In skincare, biotechnology is used to create skincare ingredients that are produced in a controlled environment, for example a greenhouse or a lab, but are identical to what is found in nature and with a lower environmental impact.
The beauty industry has been evolving in this direction for some time. With growing knowledge in the field and a consumer that is becoming more and more informed, it has been inevitable that biotech would become a valuable tool in the production of ingredients in skincare. As the technology advances, we can expect to see more innovative ingredients and formulations that are based on clinical research, findings, and knowledge and truly harness the power of science to improve skin health and appearance.
Today’s consumer is more informed and interested in science than ever before and many go to great lengths to understand the underlying science behind the products they use.