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IS IT ECTOIN OR ECTOINE

Given its amazing properties, it is astounding that ectoine is only now becoming star of the show in cosmetic products. We suggest researching ectoin further, using our references below as a starting point, to further your knowledge on ectoine as a versatile and efficacious active ingredient.

 

IS IT ECTOIN OR ECTOINE

 

INTRODUCING ECTOINE

Ectoine helps protect the cellular functioning of microorganisms living in extreme environments such as those of deserts, salt lakes, ice flows and hot sulfurous springs. If ectoine gives rise to this level of cellular protection in nature, then it might have similar fascinating properties when harnessed in cosmetics, thought scientist researching cosmetic ingredients.

 

WHAT IS ECTOINE?

Wholesale ectoine powder is an amino acid, is soluble in methanol (0.3 M) and in water (4 M).and a natural compound found within and derived from several species of bacteria. It is an organic osmolyte known as an extremolyte, extracted from extremophilic microorganisms. As their name suggests, extremolytes have evolved to survive and help protect cellular integrity in extreme salinity, heat, cold and drought.

 

Osmolytes are low molecular weight organic compounds that accumulate water inside cells or tissues to protect them in response to dehydration under environmental stress. That the extremolyte ectoine has the ability to influence the properties of cell fluids is the reason why it is the subject of increasing cosmetic science research.

 

Ectoine primary role is to maintain the integrity of a cell’s structure by affecting the viscosity, melting point, and ionic strength (in other words, the pH) of the cell’s aqueous solution. It can accumulate at high concentrations to protect, but not interfere with, biological cell structures.

 

IS IT ECTOIN OR ECTOINE

Ectoin (sometimes spelled ectoine) is a true multitasker with “outstanding, clinically proven efficacy.” US Maxmedchem is the first in the world to develop L-Ectoine Powder 99% Manufacturer. The company produces ectoine using a patented manufacturing method (fermentation) of Halomonas, an extremophile microorganism. Ectoine is a cyclic amino acid possessed by extremophiles (Halomonas) that live in salt lakes and deserts.

 

IS ECTOIN NATURAL?

INCI: Ectoin is a 100% natural amino acid derivate. The multifunctional active shows outstanding, scientifically proven cell protection and skin repairing efficacy.

 

IS ECTOIN A HUMECTANT?

Synthetic humectants are lab-made molecules that can increase skin hydration. Usually, these molecules are tiny, compact, and optimized to contain many hydrogen-binding sites e.g. Ectoin and Methyl Gluceth.

 

IS ECTOIN GOOD FOR ECZEMA?

The application of topical formulations containing 5.5–7.0% ectoine positively influenced skin dryness and, consequently, pruritus and dermatitis-specific scores in patients with atopic dermatitis.

 

IS ECTOIN ANTI INFLAMMATORY?

Ectoin anti-inflammatory properties can soothe redness and irritation, making it suitable for sensitive skin. UV Radiation Defense: It provides protection against the damaging effects of UV radiation, minimizing the risk of sunburn and skin damage.

 

IS ECTOIN GOOD FOR ACNE?

That those who will see the most benefit are people with particularly dry or sensitised skin or those with skin conditions such as eczema or rosacea. ‘In these conditions, the concentration of the ectoin in the product is increased – for example in the Boots Dermacare treatment for eczema or the E45 dermatitis cream.’

Ectoine is used as an active ingredient and cosmeceutical in just about every category of water-based cosmetic formulation – creams, lotions and gels – and for products ranging from those aimed at mature and/or dry and sensitive skin to hair care and colour cosmetics raw materials suppliers. There is every reason to take a look at using ectoine in any high-performance formulation you are devising.

 

FURTHER READING AND REFERENCES

(i) Bownik, Adam and Stępniewska, Zofia. “Ectoine as a promising protective agent in humans and animals” Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, vol.67, no.4, 2016, pp.260-265.

(ii) Czech, L., Hermann, L., Stöveken, N., Richter, A. A., Höppner, A., Smits, S., Heider, J., & Bremer, E. (2018). Role of the Extremolytes Ectoine and Hydroxyectoine as Stress Protectants and Nutrients: Genetics, Phylogenomics, Biochemistry, and Structural Analysis. Genes, 9(4), 177.

(iii) Bujak, T., Zagórska-Dziok, M., & Nizioł-Łukaszewska, Z. (2020). Complexes of Ectoine with the Anionic Surfactants as Active Ingredients of Cleansing Cosmetics with Reduced Irritating Potential. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 25(6), 1433.

(iv)Alves, A.; Sousa, E.; Kijjoa, A.; Pinto, M. Marine-Derived Compounds with Potential Use as Cosmeceuticals and Nutricosmetics. Molecules 2020, 25, 2536. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25112536

(v) Buenger J, Driller H. Ectoin: an effective natural substance to prevent UVA-induced premature photoaging. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2004 Sep-Oct;17(5):232-7. doi: 10.1159/000080216. PMID: 15452409.

(vi) Marini, A., Reinelt, K., Krutmann, J., & Bilstein, A. (2014). Ectoine-containing cream in the treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis: a randomised, comparator-controlled, intra-individual double-blind, multi-center trial. Skin pharmacology and physiology, 27(2), 57-65.

 

 

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