Vytrus Biotech has launched Photobiome, a prebiotic active ingredient that fights microbial-induced photoageing by modulating the relation between skin microbiota and solar radiation.
The Barcelona company claims the new active modulates bacteria metabolism and stimulates them to produce photo-defense molecules that are beneficial for the skin cells.
The active counteracts and protects the microbiota and the skin cells from the photo-oxidative stress of the harmful sun radiation, it says.
Photobiome is a 100% natural active ingredient from stem cells of pomegranate (Punica granatum) and cotton from desertic and semi-arid regions of the Near and the Middle East (Gossypium herbaceum).
Through a new technological platform of Phyto-Cell Fusions, Vytrus combines a Phyto-Lipidic Fraction (PLF) of P. granatum with a Plasma Rich in Cell Factors (PRCF) of G. herbaceum.
This way, Vytrus obtains a synergistic effect of prevention from photo-ageing by photoprotecting the skin microbiota.
Photobiome has been nominated for the Innovation Zone Best Active award at in-cosmetics Global 2023, the world leading event for personal care ingredients.
The innovation will be showcased by Vytrus technical team at its stand M60 at the Bacelona event, which runs from 28 to 30 March.