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DSM’s Alpaflor Alp-Sebum CB Prebiotic Balances Oily Skin

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DSM has released updated studies on its multifunctional organic prebiotic bioactive, Alpaflor Alp-Sebum CB, to combat oily skin, enlarged pores and sensitive and acne-prone skin.


DSM’s Alpaflor Alp-Sebum CB (INCI: Epilobium Fleischeri Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract) is a sustainable, organic prebiotic that reduces skin oiliness and balances the microbiome.

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According to DSM, the prebiotic moderates sebum production by inhibiting the key enzyme 5-α-reductase. In addition, recent studies have shown this skin active also modulates the bacteria on all facial areas, restoring skin's healthy appearance. More specifically, the prebiotic down-regulates Cutibacterium acnes levels, thus reducing sebum over-production and controlling oiliness on prominent areas of the face such as the forehead.

With the help of 3D facial color mapping, the company demonstrated that after 4 weeks of application, Alpaflor Alp-Sebum CB reduced sebum levels by 17%, especially on the forehead and cheeks, leaving skin less oily and more mattified.

This bioactive ingredient is COSMOS approved and NATRUE organic and Fair Trade for Life certified.

For more information, contact DSM.