WHITONYL®, and The Complexion Becomes Porcelain


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Saint-Viance, France - June 2017
WHITONYL® is a natural depigmenting active ingredient, which attenuates pigment spots and gives back to the skin its uniformity and lightness, thanks to a double action on the melanogenesis and its environment.



Because exposure to the sun speeds up the aging of the skin - a dull, gray complexion, brown spots on the face, neck and hands - SILAB brings today additional efficacy data on WHITONYL®, a natural active ingredient obtained from the red algae Palmaria palmata, which fights effectively the signs of photo-aging.

As of 2007, SILAB presented the targeted action of WHITONYL® on melanocyte and its capacity to limit both the activity of tyrosinase and the melanogenesis (synthesis of melanin and transport/transfer of melanosomes) as well as to inhibit the synthesis of Stem Cell Factor (SCF). Thanks to new studies investigating the impact of the environment on melanogenesis, SILAB demonstrates the capacity of WHITONYL® to regulate two pathways not studied before:

 - the epigenome of melanocytes;
 - the communication via keratinocyte exosomes.

Its lightening, depigmenting activity is proved on the skin of Caucasian and Asian volunteers, with the increase of parameters L* (clarity of the skin) and ITA° (degree of pigmentation) and the reduction of parameter b* (yellow melanin pigmentation). With WHITONYL®, the skin is uniform and light, the complexion brightens and brown spots are attenuated.

Obtained from a non-denaturing manufacturing process, WHITONYL® (INCI name: Water & Palmaria palmata Extract) is a patented active ingredient available in aqueous solution (recommended amount: 1 to 4%) and in preservative-free powder (recommended amount: 0.1 to 1%), compliant with global cosmetic regulations (Europe, United States, Japan, China).



World leader in the engineering of natural active ingredients
SILAB's reputation is based on excellence. An expert in skin biology and in the mastering of plants and biotechnologies for 30 years, this independent French group provides major names in cosmetic and dermo-cosmetic industry with patented and effective active ingredients.

The beauty of healthy skin.
SILAB markets a catalog of almost 100 cosmetic natural active molecules, with scientifically proven functional properties complying with international regulations. They are recognized on the global beauty market for their high level of scientific innovation.

The care of compromised skin.
SILAB softcare, a department fully dedicated to the care of compromised skin, has a strong commitment to health. Intended for the dermo-cosmetic and dermatological markets, its active ingredients respond to cutaneous disorders (atopic dermatitis, etc.) by reactivating the biological mechanisms of healthy skin according to three principles of excellence: Efficacy, Safety and Naturality.


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