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Alpaflor® Gigawhite™  - ECOCert Approved

Alpaflor® Gigawhite™ is a skin lightener developed from Alpine plants by DSM.  Alpaflor® Gigawhite™ can brighten and even skin tone as well as reduce the color intensity of age spots.

Alpaflor® Gigawhite™’s development is the result of a research program in which about a hundred plants were selected for their tyrosinase-inhibiting capacity. Dopachrome formation was measured using a spectrophotometer.  Of the hundred plants tested, 15 were selected for their in vitro tyrosinase-inhibiting activity and were subsequently tested on cell cultures. In the cell cultures, 7 plants manifested even greater tyrosinase-inhibiting activity.  These were active not only on whole cells (with their membranes) but also on cell lysates (the membranes having been destroyed). It was this discovery that led to the development of  Alpaflor® Gigawhite™. The plants were combined in a proprietary and synergistic ratio maximizing its activity and producing an even more effective compound. In in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo tests, Alpaflor® Gigawhite™ has an effect on the tyrosinase-inhibiting mechanism involved in melanin biosynthesis.

Functions

  • Skin-lightening activity
  • Reduction of age spots color intensity
  • Evening of skin tone

Cosmetic Applications

  • All types of skin lightening activity
  • Reduction of age spots color intensity
  • Evening of skin tone

Formulation Guidelines

  • Water soluble
  • Should be incorporated into cosmetic formulation at temperature below 60°C (140°F)
  • Stable within a pH range of 3.0 - 6.5
  • Compatible with ethanol in concentrations up to 50%

ECOCert

Raw material is certified by Ecocert Greenlife, according to the ECOcert Standard for Natural and Organic Cosmetics:

Ingredients:  99.90% Natural Origin; 29.37% Organic Origin

This is a cosmetic raw material and is meant for external use only in cosmetic formulations.  As with all of our materials, it should not be taken internally.

Typical Usage Rate: 3 - 5%

Appearance: Clear, amber colored liquid
Solubility: Soluble in water
pH as supplied: 5.5 - 6.5

Raw material preserved with: None - glycerin and alcohol retard spoilage
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 59°-77°F (15°-25°C)
Shelf life: 30 months, properly stored, in sealed vessel.

INCI: Water, Glycerin, Alcohol, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract


Shipping Information: HS Code 1211909195

Disclaimer
Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider.

California Prop 65 Statement: The following statement is made in order to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This product is not known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Here you will find Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Technical Data Sheets. The files are in PDF format. To access a file, click on the relevant button or the file name. For your convenience, it will open up in a new browser window.

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Technical Data

 
Alpaflor® Gigawhite Fact Sheet
Alpaflor® Gigawhite Product Data Sheet
Alpaflor® Gigawhite Formulation Guidelines
Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Alpaflor® Gigawhite SDS

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07-03-2018
It is with great sadness we have discontinued shipping to Australia due to the Australian government shifting their burden of tax collection and remission to foreign sellers. Given there is no reciprocal agreement between the USA and Australia for excise tax collection, we are declining to register with Australia and start burdensome international tax collection on their behalf. Please note, this also includes the use of package forwarders as the tax collection burden is still the seller's responsibility. We're unhappy, you're unhappy, but unless the situation changes, this is where we are. Jenny

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