Phyto Collage (N) is a colorless aqueous, plant-based solution with a high viscosity extracted from fermented soybeans, a product of Ichimaru Pharcos, Japan.
For years, collagen has been used as a raw material for various kinds of cosmetic products. With its effective moisturization and skin protection activities, moderate viscosity, and close affinity to the skin, collagen is greatly beneficial to skin, especially in helping slow down aging.
But the collagen that is of animal origin has also its own disadvantages when it comes to heat stability, pH stability, and compatibility with other raw materials. Furthermore, there is a trend toward avoidance of raw materials of animal origin in accordance with animal protection laws in Europe and the United States. On top of it all, there has been recent problems with livestock, such as cattle, possessing FMD (foot-and-mouth disease).
Phyto Collage (N) was developed to offer a good alternative for animal collagen. A colorless aqueous solution with a high viscosity, Phyto Collage (N) is prepared by purifying high molecular weight materials, the main constituent of which is glutamic acid extracted from fermented soybeans.
- Good Moisturization Effect
Determination of TEWL (trans-epidermal water loss) in the skin’s horny layer showed that Phyto Collage (N) has similar moisturization effect with that of animal origin. Phyto Collage (N) promotes the production of Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid (PCA) which is one of the components of natural mositurizing factor or NMF.
- Excellent Skin After-feel: Phyto Collage (N) imparts smoothness to skin without tackiness.
Phyto Collage (N) has more superior thermal and pH stabilities than animal collagen. It has also good compatibility with other ingredients in formulations.
- Skin Care: anti-aging and sun-protection creams and lotions, eye creams
- Hair Care: shampoos, conditioners, hair tonics and creams, leave-on conditioners