PLT Health Solutions, Inc. announced ceratiq Phytoceramides have been approved for sale in the Republic of Korea.
A multi-year effort involving scientific and regulatory collaboration between PLT Health Solutions, The Robertet Group (Grasse, France) and Korean distributor Novarex Co., Ltd. (Cheongju, Chungbuk, Korea), was behind the nutricosmetic's approval.
Ceratiq is a ceramide-rich natural ingredient for dietary supplements and cosmetics. It is said to offer a range of benefits associated with youthful skin, including improved overall skin health, reduced appearance of wrinkles, increased elasticity, suppleness and a more radiant appearance.
In the product's Certificate of Functional Ingredient for Functional Health Foods, the claim reads, "May help to maintain skin moisturizing." The ingredient has previously been featured in beauty-from-within products in the United States and Europe.
According to Jay Martin, managing director, global sales at PLT Health Solutions, "The South Korean (K-Beauty) market is one of the most demanding in the world and one of the most influential. As a beauty-from-within ingredient, ceratiq Phytoceramides is perfect for the proactive skin first philosophy central to the market.
"Getting approval for ceratiq in the South Korean market was a collaborative effort between the scientists and quality teams of PLT, Robertet and Novarex to meet the rigorous approval process. We're proud of what we've accomplished and have great expectations for new brands to enter the market with this innovative ingredient."