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Indena’s XILOGEL® and MILLET extract validated ECOCERT

These ECOCERT validations follow the ones previously received for Opextan®, Zanthalene® and Centella Asiatica purified dry extract.

Milan, February 26, 2014 – Indena is proud to announce that two additional extracts, XILOGEL® and MILLET have been recently ECOCERT validated. These ECOCERT validations follow the ones previously received for other products: Olive fruit extract Opextan®, Sichuan pepper extract Zanthalene® and Centella Asiatica purified dry extract.

ECOCERT is an internationally recognized certification for use in natural and organic cosmetics. Indena customers can now get further validated ingredients for their natural products.

Our commitment in taking care of the environment and paying attention to social responsibility has been rewarded once more with these two ECOCERT validations. – commented Stefano Togni, BD & Licensing Director, Head of Personal Care Development of IndenaWe are sure that our customers really appreciate this as they are aware that we are helping them to get ECOCERT certification, thus matching the increasing needs of market for active and natural cosmetics produced by companies taking care of the environment and sustainability”.

XILOGEL® is an extremely well characterized polysaccharide obtained from the seed of the tamarind tree (Tamarindus indica), growing mainly in India. Considered as one of the most beautiful tropical trees, tamarind is used both for nutritional purposes and also for manufacturing spices. It is also used in Ayurvedic Medicine for various problems.

XILOGEL® is able to improve skin hydration on a short and long term basis. It may be widely used in skin care as well as in body care, ranging from anti-ageing and restructurant products to body lotions, with a specific claim in highly hydrating and restructuring products. XILOGEL® is compatible in various systems, from traditional to silicon emulsions, to even almost anhydrous systems as lipsticks. In all formulations, besides the observed validated biological activity, XILOGEL® provides a unique, almost sensual softness, that is delightful to the touch.

Supported by safety data showing the complete absence of side effects as localized erythema or any kind of discomfort, Indena  Millet extract is a skin restructurant, and a skin barrier function improver. Millet dry extract is particularly suitable to be associated with essential amino acids such as, for example, methionine. Millet, as a cereal, is high in proteins and has significantly more iron and silicon than other cereals. It is gluten free and very rich in amino acids, phosphorus and B vitamin. Its content of mineral salts, vitamins and unsaturated fatty acids exerts a trophic activity on skin and cutaneous annexes (hair and nails).

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ECOCERT is an inspection and certification body, established in France in 1991 by agronomists aware of the need to develop environmentally friendly agriculture and of the importance of offering some form of recognition to those committed to this method of production. From its creation, ECOCERT is specialized in the certification of organic agricultural products. ECOCERT contributed to the expansion of organic farming in the 1990s by helping to draw up French and European regulations. Still very involved in promoting organic farming, ECOCERT today works with French and International institutions in supporting project development. By winning the confidence of professionals and consumers, ECOCERT has become a benchmark in organic certification worldwide. Since the outset, ECOCERT has been an independent company that has remained faithful to its convictions. Consistent with its commitment to organic farming, ECOCERT has opted to put its technical expertise to use in supporting the environment, developing its own specifications for the inspection and certification of products, systems and services. By defining strict requirements that meet consumer expectations, Ecocert Group encourages economic stakeholders to adopt responsible practices


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