Research of marine active ingredients of vegetable origin with anti-ageing properties


Patrice Truffot (TECHNATURE) et Valérie Stiger (LEMAR)

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CR Bretagne, FEDER, Brest, CD 29, Saint Malo, FUI 18


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The RIV-AGE2.0 project develop new marine anti-aging active ingredients (antioxidant, detoxifier, photoprotector), which may have antimicrobial activity, relevant to the cosmetics and thalassotherapy sectors, and developed from marine plants whose biomasses are not limiting (natural deposits of species not yet recovered, abundant and/or cultivated species in Brittany), and species whose “stem cells” (gametophytes and/or zygotes) are easily obtained. After an environmentally friendly extraction process, separation processes are carried out to fractionate the extracts in order to obtain new marine assets. The activities (photoprotective, antioxidant, detoxifying, antimicrobial) of isolated polyphenolic compounds are afterwards tested. Thus, through this industry/university partnership, and these new resources, we hope to bring to market new natural ingredients that may be of interest to the various sectors previously mentioned. Project approved by the clusters Mer Bretagne and Cosmetic Valley


The team


Patrice Truffot, Céline Cotterel & Anne Mahe (TECHNATURE)

Louis-Nicolas Gombault, Jean-Jacques Schoonjans & Sandrine Decoster (CHIMEX)

Laurence Coiffard, Céline Couteau, Justine Dumay & Michèle Morançais (MMS, Univ. Nantes)

Magali Molla & Jean-François Arbona (C-WEED AQUACULTURE)