Avenacare oat beta glucan: clinical study results / UK & Ireland distribution agreement

Clinical studies carried out using Avenacare™, the oat beta glucan ingredient from Swedish company Biovelop AB, have shown very positive results.

Clinical studies carried out using Avenacare, the oat beta glucan ingredient from Swedish company Biovelop AB, have shown very positive results. Four studies were conducted by an independent, US-based testing laboratory to investigate the ability of Avenacare™ to:

• Reduce the appearance of skin irritation
• Prevent the appearance of UV-induced erythema
• Reduce the appearance of UV-induced erythema
• Increase tensile hair strength

Results from all four studies were very positive, providing clear evidence that Avenacare is effective in reducing the appearance of redness that can be caused by various forms of skin irritation, as well as in strengthening hair.

David Peters, Director of Sales and Marketing for Biovelop, commented: “The successful completion of these clinical studies provides scientific substantiation of the considerable anecdotal evidence relating to the use of Avenacare oat beta glucan in skincare and suncare, and now also opens up the category of haircare. Avenacare™ offers a natural and cost-effective way to incorporate the benefits of active oat beta glucan into a wide range of personal care and cosmetic products.”

In addition to the results of the clinical studies, Biovelop also announced the signing of an exclusive Distribution Agreement for Avenacare in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Avenacare™ will be marketed, sold and distributed by Blagden Specialty Chemicals.

“We are delighted to be working with Blagden in the very important UK and Irish markets,” said Peters. “We have seen excellent interest in Avenacare in the UK and Ireland, and Blagden’s expertise in high-quality, specialty ingredients will ensure we can deliver the levels of service and technical knowledge that our customers expect from us.”

Tim Brown, Business Unit Manager of Personal Care at Blagden, stated: “We are absolutely delighted to represent Biovelop in the UK & Ireland. Avenacare is a fantastic product and a great addition to Blagden’s range of specialty ingredients for Personal Care, fitting perfectly with the market trend for truly natural ingredients with performance substantiation”.


For further information on Avenacare™ oat beta glucan, please visit www.avenacare.com

For further information on Blagden, please visit www.blagden.co.uk

 

Media enquiries

David Peters, Biovelop AB
+44 7771 941 154 or david.peters@biovelop.com

Graham Turton, Blagden Specialty Chemicals Ltd
+44 1959 560830 or gturton@blagden.co.uk

UK and Ireland Sales enquiries:

Tim Brown, Blagden Specialty Chemicals Ltd
+44 1959 560823 or tbrown@blagden.co.uk

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