These are new biocompatible complexes, including a polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)
and a biomimetic inorganic compound, that can be used advantageously for the formulation of cosmetics and personal care products. The complex can act not only as a biodegradable polymeric component that remains for long periods on the skin and hair keratin even after prolonged rinsing, but also as an innovative carrier and dispenser of specific active substances, the bio-activity of which is prolonged after each application.
minerv bio cosmetics (type C1)
brings together respect for the environment and human health.
Made from agriculture-based carbon sources, it is not made from oil-based products, but from the atmospheric CO2
captured by the crops from which it is made.
It is totally biodegradable, unlike any other biopolymer, and respects the environment.
molecules are also present in the human body; they are biocompatible and naturally absorbed once their action is carried out. Everyday products such as lipstick, lip gloss, mascara, eye-liner, nail polish, creams and shampoo contain plastic polymers, especially in the form of microbeads
To date, all the plastic polymers used in the cosmetics world are obtained from fossil fuels, oil, and hydrocarbons in general.
This apparently limited yet immense worldwide use implies the extraction of oil, increased greenhouse effect, and the dispersion of non-biodegradable material into the environment.
This non-biodegradable oil-based plastic permeates the natural cycle down to the plankton in the rivers and oceans. Plankton is able to swallow the microbeads, thereby introducing them into the food chain.
All of these environmental impacts disappear with MINERV PHA
; since it is biodegradable, PHAs
microbeads do not accumulate in the environment. What is more, it is a bio-compatible and naturally bioabsorbable material coming into contact with the skin, lips, hair and mucous membranes.
Another important aspect: Bio-on
has discovered that minerv bio cosmetics type C1
is capable of binding active molecules and antioxidants, such as coenzyme Q10
, vitamins, proteins, and active substances in general, transporting them naturally to parts of the body where cosmetics products are normally applied. After having located the active substance where it must act, MINERV-PHA
is naturally washed off or absorbed without a trace.