Featured Personal Care Ingredient: NIXALIN™


 April 20, 2020

Featured Personal Care Ingredient: NIXALIN™

NIXALIN™ is a natural, active personal care ingredient with unique regenerating and restorative benefits.

Properties of NIXALIN™

Carefully harvested in a sustainable and proprietary process, NIXALIN™ is rich in betulin, a potent bioavailable triterpene. Betulin is a naturally synthesized ingredient that increases adaptogenic activity of botanicals and provides multiple benefits including restoration of the skin barrier.

Derived from the Canadian white birch bark, this molecule actively helps the skin recover from external irritations and other chronic problems associated with skin sensitivity and reactivity.

In fact, NIXALIN™ has been clinically proven to improve restructuring and regeneration activity (20% increase of thickness of the epidermal growth bud) after only four days when compared to neutral cream. And after nine days of use, NIXALIN™ enhanced epidermal growth bud adhesion by 40%.

  • More performance claims include:
  • Restoration and protection of skin barrier functions
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-inflammation
  • Anti-irritation
  • Blood vessel strengthening
  • Collagen increasing
  • Improve skin barrier function
  • Skin and lip repair
  • Soothing and moisturizing effects.

Applications of NIXALIN™

As the key to support weakened, damaged, very dry, and/or irritated skin, NIXALIN™ can be used in many different skincare and beauty applications such as:

  • After sun
  • After-shave
  • Balms
  • Bars
  • Butters
  • Creams
  • Cushion
  • Emulsions
  • Glosses
  • Lip care
  • Make-up
  • Moisturizers
  • Oils
  • Powders
  • Restorative skincare
  • Serums
  • Sticks
  • Tattoo aftercare

The use of NIXALIN™ can also improve the quality of life of those suffering from atopic dermatitis by soothing and alleviating the severity of skin irritations.

NIXALIN™ by Terlys

Nixalin is an ingredient manufactured by Terlys. Founded in Quebec, Canada in 2016, Terlys develops and produces high-quality lipophilic actives for the dermo-cosmetic and personal care industries worldwide.

Their ingredients are manufactured and conditioned in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices.

Certifications and Standards

  • Canadian and USA compliant (approved for use in cosmetic with INCI CTFA name and CAS number)
  • European compliant (in accordance with 76/768/EEC Directive)
  • China compliant (listed IECIC 2015)
  • Japan compliant (no ingredient restriction known)
  • In accordance with Nagoya Statement

Formulation Considerations of NIXALIN™

As an odorless, fluffy white to off-white powder, NIXALIN™ has a high compatibility with other active ingredients and compounds. It does not have an impact on stability in formulations and can be introduced in the oily phase (cold process) or on cool-down post emulsion.

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