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Partnership between Merck and Agrimer for the commercialization of a new generation of marine actives

Agrimer announces its collaboration with Merck to market a new generation of marine active ingredients for dermocosmetics. This partnership, signed in Germany in July 2016, is the fruit of long-standing efforts to develop innovative ingredients from the sea.

The first ingredient presented by Merck is RonaCare RenouMer. It comes from a new species of genetically identified red algae and has been selected for its action on firmness and stimulation of collagen formation. RonaCare RenouMer has been developed from the cytoplasm of red algae. Polysiphonia elongatadiscovered by Agrimer along the coast of Brittany. In the water, this algae, highly exposed to the sun, has developed survival strategies. The effects of the components of its cytoplasm, which are also beneficial to human cells, have been demonstrated in both in vitro and in vivo These compounds act on collagen formation, making skin suppler and smoother. They also help maintain skin hydration and elasticity. RonaCare RenouMer combines scientific knowledge of marine active ingredients with the desire of consumers of all ages to keep their skin looking young and fresh for as long as possible. Karl Christian Gallert, Head of Cosmetic Business at Merck, is very enthusiastic about this collaboration, declaring " This active ingredient produced from algae cytoplasm, with its natural mode of action, is the perfect complement to our dermocosmetics portfolio. ". These marine active ingredients are particularly attractive to consumers and the cosmetics industry alike, as they combine the desire for naturalness and sustainability with the fascination of the ocean's unexplored depths. The sea is one of the last secret places on our planet, and a source of as yet unknown substances for health and beauty. " This ingredient is the result of an R&D program launched five years ago. It can be considered the first major step in the development of marine active ingredients. "says André Prigent, Chairman of Agrimer. " We're delighted to be working with Merck, as our products will now be available worldwide. "

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