Rediscover the effectiveness of cosmetic ingredients with 4GENE
A hand cream containing our aroma and flavor glucosides, still smells fresh, even if it was applied an hour ago. The aroma molecules and flavors are bound in such a way that they are only released under certain conditions with the help of our natural skin microbiome. This means that a deodorant can deliver its full effect exactly when it is needed: when a person sweats.
Our technology does not just refine the aromas and flavors but also the stability, skin friendliness, water solubility, thus increasing the bio-availability of cosmetic ingredients. As a result, well-known cosmetic ingredients develop improved effectiveness and can be used as so-called cosmeceuticals. In contrast to free active ingredients, which often evaporate and oxidize quickly when applied to the skin, the glucosides act as a stable depot of active ingredients. Controlled by enzymes from our natural skin microbiome, these active ingredients are then gradually activated. Also, some glucosides can be used as cleavable emulsifiers In this way, highly insoluble cosmetic ingredients can be emulsified and incorporated into new formulations.
In addition to the increased bio-availability, the glycosylated ingredients are better tolerated by the skin and, due to the increased water solubility, can take on bio-active functions, for example as antioxidants or anti-aging elements, in deeper skin cell layers where they can deliver their full effect.
As well as this, they are better for the environment as no micro-plastics, parabens or aluminum salts are used in the formulation. The production at 4GENE is sustainable. All of the ingredients which we are bio-degradable.
Glucosides are widespread in the plant kingdom and serve as a natural method for storing volatile metabolic products in the cell. Our 4GENE technology imitates this natural glycosylation process of the plant and is summed up with the name “FLAVOR-ON-DEMAND”. In this way, all challenges in the development and manufacture of the glucosides were successfully resolved. The stability and bio-availability of cosmeceuticals and fragrances on and in the skin can be increased enormously with our technology. As well as this, both natural and synthetically produced materials can be refined. The bio-technical process for the industrial production of the glucosides enables them to be used commercially in a wide range of cosmetic products.
Increased bio-availability and long-lasting impact of cosmeceuticals and fragrances is no longer a dream of consumers and does not require any magic tricks either. With the 4GENE technology, active ingredients are modified in such a way that they form a depot on the skin that can be activated by the natural skin microbiome and can work in deep cell layers. Cosmetics and perfume producers can benefit from this in several ways.
The benefits of glycosylated flavors
- Increase in the bio-availability and stability of cosmeceuticals and aromas,
- New or increased effects of cosmetic ingredients (anti-microbial, skin protection, anti-aging and skin-regenerating etc.)
- Extreme benefits for the consumer through a more skin-friendly, improved and long-lasting effect,
- Can be made almost entirely with natural and synthetic active ingredients and flavors,
- Easy integration of the glycosylated substances into existing production
- New water-based formulations possible
- Competitive advantages over other producers and creation of new product categories (cosmeceuticals)