Renovatio was founded in 2016 and offers a range of health, wellness and beauty cosmetic products containing activated phenolic compounds extracted from apples.
This ingredient is extracted using a technique developed by Renovatio’s founder and technical director, Dr. Vincent Candrawinata, which extracts phenolic antioxidants with water. The result is a water-based, non-chemically synthesized antioxidant.
The company offers cosmetic products under the APSKIN brand which previously consisted of a single skin cream. The latest products to join in August are APSKIN Ultra Antioxidant Face Cream and Ultra Antioxidant Body Cream.
The original cream could be used for both face and body, but the company felt the need to refine its previous product to suit the two skin types, which differ in texture and structure. .
The face cream has been developed to meet the more refined cellular needs of the face and its delicate dermal layers, while the body cream has been designed to meet the needs of areas requiring intense support such as elbows, hands and knees.
Rival of retinol?
After three years, Candrawinata believes that the company has “Perfected”its cosmetic formulations, which can be used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
In addition, the product can be used as a skin aging cream. The company claims to have the effects of retinol, but without the side effects typically associated with it, such as photosensitivity and dry skin.
“We got this cellular configuration and this revitalization without making the skin more sensitive. Basically we have achieved what retinol does, which is to improve fine lines, sagging and dark spots without the hassle of making the skin more sensitive – I consider this a personal achievement ”, said Candrawinata.
The company was able to achieve this by increasing the concentration of its activated phenolic compounds in the formula.
He has not been able to publicly share the exact percentage increase, although CosmeticsDesign-Asiaunderstands that it was a significant amount.
The previous formulation contained 25% of the active. It is estimated that 100 ml of the product is equivalent to the extract of 500 apples.
The formula is also aided by a “smart” delivery system that senses moisture in skin levels and delivers the right amount of hydration to the skin.
“This delivery mechanism ensures that it provides the most moisture, but at the same time, it doesn’t leave the skin oily or sticky. This is probably one of the best characteristics according to our customers who struggle with the adhesion of creams ”, said Candrawinata.
The formula also contains a highly absorbable form of hyaluronic acid.
“The typical molecules of hyaluronic acid are not absorbed very well by our skin, which makes it useless. And in some people, unabsorbed hyaluronic acid can actually cause a bad skin reaction. Some companies use molecules of hyaluronic acid. hyaluronic acid smaller to try to make it. more absorbable, but low molecular weight hyaluronic acid has a pro-inflammatory effect on the skin. Our technology is different in that it helps the hyaluronic acid to be found on the different layers of the skin and activates it as and when our skin needs it. Hyaluronic acid rests on the support because it does not contain moisture itself “, he explained.
Going forward, the company aims to exploit the opportunities it sees for its active ingredient in the beauty and personal care market by expanding its line to include products such as an eye cream.
Last year, Renovatio struck a deal with the Woolworths supermarket chain to stock its health and wellness products. In August, the company will expand its partnership under a 10 million Australian dollars (US $ 7.39 million) deal to stock APSKIN in approximately 1,000 stores across Australia.
The new APSKIN products are expected to ship in October to Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. The company also hopes to launch in Hong Kong soon.