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The beauty standards are constantly evolving over decades due to increase perception of esthetics [1]. Because of that, cosmeceutical industry is expanding and gradually becoming a part of many people’s personal care routine. Cosmeceutical is currently the fastest growing beauty industry with more than $42 billion in 2018 [2]. The demand for cosmeceutical is growing, especially in Asia. Korea is currently in the forefront of research and development in creating the newest cosmeceutical products with antiageing and antimelanogenic effects including ingredients such as snail secretions, botanical extract, green tea and red ginseng.

Cryptomphalus aspersa secretion (or brown garden snail secretion) has been found to have antioxidant properties, increase skin cell proliferation, as well as increasing extracellular protein such as collagen and fibronectin (important proteins for cell proliferation) [3].

Chrysanthemum indicum has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, it also has been shown to decrease UV-induced skin thickening as well as photodamage-induced wrinkling. Given the antioxidant / anti-inflammatory properties, this floral extract is highly sought after ingredient for cosmeceutical in Asia, especially for the skin brightening property [4]

Green tea and ginkgo biloba extracts (together, FBlend)

  1. ^ Kattimani, Vivekanand; Tiwari, Rahul Vinay Chandra; Gufran, Khalid; Wasan, Bharti; Shilpa, P. H.; Khader, Anas Abdul (2019-3). "Botulinum Toxin Application in Facial Esthetics and Recent Treatment Indications (2013-2018)". Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry. 9 (2): 99–105. doi:10.4103/jispcd.JISPCD_430_18. ISSN 2231-0762. PMC 6489509. PMID 31058058. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Juhász, Margit LW; Levin, Melissa K.; Marmur, Ellen S. (2018). "The use of natural ingredients in innovative Korean cosmeceuticals". Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 17 (3): 305–312. doi:10.1111/jocd.12492. ISSN 1473-2165.
  3. ^ Juhász, Margit LW; Levin, Melissa K.; Marmur, Ellen S. (2018). "The use of natural ingredients in innovative Korean cosmeceuticals". Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 17 (3): 305–312. doi:10.1111/jocd.12492. ISSN 1473-2165.
  4. ^ Juhász, Margit LW; Levin, Melissa K.; Marmur, Ellen S. (2018). "The use of natural ingredients in innovative Korean cosmeceuticals". Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 17 (3): 305–312. doi:10.1111/jocd.12492. ISSN 1473-2165.