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One small step for man, one giant leap for… anti-aging

By Andrew MCDOUGALL , 20-Sep-2012
Last updated on 20-Sep-2012 at 17:51 GMT

Biotechnology company Regenetech has opened discussions with lifestyle firm Aristocrat Group Corp (ASCC) to develop a line of anti-aging skin care products from stem cells using The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s bioreactor technology.

Using equipment originally created for the space program, Regenetech is developing a line of cosmetic products with biomolecules that are produced in a weightless environment.

The unique ingredient was discovered while using the NASA-developed bioreactor to multiply stem cells for medical research.

Houston, we have a product

The two firms are now looking to advance cosmetics formulation after the Texas-based company produced samples of the new face cream.

Regenetech holds an exclusive license to expand or multiply adult stem cells using a NASA bioreactor technology developed for the space program.

“This is an innovative product that can only be created with Regenetech’s patented NASA technology, making it not only unique but exclusive in the cosmetics market,” says ASCC CEO Cindy Morrissey.

The active ingredients in the cream are biomolecules left behind after stem cell expansion, including cytokines, peptides and proteins capable of promoting healthy skin.

When properly formulated, tests taken by both companies independently show that these all-natural biomolecules promote optimum, stable levels of skin oils and hydration, increasing suppleness, firmness and demonstrating a reduction in skin aging.

To boldly go… into cosmetics

"These advanced, anti-gravity skin care products represent a stunning breakthrough that can't be reproduced by competitors. We're very interested in continuing discussions on how ASCC can potentially help market and develop this exciting and unique new product line," continues Morrissey.

"ASCC is examining these new creams designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles and uneven skin tones using stem cell biomolecules produced in simulated micro-gravity.”

ASCC is investigating new opportunities to help develop and market the cosmetics as it looks to expand its cosmetics business to compete in a highly profitable sector alongside Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Avon Products.

This comes just days after ASCC said that it wants to expand its footprint in the cosmetics category through stem-cell anti-aging products , indicating this is its initial step.

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