Swiss-based Mibelle Biochemistry builds on their expertise in biotechnology and biochemistry with the launch of two new cosmetic actives: PhytoCellTec Goji, which scooped a bronze award in the category “Cosmetic actives and naturals - anti-ageing” at in-cosmetics Global, and Black BeeOme, which was awarded Gold, in the “Natural products: ingredients” category.
Improvement of the oval face shape
Derived from stem cells of the goji berries, a super-fruit native to south east Europe and Asia, PhytoCellTec Goji encourages fibroblasts to produce more collagen and elastin via a new mechanism of action:
- By revitalizing mesenchymal stem cells “MSCs" (notably found in the hypodermis and involved in regeneration processes).
- By increasing their release of exosomes, the transport vesicles allowing cell-to-cell communication.
In vitro studies showed that PhytoCellTec Goji revitalizes aged mesenchymal stem cells and boosts their exosome production, thus resulting in an improved production of collagen and elastin by fibroblasts. In placebo-controlled clinical studies, treatment with PhytoCellTec Goji increased skin density, reduced wrinkle depth and visibly improved the oval face shape.
According to Mibelle, PhytoCellTec Goji thus allows a visible oval face rejuvenation in just 1 month.
Restore the skin’s natural microflora
Black BeeOme, Mibelle’s second launch at in-cosmetics, takes advantage of two strong beauty trends: bee beauty and skin microbiome. The active is an extract of honey produced by the Swiss Black Bee (Apis mellifera mellifera nigra) - a sub-species of European honey bee - fermented by the bacterium Zymomonas mobilis, which ferments only simple sugars and leaves complex sugars intact.
BlackBeeOme was tested in vivo and in vitro. According to Mibelle it restores the skin microbiota and like so, makes the skin more resistant and more radiant (the skin is less oily, better hydrated and more uniform).