GENU® pHresh™ Pectin

Creating Optimum Skin Feel by Bringing Things Back Into Balance

Due to the multi-functionality and nature-based origin, GENU pectin is getting the attention of and gaining popularity in cosmetic applications. After conducting scientific studies and careful analysis, CP Kelco discovered that nature has provided an ideal material to help the skin restore and maintain the acid mantle in the form of GENU® pHresh™ Pectin.

The result: consumer testimony says it creates a fabulous and lasting skin feel.

In order to achieve proper skin care functionality, GENU® pHresh™ Pectin is produced using proprietary processes requiring careful extraction from select peel, mild purification, and gentle precipitation. The pH of GENU® pHresh™ Pectin coincides with that of the skin’s nature-based acid mantle. However, what is remarkable about GENU® pHresh™ Pectin is its ability to buffer to nature-based skin pH and the speed with which it can adjust skin pH resulting in the skin feel that consumers enjoy.

Unlike other acidic materials such as alpha Hydroxy acid or citric acid, which penetrate the skin and cause irritations, GENU® pHresh™ Pectin is a long-chain polysaccharide which makes it exceptionally mild.

About GENU Pectin

GENU Pectin is a nature-based polysaccharide extracted from citrus peel. The sugar unit D-galacturonan forms the backbone of this group of complex materials. The presence of L-arabinan and D-galactan, along with different levels of esterification, gives each pectin different properties. These properties have led to GENU pectin’s wide-spread use in wound care and pharmaceutical markets, and now in a growing personal care market. GENU Pectin has been used as a demulcent and in many bandages designed to promote wound healing for decades.

Please contact a CP Kelco representative for more details.