Appearance: Clear to Hazy, Pale Yellow to Amber Liquid pH (Direct): 5.0 - 8.0 UV Absorbance (Succinic Acid): 190 – 210 nm
Plants naturally utilize and bind water in their cells as a mechanism of survival. This cellular water or plant essence offers the ability to harness a nutritional, isotonic solution capable of nourishing the skin and hair in personal care applications. FSS BiEau® Actif botanical waters combine advancements in sustainable beauty and leading edge science to provide brands essential ingredients to support their unique aspirations. Innovative development of botanical waters promote the natural balance of the skin, scalp, and hair while utilizing natural plant properties to work in conjunction with the skin.
Botanical waters offer brand-differentiating properties including unique origin stories, sustainability appreciation, and efficacious beauty benefits that work with your hair and skin care for a healthy complexion.
FSS BiEau® Actif Birch is a vital botanical essence sustainably sourced from Betula alba, designed to encourage an isotonic environment while promoting antioxidant protection for the skin. Betula alba, also known as the White Birch, is commonly utilized to optimize skin health and is recognized as an abundant source of nutrients including succinic acid. Natural acids such as succinic acid are vital components typically involved in cellular metabolism and provide protection against free radical damage. FSS BiEau® Actif Birch utilizes a novel approach to sustainability while capitalizing on the presence of succinic acid, from Betula alba, to offer antioxidant properties and promote a rejuvenated complexion for the skin and hair.
FSS BiEau® Actif Birch utilizes cellular plant essence to deliver isotonic nutrients and harmonize skin and hair. Skin is the largest organ of the body and is composed of approximately 60% water. As a protective barrier, the skin is our best defense against external aggressors. However, the skin’s permeability can be influenced by a variety of environmental attributes including pollution particles, cosmetic actives, temperature fluctuations, and water exchange. A delicate balance exists between water introduced onto our skin, using cosmetics, cleansers etc, and the water present in our skin and cells. Water exchange occurs through the cell membrane through the process of osmosis. Deionized or demineralized water can be traditionally used in the creation of cosmetic ingredients, but this water typically lacks minerals and natural components that our skin craves. Isotonic solutions offer an environment most beneficial and least disruptive to skin cells while enhancing affinity with the skin due to a mineral content close to that of skin cells. Isotonic materials maintain the size, shape, and integrity of skin cells. Some cosmetic solutions are hypotonic or hypertonic and can damage skin cells by drawing out cellular water, thereby drying out the skin, or even forcing water into the cells and causing cell deformation. Isotonic solutions maintain a natural environment and healthy balance for the skin.
Agricultural byproducts achieve new life in the beauty industry as components traditionally considered unwanted give rise to innovation. Birch trees offer untapped potential as potent sources of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, and enzymes. Harvesting birch tree bark, sap, or leaves offers an opportunity to maximize the properties of birch without harming the overall integrity of the tree. Many industrial applications of birch trees do not always involve the use of the bark, sap, or leaves but the tree’s lightweight, flexible, and waterproof nature encourage an extensive scope of possibility. Sustainable collection and utilization of birch material minimizes our carbon footprint, while offering the opportunity for brand differentiation. As a powerhouse of natural nutrients, vitamins, and minerals birch actives maintain the cutting edge of innovation in the cosmetic market.
Cellular water is the living energy for plant survival. Nutrient transport, structure, growth, and even chemical processes such as photosynthesis rely on water functionality. The journey of the energizing liquid originates in the roots of the birch as the tree naturally draws water from the soil. Each year, birch trees store nutrients during the winter to regenerate blossoms and overall growth during the spring. As the water travels throughout the tree, via the vascular tissue, the plant circulates minerals and nutrients while transporting vital material to the leaves and blossoms. The solar energy has been utilized to effectively evaporate and isolate the nutrient-rich water of Betula alba leaves to produce a bioactive cellular water capable of providing antioxidant protection.
Betula alba maintains a unique blend of enzymes, amino acids, and natural acids including succinic acid. Naturally occurring, succinic acid commonly resides in various fruits, botanicals, and animal tissues and plays an essential role in metabolism, particularly in the Krebs or citric acid cycle. Cells utilize this cycle to generate energy during respiration. Succinic acid is an intermediate in the cycle and is capable of donating electrons to the electron transport chain. Intermediates in the cycle protect against oxidative stress by modulating reactive oxygen species, providing antioxidant benefits for the skin.
Antioxidants are powerful free radical scavengers working to protect and reduce potential damage to cells. Reactive oxygen species, ROS, can modify DNA resulting in cellular damage and in regards to skin care contribute to fine lines, wrinkles, and accelerated signs of aging. Antioxidants assist to reduce negative effects of exogenous sources of ROS including environmental pollution and photo aging while also targeting endogenous sources such as biochemical reactions in cells. Topical application of succinic acid ingredients demonstrates the ability to provide antioxidant protection.
FSS BiEau® Actif Birch is a vital botanical essence capable of offering antioxidant protection. FSS BiEau® Actif Birch utilizes a novel approach to eco-conscious cosmetic active development while capitalizing on the presence of succinic acid to promote an overall healthy complexion. FSS BiEau® Actif Birch can be used in a variety of cosmetic and personal care formulations aimed to nourish and rejuvenate while encouraging an isotonic environment beneficial for optimal health of the skin and hair.
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rated.