Givaudan Active Beauty introduces Siliphos, a natural skin care alternative to retinoids; ingredient is extracted by green fractionation from milk thistle fruits, offers benefits including wrinkle reduction

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October 27, 2022 (press release) –

Givaudan Active Beauty is strengthening its well-ageing portfolio with the launch of Siliphos®, the best natural alternative to retinoids. Suitable for delicate skin, Siliphos® is extracted by green fractionation from milk thistle fruits and powered by Phytosome® technology. This new active ingredient outperforms the plant-based retinol alternative bakuchiol while offering benefits that challenge retinoid efficacy by reducing wrinkles without side effects.

Natural cosmetic alternatives are increasingly demanded by consumers, including in a more natural version of retinol. According to our global CMI study¹, 77% of the consumers across 6 countries declared that they would be very interested in a natural version of retinol: enjoying the multiple skin benefits without worrying about the potential side effects, such as: redness, dryness and irritation.

"Siliphos® is the first natural alternative to retinoids and bakuchiol capable of providing well-ageing benefits comparable to retinol. Extracted from Silybum marianumGaertn fruit, it acts directly on collagen production to provide a natural, safe and efficient skincare solution, suitable for even most delicate skins."

Giada Maramaldi , Botanical Actives Category Manager for Active Beauty

The well-ageing performance of Siliphos® was tested in a clinical study on volunteers presenting crow's feet and forehead wrinkles. All tests demonstrated Siliphos® to significantly outperform bakuchiol and act as efficiently as retinoids by reducing:

  • Crow's feet wrinkles by x2²
  • Overall facial wrinkles by x2.3²
  • Number of forehead wrinkles by 21.2%³
  • Circumference of forehead wrinkles by 17.4%³
  • Redness by 22.9%4

Would you like to give it try? Our marketing concept featuring Siliphos® will be presented during PCHi 2023. For more information on our powerful new active, we invite you to connect to, our digital platform dedicated to cosmetic ingredients.

  1. Givaudan Active Beauty CMI study - Biotech & Retilife_Report - April 2021
  2. At D56 versus placebo
  3. At D56 versus bakuchiol
  4. At D56 versus retinoid
About Givaudan
Givaudan is a global leader in Fragrance & Beauty and Taste & Wellbeing. We celebrate the beauty of human experience by creating for happier, healthier lives with love for nature. Together with our customers we deliver food experiences, craft inspired fragrances, and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions that make people look and feel good. In 2021, Givaudan employed over 16,800 people worldwide and achieved CHF 6.7 billion in sales with a free cash flow of 12.6%. With a heritage that stretches back over 250 years, we are committed to driving long-term, purpose-led growth by improving people's health and happiness and increasing our positive impact on nature. This is Givaudan. Human by nature. Discover more at
About Fragrance & Beauty
Givaudan Fragrance & Beauty craft inspired fragrances to perfume lives and memories, and develop innovative beauty and wellbeing solutions that make people look and feel good all over the world. Nature is both our responsibility and our most precious muse. We are just as committed to sustainability as we are to creating innovative products that satisfy consumer needs and anticipate their desires. With a collaborative approach that favours co-creation, we have built a diverse portfolio across personal care, fabric care, hygiene, home care, fine fragrances, and beauty, reflecting our multidisciplinary expertise. This is Givaudan. Human by nature. Leamore at
About Givaudan Active Beauty
Givaudan Active Beauty crafts avant-garde cosmetic actives and high-end specialties that make people look and feel good. We bring nature's most precious gifts to the art of personal care in the form of biotech & botanical high-performing molecules, delighting consumers. Our extensive portfolio of award-winning skin & hair ingredients spans a variety of benefits for human beauty: from well-ageing and self-tanners to radiance, microbiome-friendly, soothers, hydrators, and more. Backed by solid scientific recognition and consumers' awareness, we remain at the cutting edge of this rapidly expanding market to deliver sustainable solutions supporting the growth of our customers. This is Givaudan. Human by nature. Leamore at
For further information please contact
Melanie Pelican , Fragrance & Beauty Communications


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