Hexis Lab

Potential use of marine derived compounds in cosmetics

Oceans are home to a wide range of microbial biodiversity, including many organisms with high potential of producing bioactive compounds, such as thraustochytrids.

Some compounds within marine organisms are already widely used within the cosmetic industry, as
they provide a renewable source for compounds used in bulk, such as agar and carrageenan, used in cosmetics to increase the viscosity of formulations. Smaller marine molecules are also used for:

  •  Promoting skin hydration
  • Improving acne
  • UV protection
  • Reduce wrinkles
At HexisLab, we are currently developing a novel AI-guided process that enables the discovery and development of naturally derived marine ingredients for use in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry to improve health and wellbeing. Click here  to learn more about our research…