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Givaudan Active Beauty tackles oily skin problems

Givaudan Active Beauty launches Mangixyl, a microbiome-friendly cosmetic ingredient targeting oily skin through sebum regulation. Created from mango leaves, this innovation meets Givaudan's corporate objective of "creating happier, healthier lives with a love of nature".

The mango leaves are obtained in collaboration with the Bendia association, based in the village of Koro, Burkina Faso, in the heart of West Africa. Run by volunteers, this women's initiative enables women to find employment by linking them with suitable jobs in the leaf harvesting process.

After harvesting, mango leaves undergo a green fractionation process to produce Mangixyl. This all-natural, microbiome-friendly active ingredient regulates sebum production (up to 15.9 % after one month depending on skin tone, says Givaudan Active Beauty) to relieve the discomfort caused by oily skin - a widespread concern among consumers worldwide. Double-blind, placebo-controlled tests on three different skin ethnicities (African, Asian and Caucasian) also showed a 49.5 % improvement in sebum quality. "Reflecting our commitment to inclusive beauty, Mangixyl is a universal, gender-neutral ingredient suitable for all age groups and skin tones."says Givaudan Active Beauty.

Fine Fragrances and Active Beauty Sourcing Manager Maxence Billas said: "Mangixyl is an excellent example of how we work closely with communities to source ingredients responsibly, with the utmost respect for people and the environment. This approach allows us not only to support these communities, but also to secure our supply chain and give our customers access to high-quality, responsibly sourced products, at a time when sustainability and traceability are at the heart of consumer concerns."

Active Beauty manager Laurent Bourdeau said: "The creation of Mangixyl shows how we combine a high level of scientific innovation with trending consumer insights to develop products that are not only good for people, but also for the planet. Our focus remains our guiding star as we continue to develop new sustainable products for our customers and their consumers."

Mangixyl joins Givaudan Active Beauty's growing portfolio of natural botanical actives, and is used in a marketing concept called S3D Womango. This light, mattifying day cream for all consumers also contains Bamboosilk A, Curbilene and CristalHyal. Thanks to its three levels of action, S3D Womango, according to Givaudan Active Beauty, immediately reduces shine, balances skin hydration and sebum production throughout the day, and reduces excess sebum over time without drying out.

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