Water & Wine Extract (White) & Saccharomyces Lysate Extract & Phenoxyethanol & Potassium Sorbate

The Story:

Quintessence BCR embodies the symbiosis between the protective power of highly antioxidant wine flavonoids and the life-sustaining ability of yeast bio components. Thus, it offers itself as the ultimate rejuvenating extract. The wine of Quintessence BCR comes from the Murfatlar village near the Black Sea in Romania, which has one of the most suitable natural settings for producing quality wines and has been doing so for thousands of years. Legend has it that Dionysus, the Greek God of wine, was born near the Black Sea in what is now Murfatlar, Romania. The potent antioxidant properties of Quintessence BCR provide skin benefits such as skin cell protection from nutritional stress, enhanced cellular communication, and promotes skin membrane regeneration and hydration.


BioTransformation is a unique extraction technology that uses plant derived enzymes to simplify complex botanical actives so they are more easily assimilated by the skin. This sustainable methodology allows for the use of minimal plant material with maximum results.

Benefits for Cosmetic Applications:

  • Powerful Antioxidant Benefits
  • Skin Rejuvenation; Increased Cell Communication
  • Youth Extension; Skin Cell Survival
  • Skin Nutrition
  • Sun Care Enhancement
  • Unique, Sustainable Technology

Technical Data:
Free Radical Scavenging

Quintessence BCR exhibits powerful antioxidant activity. In vitro DPPH test resulted in 50% of free radicals scavenged with 4.4% use level of Quintessence BCR.

Mitochondrial Respiration:
Cell Survival

When human dermal fibroblasts are deprived of essential nutrients it creates a stressed state, resulting in decreased metabolic activity. This can lead to apoptosis (programmed cell death). In vitro testing shows Quintessence BCR significantly increases mitochondrial respiration, which enhances cell metabolic activity. Results indicate a 44% increase in mitochondrial respiration with Quintessence BCR compared to the control.

Gene Expression

In vitro PCR Analysis shows upregulation of the genes that promote cell communication, skin regeneration and cell survival mechanisms.


  • Suggested use level is 1-5% in skin care, body care, sun care, hair care and color cosmetics
  • Easily formulated into the aqueous phase of emulsions or aqueous systems
  • Transparent and odorless for ease of formulation

For more information please contact us at info@bcringredients.com