will
agree that the stimulating sensory experience is what they enjoy the most. The
ingredients that are used to give the cuisine its notorious kick can also be
used to spice up skin care to leave your skin feeling warm and refreshed.
The pepper species Capsicum
frutescens is broken up into two different types of plants: the Tabasco
chile and the Malagueta pepper. The Malagueta, which is Portuguese for “spicy,”
is grown in Panama, South America, Mexico, and the Carribbean, while the
Tabasco is grown in Central America and Colombia and shipped to Louisiana.
These peppers grow on a shrub that grows anywhere from one to four feet high.
The active ingredient in these
peppers is capsaicin, which is an oil-soluble active fraction. Capsaicin
interacts with sensory neurons by binding to receptors in the brain called
Vanilloid Receptor Subtype 1 (VR1). This receptor is an ion channel which, when
stimulated by heat, allows cations to travel into the cell. When enough cations
enter the cell, the neuron depolarizes and a signal is sent to the brain,
causing us to recognize a warming sensation.
It has become a popular trend
to have sensational personal care products, so FSS DermaPeptide Warming OS was
developed to be effective while also having that “sensory key” to let you know
that the product is actually working.
To create a functional
ingredient that also provides a warming sensation, we fermented the macerated
fruit of Capsicum frutescens with Lactobacillus. This combines
the anti-irritant benefits of Lactobacillus with the known properties of
Capsicum, such as an increase in circulation. During the fermentation process,
a biotransformation takes place, which creates a capsaicinoid that has
increased solubility, additional cell metabolism-increasing factors, and
In order to have healthy, radiant skin it is
critical to have optimal circulation. FSS DermaPeptide Warming OS utilizes
the stimulating qualities of Capsicum to leave your skin feeling warm so you
can actually feel the increase in circulation. FSS DermaPeptide Warming OS is
useful in a wide variety of cosmetic and personal care products, ranging from
anti-aging creams and skin clarifiers to warming lotions and gels.
Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract & Lactobacillus/Capsicum Frutescens Fruit
Suggested Use Levels:
0.5 - 15.0%
Storage: 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.
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Phytochemistry 41: The
Biological Activity of Phytochemicals (New York, New York: Springer, 2011)
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