Synergio debuts botanical antimicrobial
Israeli start-up Synergio showcased BiomEco 94, its recently launched botanical preservative, at NYSCC Suppliers’ Day in New York
Israeli start-up Synergio showcased BiomEco 94, its recently launched botanical preservative, at NYSCC Suppliers’ Day in New York on 10-11 October. The company said that this technology “is slated to fill one of the industry’s most gaping white spaces”, the need for effective, non-synthetic antimicrobial agents to preserve cosmetic formulations.
Synergio used its EcoData chemistry-based computational platform to develop an understanding of the natural self-protection mechanisms of the plant world and copy them in the laboratory. The result, it said, is the ability “to develop botanically sourced bio-active synergies that can deliver the desired antimicrobial effects without any side effects”. These actives can be assembled in customer-specific combinations to extend formulation lives without modifying their innate biochemical structures.
“The micro targeting of microbes is the core of our technology,” claimed CEO Itamar Levy. “We found a way of targeting and destroying specific harmful bacteria while keeping the friendly bacteria intact. This gives the added advantage of protecting the delicate microbiome of the skin without hampering their natural immune functions.”