New multifunctional is certified 'microbiome-friendly'

Royal DSM starts the market roll-out of its first European-made, cosmetic grade of PDO. Tilamar PDO with Nøøvista is 100% bio-sourced from non-GMO feedstocks and also certified as microbiome-friendly.

Earlier this year, DSM and Metex Nøøvista, the industrial subsidiary of Metabolic Explorer, a biological chemistry company that develops and industrialises competitive and sustainable fermentation processes, announced an exclusive, global strategic collaboration to deliver the first European-made cosmetic PDO to the market. Tilamar PDO with Nøøvista is a multifunctional ingredient suitable for all cosmetic applications. It is produced at Metex Nøøvista’s new, state-of-the-art production site in Carling Saint Avold, France and its benefits and performance as a sensory enhancer, solvent, humectant and preservative booster are proven in tests.

An imbalanced skin microbiome can lead to conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis (eczema), dry skin and dandruff. As the use of cosmetics has been shown to alter microbial composition and dynamics it is important to minimise the negative impact products exert on the skin microbiome, while also making sure that they comply with industry safety standards on microbiology.

In a test performed by MyMicrobiome, an independent control body that checks products for their impact on the skin’s microbiome, Tilamar PDO with Nøøvista, which has a proven preservative boosting effect, was shown to respect the balance of the skin microbiome.

Specifically, when tested at 2% in vitro, the results confirmed that Tilamar PDO with Nøøvista has a minimal impact on the diversity of the skin microbiome, respects its sensitive balance and has a negligible influence on the growth or number of different key organisms. These results have earned it a positive 1.2 ranking.

“We believe research into the skin microbiome has the potential to revolutionise how we approach skin care and possibly hair care,” said Bruno Trinquart, Head of Global Marketing Technical and Performance Ingredients, DSM Personal Care & Aroma. “Today, we see a growing market need – both among our customers and consumers for microbiome-friendly products and we are delighted our product is not only sustainable and high-performing, but also microbiome-friendly.”

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