Everyday use of beauty and personal care products exposes people to more than 100 chemicals with potential toxic effects. Alternative technologies are required that are more friendly to the skin and the environment.
Many chemicals present in beauty products such as parabens or phthalates cause undesirable toxic effects in humans and the environment. Even UV filter molecules present in sunscreen creams designed to protect against sunlight exposure are absorbed by the body causing disruptive effects on the endocrine system.
The Taramar team of scientists generated a method for producing water-based skincare products utilising unique compounds with beneficial properties for skin and body. The science has been conducted in collaboration with European and USA universities and research institutes. Most of the results have been published in scientific journals.
Research results showed that the Icelandic seaweed has antioxidant powers similar to green tea and cranberries. Seaweed extracts have the capacity to stimulate immunomodulating responses and protect skin cells from aging.
After overcoming a number of research and development challenges, Taramar scientists successfully produced a UV filter that avoids the toxic and harmful chemicals currently used in most beauty products in the market. At the same time, they discovered safe and natural methods to preserve the functional properties of the seaweed bioactive molecules while prohibiting microbial growth with the NoTox™ technology.
As a result, the TARASÓL UV filter lacks conventional preservatives and is 100 % safe for skin and body. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of seaweed provide additional and clearly visible benefits to the skin. Researchers observed that some organic compounds such as collagen and vitamin C cannot be easily transferred over cell membranes. Therefore, they encapsulated the seaweed components in a liposome-based delivery system that stabilises and releases the bioactive UV filter upon sunlight exposure.
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