Kao taps eucalyptus and bilberry as next skin care hero ingredients

By Julia Wray | Published: 12-Jun-2023

Kao’s Biological Science Research Division found both ingredients to activate autophagy for better hydrated skin

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Eucalyptus and bilberry could be the next trending ingredients for skin hydration, according to new research by Kao. 

The Japan-based owner of Bioré and Kanebo found the combination of both extracts increased autophagy activation to help retain skin hydration. 

Autophagy, which literally means ‘self-eating’, is the process within our cells where unwanted or dysfunctional proteins are degraded into amino acids to be recycled into new proteins.

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