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