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The benefits of algae in our food

In Asia, algae have been used for millennia in human food. It is then thanks to tourism and to economic and cultural openness that Western countries have discovered and adopted this new culinary food. Currently in Europe, algae are mainly used in the form of extracts by the texturising industry (sodium alginate, agar and carrageenan)…

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Health and Food

Probiotics: from yesterday to tomorrow!

Origin and evolution of a growing field   A relatively old concept… The origin of the “probiotic” concept is attributed to the Russian zoologist, bacteriologist and immunologist Elie Metchnikoff (1845-1916). Indeed, in 1907 he hypothesized that the long life of Bulgarian peasants could be explained by their consumption of yoghurt containing bacteria necessary for fermentation:…

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Health and Food

The health benefits of magnesium

Role, food sources and deficiency An essential mineral! Magnesium is the 5th most present mineral in our body. It is a cofactor (non-protein chemical that assists with a biological chemical reaction) of more than 300 enzymes (protein catalyzing a biochemical reaction)! It is therefore an essential player in the regulation of several fundamental functions involved…

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Cosmetic

Peel-off mask technology

Peel-off masks are quite particular masks formulas, as they don’t need to be washed-off to be removed. After application, mask will progressively dried in order that, after a resting time, it could be peeled-off in one piece, as a second skin. 2 peel-off masks galenic 2 types of peel-off masks can be found on the…

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Cosmetic

Waterless cosmetic

« Free » formulations such as « paraben free, preservative free, fragrance free » growth more on more on cosmetic market. Looking for refined and efficient formulas, with short INCI list and free from any controversial substance, consumers are continuously showing interest for new formulations. Focusing on the essential, while respecting resource preservation, products formulated without water is an…

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