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Siliphos, the first natural cosmetic alternative to retinol

Givaudan Active Beauty strengthens its portfolio of anti-aging products with the launch of Siliphos, the best natural alternative to retinoids. Suitable for delicate skin, Siliphos is extracted by green fractionation from milk thistle fruit, and benefits from Phytosome technology. This new active ingredient outperforms bakuchiol, the plant-based alternative to retinol, while offering benefits that defy retinoid efficacy by reducing wrinkles without side effects.

Natural cosmetic alternatives are increasingly in demand by consumers, including a more natural version of retinol. According to our global CMI1 study, 77 % of consumers in six countries said they would be very interested in a natural version of retinol: they would enjoy the multiple benefits for the skin without worrying about potential side effects, such as redness, dryness and irritation.

Giada Maramaldi, category manager for botanical actives at Active Beauty: " Siliphos is the first natural alternative to retinoids and bakuchiol able to offer aging benefits comparable to retinol. Extracted from the fruit of the Silybum marianum Gaertn plant, it acts directly on collagen production to provide a natural, safe and effective skincare solution for even the most delicate skin.

The anti-aging performance of Siliphos was tested in a clinical study on volunteers with crow's feet and forehead wrinkles. All tests demonstrated that Siliphos significantly outperforms bakuchiol and acts as effectively as retinoids in reducing :

- x2 crow's feet wrinkles

- all facial wrinkles by x2.3

- The number of forehead wrinkles is 21.2 %.

- forehead wrinkle circumference of 17.4 %.

- Redness of 22.9 %.

The marketing concept for Siliphos will be presented at PCHi 2023.

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