TECH NEED

Seeking Technologies to Monitor Skin Health and Improve Skin Resilience

KEY INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY:
Personal Care - Cosmetics & Hair
Personal Care - Wellness & Spa
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TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL):
LOCATION:
United Kingdom
ID NUMBER:
TN174366

Background/Description

The company is a UK based global cosmetics and skin care developer with established brands in both traditional anti-ageing and skin health categories. they have strong existing research, product development, regulatory and claims compliance and brand and marketing divisions helping to design and create compelling consumer concepts for the future.Their mission is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. They believe that the health and resilience of people’s skin is vital to this and they are passionate in helping their consumers achieve maximum skin health throughout their lives. Poor skin health can have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life and can contribute to reductions in both healthspan and lifespan.

Skin’s trajectory through life is determined by both intrinsic factors such as genetics and hormones and extrinsic factors such as the cumulative exposures it will face due to environment and lifestyle, and the combination of these factors impacts on the performance and perceived health of consumer’s skin.

They are looking to source breakthrough innovations in the diagnosis of consumers individual skin needs through analysis of intrinsic and extrinsic factors and providing naturally derived highly effective skin care products that help protect and restore the skin.

Technology Specification

The company is looking for differentiated or breakthrough solutions which offer 1 or more of the following

  • Monitoring of exposure to skin stressors such as sun / UV, pollution, climate, allergens, stress, hormonal changes and lack of sleep.
  • Diagnosis of skin needs due to the impacts of stressors on performance and health.
  • Natural or naturally derived actives that target protection or repair from damage caused by stressors; of particular interest are peptides, retinoids or retinoid-like activity and lipid replacement/barrier repair.
  • Supplements or nutraceuticals which can be used in combination with topical products for enhanced efficacy.

Highest priority are technologies that are proven in-vivo preferentially with comparisons to industry standard benchmarks with clear regulatory routes to market in both the EU and US.

WHAT WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN

At this time, the company is not interested in finished products and brands that are looking for retail distribution channels.

Technologies must not contain any animal derived materials or ingredients.

Technologies that are in proof of concept or early development stages will be lower priority but will still be considered.

Preferred Business Model

  • IP Acquisition
  • Licensing
  • R&D Collaboration
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