The RAHN-Group develops and distributes performance materials into highly specialized industries. We pride ourselves of our longstanding tradition as a family operation, our responsible business ethics and a professional service attitude. Our RAHN cosmetics business unit already has over 60 years of international experience in handling speciality and auxiliary products used by the cosmetics industry. Constructive and long-term cooperation with selected suppliers coupled with the design of our own-brand RAHN-Cosmetic Actives have resulted in the creation of a contemporary and high-quality product portfolio.

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Thanks to our outstanding level of reliability and the comprehensive range of services we offer, RAHN-Cosmetics meets all the requirements of a competent business partner in today’s marketplace. We understand customer needs, can offer technical advice, and not only deliver products but also provide the related support subsequently.

RAHN-Cosmetic Actives - Unveiling the secrets of Beauty

RAHN-Cosmetic Actives started off in 1999 by interactively gathering inspiration and market feedback from our customers. We translated the current demands into convenient cosmetic active concepts.

Today, we from RAHN-Cosmetic Actives spread our knowledge, inventiveness and cutting-edge technologies paired with Swiss perfection and a spark of magic to every corner of the world. We know the secrets of beauty and engineer high-tech cosmetic actives that our customers trust in and find easy and enjoyable to work with.

We support and help them develop superior cosmetic products for skin and hair. Find below some of our latest product innovations. You can find an overview of all RAHN-Cosmetic Actives at rahn-cosmeticactives.swiss

SCALPINIST® - SENSO - Discover the secret of oily scalp relief

SCALPINIST® - SENSO is a unique active ingredient designed for sensitive-oily scalp. Its novel and holistic approach aims to alleviate scalp discomfort within two weeks by restoring balance to the disturbed micro biome and reducing scalp sebum through a simple rinse-off application. It is obtained by extracting Maclura cochinchinensis leaves, rich in prenylated bioflavonoids.

Clinical rinse-off studies have shown that SCALPINIST® - SENSO significantly reduces scalp sebum and slows the re-greasing of the scalp after washing. Moreover, the active restores scalp balance by alleviating feelings of discomfort. By decreasing sebum production, SCALPINIST ® - SENSO directly influences the scalp microbiota, restoring its balance

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ILLUMISCIN® - GLOW - Discover the secret of superior skin luminosity for all skin types

ILLUMISCIN® - GLOW provides a bright and even skin complexion for consumers around the globe, regardless of ethnicity or gender. Hordatines, obtained from upcycled brewers’ barley sprouts, were identified by AI as brand-new inhibitors of tyrosinase, a key modulator of our skin tone.

In-vitro studies have shown that ILLUMISCIN® - GLOW inhibits tyrosinase and blocks melanin synthesis. It does so by taking advantage of hordatines, a novel class of tyrosinase inhibitors. Hordatines showed superior binding to human tyrosinase as determined by molecular docking experiments using AI technology. In-silico analysis has shown that hordatines have better binding capabilities than Thiamidol® , kojic acid, arbutin, ascorbic acid and other commonly used tyrosinase inhibitors.

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PERFELINE®-FIT - Discover the secret of vascular fitness for eyes and body

PERFELINE®-FIT is obtained by means of water-based extraction of Helichrysum italicum syn angustifolium. It contains chlorogenic acid and di-O-caffeoylquinic acids, which are used to reinforce the plant’s capillary system. We used this in a biomimetic way to strengthen the micro-vessels in human skin. PERFELINE®-FIT inhibits nitric oxide synthase, responsible for the generation of the strong vasodilator nitric oxide.

Clinical studies have shown that PERFELINE®-FIT significantly reduces the visibility of puffy eyes and spider veins. It smoothes and soothes the skin by reducing the microcirculation. It even counteracts an increase in the microcirculation on exposure to heat stress, thus reducing redness of the face.

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HAIRVIVINE®-PRO - Discover the secret of en’hair’gising

HAIRVIVINE®-PRO is a water-based extract derived from the seeds of the Styrian pumpkin Cucurbita pepo var. styriaca. It contains valuable nutrients in the form of amino acids and carbohydrates that support the physiological functioning of hair follicles.

Clinical studies have shown that HAIRVIVINE®-PRO improves the density of hair per cm2 and reduces hair loss. Furthermore, it stimulates eyelash and eyebrow growth. HAIRVIVINE®-PRO leads to an improvement of numerous eye appearance parameters assessed on the basis of subjective perception and visual inspection.

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Application Lab

The two cosmetic laboratories in Zurich (CH) and London (UK) were created mainly for the technical support of the RAHN sales crew.

Due to many years of developmental experiences with both our own and other Cosmetic raw materials, increasingly customised developments are created alongside official formulations.

Meanwhile, the primarily formulation-oriented laboratory has evolved into a flexible and comprehensive service pool. Also provided are additional services such as: phone consultancy for new developments or developmental problems, product samples, dosage, marketing claim proposition and manufacture regulation.

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Our Offices

RAHN AG, CH-8050 Zurich
Tel: +41 44 315 42 00

RAHN GmbH, DE-60528 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: 0800 1 816 015

RAHN (UK) Ltd., UK-London W1U 7EU
Tel: 0800 0 323 743

RAHN France Sarl, FR-75008 Paris
Tel: 0800 913 023

RAHN USA Corp., IL 60504, USA
Tel: +1 630 851 4220

RAHN Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd,
Shanghai 201108, P.R. of China
Tel: +86 21 5442 8871

RAHN Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd
Shanghai 201108, P.R. of China
Tel: +86 21 5442 8871

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