Seppic unveils Celebrity technology

Celebrity enables Seppic to cultivate macroalgal cells in the laboratory

Celebrity is the world's first technology to cultivate macroalgal cells in the laboratory in order to propose active ingredients for cosmetics, claims ingredients supplier Seppic.

The technology has made it possible to create a bank of macroalgal cells from species whose compositions and effects on skin have yet to be explored. These are gathered by Seppic from the sea surrounding France's Bréhat archipelago, which has a rich biodiversity and contains hundreds of suspended species.

Using in vitro macroalgal cells culture, the company is now able to offer a new marine source of active ingredients for beauty applications using the Celebrity technology.

Erwan Le Gélébart, R&D Project Manager at BiotechMarine, commented: "We look for the beneficial properties contained in rare macroalgae and little-known species. Our research and development team has developed unique methods for macroalgal cell cultivation. This is a major innovation for the world of cosmetic active ingredients."