AN HISTORICAL EXPERTISE
Since its creation, SILAB has extracted peptides using unique and patented processes applied to a wide variety of natural raw materials. Roots, stems, leaves, flowers, microalgae, yeasts and bacteria all contain proteins that can be hydrolyzed to yield peptides.
The company’s biotechnology expertise has also enabled to best use this infinitely small by orienting the natural synthesis of peptides of interest by bioguiding certain microorganisms.
NATURAL PEPTIDES, A SOURCE OF MOLECULAR DIVERSITY
The combination of natural peptides that can be obtained is rendered limitless by coupling the diversity of raw materials with that of enzymes that can hydrolyze proteins. The choice of the enzyme depends on its characteristics and the nature of the raw material to hydrolyze. Peptides of interest can also be obtained by using a cascade of different enzymes.
Remaining faithful to its desire to innovate, the company has perfected its purification technologies in order to propose peptide concentrates that are increasingly more highly purified. In this context, SILAB has recently built up its technological arsenal by investing in industrial resin chromatography to select peptides on the basis of their physicochemical properties.
MULTIPLES COSMETIC BENEFITS
When proteins are hydrolyzed into small fragments, peptides are released that were previously inaccessible because of 3-dimensional structures. The pool of peptides obtained from natural raw materials leads to a transversality of actions that responds to the ever increasing demand of consumers for multifunctionality, naturality and performance.
Especially valued for their capacity to combat the first signs aging, peptides have become veritable reference molecules in cosmetics. Anti-wrinkles, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory or healing, the mechanisms of action of peptides in many physiological processes makes them valuable for many cosmetic applications.
SELECTION OF ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
This expertise is at the origin of the development of innovative natural active ingredients that provide the skin with multiple cosmetic benefits.