Ingredients innovation: Skin-calming fucoidan and other newcomers for May

By Julia Wray | Published: 18-May-2023

Cosmetics Business rounds-up novel ingredients plus leading ingredients news for this month

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A skin-calming fucoidan ingredient from biorefinery Oceanium and an aroma capturing the scent of petrichor are among this month’s edit of cosmetic ingredients innovation and news. 

1. Oceanium, Ocean Actives Fucoidan

Biorefinery processor of seaweed Oceanium has brought out Ocean Actives Fucoidan. 

Fucoidan is a fucose-rich sulphated polysaccharide found in the cell walls of brown seaweeds. The high-purity (minimum purity of 80%) marine bioactive ingredient is obtained from sustainably-farmed seaweed from the cold waters of the North Atlantic. 

It is said to restore, calm and protect all skin types. Key benefits include long term moisturisation, pigment reduction and brightening, as well as a reduction in redness and enhancement of the skin barrier. 

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