Cocoa Fruit Ferment
INCI: Lactobacillus/Cocoa Fruit Ferment Filtrate
Cocoa contains several classes of materials with strong biological activity. Most notably, cocoa is rich in xanthine alkaloids, flavonols, and related oligomers. This cocktail of phytochemicals provides some interesting benefits that can be harnessed by cosmetic formulators to solve specific problems.
Research shows that Cocoa can reduce platelet aggregation, inhibit lipid peroxidation, inhibit excess Ornithine Decarboxylase (ODC) activity, and stimulate cutaneous blood flow. With the enhanced delivery of phytoactives resulting from biofermentation with Lactobacillus, this bioferment is ideal for the treatment of under eye circles.