Capsugel has released a new plant-based capsule made from pullulan, fermented from tapioca. Plantcaps capsules are an “important option for customers distributing organic supplements in the United States, which restricts organic labeling language on organic ingredients encapsulated in other non-pullulan polymers,” says the company. Capsules are clear.

Lonza now offers DHAid, a vegetarian algae DHA product with enhanced stability and taste. The line includes DHAid FNO-350, an oil with 350 mg of DHA/gram for food applications. DHAid CL-400 is a clear oil delivering 400 mg of DHA/gram for dietary supplements. Last, DHAid Dry is a dry powder blend for special nutrition beverages.

Vancouver, WA—Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a natural sulfur well known in the joint health arena. Now, a patented form (OptiMSM from Bergstrom Nutrition) may have a unique new application: helping to keep personal care products fresh and efficacious.

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New York, NY—Krill oil supplier Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc., based in Quebec, Canada, brought out a new secret weapon during a media lunch at SupplySide Marketplace in May.

When it comes to the biggest organ in our bodies, shoppers should know how to keep their skin naturally hydrated and healthy. Here, we pinpoint seven impressive ingredients that may not be familiar to everyone, but will ultimately help moisturize the one organ that people actually see.

Sibu Beauty has added several new products to its line of sea buckthorn-infused skincare products. The line extension includes a purifying mask, an exfoliating scrub and a clarifying toner. Sea buckthorn is a source of omegas-3, -6, -7 and -9 plus antioxidants that support healthy skin, hair and nails.

New from derma e is Evenly Radiant Dark Circle Eye Crème. Formerly known as Eye Bright Dark Circle Crème, this product now has a new name and an enhanced, more effective formula containing skin-brightening madonna lily, bearberry and niacinamide. Enriched with antioxidants green tea and Pycnogenol, this crème helps reduce the look of aging, puffiness and dark circles for brighter, rested and radiant eyes.

Evofem, Inc. offers the Softcup menstrual cup as a new sanitary napkin/tampon alternative. The product is easy to insert, but the company says it fits better than a tampon and can be worn up to 12 hours without removal. The Softcup is made from a “non-irritating plastic containing medical elastomer and polyethylene.”