Innovative Solution for Visible Blue Light Photoaging

The Story 

Visible light surrounds us everywhere and every day. We are exposed to it through both natural light and predominantly man-made light used to illuminate the screens of our electronic devices such as computers, televisions, and cell phones. Long-term exposure to the High Energy Visible blue light can produce similar physiological responses as UV, inducing free radical production and oxidative stress. This leads to cytotoxicity in human skin cells and, consequently, the skin reveals typical signs of photoaging.

Kemin introduces a beauty breakthrough with a new way to have youthful looking skin by limiting skin damages from the harmful effects of blue light - FloraGLO Lutein Topical. This unique marigold flower extract contains the heart of the beautiful flower with a rich amount of Lutein - the targeted molecule with the stunning capability of filtering blue light.

Through conventional plant breeding, Kemin created a unique clonal line of marigolds containing the optimal level of lutein in the flowers. It is in partnership with family farmers that Kemin has grown a proprietary line of marigold for over two decades in different parts of the world, controlling the entire process from plant breeding to extraction and formulation.

It is a true introduction to a new “365 day complementary beauty regimen” that consumers should adopt as part of their daily skin care routine, to protect their skin against blue light rays. FloraGLO Lutein Topical brings the next-generation of formulas for smarter sunscreens, day creams, and long-lasting healthy skin maintenance.

INCI name

  • FloraGLO Lutein 5% Topical Liquid in Safflower Oil: Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (and) Tagetes erecta Flower Extract
  • FloraGLO Lutein 20% Topical Liquid in Safflower Oil: Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (and) Xanthophyll
  • FloraGLO Lutein 10% Topical Water Dispersible: Sucrose (and) Tapioca Starch (and) Xanthophyll

    Additional versions available

Plant Source 

  • Lutein (xanthophyll) from marigold flower (Tagetes erecta L.)
  • Vertically integrated

Key Features

  • Shields blue light
  • Strong antioxidant
  • Photoprotective activity
  • Long-term skin benefits:
    • Healthy skin barrier
    • Enhances lipids production
    • Enhances hydration
    • Boosts skin elasticity

Regulatory Status/Certification

  • Globally accepted

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