Hot New Ingredients: Dragon Fruit and Rice Extract


Dragon Fruit

IBR Ltd. utilized its Dormins technology to produce a dragon fruit extact with age-prevention benefits. IBR-Dragon (INCI: Hylocereus undatus extract) is an aqueous serum from the white pitaya fruit, also known as the dragon fruit. According to the company, dragon fruit grows in dry, tropical climates and thus possesses innate defense mechanisms.

Dormins are natural extracts from plants and plant organs in their dormant stage that are able to slow down cell proliferation, maintain younger healthier skin and provide the means for better skin protection and prevention of hyper proliferative cell disorders. The high level of polysaccharides in the product reportedly help tighten the skin. It is said to: preserve youth, prevent aging, tighten the skin, protect against environmental conditions. For more information,visit

Moisturizing Rice Extract

ISP Vincience has introduced an antiaging rice extract with moisturizing benefits. Aquarize IS (INCI: Water (aqua) (and) butylene glycol (and) Oryza sativa (rice) extract) is an active ingredient that reportedly provides both short- and long-term hydration to the skin.

According to the company, the active provides "in and out" hydration across skin's different layers. The extract stimulates the synthesis of filaggrin, a protein involved in the structural integrity of the stratum corneum, therefore reinforcing the barrier function of skin, promoting collagen synthesis and increasing skin suppleness and firmness.

The material is said to increase synthesis of collagen I and collagen III, the major components of the extracellular matrix that support the epidermis. This increase of collagen and synthesis of filaggrin are said to contribute to better skin moisturization.

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