BASF Personal Care has introduced Epispot™, a sustainably sourced cosmetic ingredient designed to target blemish-prone skin and enhance beauty and self-confidence. Blemish-prone skin is a common issue that affects individuals worldwide, regardless of gender, age, or ethnicity. It manifests in various ways, including shiny skin, enlarged pores, spots, and blemishes.
BASF stated that Epispot addresses the root causes of this skin imbalance by targeting lipids, microbiota, and the skin’s natural defense system. By doing so, it reduces skin shine, improves the appearance of facial pores, and promotes a healthy complexion.
The introduction of Epispot aligns with the growing #NoFilter trend in skincare, as it caters to consumers’ desire for an authentic, flawless look without relying on digital beauty filters. The ingredient is derived from Epilobium angustifolium, a plant responsibly sourced in France, and it can be incorporated into a wide range of applications, including face serums, cleansers, and makeup formulations.
According to BASF research, the efficacy of Epispot has been clinically proven through a randomized, split-face study involving 34 female volunteers. Over an eight-week period, participants applied an emulsion with 0.2% Epispot on one side of their face and a placebo emulsion on the other side. Results showed that excess skin greasiness was reduced by 37% compared to the placebo, and participants themselves confirmed the anti-shine effect, with 88% perceiving an immediate matte effect that lasted throughout the day for 78% of the women.