Croda’s subsidiary dedicated to the development of active ingredients and the creation of innovative concepts for cosmetics is debuting Luceane, a new active ingredient to boost cell respiration and “defensive Qi”.

Inspired by the TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) Qi concept relating to the circulation of skin’s vital energy as well as by new contemporary beauty salon oxygen therapy practices, Luceane counteracts hypoxiageing by stimulating and protecting cell respiration and energy production. It also induces micropollutant removal within the cells, invigorates cellular metabolisms and reinforces skin’s holobiont. According to Sederma, it slows down the ageing process by 5 years after just 1 month [1] of application, resulting in a reduction of skin fatigue signs and skin radiance improvement.

Luceane is a bioactive saccharide extract obtained by biofermentation of a Pseudoalteromonas strain, isolated from a Bahamian candelabra-type octocoral. Luceane is of 100% natural origin. According to Sederma, it is easily biodegradable, with full degradation after 28 days. It is produced via a highly sustainable manufacturing process with complete waste recovery. It complies with Chinese regulatory standards and is RSPO certified.