Skin is being constantly battered — from the outside — by sunlight, pollution and chemicals — and from the inside — by nutritional deficiencies.
These external assaults and internal short-falls make skin prone to wrinkles and premature aging.
Wrinkles and sagging skin partly result from a process known as glycation, when excess sugar molecules (advanced glycation end-products or AGEs) latch on to collagen and elastin fibers, making them eventually lose their elasticity and strength.
While many beaches weren’t open this past summer, consumers’ skin still had to contend with the effects of pollution, sunlight, chlorinated pool water, suntan lotion and bug spray.
Fortunately, Maypro proudly offers science-back beauty-support ingredients — such as Florabella®, Hydropeach™ and Juvecol® — that are giving natural beauty-from-within formulations a whole new look.
Cherry blossoms are known as Sakura flowers in Japan. In Japan and throughout the world, cherry blossoms are revered for their incredible, and delicate, beauty.
Not unlike cherry flowers, our skin is delicate, too.
But manufacturers can be relieved to know that Maypro proudly offers Florabella®, a proprietary beauty-from-within supplement extract of Sakura that was shown — in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical study of 20 women aged 30 to 50 — to offer the following benefits:
- Significantly reduces AGE production*
- Maintains skin elasticity*
- Reduces skin moisture loss*
- Increases skin smoothness*
- Reduces pore size*
- Evens complexion, minimizing the appearance of brown spots and wrinkles*
Although people can’t live in a bubble to avoid all of the things which play havoc with their skin, it’s so nice to know that beauty-enhancing Florabella is there for them, long after the future BBQs, pool parties and fireworks are over.
Florabella is dairy-free and is suitable for food supplement and soft-gel delivery.
To learn more about Florabella, please visit our Proprietary Ingredients page, or reach out to your Maypro representative.
Ceramides are naturally occurring lipids that make up over 50% of the skin. They enable water retention and healthy functioning of the epidermal layers.
As we age, the skin loses ceramides. In fact, up to 50% of these ceramides can be lost between age 20 and age 70.
Hydropeach™ is a natural ceramide derived from Japanese peaches which helps promote smooth and radiant skin.
In fact, research indicates that Hydropeach can effectively restore epidermal moisture and improve dry and rough skin.
Research shows that participants who supplemented with it for 20 days experienced better skin texture compared to those who did not.
Peach ceramide was found to strengthen skin permeability and allow more moisture to be absorbed by the skin.
To learn more about Hydropeach, please visit our Proprietary Ingredients page, or reach out to your Maypro representative.
Some may not know that the cartilage-rich parts of salmon which were traditionally discarded by fishermen are now finding new use in the natural products industry for multiple beauty-from-within and anti-aging formulations.
Specifically, we’re referring to a high-quality, purified and patented proteoglycan extract, named Juvecol®, that’s derived from the cartilage of wild-caught salmon.
Proteoglycans are a component of connective tissues, such as bone, cartilage and skin.
Separate clinical research studies on salmon cartilage proteoglycans (sPGs) have been uncovering benefits relating to both joint health and skin health.*
In a gold-standard study, researchers found that sPGs improved multiple markers of skin health associated with skin moisture, elasticity and appearance.*
Juvecol is dairy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO and NDI-exempt, and is available for beauty, joint-health support and beauty-from-within applications.
To learn more about Juvecol, please visit our Proprietary Ingredients page, or reach out to your Maypro representative.
GlucodOX® is a proprietary nutraceutical ingredient complex that contains supercritical CO2 extracted Commiphora mukul and medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil composed of C8 and C10 fatty acids.
GlucodOX® contains guggulsterones (standardized to NLT 1.2% by HPLC analysis), which have been linked to several mechanisms that support lipid metabolism, glucose metabolism and cellular energy.
GlucodOX® is a unique blend whose properties are enhanced by MCTs, which can gain rapid access to the mitochondria (energy producing organelle in cells). Given their high energy density, rapid rate of absorption, and quick metabolic conversion into cellular energy, MCTs can be used for fueling physical exertion.
Please visit our Advanced Commodities page, or reach out to your Maypro representative to learn more.