Eco-friendly solution harnesses the healing benefits of clay

Lubrizol Life Science – Beauty (LLS Beauty) has launched its newest sustainable skin care solution – Uniclay biotech ingredient, which has been developed by Lipotec Active Ingredients.

Obtained from a microorganism isolated from clay, it mimics the multiple beneficial effects of clay on the skin, helping create cleaner, smoother and healthier skin in different ethnicities.

The benefits of clay

Clay is one of the oldest skin care treatments still used today, thanks to its many cosmetic and wellness benefits, which include impurity removal, smoother skin, improved cellular metabolism and reduction of oxidative stress and inflammation. The results of clay treatments can also lead to enhanced emotional well-being and self-perception.

Uniclay biotech ingredient
Lubrizol Life Science – Beauty (LLS Beauty) has launched its newest sustainable skin care solution – Uniclay biotech ingredient

‘LLS Beauty is excited to be able to bring the benefits of clay treatments to consumers in an eco-conscious, sustainable way,’ says Elena Cañadas, global marketing director, LLS Beauty. ‘With the growing trend in clean beauty and consumers of all ethnicities looking for simple ways to enhance their well-being, Uniclay biotech ingredient is an ideal choice to meet those goals.’

Sustainably sourced

Sustainably sourced near a wetland in Catalonia, Spain, Uniclay biotech ingredient has shown multiple benefits in in vivo and in vitro efficacy studies. In vivo a 6.6 percent decrease in red spots was observed after 28 days of treatment at two percent. In only 14 days of applying a cream containing three percent ingredient an increase by 9.5 percent and 13.5 percent in smoothness and softness respectively was shown, as well as a 50.7 percent reduction in porphyrins, for enhanced skin purification.

Skin purifying effect (reduction in porphyrins)

 A third clinical test was carried out using the Mirror Test technique, with participants answering questions about their appearance while standing in front of a mirror at the beginning and end of the study. Responses were evaluated for vocal intensity and tone, demonstrating stress level about their reflection, and words used to describe their appearance. Compared to results with a benchmark clay mask, enhancement of well-being and self-perception was similar when using the Uniclay biotech ingredient.

Based on these studies, incorporating Uniclay biotech ingredient into skin care creams for face and body provides consumers with an ideal solution for not only enhancing the skin of all types of ethnicities, but also in boosting well-being and self-perception in an eco-friendly way.

The local agent for Lipotec Active Ingredients is Savannah Fine Chemicals