Solution to Moisturize Your Skin under the Heat: Phytomoist

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How effectly have you considered to protect your customers' skin in the middle of heat? Do you know how crucial it is?

Due to drastic climate changes, average temperature in Southeast Asia (SEA) have been increasing by 0.1-0.5 °C every 10 years over the last 5 decades. Hotter climate throughout the year results in moisture evaporating from our skin easily. The consequences of moisture deficiency include skin flaking, wrinkles due to breakdown of collagen, itchiness etc. Therefore, moisturizing agents has been in great demand for daily skincare formulation in SEA.

A good moisturizer keeps the skin hydrated under extreme weather conditions for long hours. One of the most common moisturizing agents is β-Glucan. However, such moisturizers have a limitation: their effects drop tremendously after few hours.  Would there be any alternative for these? Have you ever heard about a plant-derived moisturizing agent called Phytomoist?

What is Phytomoist?

Natural Moisturizer, Phytomoist

Phytomoist is a Natural and long-lasting moisturizing agent. It is plant-derived moisturizer extracted from plantago asiatica seed with non-chemical purification.

Phytomoist Composition

INCI name Composition (%)
Plantago Asiatica Seed Extract 97.0
1,2-Hexanediol 3.0

Benefits of Phytomoist

So what is so special about phytomoist? The efficacy of phytomoist can be more evident if it is compared with one of the most used moisurizer in personal care industry, β-Glucan.

Phytomoist β-Glucan
  • Plant-derived ingredients
  • Non-irritation
  • Enhanced Skin Elasticity effect
  • Greater Anti-oxidative effect*
  • Long-lasting Moisturizing Effect**
  • Microorganism-derived ingredients
  • Non-irritation
  • Moderate Skin Elasticity effect
  • Moderate Anti-oxidative effect
  • Moderate Moisturizing Effect

*Greater Anti-oxidative effect, slow down photo-aging process

**Long-lasting Moisturizing Effect, improve skin barrier function

Efficacy of Phytomoist shown in testing

Natural Moisturizer, Phytomoist

According to the Moisturizing Test, 5% Phytomoist have a more lasting moisturizing effect than 5% β-Glucan over the 3 hours observation.

Natural Moisturizer, Phytomoist

According to the Skin Elasticity Test, Phytomoist retain 80% of elasticity effect after 3 hours as compared to 22% when β-Glucan is in use. Hence, Phytomoist has a more enhancing skin elasticity effect.

Natural Moisturizer, Phytomoist

According to Anti-oxidative effect test, Phytomoist has a greater Anti-oxidative effect. 100% Phytomoist concentration inhibit 78% of DPPH radical scavenging activity while 100% β-Glucan inhibit only 48% of radical activity.

Skin statement recovery

anti-oxidative effect of Phytomoist

From the topographic measurement, it was evident that the testee’s skin become smoother and more moisturized after 3 hours with Phytomoist.

Natural Moisturizer, Phytomoist

The Skin Irritation Test also proved that 5% Phytomoist does not cause irritation to human skins for 4 weeks.

Improving skin hydration function

phytomoist skin irritation test

Even a clinical test was conducted with 11 person. In the test, the improvement of skin hydration has been observed for 4 weeks after using Phytomoist. And the result is as shown graph above.

So how this effective ingredient can be used in the skin care product? Please take a look at the formulation as provided below.

Formulation guides


A Glycerin Humectant Glycerin 2.0
A Butylene Glycol Humectant Butylene Glycol 1.5
A Tetrasodium EDTA Chelating agent Tetrasodium EDTA 0.1
A Water Solvent Water 78.2
B Cetearyl alcohol, Ceteareth-20 Emulsifier Cetearyl alcohol, Ceteareth-20 3
B Glyceryl Stearate Emulsifier Glyceryl Stearate. 3.5
B Stearic Acid Emulsifier Stearic Acid 0.4
B Crodamol IPM Emollient Isopropyl Mysristate 4.0
B Serasense CM 5 Emollient Cyclopentaxiloxane 0.5
C Multicare AM 50KC-S Thickener Polyacrylamide (and) C13-14 isoparaffin (and) laureth-7 0.2 KCl
D OMC Parsol UV B Filter Octyl Methoxycinnamate 0.3
E Sakura extract BG Active / Brightening agent Prunus Lannesiana Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol 0.1 TEN
E Olive Oil Cosmetic Grade Emollient Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Vegetable oil 0.1
E Jojoba Oil Refined Emollient Simmondsia chinensis seed oil 0.3
E Phytomoist Natural Moisturizer Plantago Asiatica Seed Extract, Dipropyleneglycol, 1,2-Hexanediol 5.0 TEN
F Fragrance Perfume Mixing Compounds chinensis seed oil 0.1
G Troycare PE 73 Preservative Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerine 0.7 TROY
Total 100

Formulation Procedures

  1. Heat phase A at 70°C and mix homogeneously while heating
  2. Heat phase B at 70°C and mix homogeneously
  3. Add phase B into phase A and mix homogeneously
  4. Reduce the temperature to 40 °C and add phase C, continue mixing
  5. Add phase D, continue mixing
  6. Add phase E, F and G and mix until homogeneous solution obtained

Final Product Appearance

Parameters  Results
Appearance Lotion
Color White Opaq
Odor Odorless
pH 6-7
Viscosity (cps) #4,12rpm 20000-30000

If you are interested and want to learn more about this product, please refer to the link provided below to learn more about Phytomoist.

Natural and long lasting moisturising agent.

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