Kolmar Korea, a cosmetics ODM company, announced that it has registered a patent (No. 10-2087868) by developing a cosmetic product that contains extract of Chickweed(Stellaria Media), sunflowers(Helianthus Annuus) and Lingonberry(Vaccinium vitis-idaea) that grows in most parts of Korea as effective ingredients to prevent aging and protect skin.
In March last year, Kolmar Korea successfully developed materials by discovering anti-aging ingredients in Korean aquatic plants Nymphoides and Penthorum. This time, it succeeded in developing materials that utilize the ingredients of Chichweed(Stellaria media), sunflowers(Helianthus Annuus) and Lingonberry(Vaccinium vitis-idaea) which are other native plants in Korea.
Chickweed(Stellaria media), sunflowers(Helianthus Annuus) and Lingonberry(Vaccinium vitis-idaea) components are known to have the effect of suppressing free radicals that promote skin's anti-aging and preventing collagen decomposition enzyme production. However, in order to achieve each effect, mixing with proper ratio is essential, but this process was so difficult that it had been limited the development of the ideal formulation.
Kolmar Korea started its research last year with long term research know-how and made it into an ingredient that can be applied to cosmetics after a year of success. This material not only protects the skin from sunlight and blue-light from TV, smartphone, etc., but also helps the gene expression for skin's regeneration.
In particular, the plant itself is not toxic, so it works mildly on skin cells and can be used for all types of cosmetics such as skincare and personalcare products.
Kim Jin-young, a senior researcher at Kolmar's Institute of Convergence Technology, said, "This development will contribute to increasing utilization of domestic native plants and reducing dependence on foreign countries. We plan to find fundamental anti-aging ingredients based on native plants in the future."