At in-cosmetics Global 2022, Clariant Natural Ingredients has introduced Prunizen a new natural “feel good” active to fight stress-induced hair-loss, improve hair vitality and density, and restore hair and scalp well-being. The extract of Prunella vulgaris, an edible and traditional medicinal plant which helps reduce cortisol production.

According to the company, in destressing the hair and scalp, the new extract efficiently counteracts stress-induced slowing of hair follicles growth, helps preventing hair fall, and protects hair structure. It also improves the scalp’s well-being by increasing the release of oxytocin, a powerful neurotransmitter that provides potent anti-stress effects. Clinical tests demonstrate its positive effects.

Recently, the Swiss-based chemical company also unveiled a new range of 100% bio-based surfactants and polyethylene glycols (PEGs) to directly address climate change by helping remove fossil carbon from the value chain.

Traceability, sustainability, transparency and innovation were among the highlights of the last edition of the in-cosmetics Global show as shown in our special issue: Cosmetic Ingredients - April 2022.


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