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Ashland’s New AI-based Natural Extract Defies Skin Aging

Published on 2021-04-08. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Natural/ Organic     Skin Care    

Ashland_SantalwoodAshland launches Santalwood™ biofunctional, a natural extract from Santalum album that captures the melodic kiss of the wind and dance of the woods to fuel ethereal beauty, an inner fire and outward glow.

Transform Skin’s Appearance


The new ingredient is the first biofunctional to be developed by Ashland with Artificial Intelligence (AI) for well aging that helps transform skin’s appearance from dull and lifeless to vibrant and glowing.

Ashland has long looked to ancient ceremonies and trends to bring new technologies to the field of active ingredients for personal care that amplify the efficacy of our customers’ products and applications,” said Joel Mantelin, vice president marketing and business development, biofunctionals and naturals, Ashland.

For the first time, Ashland is also combining Artificial Intelligence as the starting point in the design of an ingredient. Our scientific solvers discovered that skin olfactory receptors decline with age and Santalwood™ biofunctional was developed to fight the skin aging process and ensure the integrity of our customers’ products and applications.”

Reduces Skin Cell Senescence


Santalwood™ biofunctional reduces skin cell senescence and helps mitigate air pollution damage. It adds to the allure of skin with clinically proven benefits for regeneration, firmness and anti-wrinkles. The biofunctional is oil soluble and can be formulated into a wide range of beauty products for well aging.

Walking through a forest, you are surrounded by nature's raw beauty and the fresh air is extremely beneficial,” said Anne Clay, global marketing manager, Ashland. “Our new biofunctional was inspired by forest therapy, which is an emerging trend in health and wellness, also known as shinrin-yoku in Japan. Forests often deliver large amounts of odorant molecules identified as forest volatile organic compounds (VOCs).”

Sandalwood produces forest VOCs that form only with the right mix of genetics and environmental factors. Ashland Santalwood™ biofunctional captures selective forest VOCs from the sandalwood and enhances skin olfactory receptors shown to decrease with age and air pollution.”

Ashland's Santalwood™ biofunctional is extracted from Santalum album, which is sustainably sourced in Australia. It is obtained by supercritical CO2 extraction from upcycled wood chips, as part of a circular economy model and furthers Ashland’s corporate envrionment, social and governance (ESG) agenda.


Source: Ashland
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