Cosmax Inc., South Korea’s cosmetics original design manufacturer (ODM), announced Monday that it has developed microbiome-based cosmetic products for the first time in the world.
As an ecological community of symbiotic microorganisms, the microbiome is often called “another genome.” Researchers at Cosmax have studied microbes thought to have a relation to anti-aging effects since 2011, under the assumption that various symbiotic microorganisms would play a variety of roles in the human body.
The company is planning to diversify its lineup of new anti-aging products using microbiome and collaborate with a global pharmaceutical company to conduct joint research in the second half of the year. “The technology is drawing attention from the world’s leading cosmetics manufacturers as it is closely related to skin physiology and anti-aging,” said Lee Kyung-soo, CEO of Cosmax. “We are planning to continuously invest in research and development (R&D) to take a lead in K-beauty markets.”