Proteins

Proteins are among the most critical substances in the body, in which they have a wide variety of functions. They are the building blocks of living organisms and are indispensable to all life processes. The many favorable properties of proteins can be utilized for cosmetic purposes. As bioactive substances,  they play a key role in many cosmetic products.

These natural polymers consist of long chains of amino acids that are good sources of essential building blocks for collagen and elastin fibers, natural moisturizing factors (NMFs), and antioxidants, protecting skin from free radicals and UV-induced damage. Proteins are used in almost all kinds of skin and hair care products. They are an indispensable component of modern formulations: Those valuable active substances, which are always relevant to contemporary trends. Furthermore, they are used to enable cosmetic products to satisfy consumer expectations and,  in particular, to ensure that they comply with desired claims of efficacy,  as explained below. Last but not least, a protein's origin, for example, keratin, almond, or wheat, is crucial to its characteristics, and its effects are essential for the development of marketing concepts.

Some proteins have beneficial effects on skin regeneration, cell renewal, and microbiota balance. Others create non-sealing films on the skin and hair, protecting them from damaging environmental factors, smoothing texture, or giving a silky shine. Vegetable-sourced proteins are steadily gaining in importance. Materials of vegetable origin, such as wheat, rice, and almonds, are available, open the door to positive associations, and provide skincare products from renewable materials and convincing "green" concepts.

Stimulates the skin‘s natural moisture network, increases the number of water-transporting proteins and thus helps to maintain the skin‘s natural moisture network.
Colostrum is the first "milk," or sometimes called pre-milk, a fluid produced after birth by every mammal (mother) in mammary glands during the first several days after birth. It provides a perfect combination of immune and growth factors, including immunoglobulins, lactoferrin and Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1), amino acids, and other vital nutrients.
Triticum aestivum - Common wheat
EverLaSkin™ protects the skin‘s own stem cells, stimulates epidermal stem cells, boosting their development, thus ensuring a deep regeneration of the skin.
Gelatin is a natural protein and peptide mix made from a collage by thermal hydrolyzation, used in food and medicine since the Egyptian civilization. It's a unique multifunctional ingredient with many beneficial effects in skin care applications.
Soy beans
Gluadin® Soy is a soya protein hydrolyzate (sophisticated product - peptides and shorter proteins obtained by hydrolyzation of natural soy proteins). Protein hydrolyzates' numerous critical characteristics are their substantivity to the skin and hair and a protein protective layer formation, protecting from damaging environmental factors.
Hydrolyzed silk is a fragmented silk protein, peptides, and amino acids. "Smooth as silk" is a phrase that conveys sensuousness and elegance as no other words can.
A natural ingredient that increases skin elasticity & firmness.
Kalpariane® - brown algae protein
Kalpariane® is a brown alga (Alaria Esculenta) protein, treats skin cells with energy, protects against drying out, fights free radicals, has a slight firming effect as a natural Anti-Aging complex, and makes skin more supple.
Milk contains many proteins that have scientifically proven benefits on skin regeneration, cell renewal, and as active prebiotic. Also, milk proteins improve the stability of other important ingredients, as well as be a part of the delivery system enhancing penetration of active substances into the deeper layers of the skin.
Modukin ingredient extracted from milk
This ingredient is specifically designed for the effective regenerative and anti-inflammatory care of atopic skin.
MPC™ complex reduces the visible indications of skin ageing by stimulating the production of extra-cellular matrix molecules (e.g. collagen type 1) in the dermis and thereby ensures improved firmness and elasticity of the skin.
Phytosan contains proteins, glycoproteins, polysaccharides, protects against light-induced skin aging and UV-induced energy loss, slows down the skin‘s aging process.
Silk protein improves the volume of the hair and makes it easier to comb. In addition, it creates a non-sealing film on the hair that smooths its structures and gives it a silky sheen.
Soy protein repairs brittle hair goes deep into the hair shaft to fix breakages and creates a protective film that smooths the roughened cuticle layer.