Aqua Bio Technology expands footprint in marine-based ingredients

By Simon Pitman

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Norway-based company Aqua Bio Technology has expanded its footprint in marine-based biotechnology products with the launch of three new ingredients.

The company says that it has decided to expand its portfolio on the back of the success of its flagship ingredient Aquabeautine XL, and will debut its new range at the forthcoming Beyond Beauty show, which opens in Paris on September 10th​.

The ingredients to be launched include Dermaclarine, which targets skin imperfections caused by dead skin cells; Beauty Propelline, which targets wrinkles and dark spots; and Oceanx Oil in Serum, an anti-ageing serum.

Dermaclarine and Beauty Propelline were both developed by Acqua Bio Technology as 100 per cent natural products that are sustainably resourced from marine by-products.

Oceanx Oil developed with Aquapharm Biodiscovery

On the other had, Oceanx Oil is the result of the company’s co-operation with Scotland-based company Aquapharm Biodiscovery, a research and development company specializing in the development of specialized fermentation process to source and produce bio-active ingredients.

"The initial response from the industry to Aqua Bio Technology's enhanced product portfolio is highly encouraging. Our new product range enables us to serve the global cosmetics industry in a more flexible way,”​ said Aqua Bio Technology CEO Arvid Lindberg.

“We see a rising call from the industry for natural and sustainable alternatives to traditional cosmetic ingredients and our products are well positioned to meet this demand."

New launches come off the back of successful re-branding of flagship ingredient

Aquabeautine XL was re-branded back at the beginning of 2011 when studies pointed to the fact that the ingredient had proven anti-ageing qualities.

The marine-based ingredient was originally marketed as an exfoliant, but studies showed that an enzyme in the ingredient known as Zonase had multifunctional properties for skin care.

Scientists began delving into the properties of the enzyme when it was discovered that the hands of individuals working in salmon hatcheries in Norway remained soft and in good condition, despite the tough condition.

The ingredient, was initially targeted for its exfoliating and moisturising skin care applications, and is derived from the hatching fluid of salmon, where the enzyme Zonase allows the fish embryo to hatch from its egg by digesting the eggshell without harming the larva.

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