The University of Orléans, a driving force for cosmetics research
[Article paru dans le magazine Expression Cosmétique N°69 – Mai/juin 2021] Since 2015, the University of Orléans has led with its partners the University of Tours, the CNRS, Le Studium and Cosmetic Valley, a structuring project for cosmetics research known as Cosmétosciences and supported by the Centre-Val de Loire region. This programme, which is based on the expertise of the territory’s laboratories, has made it possible to assist 40 collaborative projects. Here is a snapshot of the skills possessed by the University of Orléans’ two laboratories.
Institute of Organic and Analytical Chemistry (ICOA) UMR 7311
Analytical Strategies, Affinities and Bioactive ingredients (SAAB)
- The development of methods for the extraction, structural characterisation and dosage of natural or synthetic molecules in complex combinations (plants, cosmetic products, biological matrices).
- Statistical and chemometric data processing.
- Coupling of extraction/separative/mass spectrometry techniques.
- Microfluidics and microemulsion.
- Development of innovative methods enzymatic inhibitor screening.
- Study of achiral and chiral recognition mechanisms for a rational development of separation techniques.
The Woody and Field Crops Biology Laboratory (LBLGC) INRAE USC1328
Set-up and scale-up of biotechnological and/or innovative sourcing based on in vitro culture and active aeroponics with optimisation of culture conditions (elicitation with light, stimulation through exudation, etc.), taking care to enhance and conserve local flora.
Development of green plant extraction methods that use agro-solvents such as NaDES coupled with modern methods such as ultrasound or microwaves.
Objectivation of the extracts via its dedicated technical facilities (in vitro and in cellulo tests of initial intentions: antioxidant, anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory, etc.) and green formulation.