There is a high demand for all-natural ingredients for the personal care industry that perform as well, if not better than current synthetic ingredients.
SemBioSys has developed an all-natural process to extract oilbodies (oleosomes) from safflower seeds resulting in a base emulsion with superior hydration, skin conditioning and moisturization properties compared to traditional ingredients such as petrolatum or chemical and animal byproducts.
What We Have Accomplished
Burt's Bees became Botaneco's first international brand customer in January 2008, launching two body washes and a hand soap in North America containing Hydresia™.
SemBioSys currently holds a 9.5 per cent interest in Advitech, Botaneco's parent company.
What We Are Working On
Beyond the benefits as a personal care product ingredient, oilbodies hold the potential to act as a carrier and delivery system for pharmaceutical products. Botaneco's strategy is to leverage the commercialization of Hydresia™ to enter into the over-the-counter (OTC) and topical pharmaceutical markets with oleosomes.