Cosmetics research projects in progress
The goal of the Innocosm project is to develop innovative approaches in plant sourcing for the production of metabolites of interest to the cosmetic sector, by controlling production conditions in biotechnological systems or from co-products.
The specificity of the project focuses primarily on the identification of new active molecules derived from the root compartment of the poplar, which has scarcely been studied to date for this model plant, and the discovery of properties that are currently highly desirable in the cosmetics sector…
More and more cosmetic manufacturers are seeking to limit their environmental impact. This is why it becomes, amongst other things, imperative to develop processes that allow the use of solvents with the least impact on the environment and the lowest possible usage doses.
The effectiveness of cosmetic products involves the controlled penetration into the skin of the active compounds they contain. Knowing the composition and morphology of the skin barrier is essential to understanding the mechanisms of diffusion of cosmetic active compounds.
The Excel project aims to develop new compounds to chemically ‘extinguish’ two target proteins: the first is responsible for the formation of sensitisers, and the second, which is present in skin, targets endocrine disruptors.