BiotechMarine, a subsidiary of SEPPIC, will launch EPHEMER™ in April at the in-Cosmetics trade fair in Barcelona. This cosmetic active ingredient is the first in the world to be born of groundbreaking CELEBRITY™ macroalgal cell culture innovations.
EPHEMER™ is a gametophyte extract taken from macroalgae cells grown in a laboratory and harvested at an ephemeral stage in the life cycle of Undaria Pinnatifida seaweed. This in-vitro cultivation of a cosmetic product is entirely unique. During this growth stage, the macroalgal cells accumulate anti-oxidant molecules.
EPHEMER™ protects the skin, after 24 hours by acting on the mitochondria, causing momentaneous reduction of free radicals. After 8 days, EPHEMER™ preserves mitochondrial DNA, which is essential for proper mitochondrial function. Mitochondrial DNA is also called 'Eve's Genes' since they are inherited solely from the mother.
This property has been confirmed through in-vivo testing. After 28 days, the skin shows a better ability to fight free radicals, versus placebo, a cause of skin aging. After 56 days, the skin's micro-relief has markedly improved compared to placebo.
SEPPIC is strengthening its position as the leading supplier of cosmetic active ingredients by combining scientific creativity with reliability.
Erwan Le Gélébart, R&D Project Manager at BiotechMarine, explains: "Macroalgae cells have the amazing ability to transform light and minerals into organic molecules. This launch confirms the acceleration of Marine Biotechnologies development into SEPPIC."