Cosmetics & Health care
Cosmetics & Health care
Daicel cosmetic products feature low-irritation and rheology control.
Daicel creates new cosmetics, providing safe and high-quality cosmetic ingredients including odorless type 1,3-butylene glycol (1,3-BG), low-irritation surfactants (polyglycerols) and oil thickeners.
In addition, building on our technologies for extracting and fermenting natural products, Daicel develops products incorporating our unique functional materials for the healthcare industry. These include equol derived from soybeans, ceramide derived from konjac root, lactobionic acid derived from milk, and beta-cryptoxanthin derived from Citrus unshiu. Daicel plans to expand the scope of these functional materials by entering the health food and cosmetics markets.
Equol is made by our fermentation process using our microbial biotechnology which have been build up over many years. It is a promising material that is expected to anti-aging effects as the next-generation isoflavone.
- Improvement of menopausal symptoms
- Prevention of osteoporosis
- Prevention of breast cancer, prostate cancer
- Skin whitening effect and aging prevention of skin
Konjac ceramide, the ceramide functional food material extracted from konjac root, has the effect of preventing the evaporation of moisture, it is a beauty food material to maintain the moisturizing flexibility.
Ceramide is a moisturizing ingredient on the surface of the skin. Ceramides are known to decrease with age, the rate of decrease is larger than collagen and hyaluronic acid. For this reason, replenishing the ceramide is considered essential in keeping the health of the skin. Daicel extract the ceramide from konjac root, and provides as a food material. Daicel's ceramide is excellent in production promoting effect of ceramide and collagen. By the eating test in humans, it has proven that there is a beautiful skin effects such as improving the transdermal water loss.
Lactobionic acid has an absorption promoting of minerals and a production promoting effect of equol. It has been expected as anti-aging material, such as prevention and improvement of osteoporosis and lifestyle-related diseases.
Daicel has produced by the efficient fermentation that used lactic acid bacteria.
Beta-cryptoxanthin is one kind of carotenoid including beta-carotene.
Daicel took note that β- cryptoxanthin is contained a lot in Citrus unshiu. We treated with enzyme to the juice waste, and excluded as much as possible of water-soluble components. Thereby, the content of β- cryptoxanthin a was increased to 300 times. Many functionalities such as whitening effect, antioxidant effect, anti-fatigue action, immunostimulatory action, has been demonstrated by various studies.