Hayashibara Co., Ltd.
Hayashibara manufactures a stable version of Vitamin C, known as Ascorbic Acid 2-Glucoside (AA2G) by binding glucose to conventional vitamin C. AA2G is now blended into many whitening products. Similarly, Hayashibara has also enabled easy blending of hesperidin into skin lotion by increasing its water solubility through binding a glucose to an original hesperidin molecule which is poorly soluble into water. Using its enzyme technology in this way, effective but difficult-to-use cosmetics ingredients can now be used without changing their characteristics. Apart from these achievements, Hayashibara also supplies other cosmetic ingredients, among them MG60, which is compatible with other cosmetic ingredients, and is used in a wide range of products from general skincare to cleansing.