Ingredients innovation: 5 new cosmetic ingredients for April

By Julia Wray | Published: 26-Apr-2023

Cosmetics Business’ pick of novel beauty ingredients this month includes a new skin de-stresser and a pore-refining active

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Cosmetics Business’ round-up of ingredients innovation for April includes Gattefossé’s skin soothing emulsifier, plus the first ingredient claiming to address all cell biological processes that contribute to conspicuous skin pores.

For more ingredients which hit the market during in-cosmetics Global at the end of March, the world's biggest cosmetic ingredients trade show, read our event review.


1. Ichimaru Pharcos, HyaluGuard

Ichimaru Pharcos has launched HyaluGuard, a new cosmetic ingredient that inhibits the hyaluronic acid (HA) cleavage enzyme HYBID for firmer skin. 

Dermal HA helps to maintain extracellular matrix (ECM) structure effectively. Low skin HA, meanwhile, is associated with ageing, and correlates with sagging skin and wrinkle depth. 

Ichimaru Pharcos’ HyaluGuard is an extract of Artemisia capillaris flowers which inhibits the expression of HYBID in fibroblasts, thereby reducing skin sagging and the appearance of wrinkles.

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