Biomimicry for Beauty innovation: the biotech silk example

Fabrice Lefèvre, PhD, Global Marketing & Innovation Director Active Beauty 

"Nature has more imagination than our dreams". By looking at existing biological structures in nature, scientists can find an endless source of inspiration for the beauty industry. 

Silk fibers have been traditionally used for clothes and cosmetics since centuries. By analysing  the homology of sequences of natural silk fibroin, we have been able to produce silk proteins through biotechnology to deliver a sustainable and vegan source of silk.  The biochemical features of this biotech silk enable it to deliver new hair care benefits including damage protection and repair, color retention, pollution prevention and delightful sensoriality.