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Novel Ingredients from Seaweed Extracts (NISE)

Personal Care

Natural Ingredients

This project will target the need of novel functional ingredients that will be non-animal based. It will address the need for new anti-oxidants, and anti-UV materials by exploiting the fact that the most powerful anti-UV molecules produced by nature are secondary metabolites of brown algaes (myco-sporine-like aminoacids). The functional hydrocolloid properties of these seaweed fractions will also be exploited as formulation aids in the cosmetic sector.

Minerals from seaweed

Seaweeds accumulate a wide range of minerals and mineral extracts of seaweed are already marketed. These extracts are more widely used in personal care formulations than food applications.