Valensa International and Parry Nutraceuticals introduced a premium coated spirulina called Pur-Blue. “The ingredient uses an all-natural phycocyanin extract coating to mask the flavor of the native spirulina—offering companies interested in marketing spirulina to a broader range of consumers an attractive, neutral- tasting product that can appeal to the pickiest of eaters,” says the company.

Frutarom, USA launches BLIS M18, which is made from S. salivarius. This probiotic bacteria promotes oral health. Says the company, “A daily intake of BLIS M18 can aid in protecting teeth from bacteria known to cause tooth decay, while protecting teeth from erosion caused by high-acid foods and helping break up dental plaque.” BLIS M18 can be formulated into lozenges, chewable tablets, chewing gums, stick packs, fast-melt tablets and powdered drinks.

Satiereal is a satiety-promoting ingredient that also is said to decrease sugar cravings and hunger between meals and decrease compulsive snacking (thereby supporting steady weight loss), according to its distributor P.L. Thomas. Also benefiting emotional well-being, Satiereal is a “clinically proven formula that improves levels of neurotransmitter serotonin,” says the firm.

Naturex now offers new standardized extracts in its NAT activ line; more natural colors in its NAT color category; more botanical extracts in its NAT healthy line; Xtrablend RP, a blend of rosemary and pomegranate; references like rose and hibiscus in its NAT arom category; and EZ-Caps, references that protect aromatic compounds.

derma e Natural Bodycare has an improved Skin Lighten formula, which helps naturally fade age and liver spots, even out skin tone and lighten skin. With a blend of herbs and vitamins that inhibit the production of melanin, and now fortified with Alpha-Arbutin to slow the activity of tyrosinase (an enzyme that triggers skin discoloration), this formula more efficiently lightens skin, says derma e—without bleaches or hydroquinone.

The Seaweed Bath Company’s new Wildly Natural body care line includes Seaweed Power Baths, Seaweed Body Washes and Seaweed Body Butters. Each product features a combination of organic wild seaweed, nourishing ingredients and natural moisturizers that soothe skin irritation, redness and flaking. Scents include Lavender, Citrus and Eucalyptus with Peppermint.

Britain’s Bulldog is launching a men’s skincare line in the United States. The Bulldog line includes Original Shave Gel, Face Scrub, Face Wash, Post Shave Balm and Moisturizer. Products feature all-natural ingredients like aloe vera, green tea, shea butter, jojoba and konjac mannan, which may benefit skin health.

 

Reviva Labs, Inc. has re-introduced Willard Water Anti-Irritant Gel, which provides relief for minor and sun burns. The clear and non-scented gel is available in a 4-oz bottle. The product also features alluring packaging and now contains Aloe and Castor Oil. Reviva Labs also makes a variety of skin care products including masks, creams, treatment products and more.

Hobé Laboratories, Inc. introduces its new Hobé Naturals 3 - Protein Shampoo, Conditioner and Frizz Control hair care line. A synergistic blend of Wheat, Silk and Soy Proteins, vitamin B5 and the proprietary Bio-Ferm Herbal Complex rejuvenates and repairs dull, dry or damaged hair, says the company.