Symrise’s SymFinity® 1298 is a natural ingredient that prolongs the youth of skin cells by increasing their resilience to stress and environmental aggressors that cause wrinkles and fine lines. It also provides anti-irritant activity that helps in the prevention of age spots and uneven tone, while superior antioxidant properties detoxify the skin, promoting a more healthy, radiant glow.
The skincare market continues to grow, leading with the facial anti-aging segment. Market research has proven that consumers crave products that address more than the superficial signs of aging, but they also want a product that protects from further signs of aging. More so, consumers are becoming more educated, understanding that aging is not first seen on the outside but it starts from the inside and works outward. With that, the need for products that claim “Cell protection” and/or “Cellular repair” have become the latest generation of anti-aging products.
Symrise’s SymFinity®1298 (INCI: Echinacea Purpurea Extract), fulfills these consumer desires while also meeting the cosmetic industry’s growing need for natural ingredients. 100% dried juice of fresh echinacea purpurea (purple coneflower) SymFinity® 1298 brings balance to the skin by enhancing its own defense and preventing an overreaction in stress situations. Exposure to stresses causes an imbalance in metabolism which challenges the skin to respond rapidly : SymFinity® 1298 minimizes the deleterious effects of environmental and physiological stress and provides superior antioxidant and anti-irritant benefits. The benefits of this product combined provide the skin protection and promote an overall healthy radiance.
The most well-known skin cell longevity enhancer to date is resveratrol, a polyphenol found in grapes. “We were looking for an active ingredient that was comparable in effect to resveratrol but more stable, easier to formulate and more cost efficient,” explained Dr. Marielle le Maire, Global Product Director, Life Essentials. “We found the active substance in echinacea purpurea. So far, botanical extracts of echinacea are traditional herbal remedies and are only rarely used in cosmetic products.”
The efficacy of SymFinity®1298 was confirmed in two in-vitro and two ex-vivo studies. Symrise researchers were able to confirm that SymFinity®1298 creates a significant improvement in the skin’s defense against UVB-stress after a mere 48 hours. The recommended dose is 0.1%. SymFinity®1298 can be used in a broad variety of anti-aging products.