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Global Perspectives: 5 Companies Transforming Beauty with the Science of Tomorrow

I spoke with experts at Vytrus Biotech, Uute Scientific Oy, Sulapac, Hydrosome, and Capsum to learn about true advancements in ingredient science, delivery systems, product efficacy, sustainable packaging materials, and manufacturing. And it's all here in this latest installment of my EuroCosmetics magazine column.


photo courtesy of Hydrosome

There is a very real sense of wonder and curiosity behind my work. I love to discover how people imagine and invent and innovate new technologies, products, and services for the good of us all. If you are similarly intrigued by the possibility of what’s never been done before, or if you’d simply like to learn about true advancements in ingredient science, delivery systems, product efficacy, sustainable packaging materials, and manufacturing—this article is for you.


Caring for a Constellation of Skin Microbiota

“Imagine you could shield your skin microbiota from the harmful effects of sun radiation.” This invitation to dream about the future of sun care and skincare comes from Òscar Expósito, CEO, CSO, and Co-Founder of Vytrus Biotech.


Based in Barcelona, Spain, the company specializes in “the use of plant cell cultures to develop high-value ingredients” for our industry. In 2009, “Vytrus Biotech was established as a spin-off company associated with the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Barcelona, specifically within the Group of Research in Plant Biotechnology.” Vytrus’ founders Dr. Oscar Expósito and Albert Jané saw potential for this plant stem cell culture technology in the cosmetic ingredient marketplace.


What was “at the beginning a niche technology in the sector [is], with the passage of time, becoming the center of product developments for our clients,” Expósito tells me. This is due, he explains, “to the possibility of bringing new applications and metabolic pathways in the skin system and respectfully working with any plant species while providing a sustainable solution to the industry.” Vytrus technology is “able to save more than 99% of water and arable soil consumption compared to traditional plant extracts methods.”


I chose to include Vytrus in this article about the ‘science of tomorrow’ not only because biotechnology is significant to the future of industry but also because of the innovation that Expósito hinted at when he asked us to “imagine you could shield your skin microbiota from the harmful effects of sun radiation....


 

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