The ultra-soothing active from upcycled barley

Barley TONIQ® is Full Circle’s new ultra-soothing active, made from by-products of beer production.
This ingredient has been developed to provide to reduce skin redness and soothe irritation, even at low concentration levels. This is due to its richness in polysaccharides, proteins, polypeptides, minerals and amino acids which help to maintain hydration and support overall skin health.

A specific in vivo study demonstrates how Barley TONIQ®, used in a concentration range between 1% and 3%, helps to reduce skin erythema in 30 minutes after a single application, even at the lowest use level. Furthermore the study shows how the active continues to soothe skin and reduce redness by up to 23% even two hours after the application.

Barley TONIQ® is ideal for sensitive and reactive skins. It is particularly recommended in a wide variety of skincare and body care applications.

And besides, if also Platone wrote: “He was a wise man who invented beer”, why we should not be equally wise using beer for cosmetic?

Barley TONIQ®

INCI name: Hordeum Vulgare Seed Extract, Propanediol
Certifications: ISO 16128, Natural Index: 1

Reason why

Full Circle Upcycled Beauty is an English company whose main mission is not only help beauty brands to reduce waste, but to reuse it bringing upcycling into the spotlight.
The corporation is able to develop natural and sustainable personal care ingredients which are made entirely from nutrient-rich plant-based materials that would otherwise go to waste.
Full Circle’s portfolio offers to formulators a unique opportunity to create innovative beauty products that make excellent use of the precious resources around us, without compromising on quality or efficacy.


Rebalance of irritated skin

Superior soothing action at low use levels

Source of polysaccharides, polypeptides, proteins, minerals and amino acids

Used in a variety of skincare and body care applications

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