Frutarom Launches Botanical Acne Solution

Frutarom, USA, launches Z-CareTM at SupplySide East, Las Vegas, booth #1526. Z-CareTM is a proprietary blend of botanical ingredients based on traditional Chinese medicine for the support of oily and acne-prone skin. By applying modern science to traditional medicine the result is an effective-yet-natural acne solution for topical applications. Acne is one of the most common skin diseases in the United States, affecting about 60 million people, according to the American Dermatologist Association.

Acne has multiple triggers, including oily skin, bacteria, lipid oxidation and DNA damage. All of these triggers can initiate inflammation, which plays a critical role in the development of deeper acne lesions and scarring. Recent studies show that controlling inflammatory triggers is not enough. Once initiated, inflammation enhances itself via secondary damage leading to a pro-inflammatory cycle and deeper lesions.

“Z-careTM fights acne by targeting the inflammatory cycle itself—not just its triggers,” explains Anat Stern, MSc, Product Manager of Cosmetic Ingredients for Frutarom. “The result is an all-in-one solution, unlike most traditional acne-control products which focus on cleansing or sebum control.” Z-Care™ botanical acne solution zeroes in on both the causes of inflammation as well as inflammation itself in order to stop the cycle and support prevention of deeper lesions and scars. It is an ideal acne solution for cosmetic applications.

“It was important to develop a formulation that works together with existing OTC treatments, such as salicylic acid, while protecting the skin yet without causing dryness and irritation typical of other acne products," says Jocelyn Mathern, R.D., Technical Specialist for Frutarom Health USA.

Although based on traditional Chinese medicine, Z-Care™ benefits are supported by modern science. The anti-inflammatory efficacy of Z-Care™ was established in-vitro, while clinical studies demonstrated significant, acne-control and sebum-regulation effects.

Z-Care™ can be applied directly to acne spots as well as be applied for maintenance or oily and inflamed-skin support. It can be used as an adjunct to salicylic acid treatment and increases the effectiveness of such treatment, especially for subjects who don't have a significant response to salicylates alone.

Visit us at SupplySide East, Las Vegas, booth #1526,


Frutarom USA
Laurent Leduc, VP Health and Marketing
9500 Railroad Ave
North Bergen, NJ 07046
[email protected]

About Frutarom
Established in 1933, Frutarom is a rapidly growing global flavor and fine ingredients company. Frutarom develops, manufactures and markets an extensive variety of high quality flavors and natural fine ingredients for customers in the food, beverage, flavor, fragrance, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries. Frutarom's 20,000 products are sold to more than 10,000 customers in 120 countries around the world. The Frutarom Group has 1,500 employees worldwide and manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America, Israel and Asia.
Frutarom operates through two divisions.

Frutarom provides tasty and healthy solutions to its customers fulfilling our vision: To be the Preferred Partner for Tasty and Healthy Success.

Frutarom Industries Ltd. is a public company whose stock is listed on the Tel Aviv and London Stock Exchanges. As of January 1, 2003 Frutarom has been included in the Tel Aviv 100 Index.

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