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April 20, 2021 | Switzerland

A zombie cell hacker and a skin barrier sustainability superhero: level up innovation

Wellbeing, well aging, feeling good and looking for better skin are innovation drivers.

Fairly sourced from the Brazil nuts sustainably collected in the Amazon forest by local communities, Ethience Protect, a Clariant Active Ingredient x Beraca product, is extracted from the press cake of Brazil nut oil usually wasted to unleash the full potential of circular economy and build the strongest skin barrier: masks chafing and shaving fire are no longer a threat to the skin. 

Celyscence, an active ingredient born from Clariant Active Ingredients x Biospectrum research, is preventing cell senescence by hacking the zombie (senescent) cells, reversing their phenotype and clearing specifically the harmful zombie cells from the skin. The active reaches new levels to offer solutions for healthy aging, providing strong visual impact on face and cleavage. 

Discover these two active ingredients and be inspired by our new formulations.

Register now and add our webinar to your agenda: 20th April 2021 at 10:45 CET (9:45 GMT)

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Alexandre Lapeyre

Global Head of Marketing and Business Development


Alexandre Lapeyre is the Global Head of Marketing and Business Development responsible for Active Ingredients within Clariant Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties (BU ICS) since the creation of the segment back in 2016.

He has a solid background in the field of active ingredients, with extensive expertise in successful product launches within Swiss companies Givaudan and Induchem where he was Scientific Marketing Manager.

Alexandre Lapeyre holds two Master’s degrees: a pharmaceutical engineering degree from the Ecole des Mines d’Albi; and a specialization degree in International Management for Cosmetics and Perfumes from the ESSEC Business School and ISIPCA.

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Charlotte Stricane

Formulation and Concept Designer


Charlotte Stricane joined Clariant Active Ingredients team as Senior Application Development Manager in 2018 where her main focus is in formulation concept design and application testing from a marketing and a technical perspective.

Graduated in 2008 from the ISIPCA, French institute for fragrance, cosmetic and flavour sciences based in Versailles, France, with a master’s degree in Chemistry, she has over 10 years’ experience in various formulation and application manager positions for cosmetic suppliers throughout Europe.



April 20, 2021 | Switzerland

A zombie cell hacker and a skin barrier sustainability superhero: level up innovation

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  • April 09, 2021
    Celyscence™- Clariant Active Ingredients takes on senescence for healthy aging skin
    Discover the cellular senescence preventer. Clariant Active Ingredients’ new milk thistle flower extract Celyscence targets this major contributor to the skin aging process to recover healthy skin and improve hydration, brightness. Demonstrating its scientifically-proven effectiveness on areas including the aging-sensitive yet often neglected décolleté, Celyscence delivers a new approach for formulators to innovate and differentiate in the healthy aging skin care space.

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