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Hot New Ingredient: Resveratrol Skin-brightening Active With Exclusive Commentary About Whether Resveratrol is Right for Your Clients

Posted: February 18, 2011

Only on SkinInc.com: Commentary from Katie Schaefer, associate editor of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine, follows this news item explaining how resveratrol works on the skin and how to answer your client's questions about it.

At InCosmetics in Milan, DSM Personal Care will introduce its resveratrol-based skin-brightening active. Regu-Fade (INCI: Not Provided) is said to both even and brighten skin tone using pure, nature-identical resveratrol.

The company has found that the the resveratrol active attenuates skin pigmentation via multiple mechanisms, from initial signaling, gene expression to melanin production and final melanosome transfer.

The active reportedly downregulates key steps of melanin biosynthesis in vitro, resulting in brighter, younger-looking skin. In human trials conducted by the company, the resveratrol active  was found to work faster and more effectively reduce melanin production compared with the market benchmark. 

The company notes that unlike other skin-brightening ingredients, the resveratrol active is safe and effective.